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!!
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!
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.
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!)
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...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
We are delighted to bring you this inspiring Portrush couple. Stevie, Hannah and her family run two north coast shops which we love, Off The Wall and A Broader Picture. Both put a high value on quality and attention to detail. If you're around the north coast be sure to pop in.
One of our first weddings this season and what a way to kick things off! When we met up with Ben & Olivia a few weeks before their wedding we knew it was going to be special. The twinkle they both have in their eyes is something else, and Olivia's contagious laugh and ability to see the funny side in life is a gift from above (the gene clearly runs in their lovely families!).
We are so happy to bring a bit of celtic love to the blog. It was great to have so many Welsh visitors blown away by our wee countries summer sun...it's like this all the time sure!
Moving from seaside Hollywood through the countryside to the elegant Tullyverry house was the perfect way to spend the day. Escaping a few times with the bride and groom was effortless and these guys were so comfortable with one another, it was a dream.
When we first drove up to see the barn with James and Claire in June it was a shell. Literally grey walls and a big empty space. So to see it transformed was extra special. The venue was only minutes from their homes, and it was perfect. Claire and James (with a little help....notably Jil from The Stables Flower Co) painted and planned a proper barn party with elegance and charm. It felt a bit like a fairy tale! These guys pulled off the romantic idea so many of us have of hosting their wedding in a big old barn. We are thrilled to share the story of this incredibly easy going and brilliant couple's day. Enjoy. T.
As we sit here in our office today, woolly socks on, and temperatures struggling into double figures it's hard to imagine that just a few months ago we were shooting Kyle & Emma's wedding in blistering sun, and sweating from head to toe by the end! Tim and I drove back from downpatrick that evening, picked up the kids at 8pm from my parent's and we headed straight for the beach - all I could think about on the way home was running into the sea... so it had to be done!
Kyle & Emma celebrated their wedding in style at Ballydugan Mill, a super cute and super quaint venue. Emma beamed her way through the day, and Kyle brought the house down with a killer speech, heartfelt and straight to the point...
Major kudos to these guys for trekking through a potato field in that heat... it wasn't easy but they were 100% game and we think the images we made with them were pretty epic.
Conor and Anna are part of our crazy community on the north coast. It was a joy to photograph their wedding day as we have watched them go through friendship, dating and engagement.
One of our favourite places, Limepark was the venue for the ceremony which went ahead outside despite more than a few rain clouds. You could say Anna's Californian family got to witness the true unpredictable nature of our wee country. But the ceremony was full of high emotions, and the weather couldn't stand in the way of the stunning vows and prayers. We then moved on to Lissanoure castle for a feast and a party!
We loved the style and energy that the bridal party carried. And despite being attacked by an army of midgies during the evening photos, we had heaps of fun - these folk are hardcore!
So California and Coleraine has a new bond... and man aren't we thankful!
Our first wedding in Tulleyverry House, what a beauty! Brad and Elaine planned an outdoor wedding ceremony, all morning the place looked perfect, the sun was making an appearance through a few clouds and the stage was set. It rained only 30 minutes all day...take a guess when. Ha! To be honest the drama added such a buzz to the day and despite a few worried looks, pushing through the rain was the rock an roll thing to do! It was taken in great spirit by all and will make a great story for years to come. Brad and Elaine, thanks for making us feel part of the family. You have big hearts and your journey together of school years, distance and commitment is powerful. Thanks for having us!
Persistence paid off for David. Guys out there should take heart, keep going for the girl, because after the third time of asking she might just say yes to going on a date... and she might just fall in love.
This is the story of Grainne and David getting married in an intimate seaside parish and their elegant reception at Cultra Manor. We had suit and dress envy all day, we loved their style but most importantly how much they love each other. These guys rock!
Michael and Naomi's wedding transported us to a different time. To pull off a 'gastsby' themed wedding you have to carry something that little bit special. From handmade dresses (Naomi designed her own dress) to 1920's style brogues, everything about the day had charm and quirkiness in abundance. And at the center of it all was fun, with Naomi's smile and Michael's banter topping it off. We left this wedding buzzing...
Apologies in advance for the length of this post - it was impossible to narrow my favourites down! But I hope the ones I have selected manage to keep your attention... I've written a little about the venue choice for Holly & Jim's wedding day in their engagement post (which you can find here), but they basically turned a desolate site into their dream wedding venue in an incredibly short space of time - and it was nothing short of stunning. With the help of Eventco Marquee hire and Posh Nosh Catering, it really was a day fit for the queen.
We enjoyed a special Cathedral Quarter engagement shoot with Graeme and Heather, and it has been great getting to know them. The elegance and charm of the Lough Erne Resort was the perfect location. After a wet and windy afternoon we were then blessed with evening sun, and hats off to these guys for popping outside after the meal and for just going with it! I loved when I noticed a wee quote on one of the tables just before we left "sunshine always follows the rain"... perfect way to sum up their day! We adore...