Monday, June 29, 2015

An Irish Wedding: Shane & Allyson

Oh what a glorious day, celebrating the marriage of these two, Shane and Allyson, in Bandon, Ireland, where Shane is from.

The view of their joy-filled faces was priceless from where I sat with the other musicians. It's like time stood still and heaven opened up over Shane and Ally, filling us all with God's presence as they pledged themselves to one another in front of family and friends during their meaningful ceremony.

Allyson's dad, Mark, composed both the processional and recessional, ending in a joy-filled Irish jig that had everyone clapping as Ally and Shane made their way down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife! See HERE for a link to the livestream wedding video - wedding starts at 20:30 if you want to fast forward. You're in for a treat if you have time to watch.

Although I was in the middle of fingers flying on the piano during the recessional, I'm pretty sure every face had a smile while the music played - most of all the bride and groom! It really couldn't have been a more joyous, delightful, God-honoring occasion.

A spiffy little red Triumph met them at the steps of the church, their get away car to the reception after hugs, kisses and congratulations following the ceremony.

Like royalty, they had their paparazzi for the day!

A downpour the night before ushered in a beautiful sunny wedding day which was certainly perfect for getting away in a convertible afterward!

With everyone taking photos, calling out greetings, and wishing them well, townspeople and those working in the shops even came out on their thresholds to see them off. Small town life at its very best!

Down a narrow Irish country road, The Innishannon House Hotel was the perfect location for their reception and photos afterward.

Mark and Amy Chase with Allyson & Shane

Chase family

Bridesmaids: sister, cousin, friends

Chase and O'Regan parents

Groomsmen: Brothers, brother-in-law, friends

Allyson's side of the family, including parents, siblings, grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins

Chase siblings

Shane's side of the family

More of Shane's family!

One of my favorites!

"Shane and Allyson, your wedding day was everything a wedding should be! 

You gave glory to God, you proclaimed His goodness in bringing a man and wife together.

You radiated His presence, you let us see the depth of love you have for one another.

And you gave us a glimpse forward, towards the great wedding feast still to come when we will meet our Bridegroom, Jesus!

What joy to share in your wedding day in Ireland! May the Lord bless you and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, as it already does!"

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful summary of a wonderful day :)