Hugh & Reem - a Belfast City Centre Wedding

Ever wondered what an Air Bnb wedding looks like?  Wonder no more.  Reem & Hugh didn't have much time to plan their wedding before jetting off to live in Bejing, so they did things their way, and their way was epic! 

After officiating things in Belfast City Hall with their immediate family, they made their way down south to Longford where their guests awaited them.  With backgrounds in architecture they knew this air bnb was the ticket to a good party with their loved ones.  A blank canvas combined with good vision and help from their mates, they transformed this beautiful place into a perfect wedding venue.  With indoor sleeping space limited, the great outdoors was called upon, tents were pitched and voila, everyone had somewhere to spend the night!  

We don't need to say much more, feast your eyes on this....

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Neal & Anna - Lissanoure Castle Wedding

Ah, we love Lissanoure Castle Weddings!!! It's where we tied the knot back in 2007, and it still has the same charm now as it did back then, probably even more! Tim went to school with Neal and we loved getting to know his lovely bride Anna in the lead up to the wedding. 

There's no denying, Anna's Rue De Seine dress stole the show, brought even more to life by gorgeous flowers designed by Floral Earth.  As always it was a joy to work alongside Tippy Logronio (MUA) and Lynette Murray (hair), two of the sweetest people in the industry!

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Kevin & Mary, wedding at home, Northern Ireland

Kevin and Mary were fortunate enough to host their wedding at Mary's family home in Draperstown. The gorgeous marquee was provided by Eventco who we always love working alongside. The grounds were decorated with bottles, jars and bits and bobs found around the home and it all tied in so perfectly, we'll never forget the background folk traditional music echoing around the grounds as guests laughed, drank, ate and just had the craic!  As you can see, this was a magical wedding executed to an incredible standard and we loved every minute from start to finish.

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Iain and Suzanne - The Carriage Rooms, Wedding

We had the pleasure of documenting Iain and Suzanne's gorgeous wedding at The Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate.  Iain had only been home for a matter of days from The British Lions tour of New Zealand so we were seriously impressed at how fresh he looked and how well Suzanne had coped with planning so much of the wedding herself! Kudos to both of them.  The Carriage Rooms, as always, was the perfect elegant venue, with help from Grace and Saviour, and flowers by The Rosehip and Berry...  what a dream team! 

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John & Lorna - Galway's finest!

We are so grateful to have been invited down to Galway to spend the day photographing John & Lorna's wedding at  The Salthill Hotel. As you can imagine, with John's long term dedication and involvement with Connacht Rugby these guys had a huge number of guests  which meant all the more fun.  After a beautiful ceremony at Jes Church we headed into Galway town for drinks and to soak up some Bank Holiday vibes.  We even had time to pop into Lorna and John's new 'old' house which is a wee gem of a cottage bursting with character. Not only that, it's where John proposed so we definitely wanted to mark the spot with some photos. 

 

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One year of our youngest....

365 days ago we met Jonas (the bonus) in the flesh for the first time.  I can't say i felt overly comfortable walking about the maternity ward with a camera, i tried to be discreet and sensitive.  Although the staff, especially in the operating room, were very cool and i think they found the whole idea quite exciting.  I'm grateful for all the staff within the Causeway Hospital that day for their love, care and smiles.  

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Vanessa & Owen - Portrush Wedding

Vanessa and Owen travelled from Australia to get married in Owen's home town of Portrush at the end of last year, before re-locating to a new life in Oregon.  They kept everything on home turf by hosting the evening party at Owen's families pub, just a stones throw from their reception venue, 55 degrees north.  A brilliant, chilled out day for their friends and family, on a mild December day. They nailed this one!!

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Katharine & Blayne - Drenagh House Wedding

We couldn't be happier to be sharing this beautiful wedding at Drenagh House that we shot in September with Katharine & Blayne.  We knew from the get-go that there would lots of us to gush over as both Katharine's sister and mum are florists at uber popular FloralEarth and Katharine herself works in the fashion industry. The dress... the dress! No words needed, just look! And Blayne kept up his side of the bargain by getting his suit handmade by Dee Graham and he just looked top dollar :) Let's not forget the epic cake table with Ursa Minor Bakehouse Donuts.... oh my!

 

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Dan & Lois - Tullyveery House Wedding

You know it's a good day when The Red Arrows make a random surprise appearance just as you're saying your vows!  Dan and Lois brought their elegance, beauty and families to beautiful Tullyveery House.  We loved their style and relaxed ceremony, and any party with The Gents band and s'mores is a winner in our eyes.  Lois's cousin handmade her wedding dress which was just incredible, what a talent and how significant. Unfortunately Tolly, Heneretta and Bernadette couldn't make it over from London...their cat and two chickens.  

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Scott & Vic, Downings Wedding, Donegal.

What a privilege to join with Scott & Vic as they pulled their clans together, back to where they met while holidaying for years as kids.  Beautiful Downings Bay in Donegal couldn't have been a nicer spot to celebrate  their day... the weather played ball and we couldn't have asked for more (and a first for Tim getting to photograph a groom getting ready in a sweet caravan at Melmore Head, beaut!)

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Rachel & Ryan - Causeway Hotel Wedding, North Coast Ireland

Rachel and Ryans North Coast wedding was simply dreamy.  It was our first time shooting a wedding in theCauseway Hotel (somewhere we both often (as children) visited for Sunday roasts!) but it proved to be an awesome venue and we would totally recommend it for anyone looking for a great venue on the North Antrim Coast.  And being right next to the Giants Causeway for your wedding photos is just a brilliant bonus.  Check it out...

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Claire & Alex - Larchfield Estate Wedding

It's been a good while since we blogged, I have a baby and 2 other kids to blame for that, alongside a busy summer of weekly weddings and emails through the roof! So time to change that and show off some nice fresh photos of wedding goodness...  

We'll kick things off with Claire & Alex's daft punk-japenese-80's video game inspired wedding at Larchfield Estate in County Down.  

So much love for this...

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Best of 2015...

Two thousand and fifteen, you've been kind to us.  Not with the weather, that made life tricky at about 80% of our weddings, but with our sweet couples, families and friends.  We knew when we sat down to chose these images that if we thought about it too long we'd have problems, so we did a quick whizz through some of the moments that stand out in our heads...

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Shannon & David - Old Court Chapel, Strangford

We had a blast enjoying a day of elegance and excellence. An old fashioned love story between Shannon and David.   Old Court Chapel is an absolute haven set beside Strangford lough. From the beautiful old church to the unique barn room dance floor, it really is high up there on our list of best wedding venues in Northern Ireland.   Guests were treated to a cocktail of rain and sunshine...classic Irish weather for those visiting from across the water...  The wedding was helped come to life by the fantastic Floral Earth, catering by The Yellow Door, and hair and make up by Lynette Murray & Ashley Morhej, both such talented girls and a great team to work alongside!

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4 point 5 of us....

Changes are coming for our wee family... 4 will become 5 in February and having made the transition to 2 kids at school/nursery this autumn (and lots more kid-free time!) we'll be back to all-things-baby in 3 months time!  So we're squeezing all we can out of our free mornings... walking, running (while I still can), coffee breaks galore, netflix and just taking things at a nice pace.

 And with this gorgeous autumn weather we've been given, we jumped at the chance (finally) to take what could well be one of our last sets of photos as a foursome.  Olivia (6) and Jude (3) are at such a great wee stage, we have a lot of laughs, and Tim and I just adore being with them and lapping up our surroundings together. SO thankful we get to live where we do, it just never gets old!  

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Colin & Claire - Crom Castle Wedding

Crom Castle feels like a dream.  It has a knack of transporting you to another world, where time stands still.  Surrounded by calm waters and lush green fields, you get lost in it all. 

It was a joy to hear about Claire and Colin's vision in advance, and they nailed it!  Their guests were treated to an adventure, which made this wedding all the more unique.  Beautiful from start to finish.  

C&C, thanks for having us along for the ride!

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Paul & Debra - Mussenden Temple Wedding

Paul and Debra brought the party to the north coast! We loved these guys. Another fearless couple that take risks and break some rules. They planned their day their way. Floral crown, sharp suits, epic temple, slick cars, shades, killer dj set, confetti with a capital C and a lush sunset.   If you're going to bring half of your wedding guests over from London this is the way to do it...

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Matt & Ariana - North Coast Cliff Top Wedding

Matt and Ariana had a dream and it was a complete pleasure to document it unfolding. These guys live in Philadelphia, Matt moved away from Northern Ireland when he was 6 so for him and his family this was the right place.  There ceremony was indeed special.  They only decided on the location (at Dunseverick Castle) the day before and had their 2 dads, who are both pastors marry them -  Ariana brought her Greek routes into the day by having a Greek crowning ceremony which was just beautiful. These are two incredibly trusting and generous people. Their love and faith is infectious and I can honestly say this day has changed us. We will never see Antrim coastline in the same way again...

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