This is another wedding from the Summer gone by. It started in Caroline’s parent’s house near Ratheniska, followed by the wedding ceremony in the nearby church. A lovely country church, filled to overflowing with the guests. Despite the dire weather forecasts, we had nothing but blue skies (at this stage!). Following the ceremony, we had arranged to take some photos at nearby Emo Court House.

Then onto the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. However, by this time, the forecasts had started to come true. Athlone was suffering from a deluge, with lots of flooded streets and roads. It took more than half an hour to get from the outskirts of Athlone to the hotel – and all outdoor photography was promptly cancelled ! Despite this, everyone arrived safely – and all enjoyed the celebrations throughout the rest of the evening.

Brooch bouquet

Bridal Portrait at home (before changing into her wedding dress)

Dresses ready for the day

Ribbon bow around the dress

Bridal portrait using window light

Portrait of mother & father with the bride

Lovely miniature buttonhole for the mother of the bride

Bride and her father arrive at the church in their wedding car

Bridesmaids - coincidentally, both pregnant

Lovely flower girls

Bride & Groom seated at the top of the aisle

Exchange of Vows

Church from outside - with a lovely blue sky

Bridesmaids and Bride - on a sunny day with fluffy clouds

Bridal Portrait with green door

Bridesmaids

Groomsmen

Bride playing with the children at Emo House

Love the bride's reflection in the window

Wedding Party group photo

Walking down the steps at Emo House - wedding party

Bride & Groom at Emo House

Different version - Bride & Groom seated portrait

Fantastic setting for portraits at Emo House

Athlone - Sheraton Hotel reception wall

Wedding Cake - with white ribbon

Rings & Bouquet

Bride enjoying the speeches

Couple reflected at the Sheraton Hotel

First Dance - Bride & Groom

Another first dance image