Title – Lauren and Pauls wedding at Mount Falcon Estate Co Mayo Ireland. This is a wedding at this wonderful hotel in the beautiful Ballina, Co Mayo Ireland.
Date – 27 May 2019
Venue – Mount Falcon Estate, Ballina Co Mayo, Ireland.
Bride – Lauren Neary.
Brides Parents – Jim and Theresa.
Groom – Paul Arnold.
Grooms Parents – Steve and Maureen.
Best Man – David Arnold.
Maid of Honour – Catherine Neary.
The Day before.
It was the early hours of Sunday morning and I was about to board a plane to Ireland to photograph Lauren and Pauls wedding tomorrow. I got to Stanstead in good time and the next thing I was touching down in Knock which is the West of Ireland. I was contemplating hiring a car and driving to Galway for the day and then heard someone say wheres the photographer? Lauren and Paul had arranged a mini bus for their guests on the flight and I was on it too which was great. We travelled through Cuillaun which took us through all the Farming areas rather the main road, this was lovely as we got to see some of the countryside.
When we pulled into the Mount Falcon Estate the rooms were all ready. I checked in and then had the day to relax and familiarise myself with the beautiful estate. Jonathan and Kelly got married around 13 years ago and I did their wedding so I knew a lot of the guests which was lovely. Daniel the falconer had some of the birds of prey on show so I made a grand friend and he posed for a few photos outside. I had a nice swim and sauna, a couple of Guinness’s with the groom and his brothers and then got an early night to be ready for tomorrows big day.
The Wedding Day.
I woke up the sun was shining, it was a beautiful day. I had the best breakfast ever and got suited up, grabbed the cameras and was now ready to start.
Paul was getting ready with his brothers in a cottage by the fishing lake. After a few shots there I left them to it and headed over to see Lauren.
Lauren was getting ready in the “breathtaking Woolpool Suite”. All the dresses were hanging up and the girls were well up for it. They did all the shots and even done some bed jumping pics too.
Lauren was very chilled and when she was ready Lauren’s sister Catherine covered her dads face and he walked through the door. His face was a picture Jim was blown away by how beautiful she looked.
The ceremony took place in the hotel reception area which was great and looked brilliant with guests standing on the staircase to get a good view of the wedding.
After the ceremony we headed outside and got some group shots taken then in true Irish fashion it rained and the guests went into the bar. A Guiness later and we were all out again and carrying on.
As I was staying at the hotel I knew the best shots of the Mansion behind would be taken later on in the evening. So I did what I needed to do then after the meal took the bridesmaids and couple out for an evening shoot.
The Mount Falcon Estate is absolutely first class in every way. The staff Particularly Daniel, Jonathan and Cian. Three top fellas who really looked after me. I certainly plan to be going back soon.
It was now time for the band to start. Two great guys and brilliant people to chat to. The party was flowing I got to just after 11.30 pm and knew I had to be up early to catch the early flight home so said my goodbyes to everyone.
Lauren and Paul, all I can say is Thank you to you and your families Maureen, Steve, Jim and Theresa for the hospitality and flying me out to Ireland. It really was an amazing couple of days. See you very soon for the viewing. JP x
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