What a fun and sun-filled day at this wedding at the Haven Hotel! I’d been looking forward to Suzanne and Tom’s wedding ever since I met Suzanne last year and she told me about their plans. I mean, a Tim Burton-themed wedding on Friday 13th with 2 snow white husky bears?? How is this not one of the coolest ideas you’ve heard? Then I met Suzanne and Tom together for their engagement session, we talked about everything in the world and I knew that we’d get along just fine.
Wedding at the Haven Hotel
I’d gone to check out the Haven Hotel a few weeks before the wedding and fell absolutely in love. No wonder Suzanne chose it in her native Waterford! The day I visited the sun was beaming down, the sea was gorgeously inviting, and the hotel setting looked heavenly. The little park across from the hotel is an ideal spot for photos, with gorgeous greenery, a little hidden away beach and the view from the cliffs onto the bay dotted with brightly coloured yachts. Suzanne assured me that it would certainly rain on the day (apparently she and Tom have a history of attracting rain!) but we were in the middle of the summer heatwave and not a drop fell from the clear sky.
The day went along exactly as planned: the morning was as hectic as it should be, despite Suzanne’s famous lists; the bride was absolutely radiant, the ceremony incredibly beautiful with the cosy church dotted with cherry blossom trees. The bears were 100% adorable even in the July heat, the guests had tons of fun, the speeches flew by in the roars of laughter and a few emotional tears, and the dancing went on well into the night. As perfect as it gets!
“I am complete amazed! When a photographer can work with bears, sun and probably the most random family in the world, you know it’s good. I can’t believe it. They are wonderful and I’m very excited with the beautiful photos.”
Suzanne and Tom