Registry Office Wedding
Registry Office Wedding. A lovely day in Dublin for Vicki and Alan’s registry office wedding. Vicki and Alan had traveled from Scotland to be married at the Registry Office. Thus I wanted to give a nice sense of the city to their wedding photographs. Especially since some of the loveliest parts of Dublin are close by. Also I have a route that I like to take couples along after their registry office ceremony. Taking in the banks of the Grand Canal, through Georgian Dublin and ending at Merrion Square Park.
My Creative Approach To A Registry Office Wedding
I photographed Vikki and Alan as they were walking through this part of the city. Thus they felt like they were taking a nice walk through Dublin on their wedding day. Not like they were posing for wedding photographs. I like to photograph a registry office wedding in a natural manner. Brides look at their most beautiful when they do not have to worry about posing.
Wedding guests also look at their very best when they do not feel like they are being photographed. It was more like a guided tour of Georgian Dublin. Relaxing and enjoyable and gave a sense of story and place to the wedding photography. We ended the photography session at O’Donoghue’s on Baggot Street. Allan and Vikki wanted to have a nice pint of Guinness in a traditional Irish pub.
What If It’s Raining?
I have photographed a number of weddings in the rain so I have a backup plan for locations. That said it has only happened on a few occasions and 98% of the time the weather behaves itself. Or it clears up so we can get all the pictures done.
On the few occasions it rained we were still able to get all the photographs with a few changes to locations. We can still do the group portion on the canal. Everyone can put their umbrellas up for one picture, like a parasol. Then take them down quickly so I can get that picture. So you will have both versions. There is good tree coverage on the banks of the canal to do the family pictures.
Then I go to St. Stephen’s Green with the couple. There is loads of good tree coverage there at all times of year. Close by is The National Library, Trinity College and The National Museum has beautiful architectural coverage to add to the story of the day.
When rain was forecast, a bride once bought a white umbrella that matched her dress. It thus added to the story and charm of the pictures.
So there are a lot of alternative options around the city centre so we can still get that nice sense of Dublin in the pictures. Whilst remaining dry and still enjoying the time. These are just ideas and of course if a couple has any other preferences around town.
Most importantly Vikki and Alan were delighted with their wedding photographs. This one of the most rewarding parts of wedding photography for me. If you like my registry office wedding photography and my style please feel free to call me anytime. My mobile number is 087 995 1252. I would love to hear about your registry office wedding plans.
Registry Office Wedding Samples
An overview of my registry office weddings is at https://deirdrebweddings.ie/registry-office-weddings/
Also I have a category on the site specifically for registry office wedding photography at https://deirdrebweddings.ie/category/dublin-registry-office-weddings/
Given the current situation I am still able to capture your wedding beautifully whilst adhering to social distancing protocols. I always photograph the portraits outside. Using some of the loveliest areas of Dublin that are close by. The Grand Canal, Merrion Square and Georgian Dublin. Also I use a portrait lens for wedding photography. So technically I have to be at least 3 metres from the subject to achieve focus. Always capturing a wedding in a natural and unobtrusive way. I never need to touch or interfere in a scene.