We’ve been looking forward to editing this one since we came home from filming Hilary & Alex’s Merrion Hotel wedding video. When I first spoke to Hilary over the phone, I knew we were going to click. We spoke at length about what the couple were looking for from their wedding day; an elegant day in Dublin City surrounded by friends and family and of course their two gorgeous dogs, Anita & Maria (any West Side Story fans out there should be nerding out right now). The couple have a brilliantly natural connection and as we learned from chatting with them, a mutual love for old school horrors and curries. How awesome is that? Dublin centre can be a tricky location to hold a wedding sometimes, but when you have the staff of the Merrion Hotel at your disposal, it’s a breeze. We witnessed first hand why the hotel is often regarded as the top hotel in Dublin, if not Ireland - the staff are just incredible. The location, on the doorstep of Government Buildings provided for an epic backdrop to Hilary & Alex’s day. The hustle and bustle of the city is something you can’t get away from, you have to embrace it. For us, even though the city can be big and noisy, it can make for an intimate and special location if you take it in your stride like Hilary & Alex did. In true Dublin fashion, strangers congratulate you as you walk the streets (some cheeky Dubliners will even commiserate with you). But even in such a bustingly city, you can still find a quite lane or a shaded tree in a quiet green. That’s what we love about Dublin. It really was a great day, topped off by Buck Taylor’s band’s energetic finish to the night. It was an honour to be able to film this wedding in our hometown, showcasing some of it’s best bits. Hilary & Alex, thank you for having us there to capture your wedding day. We wish you both lots of happiness, laughter and maybe the odd horror film for many years to come.
Eoin & Sue x