Melissa Mannion 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.
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.
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.
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.
It was an honour to be in the presence of two people who are so full of joy and love.
The ceremony included a celtic hand fastening blessing which seemed perfectly fitting for the Cloghan’s banquet room.
The happily married (again!) couple.
The bridal party were such fun- they were really troopers as we had to brave the elements for these photos.
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.
A fairy tale ending to a perfect day…
If you would like to see a slideshow from Ellen & Proteus’ wedding click on play on the screen below: