This was my first time filming in St Teresa’s Rathduff church, Knockmore, Co. Mayo. When I arrived there on the morning of the wedding, I was more than delighted to see that the bride’s home was no more than 20 steps away from the church. The house was full of well organised activity & the bride, Louise was calm & in great form. Karl Keaney of www.karlkeaney.com was already in full flow photographing all the magic moments.
A short time later, the groom, Paul, and his cohorts arrived at the church. They proceeded to walk past the bride’s house up the hill to the church. An unusual sight! The boys were all decked out in kilts. From then until mass time, the many guests arrived – some stopped at the brides home & had a chat or a cup of tea before walking to the church
The bride, her family & bridesmaids all walked to the church too, led by a piper. This was magical.
Fr. John Loftus, a friend of the bride’s family, celebrated mas & gave a lovely personal homily. The church was filled to capacity to see & Louise & Paul exchange their rings & vows.
After the ceremony, the bridal party scooted off to Ballina for the photography session in the woods at Belleek. Thankfully, the weather behaved itself & we got some cracking photos & film there. With Karl Keaney, you are always guaranteed a very enjoyable photoshoot.
The Diamond Coast Hotel (www.diamondcoast.ie) Enniscrone hosted the reception. This is a fabulous hotel for a wedding, ably organised by Mary Clarke & staff. The speeches were very entertaining & very funny. Groom, Paul could pass as a stand up comic! Louise is a big Mayo GAA fan & Paul is a fervent Celtic fan. Their wedding cake was decked out in the colours of both teams & their cake topper was unique.
D.J. Jason Shaughnessy (www.djjasonshaughnessy.com)provided the musical entertainment after dinner. He soon had the floor filled to capacity.
Many thanks to Louise & Paul for having me along to film this hugely enjoyable day!