Michelle and Conor - Summer Wedding by Aidan Oliver Weldon

Michelle and Conor were married in July this year in St Mary's Church Barrowhouse. Michelle had her bridal preparations in Portmarnock and headed off to Barrowhouse for the ceremony. The reception was in the Clanard Court Hotel which a few miles from the venue through the picturesque & busy town of Athy. 

This booking came as a result of photographic friends of theirs wedding last year, i.e, Eva and Gavin. I'll be posting this wedding soon as I was waiting for the ability to post a video inside the blog. 

All I can reiterate here is that this wedding was fun, absolute and utter fun, two people made for each other and so full of life. 

I particularly love the series of images that were taken on top of the bridge near the canal as. Conor saw a branch which was caught up in Michelle's dress which he removed. Being a tall lad and both being absolute characters the he removed this branch but not without this moment being translated into a fun scene - it made for the series of photos, a kind gesture turned into a photographic opportunity. This is what we as photographers see, opportunities at every corner, observing and documenting, the whole shebang. During our pre-wedding talks Conor mentioned to me that there was a field full of grain at the back of the hotel which was aching to be used for a couple of shots so fingers crossed we set out for a look and it was dry, phew...

Have a look at a selection of images of the day below to get a feel for the day as it unfolded. 

Supplier list:

  • Venue: Clanard Court Hotel
  • Photographer: Aidan Oliver Photography
  • Church: St Marys Barrowhouse

Ailish and Paul's July Wedding by Aidan Oliver Weldon

Ailish and Paul were married in July this year. Ailish is a cousin of mine and I was chuffed when she asked me to photograph her wedding. Ailish also hails from Rathvale, Co Meath while Paul comes from the heart of Connemara, both speaking Irish as their first language and both talented musicians in their own right. Rathvale is a stones throw from Rath Cairn which is one of two Gaeltacht areas in Meath, the other being Gibstown in Navan.

I started the photography in the Ailish's house in the morning, capturing this story through the eyes of one who looks for the fun, the laughter, the little things that all make weddings a real pleasure to photograph. The ceremony was in Kilbride Church (North Meath) as opposed to the Kilbride which is near Clonee. It was a surprise when I was told that TG4 were their to video their ceremony for the news next day - what a delight. This quaint little church is located between Trim and Athboy, slightly off the beaten track. Bective Abbey was our chosen venue for some bridal shots and then back to Trim Castle Hotel for the reception. I was invited to the next day celebrations in the Clubhouse in Rath Cairn (which I believe were stellar) but I had to decline as I was more worried about backing up the days images and getting some rest as it was a long but thoroughly enjoyable day. 

What a beautiful couple, both independent, caring and most of all up for some fun. Have a look at some of the images that were captured throughout the day below.