ATHENRY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. GRACE AND KEITH'S WEDDING AND RECEPTION IN RAHEEN WOODS HOTEL, ATHENRY, GALWAY, IRELAND.
Accompanied by surprisingly lovely morning sunshine, Grace and Keith's wedding was a welcome added bonus from the previous miserable week of raining.
Wedding guests truly embraced the opportunity to enjoy their reception drink in outdoors amongst the newly upgraded and beautiful gardens of the Raheen Woods Hotel.
Some photographs were taken of, the somewhat nervous, Keith and friends on the Hotel grounds. But all that anxiousness dissipated as the days proceedings got underway. I then headed to Grace's parents house in Galway. I love to bear witness to the mornings precious moments of preparations in the relaxed and homely environment with family and close friends.
The traditional Bonfire was set in by the neighbours while Grace and her bridal party departed for the ceremony in a vintage VW van.
It was a really great experience to photograph this beautiful couple, Grace and Keith. We went through the Athenry landmarks such as the landscaped park by the Castle grounds, the iconic Athenry Train station and finishing up back at the Raheen woods Hotel to spend time with guests. I could not be happier with the wedding ambiance in the presence of these amazing people. I strive to capture the various personalities and characters of the day with my photographs but my job was made easier by such obliging guests, full of fun and enjoyment. Of course, i couldn't go without mentioning the beautiful flower arrangements by Grace's mother, Angela along with the superbly delicious cake by Grace's Auntie Una!