Wedding Ceremony: St Mochta’s Church, Porterstown, Dublin 15
Wedding Reception: Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15
I first met Avril and Christy at the Citywest wedding fair in january. They came over, listened to what i had to say and Christy just said “We’ll be back to you”. Now if i had booked ever couple who says that Id be running a big company. But i knew Christy and Avril would be back. There’s just something special about them; a warmth or sincerity, I’m sure their friends could put their finger it but I find it hard to explain.
On the morning of the wedding Avril and her gorgeous bridesmaids were as relaxed as ever, Rocco her dog was already dressed to impress and he was even more amused than me at the bridesmaids practicing the secret dance routine! I popped into Castleknock Hotel on the way as it was close to the church, and whilst the boys didn’t see me i could see them settling the nerves with a few cold beers.
By the time i was set up in the lovely St Mochta’s Church Christy and his crew were assembling outside to greet the guests. And greet he did, everyone was greeted with hugs, kisses or handshakes and the hugs were not only for the women. Nice to see men showing true affection to each other.
A beautiful mass was presided over by Fr Sean McArdle and the tone and ambiance in the church was perfect, music was to the fore and provided by Ruth,Catherine,Joanne,Keven and Aengus. Beautiful is all i can say.
Afterwards it was a short trip to the Castleknock Hotel for the guests while the wedding party headed for “The Park” for some lovely photos. The reception was lovely in Castleknock when we arrived and the good weather had everyone in high spirits, or was it the spirits that had them high ?!!
After some very emotional speeches the final piece in this story was a surprise dance routine preformed by the wedding party and i’m sure everyone who was there will agree, the atmosphere was electric. Oh yes, I nearly forgot…………….
When i was shooting footage in Avrils bedroom i seen the book “The Secret”, that folks, answered the question i had at the start of the blog, now i knew why i was so sure Avril and Christy would come back.
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