Mr & Mrs O'Toole - Galway Ireland - Destination wedding photographer James Neale

The wedding of Gary and Mellisa took place at Salthill Hotel Galway, Ireland. I flew over the day before and met with the couple the evening before just to catch up with them and confirm the timings for the day.

The morning of the ceremony started with a trip to see the groom and his team of groomsmen. We captured some images, had a laugh before I headed over to the venue to meet the bride. I arrived at the hotel ready to capture some bridal prep shots along with details of the venue and guests arriving.

The weather on the day was challenging, but as a wedding photographer you have to be prepared for any situations and so after the beautiful ceremony instead of doing the group photos outside we found a corner of the hotel with some great lighting and decided to shoot them there instead.

After the meal we managed to find a gap in the weather to get outside. It was extremely windy, but we made the most of it and combined with the dramatic sky, it really helped make the shots.

It truly was a great wedding, The couple were great, their friends and family extremely welcoming and I wish them both all the success for the future!

James Neale