My first experience as Wedding Photographer in Ireland was already a traditional Celtic Wedding. The Wedding of Brazilian Larissa and the Irish Matt took place in The Station House Hotel. As I had never been in a ceremony like that, it was really interesting to get to know more about the Irish and Celtic culture. There are many little details that make these ceremonies peculiar, from its superstitions, location, decoration, clothes and many others.
The Celtic usually preferred to get married in outdoor areas where they could have more of a connection to nature. At the altar, once the bride and groom are together, a circle is made around them to symbolize the union. The handfasting is the most characteristic aspect of the ceremony, when the priest or minister wrap the clasped hands of the couple in the end of his stole, to symbolize the trinity of marriage; man and woman joined by God.
Beautiful ceremony, with a lot of personality. Loved been part of this special day and register such a beautiful moment of their lives.