Although every wedding I’ve captured so far has been an amazing experience, Niall and Selina’s was always going to be particularly special. Niall is my wife’s brother, and I have known Selina for more than 10 years, so to be asked to capture their big day was a real privilege – not to mention, I got to enjoy all the perks of being a guest on top of that!
The most challenging aspect of telling Niall and Selina’s story has been to try and take an outsiders view – the moments captured, and the recognisable faces, laughs, smiles and memories in every shot made it so hard to leave anything out.
I was also responsible for designing the wedding stationey, and in the run-up to the big day, I spent many nights at my kitchen table with Niall, Selina and my wife Aisling printing, cutting, creasing and folding. By the end of it, we had a very professional production line in operation, and gallons of tea and biscuits consumed - I think there was the odd pizza as well if I recall!
My sister, Paula O’Hara was back with me on this wedding taking the photographs, and I have a small selection here, but you can take a look over on her blog for even more of the day.
Darver Castle was a fantastic venue, and surprisingly homely for a castle – I could definitely get used to it! We partied into the wee small hours, finishing the evening in the region of 4am around a table singing songs and eating sandwiches.
Thanks Niall and Selina for a truly brilliant day.