18 February 2008

Back down to earth

I was supporting another Galway photographer very recently and what a wedding it was - gorgeous bride, doting father, happy groom and fantastic weather, even if it was slightly chilly but hey, it wasn't raining.

On the way from the church service to the reception, the father was involved in a car accident with some family members from the UK he was transporting. I wont go into great detail as to what happened but I am glad to say that all is well except for some cuts and bruises and a broken leg.

By the time we get to the hotel, we go outside and take pictures before heading inside to finish off. At this point the bride is still unaware of the preceding events as her sisters, who were bridesmaids, did not want her to know until the pictures had been done. So you can imagine how shitty everyone felt, the bride was in bits as her mom had died 4 years previosuly in similar circumstances.

It's at times like this that you realise just how important people are to you, how important it is to say I love you to the people closest and to appreciate everything we have. So, what am I trying to say. Well, her dad was 2 cars behind us on the way to the hotel and therefore it could have happened to us.

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