Real Weddings: Elaine and Ian

Real Weddings: Elaine and Ian

Elaine and Ian's weddingLocation: Ballintubber Abbey, Co.Mayo

Photographer: Elizabeth Toher Photography.

Elaine and Ian’s ceremony was held in the stunning Ballintubber Abbey.

This is one of my favourite settings in Ireland. Not only is the Abbey itself beautiful, but the staff and caretakers are always on hand for each ceremony to make sure it runs smoothly. Elaine walked up the aisle to an acoustic piano version of ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars.

Tears rolled down Ian’s face as he saw his bride walk up the aisle. This was one of the most emotional weddings I have performed at.

During the Communion I performed one Elaine’s favourite hymns ‘How great thou art’ and it was a joy to see her mouth the words along with me with a smile on her face.

During the unity candle lighting I performed ‘Somewhere only we know’ by Lily Allen which I could tell meant alot to the couple making this another beautiful moment.

For the signing of the register Elaine chose some beautiful classics including ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’.

For the recessional Ian and Elaine chose a piece I had never even heard before let alone sing. ‘Love shine a light’ by Katrina and the Waves. This was such a great upbeat recessional that I really enjoyed singing.

Thanks to Ian and Elaine for having me sing for their special day and for choosing such a great music program!