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The wedding of Ellen & Proteus (my first blog post!)

March 12th, 2008

This might take a few attempts to get right (I’m a bit tech challenged!) but here goes nothing…

I’ll start by posting my last wedding. Ellen and Proteus were married in Scotland but decided to have a second ceremony (and a terrific party) in Ireland for their friends and families. I am so grateful to Ellen and Proteus (and their lovely families) for including me in their beautiful day. I do hope I will cross paths with them again.

I was lucky to be assited by Mike Patterson as a second photographer who helped me capture this very special day.

The wedding ceremony and reception were held in Cloghan Castle, County Galway. I love this venue not only because it is a beautifully restored castle but also because it attracts unique couples that are looking for something a bit different. Ellen & Proteus were no different- a truly unique couple with buckets of character.

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Ellen & Proteus wrote their own vows which really made the ceremony special, I wanted to incorporate these vows into the photo of their wedding rings.

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Ellen looked stunning- a real classic beauty. Her hair was done by the amazing Helga of It’s Fabulous and I have never seen such a gorgeous upstyle- it was perfect for Ellen and really suited the castle atmosphere.

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Ellen & Proteus decided to see each other before the ceremony (well, they were already married!). Here they are seeing each other for the first time- a beautiful moment.

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It was an honour to be in the presence of two people who are so full of joy and love.

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The ceremony included a celtic hand fastening blessing which seemed perfectly fitting for the Cloghan’s banquet room.

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The happily married (again!) couple.

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The bridal party were such fun- they were really troopers as we had to brave the elements for these photos.

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There was such beautiful detail in Ellen’s veil- from the minute I saw it I know I wanted to capture the drama of it in a photograph.

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A fairy tale ending to a perfect day…

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If you would like to see a slideshow from Ellen & Proteus’ wedding click on play on the screen below: