With things finally settling down after the wedding and honeymoon, I said I’d post about the wedding day. Myself and Louise thoroughly enjoyed our day.
It started out early in the day. My family were in our house in Castleconnell, and Louise was in her mother’s home in Caherdavin. Lou’s cousin, Daren Kirwan, was on hand in Caherdavin to take photos of the preparations! My sister, Catherine, had her camera in Castleconnell for some early photos. As expected, myself, my family and groomsmen got to the church first, and met some of the guests arriving.
My uncle PJ Madden celebrated the ceremony for us. He made the ceremony fun and enjoyable, while maintaining the serenity of the occasion within the church. We were delighted to hear how much everyone present enjoyed the ceremony, and are very thankful to PJ for doing such a fantastic job. It made the day very special for both myself and Louise.
After the ceremony, and a few photos in the church, the wedding party made our way out to Bunratty Folk Park for some photos. Again, Louise’s cousin Daren came with us and took some lovely photos.
It was then back to The Radisson Hotel in Limerick for the meal and the afters. The hotel staff were fantastic throughout the day and everything ran perfectly. I also have to mention “Hotshots”, the band. They were excellent, and kept the dance floor full for their entire set. They even let Mikey play drums for a few songs!
After the band and the DJ, the guitar came out and the sing-song got started. We were asked to move out of the reception room into the hotel lobby at about 5:30am, but this only re-invigorated those of us still going and we kept going for another 2 hours out there, with a piano added into the musical mix!
What really made our day was to have our families and friends with us to celebrate the wedding and enjoy the day with us. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did.
We have a large amount of honeymoon photos, but I haven’t uploaded any yet. They’ll make their way online soon enough, or at least some of them will, and I’ll link them here when they do.
I got a bunch of the stag photos and put them up, but I’m still waiting for a few more. I’ll upload them when I get them.
It’s been a while since I posted anything up here, so I’m going to try and cover a few topics now. I started a new job developing payments routing software with ACI Worldwide in February, so I’ve been busy enough over the last few weeks.
To start with, I’ll mention http://photos.jmadden.eu, which I’ve just set up. This is a Plogger install that I can fill up with our photos. At the moment, all that’s up there are photos of Lou’s hen night in Killarney this year.
That leads me nicely on to my stag weekend, which was this past weekend (4th, 5th & 6th of April). I had a brilliant weekend, really enjoyed it & it was brilliant to have such a great bunch of friends around for the few days celebration! Thanks to everyone who made it. When I get a few photos in from it, I’ll put them up too.
While on the topic of photos, I also grabbed PloggerPress to integrate Plogger with WordPress, so I could have pages & posts of just photos. It works perfectly, but I’ve made a few changes to make it work a bit better for what I want. Firstly, I found a minor bug in it that I notified the developer about this evening. On line 150 of plogger-press.php, change
$url=preg_replace(“/[ |(|)]/”, “_”, substr($path, $number));
Plogger replaces certain characters (the one’s I noticed for the above change were ‘ ‘, ‘(‘ and ‘)’) with underscores. This ended up with some of the thumbnails for photos not being shown because the link for the ‘img src’ was incorrect.
As well as this, I added an ‘add_filter(“wp_head”, “my_head_func”);’ so I could alter some styling. I put a ‘class=”image”‘ into the ‘<img>’ tags so I could style them (borders, padding etc.) just to look a bit better.
Lastly, I’ve had very little time to work on SvnFs lately. I’ve done a small bit of work on getting write support done, but if you want it any time soon, I’d advise grabbing it from http://www.jmadden.eu/svnrepos/svnfs/trunk. It’s available anonymously, so
svn co http://www.jmadden.eu/svnrepos/svnfs/trunk
That’s it for now. We’re only three and a half weeks away from the wedding, so I doubt there’ll be many more updates before that. I’ll put up the stag photos when I get them, but that’ll probably be it!!
I’m due to get married, this coming May, to the lovely Louise (I feel dirty just linking to Bebo, but she doesn’t have a website anywhere else!).
She’s put in most (if not all!) the work in organising the wedding and now, she’s put up a website to keep information, photos and any other useful bits and pieces.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can email them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Louise (email@example.com).