Sile & Andrew created a wonderfully personal riverside wedding on the Thames. They mixed Irish & English cultures & foods, incorporated literary references for English teacher Sile and nautical touches fitting for their wedding on the Tereza Joanne boat. With beautiful stationery and welcoming words from talented friends they wished their guests céad míle fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes. They described the day ahead as “the meeting and melding of two distinct cultures: Corkonian & Birkenheadian: Irish & English: Roy Keane & Dixie Dean”.

Waiting for the bride, Andrew was checking his gold pocket watch, his something old. He was kept company by gorgeous identical twin page boys who looked very dapper in bowties and blue waistcoats. Sile chose a beautiful tea length dress, the skirt covered with lace flowers, ‘something blue’ shoes and a nautical necklace. She asked both her parents to walk with her down the aisle for an intimate ceremony on deck. Later there were portraits on the dock against the London cityscape and then lots of speeches full of laughter.

As the sun set, there was an incredible pink sky reflected in the water. I asked Sile & Andrew to sneak out with me to enjoy the last light of the day for some romantic wedding portraits against this dramatic backdrop. Then we climbed to the top deck where they did a private first dance surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and with the city lights reflected in the water. Finally they cut their cake and shared their little cupcakes each with a little message to end happily ever after.


You can see more photos from their day in their wedding story slideshow:

If you liked this riverside wedding on the Thames you might also like to check out my other London weddings and if you’re looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to talk to you about photographing your wedding.