I thought I’d take a break from the usual wedding blogging and talk about some personal work. This time last year myself and three friends, Declan, Sarah & Aishling went on a road trip to go surfing in Bundoran, Co. Donegal on the west coast of Ireland. I was excited because it was the first time I’d been on a holiday where I had an excess of money and was ready to make it a blow up adventure of sun, surf and whisky… that idea was soon thrown out the door. Half way there we stopped at a petrol station to gather some goodies to keep spirits up for the rest of the drive, myself having a massive sweet tooth I loaded up on sweets galore; liquorice straws, toblerones, apple candies, anything and everything sugar coated… it was only when I got to the check-out that I found my ATM card wasn’t working, queue sad music. I  shot Declan a sad look and put most of the stuff back. In what I can only assume was the universe’s way of kicking a guy when he’s down I spent the last of my physical cash on a burger that looked amazing on the menu but when it arrived though… the only way I could describe it was like doing a shot of burger with a disappointment chaser.

Luckily my friends helped me out with money (sorry guys for being a leech) and the weather was amazing so in the end it was a really fun weekend. I can’t describe how much I love the west of Ireland, when the weather is right there’s no better place… it’s the Ireland you see in ads, the Ireland that American’s travel here for. It’s like a temperate version of being on holiday in Greece with the bonus of no mosquitos!

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Damien and I were originally introduced randomly on a casual night out in our local, (and so I hear, the finest place to get a pint a’ Guinness in Leinster) Frenches of Gorey and spend most the time discussing our mutual love of whisky. It wasn’t until many years later that we spoke again, this time it was professionally. I met up with Damien and his fiancee Sarah at Partridges, a little cafe in town. Seeing them together anyone could tell they were just so in love the way they doted over each other. I knew right away I wanted to shoot their wedding so I turned on the “charms”. People tell me I’ve have a disarming, quirky sensibility but I always feel like I say too much, I’m a little too honest – even with as great as it went I wondered after the meeting if I’d hear from them again. Sure enough a few weeks later Damien contacts me confirming the booking, huzzah!!! Score one for honesty! (you’re still losing to white lies though honesty so don’t get too big headed).

The big day came and I met Sarah at Summerhill House in Enniskerry. When I opened the door she was beaming with happiness – her family & friends from her home in Australia around her on her wedding day. She looked an absolute vision in her Pronovias dress, it looked like it designed just for her. They got hitched in St.Patrick’s Church, Curtlestown, Co.Wicklow, a gorgeously lit church near the Powerscourt Estate. Afterwards we made a sneaky visit to Powerscourt itself for the portrait session and manage to capture some of the best freelensed photos (the ones with the creamy, soft, romantic blur) I’ve taken so far. They cruised back to the reception with style in their vintage Mercedes-Benz 350SL, for a few more photographs and to meet their guests.

Groom & groomsmen’s suit: Hugo Boss
Bride dress: Pronovias
Hairdresser: Inga Cuzin
Makeup artist: Claire O’Neill & Kyra Houlton
Wedding Cake: The Cake Creator
Wedding Band: The Scene
Videography: Conor Stafford Videography
Signage and Decor: Sarah Bakker
Photography: Kevin Curry Photography

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The morning started out easy; Kathy and the girls getting their hair & makeup sorted with a few glasses of champagne, Derek and the lads going down going for a refreshing dip in Guillamene Cove before being were married in their local church, Our Lady’s Church, Carbally. When it came time for the portraits rain threatened to move in and ruin the day so umbrellas went up! Five minutes later though they went back down, sun lit up the clouds turning them into giant softboxes, perfect conditions for portraiture.

A fun session of crazy poses in front of the bushes and then down to the cliffside for some romantic freelensed imagery of the bride and groom. Props were props are due, Kathy was dressed in a gorgeous Johanna Johnson dress that just oozed style but it wasn’t made for windy cliffside afternoons but the two of them stuck it out with no complaints. The final destination was The Strand Inn overlooking the beach in Dunmore East. After the speeches Suzie Q took to the stage for Kathy & Derek’s first dance and took them the rest of the way into the night.

Church Music: Ross Kearley and Brian McLaughlin
Reception Venue: The Strand Inn, Dunmore East
Groom & Groomsmen’s suit: Kilkenny Formal
Brides Dress: Johanna Johnson – Knightsbridge
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ghost – House of Fraser
Hairdresser: Colm Morriseys Hair Salon Tramore
Makeup Artist: The Pamper Parlor
Flowers: Grants Florist
Wedding Cake: Betty Baldwin
Wedding Band: Suzie Q
Videography: Conor Stafford Videography
Signage and Decor: Cahill’s Tramor

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A typical Irish summer’s day, twisting between glorious sunshine and torrential rain but our couple braved the elements and fate was on their side throughout the day. Even though I’d only met Deirdre and Sean briefly before their day, upon arrival at the family house Deirdre’s infectious smile and warm, loving personality made it feel homely and welcoming right off the bat. Deirdre rocked a beautiful dress from Bcouture Bridal adorned with a ring from Mcguire Jewellers, the case for which was custom made by her husband Sean. They were married at St. Michael’s Church, where Sarah Bakker & the Kavanagh Ensemble ensured that the church music was nothing but perfection.

After the ceremony they enjoyed a sun-soaked reception outside at the Seafield Hotel to meet their guests, serenaded by the upbeat tunes and smiles of the amazing Viva Manilla before entering the Hotel itself for their meal. After all was said and done the band RadioShack took to the stage and the rest… well the rest can only be described in photos.

Groom & Groomsmen’s suit: Michael Barrie Menswear
Bride Dress: Bcouture Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: French Connection & A. Rubanesque
Hairdresser: Baker Street Studio
Makeup artist: Stacey from Making Faces Makeup Studio
Wedding Cake: The Cake Creator
Wedding Band: RadioShack
Church Music: Kavanagh Ensemble and Sarah Bakker
Reception Music: Viva Manila Band
Letters in Lights: Deirdre & Sean
Wedding Rings: McGuires Jewellers
Church Decoration: Helenas Florist & A. Rubanesque
Videography: Conor Stafford Videography
Second Shooter: Eoin Kirwan

Photos by Kevin Curry Photography (www.kevincurry.ie)

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Amy and Ian’s wedding was in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on a gorgeous summers day. They had a lovely relaxed morning of hanging out with family, friends and their children followed by a late ceremony in the hotel itself. I’ve been to a wedding in Bray before and it was an absolute riot, lots of fun so when they told me they were from Bray and they were bringing all their friends down I knew this was going to be a grand ol’ night of fun and boy they didn’t disappoint!

During the portrait shoots Amy and Ian were brilliant, not a single complaint out of them even though I had them traipsing through disused lots, just smiles all round! 10/10 to you guys!

Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Love suits
Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero dress from Alexanders Bridal
Hairdresser: Karen Finnie from Karen Finnie Hair Salon
Makeup artist: Lauren Heynes from Ooh Lah Lah
Wedding Cake: A Cake By MevRo
Bridesmaids dresses: Little Misdress from House of Fraser
Wedding Band : The Swing Cats
Videography: Robin Wallace Wedding Films
Signage and Decor: Marina Mallen
Second Shooter: Eoin Kirwan

Anyway enough from me, on to the photos!

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