As winter closes in and radio hosts struggle to come to terms with the ‘C’ word, it’s been a pleasure to jump back in time just a bit to Dee and Kevin’s wedding that took in a city ceremony, a quick pint and then Barnabrow in it’s autumn glory. These were simpler times when (almost) everone was unanimous is their eyerolling of Brown Thomas having their Christmas display up already (“Sure it’s not even Halloween yet!”).
Dee and Kevin’s wedding was one of those days where everything clicked into place just right. Right from the get-go in the River Lee where Dee was getting ready, the space could so easily have felt crowded with (for the most part) eleven adults (including myself and videographer), and one fresh-to-the-world baby, as well as the occasional visitor. Instead it was just filled to the brim with love and laughs, and adoration for their bride. I’m (once again) so lucky to have a front row pass to such smiley, happy people.
With the ceremony in St. Paul’s Church right in the heart of Cork City, it was only natural for us to go for a wee walk about the city center with Saturday shoppers in full swing. Not content with just going for a walk though, Dee and Kevin arranged for a quiet drink in one of my old favourites… Mutton Lane. Unfortunately, with a half hour drive to Barnabrow ahead, there was no room for a sneaky pint of my own. Barnabrow itself was in full on “Autumn sun” mode, and the happy newlyweds embraced it, happy to follow me around the grounds. I tried getting them to be serious every now and again but there was no holding back the smiles… pfft amatuers ;)
Congrats again Dee and Kevin! I hope ye enjoyed the roadtrip honeymoon, and I hope ye enjoy your photos! Have a great first Christmas as H&W!
Oh, one more thing… that cake and its presentation was awesome. Nice handy work Kevin :)