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Revelry on a Rainy Wedding Day | A Family-filled celebration at Shannonbridge





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We’re excited to share the fun and heartwarming wedding of Jodi and Shane; A couple so full of love and laughter that nobody could stop smiling all day – in spite of the rain!

Wedding couple pose atop Shannonbridge, Offaly.

We want to inspire couples-to-be to embrace the unexpected and create unforgettable memories. On this rainy isle, there really is no other way to do it! This wedding began in the town of Ballinasloe before a short jaunt around the picturesque town of Shannonbridge!

Rainy Wedding Day at Ballinasloe, Galway

As luck would have it, the morning of their wedding dawned with heavy clouds and gentle rain. Jodi and Shane were not two to let that dampen their spirits!

Wedding morning details of beautiful bouquet and bridesmaids admiring the dress.
Details of bride's shoes, wedding dress, and daughters' bridesmaids dresses in gorgeous natural light.

When I ment Shane, he was dressed and ready to spend the day with his best mates and dear brother. The dramatic light of the sky gave us some gorgeous portraits in the morning; the library corner in the Shearwater Hotel was particularly special!

Groom and his father getting ready together in the morning of his wedding.
Ireland wedding photographer, professional portraits of the groom and his groomsmen before the wedding ceremony.
Portrait of the finishing touches on the bride the morning of her wedding day.

Meanwhile, Jodi was being fussed over by her family. Her two beautiful baby daughters were also by her side in the bright bridal suite!

Cute detail of the bride and groom's baby daughter peeking out of the wardrobe.
Portrait of the beautiful bride and her hair on the morning of her wedding in Ballinasloe, Galway.
Emotional photo of sentimental details hooked onto the bride's wedding dress.
Natural light portrait of bride with bridesmaid and groom with groomsman.
Moody natural light portrait of the groom and his father palling around and having fun on the morning of his wedding.
Gorgeous portrait of bridal party all together on the morning of the wedding, wearing matching cream coloured bridesmaids dresses.
Bridesmaids help prepare the bride in her dress on the morning of her wedding in Ballinasloe, Galway.

Once she was ready in her gorgeous wedding dress, she had an emotional first look with her father.

Emotional First Look between the bride and her father on her wedding day.
Father of the bride is emotional seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
Natural light portraits of the Bride and Groom prepared for their ceremony.

Storytime Ceremony

Everyone eagerly huddled together to hear Jodi and Shane’s heartwarming love story. There was an undeniable buzz in the air when Jodi arrived!

Groom witnesses bride and father arriving at the aisle to begin their wedding ceremony.
Emotional black and white photo of the look between father and daughter as bride is about to be married.
Bride and her father arrive at the wedding ceremony.

They had a heartfelt and hilarious humanist ceremony, which reflected the couple perfectly. Their story brought everyone closer together and the room exploded with cheer when they were wed.

Bride and Groom light their ceremonial candles together during their wedding in Ballinasloe, Galway.

A Joyful Rainy Wedding at Shannonbridge

Shannonbridge is a place of great significance for both Jodie and Shane. So after the wedding ceremony, we made a quick detour south to the eponymous bridge for wedding party photos. A charming village nestled along the river, Shannonbridge was a delightful outing for all.

Wedding party have fun on their rainy wedding day at Shannonbridge, Ireland.
Fun outdoor portrait of the wedding party laughing in the rain at Shannonbridge.

Just as the rain came, we ducked inside Luker’s historic pub for a few pints. There were all kinds of historic items, like vintage liquor bottles, and artefacts and ephemera from small-town Ireland, inside this museum of a pub! Outside, the rains brought a sense of cosiness and added a touch of magic to their gathering. Needless to say, the craic was mighty!

Black and white photo of Bride and Groom enjoying the old fashioned Irish pub together.
Bride and Groom's natural light portraits at Shannonbridge, Ireland.

Precious Wedding Portraits at Shannonbridge

Once the rain subsided, we took the loving couple over to the docks for a few romantic portraits together. Here, they enjoyed simply being in each other’s company in the middle of such a busy day. We took a final few portraits at the titular Shannon Bridge too and bid them a fond farewell as they headed back to their venue for the rest of their celebration

Newlywed portrait at Shannonrbidge, Ireland.
Emotional natural light portrait of newlyweds on their happy, rainy wedding day.
Happy portraits of newlyweds at the docks of Shannonbridge, Ireland.

The dramatic sky, flowing waters, and gentle rain created a romantic ambiance for the couple’s wedding portraits. We wanted to make sure Jodi and Shane could share a precious few moments here together, to be captured forever.

Laughter and Joy

Jodi and Shane were welcomed back with thunderous cheer. Their compelling good spirit was shared amongst everyone they met. This joyous day was truly a testament to their endearing love story, and the ability to have fun even on a rainy day.

Joyous rainy wedding day at Shannonbridge; Ireland wedding photography.

Embracing the Unexpected

Jodi and Shane’s wedding day strongly demonstrated the value of embracing the unexpected. It can lead to extraordinary and unpredictable moments. They received the rain’s touch of magic, making so many fun memories in the process. Running through puddles; huddling in the shebeen; and sharing a kiss under their umbrella.

Newlywed couple share an emotional moment together on their bright, rainy wedding day.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We wish Jodi, Shane and their family a long and happy life together!



Shearwater Hotel Wedding Vendors: 

Photography: Ivana & Sam

Hair: Elaine Flynn (Bride) & Harriet Bruce (Bridesmaids)

Makeup: Lauren Kildea

Florals: Ruane Florist

Venue: Shearwater Hotel

Gown: Allure Bridals

Boutique: Brumwell & Co.

Singer: Megan Pottinger

Celebrant: Fiona Hope

  1. Clarissa says:

    The light on this wedding day was incredible and your storytelling is on point! Well done! Makes me want to go back to Ireland asap 🙂

  2. Naomi Levit says:

    Their joy is obvious in these photos. Even a rainy day in Ireland is beautiful! What a wonderful story.

  3. Dakotah says:

    Love how they didn’t let the rain ruin their wedding day! Their photos are full of so much joy and you beautifully documented all the special moments of their Shannonbridge wedding!

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