Wedding of Tracey & John, Cloghan Church, Co. Offaly and Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath | Westmeath Photographer

Tracey & John Hodson Bay Athlone

I recently covered the wedding of Tracey Judge and John Butler in Cloghan Church, Co. Offaly.  I started the day by going to the Grooms house where I was met by John’s identical twin Kieran in the grooms house.  He had arrived home from Australia for the wedding and he helped the couple prepare for their big day.  I then went to the bride’s house where Tracey’s sister was busy helping the bride get ready.  I got some lovely photos in the sitting room of the Bride’s home house.  The priest Father Michael put the couple at ease and the ceremony went off without a glitch.  We went out to an old mill in Belmont for the photos.  It was a fantastic location that the couple had picked with lovely stone walls and the old Belmont House nearby. We also stopped on a bridge where we got some lovely shots of the couple with a fast flowing water behind them.  We went on to Hodson Bay hotel, in Athlone  and I got some pictures in the bay of the couple before heading to the reception.  Colin who was coordinating the day in the Hodson Bay made sure everything went smoothly and the meal went off without any hassle.  The speeches were very good and the band made sure a great night was had by all.

Hodson Bay Hotel Wedding



Church: Cloghan Church, Co. Offaly

Hotel:  Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Roscommon


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