One of the many joys of being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to meet new people, especially those who come from very different backgrounds. In today’s blog, the man of the hour, aka the groom, came from an Irish background. So it was only appropriate that Rory put his best to show his roots. First off, we have a uniquely designed cufflinks made out of an Irish sixpence, with a profile of a wolfhound (which is local to Ireland) and an Irish harp on the other side. Next, instead of a wedding band, the groom put on a Claddagh ring, which is a traditional Irish ring in the shapes of a heart, a crown and two hands. The heart symbolizes love, the crown represents loyalty, while the hands are a sign of friendship. Last but not least, they invited a traditional Irish band to serenade the guests and create the atmosphere.
Enter Amy, a bubbly, personable and cheery lady who is a native of Roswell, Georgia, a unique and quaint little town north of Atlanta. Downtown Roswell is decorated with small shops, historic southern mansions, and a lineup of local restaurants. Tucked in the middle of all this is an (yes, you guessed it) Irish pub by the name of Mac McGee. After a quick photo session in Roswell downtown as newlyweds, the couple decided to stop by the pub for a drink with the wedding party.
Just like the Irish pub finding home in the middle of downtown Roswell, Rory found his home in Amy’s arms. That just goes to show that love transcends different cultures and nations. Sort of like that saying, “if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”
Rory and Amy, we raise our toasts to you!