Nicola & Eamonn’s wedding at Rosapenna in Downings Bay, Donegal, Ireland  Their wedding highlight film can be seen here:
I first talked to Nicola several years ago, not long after I had moved to Scotland.  I was more excited than usual because it was a destination wedding and I love to travel.  The original plan of Majorca didn’t quite work out but a wedding in Ireland did!   With no shortage of wedding photographers I must say its quite moving and flattering to flown to a destination.   I noticed quite quickly Nicola isn’t your typical bride.  She is far too laid back about her wedding to be typical.  When I arrived on the big day Nicola had told me she was feeling a bit nervous.  She hid it well, as far as I could see she was calm and collected.  Nicola showed me her dress and shoes and mentioned she wasn’t that fond of her dress, and only chose it because everyone else told her it was the one.  I felt so terrible that she didn’t like her dress because I feel like every bride wants to feel beautiful on their wedding day.  I soon realized she wasn’t upset about it in the slightest, the beautiful part was she didn’t really care.  The dress wasn’t important to her.  So often brides get so caught up in everything being perfect and worry about all the details that they forget the most important part, that a wedding is simply about is marrying your best friend.  What I noticed about them as a couple is that they love to laugh together.  I truly believe laughter is the foundation of love.  Eamonn had a great sense of humor which he later displayed during the speeches.
It was an absolutely beautiful summer day for a wedding in Ireland with the reception being held at Rosapenna Golf Resort.  The children at the wedding were particularly amusing as there were little ones running about and always getting up to something.  There was a tremendous sense of family at this wedding, with all the little ones being looked after affectionately by parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins.  It was obvious just how close everyone was.  The ceilidh dancing in the evening was full of energy and did not disappoint as the Scots and Irish certainly know how to enjoy themselves.  Nicola & Eamonn were an incredibly thoughtful couple who both worried about if I was enjoying myself and if I was fed properly.  I was lucky with this wedding because I got to spend not one day with the couple and their guests but got several and had the opportunity to get to know their guests by the end of the barbecue which was held the day after.  I had an amazing weekend and I was delighted to be a part of it.