Segrave House may be a long long way from Cork, but I’ll never get tired of coming here for a wedding. Mind you I did take a 20 minute power nap at the Horse and Jockey on the way home… 2 hours later I woke up and was back on the road…. ooops. My day didn’t begin in Segrave House though. Instead, my first stop was up to Claire’s family home where a fry-up and cuppa tea was ready and waiting (perfect fuel for a full day of shooting). As is always the case on these mornings, the house was a flurry of activity. The hair and makeup artists had staked out the best spots for some good light. Last minute assistance with ties was on hand. Flower girls were trying to steal the show.
It felt like a flash before Claire was in her dress and rocking a (if I do say so myself) fricking awesome headpiece. Whisked away to the church (in an equally awesome vintage car), we were off to Ardee for a gorgeous ceremony. The church was filled to the rafters but it was the smiles of Brian and Claire that truely filled the space. I always to love to see a couple who just beam smiles and joy, and I got that in spades with Claire and Brian. I’ve got to give a shout out in the church to my videographer co-pilot, House of Ren, who has mastered the art of speed-walking backwards down the aisle to the point where he was able to safely guide (drag) me all the way during the wedding recessional.
Being back in Segrave was fantastic. Massive kudos to the guys for the work they’ve done since I was last there. It’s a venue that’s gone from strength to strength. Thank you to Claire, Brian and their bridal party for having some of the best fun I’ve had during the bridal shoot. Ye were pro models and it was a genuine pleasure to hang out with ye. Also, despite running out of time before the dinner bell rang, I’m so happy Brian and Claire trusted us to come back out after the starters to ‘take a walk in a field’. It just capped off a fantastic day and I hope they’ll agree when they see the results.
One last shout out to the ‘singing chef’. That was brilliant. I don’t think ANYONE was expecting that voice when you started. Equal parts comedy act and opera singer, there were audible gasps when you let loose. Anyone booked into Segrave that’s on the fence… do it :)