This wedding day started with the Bridal party getting ready in the Sutton Marine Hotel – conveniently located for the ceremony in Raheny Church. On the morning, the weather outlook wasn’t particularly hopeful, but things did improve later during the day.
Apart from our wedding meetings, I had met Brigitte & Brendan previously, at a wedding for a friend of theirs. The Bridal party were all getting ready at the hotel, with the groom going directly to the church.
The bridal party had a number of rooms for themselves, and one was dedicated to hair and makeup.
The wedding dress displayed on a bed in the bride’s room.
When her hair & makeup was finished, Brigitte had a few quiet minutes to herself while the bridesmaids continued their own preparations. By now, as you can see, the weather was looking much better – with blue skies and sunshine.
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The above photos show the bride with her Mother & Father, before leaving for the church
The Church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace in Raheny. Outdoors – still sunny, but cold
The groom, Brendan, and his groomsmen
In this view of the church, you can see the PomPoms ready for use by the guests after the wedding
Rather than the usual receiving line, all the guests exited first, and prepared for action. Lots of vigorous shaking of the PomPoms once the bride and groom emerged.
Something to keep the bride warm, while posing at the church
Bride & Groom, outside the church – before setting off for the wedding reception in Rathsallagh House
Prominent tree on the lawn in front of Rathsallagh
Because the weather was a little dodgy, and there had been a few showers, we decided to get out into the grounds as soon as possible for photos
Brigitte’s sister watching proceedings from an upstairs window
Couple in the orangery
Brigitte had chosen their bridal suite rooms because of the bathroom ! So, getting some photos there was too good an opportunity to miss
The sun was setting by this stage – and we managed a few quick photos using the tree as a backdrop.
A sample of the family and wedding party photos taken indoors
Bride posing on the sofa
The reception room tables and layouts
The wedding “cake” – actually a croquembouche and macaron towers
Wedding rings closeup using the cakes
Breaking, not cutting the cake !
Overview of the guests during the reception
Final view of Rathsallagh at night – a magical location