Conor & Alise ~ Georgia Wedding

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October 24, 2012

” From the top of the sky to the dirt under my feet
With all of my heart, I know I’m where I should be
I’ll follow the stars, follow the stars with you
This is the perfect day
I wanna make it last forever”

~

On the 17 April last year I received an email from a fella called Conor from Belfast, who had just got engaged to a girl from the states. They just wanted to have an engagement shoot here to mark the occasion. I almost didn’t take the booking because at that time of year I’m booked full with weddings. But there was something about that email, I liked the sound of Conor, and I liked the way he spoke of Alise. It made me say ‘yes’. That was the best ‘yes’ I’ve ever said.  (Except maybe that one years ago to Dessie)  After that email, I received one from Alise asking if I could come and do the whole wedding. I said yes again of course.

This is a mahoosive-swoonfest of a blog. I sometimes have to pinch myself when I look at these photos. Was I really just weeks ago shooting this amazing wedding in Georgia?

Alise has been like a fairy godmother to me. She made dreams come true by asking me to shoot this. And thank-you to Conor also for always putting his trust in me from the very first email. I hope I help make dreams come true for them too with these photos. You can read how things began for them here.

We received such a warm welcome from both families when we arrived in America. It was a proper ‘southern welcome’. Alise’s family are very close and I felt at home with them. I honestly felt like I was shooting this wedding for friends. Even though this was a happy celebration for them, it was a heartbreaking ‘goodbye’ as well because Alise is moving to Ireland.  It is Georgia’s loss and our gain in having her here. Such a gorgeous and talented girl. I’ll be delighted to have her close by for cups of coffee and chats:)

There is so much I could say about this wedding, and about these two beautiful people, but the story is in the photos. This wedding theme was a mixture of ‘old world’ southern charm with a nod to the Irish. Can you believe Alise styled and created everything for this wedding herself? EVERYTHING.  She enlisted the help of lots of close friends to pull it all together. When you put all the work in yourself, you value it more. Alise put a whole lot of thought into the details so I put a whole lot effort into photographing it all. But really, I would have needed about a week! I hope she brings those wedding talents to this side of the water! The essential thing was, there was a little bit of love and a little bit of them in every single piece, whether it was old, new or handmade. They made this wedding well and truly their own.

Love you both.

P~

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Mari 10:30 May 24, 2012
Ah jez - the yanks sure know how to put on a wedding! Fab photos Paula...really stunning wedding!
Angela 10:52 May 24, 2012
Stunning wedding, stunning people and stunning photography. The hugs at the end brought tears to my eyes and I don't know these people - what's that about?!
Lisa O'Dwyer 10:54 May 24, 2012
Wow! How gorgeous! The evening light was simply amazing, and their flowers are so beautiful! I can see that this wedding was an absolute pleasure for you to photograph. It's nice to see how they made it their own. Congrats!
tim 10:56 May 24, 2012
In the words of Foghorn Leghorn (a famous southern cartoon character from long ago.) "I SAY ISAY I SAY". Fantastic Paula.
Sara D 10:57 May 24, 2012
Paula, Wow, wow and some more WOW. Fantastic work lovely lady xxx
Ciaran 11:43 May 24, 2012
Superb. Brilliant. Fantastic. Any other superlatives you can think of. An object lesson in how to shoot a wedding.
Claire 11:44 May 24, 2012
What a beautiful wedding - and these photographs took my breath away...
Catherine 13:52 May 24, 2012
Not good to be sitting in work in tears Paula!! And those started at your narrative bit at the start.. AMAZING!!! Never seen anything like it, you captured absolutely every detail, emotion, beauty, theme..........and an old Irish saying "more power to your elbow"! Breathtaking wedding in every way.
anne taggart 16:48 May 24, 2012
WOW! Paula absolutely stunning cried from the moment i saw them and i thought i did enough crying that day thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for all you did and i know conor and alise will be blown away thankyou again from one proud mum x.
amy grace 16:59 May 24, 2012
oh my....this is SO beautifully done. just perfect. actually perfect. i am amazed by your talent.
Máiréad 17:44 May 24, 2012
OMG Absolutley the most amazing photos I have ever seen in my life. Paula you are brilliant.
Brittany Sweat 18:49 May 24, 2012
AMAZING JOB!!?!! Wow. Alise you are beautiful!! Seriously, you better submit this to all the "states" publishers because i'm sure they will adore it!!! Fabulous!!
Michael Toman 19:47 May 24, 2012
As your brother, I feel it is my duty not to blow your head up too much - with that being said, these are seriously world class Paula.
Claire 20:58 May 24, 2012
Jaw-droppingly beautiful work Paula. That last image with the starry sky above...it's like a dream x
Aine Teahan 20:58 May 24, 2012
What a beautiful wedding Paula! Looking at these photos made me feel I was there....you really captured the feel & emotion of the day. Well done you :)
alex 21:44 May 24, 2012
AMAZING A THOUSAND TIMES OVER!!!
sherrie thompson 22:21 May 24, 2012
Absolutley the most beautiful wedding ever! Thank you for sharing these amazing photos, because I got to do it all over again. I can only imagine the joy Alise and Conor are feeling!
admin 23:56 May 25, 2012
Wow, wow, wow! I watched this wedding slideshow again tonight as if I hadn't been there and it made me cry. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to everyone who took the time to comment on their beautiful day. I loved every minute and if you felt it too that is something truly special. I absolutely can't take credit for this. They are that amazing:)x
Eddie and Wendy 16:52 May 26, 2012
Paula, The photographs of Alise and Conor's wedding far exceeded our expectations, as did the wedding. Alise and Conor worked so diligently on planning all the details and arrangements and you captured moment after moment and they are so beautiful. It was great getting to know you and we were saddened that you had to leave so soon, but we hope you enjoyed America. We know you worked very hard and it shows. Thank you for these beautiful memories that we can cherish for years to come. Wonderfully AWESOME Paula!!
Janine 08:41 May 28, 2012
Wow Paula I have soooo been looking forward to this one! What a beautiful wedding in every way possible. But as a wedding photographer myself I am totally in awe of how hard you worked to capture every tiny detail and emotion. You worked your butt off Mrs, all those amazing photos in one single day - well done!
Nicola 10:44 May 28, 2012
Just amazing Paula, the day, and your wonderful talent of capturing it all in such a beautiful way! x
Christina Brosnan 15:21 May 28, 2012
I knew it was going to be epic! Amazeballs Paula. Super stunning!
Jude 21:24 May 31, 2012
Paula, I LOVE your work and this wedding is just amazing, stunning photos filled with emotion.
Erica 21:01 June 1, 2012
Cannot believe I am only seeing these now...I was waiting on this one but somehow missed it. OH PAULA!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! You have done the most amazing job. That bride is is a Godess so yeah you had pretty good 'material' to work with but these shots are absolutely stunning. I was near tears by the end of it. You have captured every emotion - really feel like I was there. Well done you big inter national superstar......Jonas who??? xxxx
Grace Kelly 18:51 June 17, 2012
I couldn't make it to the wedding but after seeing these photos I feel like I was there. It's obvious they love each other very much and I'm so happy for them both.
Lorna Young 07:03 June 24, 2012
Paula as always your photos are out of this world! Looking at these I almost felt I was there......what an amazing day! Keep up the amazing photos.... I love them x
Danielle Watters 15:50 June 27, 2012
Wow - love love love these photos! Beautiful Bride & groom.....The theme is amazing! Love the little details...very cute :-) xxx
Tim 14:34 July 4, 2012
Just seeing this one now Paula. Holy crap! So so beautiful. Amazing work

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