Melissa Mannion March 21st, 2008
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of spending the day with Andrina and Rossa, their families and their many friends. Despite the careful placement of the Child of Prague statue in the garden the weather gods were against us. The rain, however, took nothing away from the day or Andrina’s fabulous smile.
The flowers were by the one and only Branch Flowers who are in a class of their own.
And the shoes were by…
The ceremony was held at the Claddagh Church, right across from Spanish Arch in Galway, so much character around here! This photo was taken by my assitant Angelo Mercone who not only took many fantastic photos on the day but also kept my car from being clamped outside the church!
I love being able to capture moments like this one. I love the look of anticipation on Rossa’s face as Andrina and Tom make their way up the aisle.
and moments like this, I’d love to know what Andrina was thinking here…
Rossa’s uncle was the celebrant which made for a very relaxed and personal ceremony.
Rossa’s grandmother congratulating him on his marraige, another magic moment.
Unfortunately the rain kept us from venturing outside for some photos but thanks to Branch Flowers the church made a perfect alternative.
The reception was held in the Galway Bay Hotel which allowed the guests to look out over beautiful Galway Bay from the (dry) conservatory.
Michelle and Mary were great fun and they had great fun helping Andrina partake in the chocolate fountain.
To be honest, these photos of Andrina leaves me speechless. They remind me of the classic hollywood portraits of the forties. These are going straight to my website!
And, just as the sun was actually going down on Galway Bay and just before they sat down for their dinner…one last photo of the newlyweds.
Many, many thanks to Andrina, Rossa and their friends and family for allowing me to photograph their big day. I hope they are enjoying themselves in South American now where the irish weather is but a distant memory!
Andrina & Rossa’s slideshow, press play to begin show: