I wanted to revisit some weddings that happened pre-covid to remind ourselves what times were like back then and what life will hopefully be like again quite soon. This was a wedding that I shot in Clontarf Castle in Dublin in late February 2020 and was a typical Irish wedding. Looking through the images now it is amazing to see everyone together enjoying the day. No social distancing, no masks, no hand sanitiser and large HSE yellow signs informing us how to keep safe in a pandemic. How lucky we all were and probably didn't realise it.
Another strange thing was I was on holiday in San Francicso in January when I got an email from Dee. Remember foreign holidays!! The amazing Wedding Singer Laura O'Neill gave Dee my details as she was looking for a photographer for her wedding in February. As I was away and with the time difference and patchy wifi it was a challenge to arrange all the details but we got there.
The couple had to change their plans at the last minute and were having their wedding ceremony in Clontarf Castle with the Everyday Priestess Rev Medbh Boyle conducting the ceremony. It was originally meant to be in a local church but it had to be changed the week before the wedding. Their theme was black & white. Despite all the changes everything went off without a hitch and was a fabulous day. You can see the full article on weddingsonlie.ie here
Looking back on this now and knowing the vaccination programme is powering ahead (I'm getting my second jab on Friday) and restrictions are lifting. 50 guests will be allowed in July and hopefully 100 guests will be allowed in August normal might be returning and weddings like Dee and Pauric's will be on the way back. We are still waiting for the restrictions to be lifted on live music at weddings but there is a lot of pressure coming to argue for musicians to be allowed work once more. There seems to be little logic in allowing 100 people at a wedding and indoor dining and not having live music. I can feel a huge sigh of relief coming on from couples, venues and suppliers.
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Wedding Photos Clontarf Castle - Deirdre and PauricDeirdre and Pauric Wedding Photos Wedding Venue: Clontarf Castle Dublin. Wedding Date 21st Feb 2020. Wedding Photography: www.simonpearephotography.com
Wedding venue: Clontarf Castle | Photographer: Simon Peare Photography | Musician: Shona Carroll | Band and DJ: The Firm | Hair: Craig O’Hara | Makeup: Hayley Morrisey | Dress: Dublin Bridal House | Suit: Dorian Black | Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS, Missguided, Quiz | Groomsmen outfits: Evolve menswear Letterkenny | Cake: They got cheese from Supervalu and put it together themselves. We also had Doughnuts by Sandra Kelly | Celebrant: Rev Medbh Boyle | Jewellery: David Blackman Jewelers | Flowers: The garden of Edenmore | Transport: Volks Weddings
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