On a mild August day was the Dublin City Wedding of two close friends of mine, who tied the knot (finally) with a stroll around Merrion Square Park. A Dublin City Wedding can be anything you want it to to be, and finding isolation and quiet in the middle of a metropolis was what these guys were looking for.
I’ve known Jamie and Anna for a (very) long time. We’ve made music together, played very long games of nerdy subject matter, and lived in the same freezing student houses existing on pasta and triple chocolate cookies. Their engagement was probably the least shocking news I’d ever heard, so obvious is the bond and happiness they have shared for years. When they asked if I’d like to be a part of their day, to photograph them during a relaxed time-out in between an intimate ceremony and family meal, it was a no-brainer.
Merrion Square is a fantastic place to shoot, the variation is great for different backdrops and the colours are simple and beautiful. Anna’s Grecian style teal dress by Ralf Lauren (picked up from House of Fraser) was elegant and poised, really stunning with the late summer leaves and greens. And I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen Jamie look quite that sharp. All these things combined to showcase one thing: a joy and barely veiled excitement bubbling to the surface of two people utterly engrossed in each other.
Following our peaceful wander, there was a quick stop off at the National Gallery (Jack B. Yeats is an favourite of mine, no truer Irish colours than his), and then it was on to the Cliff Townhouse for a family gathering. I know that these two mean the world to their families, and to see them joined was a very special moment. The cakes looked alright too!
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