Redcastle Hotel Wedding Emma + Jason
Redcastle Hotel Wedding
Congratulations to Emma Sreenan and Jason Hardy who were married in Cockhill Chapel on the 21st of August 2015 followed by a beautiful Redcastle Hotel Wedding reception for their families and friends. Myself and Sinead started our day off with a trip to the beautiful location of Inch Island which is near Buncranna in Co. Donegal. It was my first visit to Inch Island and I have to say it really is a fantastic place with amazing views and Jason really is lucky to call it home. I met with Jason and his groomsmen at Jasons parents house and the boys were all in great spirits and enjoying the fine weather. After a few relaxed photos with the boys we made the short trip over to Buncranna where Emma and her bridesmaids Urusla, Kellyann and Gwen were all busy getting ready for the big day ahead. Emma had a really beautiful wedding dress and it was complemented by a stunning pair of Jimmy Choo wedding shoes. The girls had a glass of champagne and were really relaxed and after a few family photos we made the very short trip over to Cockhill Chapel for the wedding ceremony. The guests were arriving and Jason and the boys were busy meeting and greeting them. I have to say Emma really made a fantastic job of decorating the Church and the line of trees up the aisle were stunning to look at and photograph. After the ceremony Emma and Jason spent some time chatting with their guests and everyone enjoyed the summer sunshine – however it was not to last! From Cockhill Chapel we made our way to Neds point for some wedding photography with the bridal party, Neds point is a beautiful location and it has a lovely long pier jutting out into Lough Swilly. We could see a very dark and menacing sky approaching us across Lough Swilly and we moved quickly to get some amazing dramatic photos of Emma and Jason on the pier before the skies opened up and the rain came pelting down. We retreated quickly to the warmth and shelter of the cars before making another short trip down the road to Swan Park where we had planned to get a few more photos. Swan Park is a lovely location and it has the river Crana running through it and across the river is a beautiful old stone bridge that really makes for great photos. On our arrival it was still raining but we waited a few minutes and it seemed to be clearing up. We made our way onto the bridge and got some lovely photos before the rain returned in style. We eventually had to admit defeat and scamper for the cars to make our way to Moville on the Inishowen Peninsula to the Redcastle Hotel Wedding Reception. The Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel is situated on the shores of Lough Foyle and it really is a waterfront hotel with the Ballroom seeming to levitate out over the water. Emma and Jason really had picked a gem of a place for their reception and as luck would have it the weather cleared up long enough for us to get some photos on the balcony overlooking Lough Foyle before the meal started. The evenings entertainment was looked after by Keltic Kaos and when the dark of night rolled in the guests were treated to a brilliant Fireworks display lighting up the night sky over Lough Foyle. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Emma and Jason for allowing me capture their special day and wish them the very best of everything for their future. Below is a short interview with Emma about her beautiful wedding……enjoy……
How did you meet Jason and how did he propose?
We knew each other in Secondary school but only started going out three years later. He took me to Venice, a place I always wanted to visit , to propose along the canal in a quiet spot.
How did you find the whole wedding planning process and did you get help?
I took the planning in small steps gradually over each school holiday. I found it fun and loved being creative making the seating plans by hand. I had help from many family members doing little jobs here and there.
Why did you choose the Redcastle Hotel for your wedding venue?
Redcastle is a lovely setting with lovely food and a favourite spot of mine. We loved that it was secluded from Buncranna and overlooking the Foyle.
What was your favourite part of the wedding?
I loved walking up the Aisle and seeing everyone. I was super nervous but very excited.
What advice would you give to brides currently planning their wedding?
The planning is as hard as you make it! relax and don’t listen to everything people tell you – everyone has their own opinion.
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