Even in Ireland we think the grass is always greener somewhere else.
I’ve often wished I could shoot a wedding in Australia. Some people wish for adventures in ‘all inclusive’ resorts in far away places. My adventures come in the form of wedding fantasies. I’m sure there are Australian photographers dreaming about being here right now. I might never find myself in Australia, but Lorraine and Daragh came all the way from ‘down under’ and brought the sunshine with them. It was raining all over the country that Saturday, but it never rained in Cabra. It has to be the Australian thing. Cabra is one of my favourite places here. I’ve been there many times now and it’s always a pleasure. Lorraine and Daragh were the best. They met back at DCU in 2002 and have been on an incredible journey together ever since, travelling the world and meeting new people. I love how their faces light up when they around each other :)
Lorraine and Daragh made the ‘mostawesomestdecisionever’ in choosing to have their whole day at their venue with their families. The bridal party got pampered up in the beautiful cottages on the grounds and they had the nuptials in a pretty little chapel just five minutes away. Maybe that’s why everyone was so relaxed. Either that or the Jacob’s Creek. And after thousands of miles across the world, I think they had travelled far enough already. Thank-you to my best girls also, Olivia, Donna and Jennifer on hair and makeup.
Looking back at this day, Daragh and Lorraine, so in-love and happy, the ancient castle, the blossoms, the blues skies, the Jimmy Choo’s and not forgetting, big hairy Oscar…
the grass under my feet has never been greener :)
Post ed – Saturday 19th May.
So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Lorraine’s father since I posted this wedding. These photos mean something very different now to them all. Rest in Peace Pat Gallagher. x