Laura and Gary had their Fantastic Monkstown and Kinsale Cork Wedding wedding ceremony in the Sacred Heart Church in Monkstown (Laura’s uncle Fr. Edward Murphy conducted the ceremony) and their reception in Actons Hotel on the waterfront in Kinsale.
Laura had wanted a garden for the location shoot in the afternoon, between the church and the hotel. We couldn’t think of anywhere that really worked on the way to Kinsale, so Laura contacted several golf clubs on the route who couldn’t let us in as they had golf tournaments on, and I drove between Kinsale and the city before the wedding looking for likely locations but without much success.
Finally, Laura had the brilliant idea of looking around Monkstown itself for locations. We didn’t get a garden, but the pier opposite The Bosun Bar and the roads above the village worked out perfectly. The fact that it was a stunning day weather wise didn’t hurt either.
After the shoot we made our way over to Kinsale for the drinks reception in Actons garden and then on to dinner and the speeches. After dinner we had arranged a night shoot, firstly at the mast across the road and then some backlit shots outside the hotel itself.
Then, it was time for the first dance and Laura and Gary wowed their guests with a tightly choreographed dance routine before everyone at the wedding hit the dancefloor.
I sent a sneak peek selection of the photographs the day after the wedding and here is what Laura and Gary wrote back…
Hi Dermot ,
Wow We just had a look , I’m speechless . The photographs you took are admirable . We are absolutely in love with them. They are so tasteful and classic the photos near the Golf club and on the pier are handsome. And I love all the arty shots with flowers and rings etc. Thank you so much for everything , especially all your help in the morning getting us out the door. My dad reckons we would have been lost without you. I’m so glad we booked you. Can’t wait to get get the usb/ album.
Laura and Gary x