Same Sex Wedding at The Registry Office in Dublin
Thankfully it was a lovely day in Dublin for Louise and Matt’s wedding at the Dublin Registry Office. They had travelled from the UK for a destination wedding in Dublin. So the good weather was even more appreciated by everyone. It was also just before the lockdown so thankfully their special day was able to happen.
Always delighted to be asked to photograph a same sex wedding. It is wonderful to see how far Ireland had come in terms of in terms of liberty and equality. Everyone is now free to marry whoever they love.
My Creative Approach To A Same Sex Wedding
I also like to give a sense of story and place to a couples wedding photography. Especially for a Dublin destination wedding. Our beautiful city makes for such a lovely backdrop to wedding photographs. Especially for registry office weddings.
Registry office weddings are my favourite to photograph. Some of the loveliest parts of Dublin are on the doorstep. I have a nice route that takes in the banks of the Grand Canal and the elegant buildings of Georgian Dublin. Couples always feel like they felt like they are taking a nice walk through Dublin on their wedding day. Not posing for wedding photographs.
I also came up with the idea a few years ago to do the group portrait of the guest stand on the Locks crossing the canal. The scene has a painterly quality to it and is an unusual angle. It is also only three minutes from the registry office. It is thus handy for everyone to walk up to it. The banks of the canal beside the lock also are a lovely place for the family pictures.. All in all it does not take too much time, around 15 minutes.
The guests are then free to go onto the reception venue. I then set out with the bride and groom on the route along the canal, through Georgian Dublin to Merrion Square Park. This takes around 30 minutes.
The Wedding Day
I met with Louise and Matt at the Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square. The wry eye of Oscar is always a nice backdrop for LGBT wedding photographs. I am sure Mr.Wilde is delighted with the Ireland we have become.
Louise and Matt wanted to do the majority of their pictures before the ceremony. This is always an option for couple. After pictures in Merrion Square I photographed Matt and Louise walking through Georgian Dublin on their way to the Registry Office.
Louise and Matt felt like they were taking in the sights of Dublin and not like they were having their photographs taken.
After a lovely ceremony we set off for the banks of the Grand Canal. It is just 3 minutes from the Registry Office. The family really enjoyed doing the picture on the lock. I stand on the bridge above so that gives me the perfect angle. We also did some family pictures on the bank of the canal.
The day wound up a lovely meal at The Green Hotel on Cuffe Street.
Louise and Matt were delighted with their wedding photographs. They thought they looked very natural. Also capturing the spirit of their day. A happy couple is always one of the most rewarding part of wedding photography for me. If you are looking for a same sex wedding photographer feel free to call me anytime. My mobile number is 087 995 1252. I would love to hear about your wedding plans.