Tia and Jim
Posted: Feb 16 in weddings
Last September I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding close to home. Not Dublin, but my true home in Northern Ireland. Tia, originally from Espoo, Finland and Jim from Magilligan would get married in Magillian but then have their reception in Moville, Donegal. All I can say is, it’s a good job I don’t mind the sea. I hopped onto the ferry that morning in Magilligan to go and get some preparation shots of Tia in Moville.
A short time later I was back on the ferry along with a bus load of wedding guests to go to the church and then after the ceremony it was back onto the ferry to the reception at Moville. I’d have got the ferry back home too but it was too late.
Sounds exhausting, but it was just brilliant. All that sea air blew away the combwebs, the sun was out and everyone was up for having a good time. Those Finns know how to party!
One thing I have to mention…. After the speeches Tia’s dad and a few close friends and relatives went off to the side of the room, picked up some instruments, came back to the front of the top table and sang a lovely song in Finnish. The song was called ‘Jag väntar vid min mila’ by Dan Andersson. At the time I thought to myself…. these guys are good! Well, it turns out, Tia’s dad is in a band called Pihasoittajat and they preformed in the 1975 Eurovision! Back in the days when the Eurovision was good!
And here they are! Tia’s dad is lead singer.
Thanks Tia and Jim for a great day and for being invited to your own private concert!