A little trip to the county of Donegal was the order of the day for the wedding of Sarah & Michael. Sarah is a Donegal lass and Michael is a fellow Emyvale native. Both of Michael’s parents are Donegal people, and Michael is retracing his heritage by settling in Donegal, and marrying this Donegal girl. On the morning of a girl’s wedding, they are usually frantically pacing around waiting on makeup, hair and any beautifying that is on offer. Sarah Mc Crudden had no such worries. This lady runs Orchid Beauty Salon in Newtowncunningham, and had every beauty trick and technique at her disposal. Now, Sarah doesn’t even need all these magical beauty tools . . . isn’t that always the way?? The salon was a hive of activity on the wedding morning, with bridesmaids and flower girls awash with hairspray, nail paint and lip gloss, champagne popping and the hearty laughter of excited women ringing around the place.
Sarah is an Irish dancer, and in her family home the walls are adorned with many memories from dancing competitions. Without previously knowing Sarah was an Irish dancer, there were some obvious clues. It is the way she crosses her feet when sitting, and her good posture whilst standing chatting to friends. However, there were no shiny sequins or curly wigs in the Mc Crudden house on this morning. Instead there were; elegant dresses, packed overnight bags, champagne & flat shoes for dancing. Following the wedding ceremony in Newtowncunnigham, we headed off to Ballyliffen for the location photos and the reception. We were blessed to have the most beautiful location coupled with some magical twilight light. Sarah & Michael are a gorgeous couple, and have a lovely relaxed way with each other. I could honestly have spent hours photographing them on that beach. We had some sharp winter temperatures, that would niggle many a girl, but I didn’t hear a single complaint from this bride. Not a peep! Sarah was happy . . . very happy . . . happy to be married . . . enjoying this special day, and very very happy to be Mrs Coll. Sarah is going to have an extremely hard time picking some images to frame, as I struggled to narrow my blog selection down to a very healthy 120 images.
Wedding speeches are always hugely anticipated at any wedding, and none more so than this wedding. As a fellow Emyval-ian, and knowing the Coll family, I was very excited to hear the speeches. The Coll gentlemen are fond of lively banter and what better stage, to exercise this banter, than a top table! They did not disappoint, and had the guests rolling with laughter.
I hope you enjoy this little snapshot of the day Sarah & Michael became a Mr & Mrs x