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Jane & David

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jane & David. But first...a little background

I've known this couple for quite sometime. I've known David since secondary school and I had a photography taken for the local paper with Jane when we were young and in college. I was dressed in my fencing gear, it was embarrassing.  OH, where have the years gone?! 

Now bear with me here as there's a long story behind this. When I was shooting a wedding for a friends of mine ,Christina & Ian, the Bridesmaid, Leigh- Anne,  was expecting. She then hired me for a photographer for her beautiful child, Elsy's Christening. At which David and Jane were present. David is a nephew of Leigh-Anne. About a year or so later, Leigh Anne got married, and hired me to capture her big day. You can check her wedding out here. Nice little plug :) David & Jane were in attendance. It was here that I got talking to David and he mentioned that I had shot Jane's father's wedding. I was taken back. I couldn't recall what wedding he was talking about. Jane's father was Eamonn, from Antoinette & Eamonn's wedding. You can view that wedding here. Another nice little plug if I do say so myself. I had some incredible conversations with Jane and her father then on separate occasions. A few months later, Jane and David got in touch about their wedding. Needless to say I grew close to the couple and felt more invested with them than I normally would with the history and connection I had with them through photography and their family events. The engagement shoot was just terrific, we were so lucky to avoid the rain on either side of the day we had chosen. You can check out the shoot here. It's shot in the beautiful estate of Oldbridge House. It features their three amazing little dogs. 

 

I had looked forward to this wedding for quite sometime. It didn't feel like a wedding, there were so many familiar faces, I felt like I was surrounded by friends or extended family. 

The couple chose the beautiful venue of The Millhouse in Slane, Co Meath, an elegant Georgian heritage manor and mill in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. It's got everything, a classic Georgian House,  and historic rustic textile buildings, bridges, a wonderful ceremony room, a newly constructed dining area and a stunning orangery.  All of this is surrounded by the meandering River Boyne and a mature Orchard. All that and an amazing couple up for taking tonnes of photos, what more could you want! I wanted to impress the couple as both have extremely high standards and are leading industry professionals in their fields. David is a top chef working in the absolutely fabulous Cleaver East restaurant in Temple Bar and Jane is a stunning interior and decorative designer. They were a stunning couple to shoot and loved to be playful in front of the camera. Enough of me talking, ladies and gents, it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Jane & David.

 

Enjoy!

Venue: The Millhouse, Slane

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