Archive for September, 2011
Melissa Mannion September 16th, 2011
Nothing says romance and drama like a castle, especially when that castle is Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. Paul and Heather, along with their parents travelled from the states to celebrate a very intimate wedding- packed full of romance and joy. After the ceremony we had a mini magical mystery tour of the beautiful grounds of Ashford and Cong stopping, ofcourse, for photos along the way. Paul and Heather made it so much fun that I have made them promise to return to renew their vows…Here are a few sneak peeks from the day, many more to follow.
Melissa Mannion September 6th, 2011
For anyone in the planning phase of a wedding wondering about what music you would like to have during your day I would highly recommend you take a look at Slovak Festival Orchestra. As a photographer I have to admit that I often don’t actually hear the music as I am focused (no pun intended!) on what I am seeing. That’s how I know that these guys are really good- I always hear them! Their music goes from solemn and beautiful to energetic and fun depending upon the moment- I think I have even detected a note of irony at times. At a recent wedding I photographed they played Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’ as the bride and father came up the aisle and it gave me goosebumps it was so beautiful. Here a few photos of them in action.
Melissa Mannion September 5th, 2011
Last year Sean suprised his girlfriend with a very romantic proposal while they were visiting Ireland. He asked me to photograph the moment and take some engagement portraits of them afterwards to send home to their friends and family.
I asked Cassie to sit down while I took a few ‘test shots’ as I was doing this Sean dropped to one knee and popped the question. I loved the flood of emotion that overcame Cassie as she said yes the best way possible- by throwing herself on him and covering him in kisses. We had a great time afterwards taking advantage of Ashford Castle’s beautiful grounds for some casual portraits. Oddly enough I never once had to ask them to smile.
The reason I am putting this up on my blog today, over a year later, is that yesterday they were married in Rhode Island. I would have so much loved to have been there to photograph these two beautiful people again but I’m sure they had and amazing day. Best wishes for the future Cassie and Sean and let me know if you ever plan to revisit the spot where it all began.