Sneak Peek – Carrie and Thomas and a very old painting.
Posted: Jun 21 in weddings
Sneak peeks – that’s all I seem to be blogging recently but trust me, as soon as I have more time I’ll post a real wedding. Mark my words.
Until then, here is a little taster from Carrie and Thomas’s wedding which I shot back on the 5th June in Trinity College, Dublin. It was like no wedding I have been to before. It was truly posh and I mean that in only the nicest possible way. I described it to a friend as “like a royal wedding”.
I’ll save the reasons why for a later post otherwise I’d have a mighty long essay in front of me – and if you haven’t noticed, the photographs come easier to me than the words.
Oh, one thing that I will mention is that Carrie and Thomas have a great sense of humour and thought it would be quite funny to try and recreate their favourite painting when we got to Number 10 Ormond Quay – their reception venue. The painting is The Arnolfini Portrait from 1434 in which the artist Jan van Eyck painted Giovanni and his wife in-front of a large convex mirror. In the painting the artist can be seen in the mirror. Number 10 has several of these mirrors and Carrie and Thomas thought that it’d be cool to recreate and therefore I’d be captured in the mirror too. By pure and utter chance we even found a dog – in the form of a solid brass and incredibly heavy doorstop. Win! I’ve included both my version and the original below.
So, for now – here’s a taster of what was a superb wedding!
Thanks to Carrie and Thomas for having me on what I feel was a very privileged wedding to be at. It certainly felt pretty special from where I was standing.