Frank and Sara Wedding - 4th February 2011 in The Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

Just after uploading these images of Frank and Sara's wedding in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Friday just gone. The ceremony was in the Holy Cross church in Dundrum. The weather was very blustery which created some difficult conditions within which to photograph in, although thankfully it was not the severe snow we have seen of late. Does this look like Dublin in mid gale swing?. Both Frank and Sara were remarkably relaxed and a pleasure to work with. The day went smoothly and we stayed until the first dance to capture  the spirit of their wedding. Winter weddings are difficult to work at times but this wedding was a sheer pleasure. Experience helps the seasoned photographer make difficult decisions easier for all concerned and I thank Frank and Sara for their attitude and gentle disposition. I know that they will have a great honeymoon.

An Evening Of Fashion with host Miriam O Callaghan in aid of The Hope Foundation, 4th February at the Conrad Hotel by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

[slideshow] I had the pleasure of photographing Miriam O’Callaghan, Karena Graham, Eileen Crerar and Julie Somerville last Thursday for the launch of  "An Evening Of Fashion" in aid of the Hope Foundation. More information regarding this exciting night and the deserving Hope Foundation can be found below.

Miriam O’Callaghan joined gorgeous models Karena Graham, Eileen Crerar and Julie Somerville to launch Alexandra College’s “An Evening of Fashion” in aid of The Hope Foundation, which will take place in the Conrad Hotel Dublin on Friday 4th February.

A glamorous night is in store for guests, who will enjoy a Champagne reception on arrival at 7pm, followed by a fabulous fashion show at 8pm, with compere, Miriam O’Callaghan. The show will feature a number of well known Irish models, as well as a few surprise models!

The latest fashion trends from Karen Millen, L.K. Bennett, Coast, A-Wear, Gap, Sisley, Gant, Fran & Jane, Butterfly Brides, Marian Gale, Pearl Boutique, CCKT, Chica Boutique, Noel Reid Menswear, Kidzone, 99B and many more will feature in the show. Guests will also enjoy a special performance from a Bollywood dance troupe and much more!

Tickets are €45 each and all proceeds will go to The Hope Foundation which was set up in 1999 to raise funds for one girls’ home; and now works with 16 Indian NGO partners to rescue thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata (Calcutta) in India, improve their quality of life, and give them a better future.

Funds raised at “An Evening for Fashion” will go directly to the Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCFC) which is funded by Alexandra College, who have raised over €30,000 per year for the project for the last number of years. RCFC was founded in 1973 and is one of HOPE’s partners. Its Polio Hospital is considered one of the best orthopaedic hospital’s for children in the State. RCFC’s main mission is to provide surgery and rehabilitation of orthopedically disabled children up to 14 years of age from underprivileged families.

Tickets for “An Evening of Fashion” on February 4th are available now online at or from Alexandra College on (01) 4977571/ (087) 2570975.