Lets kick it back to over a month ago, when this unreal summer was just starting… a balmy late May, with the incredible Armagh Cathedral and the opulent Castle Leslie as a backdrop, Mel and I sailed through the day with the most gorgeous bunch.
A crew who were up for anything, hilarious speeches, craic a flowing and a bitta floss dancing thrown in for good measure #2018DANCECRAZEHYPE
Take a gander at this beauty…
Stephen & Fergus - Langtons Hotel Kilkenny
Stephen & Fergus got hitched a couple of months ago in the fabulous Langton’s Hotel. A hotel, which from the outside, looks like a typical little kilkenny pub, but opens up to one of the most stylish, contemporary wedding venues i have ever seen… all those gorgeous features with natural light dancing over them were such a suiting backdrop for these two grooms..we hardly wanted to go outside…from the beautifully personal humanist ceremony to the dancing, these two and their guests had a ball…check it out…glorious…
2017...what a year. We have had an epic one, both Pete and I were married in July and all these fabulous folks joined the club too.
There was rain, there was sun, there were tears, there were laughs. But most of all there was love. Love from families, love from friends, love between couples...not gonna lie...getting married is epic, but shooting weddings, thats something else.
We are so privileged to get to share all of these great moments with these incredible people. And the best thing, we get to do it all over again with another bunch this year...yes! Lets do this 2018 couples!
Susan & Rob - Deanes at Queens Belfast
We had such a blast shooting Susan & Robs day, the morning was super chilled with lots of great coffee, great tunes and a bit of warm up dancing.
Pete navigated his way around the rented house where Robs family were staying, rucksacks and suitcases housing the great traditional Scottish attire donned by the lads. A quick walk to the church for the ceremony, then a dander down to Deanes, stopping along the way for some portraits...pure chilled beautness.
Lots of Guinness and some hilarious speeches later, the dancefloor filled quicker than i have EVER seen, so what could we do but join in? Such a fun day with great people...
Emma & Barry - Bellingham Castle
Emma & Barrys big day in Bellingham castle was pure class. Emma & her bridal party got ready in the incredible Bellingham Estate, a beautiful house right next to the castle with fabulous hosts.
You could tell Emma had thought about every little detail of the day, but what was really apparent to me from the outset, was that Emma & Barry wanted everyone to have the best time...These two have the BIGGEST hearts, full of generosity for those special in their life and beyond...
This is an incredibly elegant affair yet very relaxed, just love family & friends....what more could you ask for....oh...well...a beautiful sunset and they got that too...enjoy...
Rachel & Damian - Europa Hotel Belfast
Rachel & Damian, two absolute cool cats from lovely Downpatrick. Rachel and Damian really didn't want to pose for anything, they wanted us to capture their day naturally, but when the sun was setting over our beautiful city, we hiked up the stairs for a few couple shots and boy was it worth it...
This couple were full of fun and i think it shines through. Just a couple of best friends getting hitched, throw in some great style, a few hilarious speeches and a top notch first dance and you are on to a win!
Megan & Aaron - Deanes at Queens Belfast
What can I say about these two absolute dotes? Megan & Aaron are the type of couple who have love shining out of their eyes...you know the type... always giving each other little glances across the room.
We got to know these two so well in the lead up to their big day, and with Megans background in events, every little detail was planned to perfection and with complete ease.
I look back so fondly on the craic with the girls in the room in the morning and the wandering around queens with these Megan & Aaron to take some stunning portraits.
These two had their guests enjoyment at the centre of their big day and what a party it was...oh yeah and that dress...hello Megan! Such a joy to relive this day putting this blog together...enjoy everyone.
Pete & Rachel - Garden Party
You'll have to forgive me if iv gone a little over board with this one, but this is Pete, one half of Laura J Curran, so you'll understand if I pure spam your faces off with their wedding day magic.
We had been having quite a nice early summer, then the rain started and didn't really stop for a few weeks. Pete and Rachel wanted a big summer wedding party at Rachels parents farmhouse, so when they were hanging paper lanterns with the rain beating off the marquee and putting lights on the trees in huge raincoats, there dream seemed slightly out of reach. But they were in luck, the day came and sun did too...in spades!
They spent their day outside sipping champs, playing beer pong and enjoying Rachels parents incredible garden. When it was time to eat, summer bbq food in the marquee with all the doors open to let the breeze rip through...
This really was a family affair, with all lending a hand to create a beautiful, colourful DIY wedding day. The flowers were created by Rachels mum Joanne of Grey Barn Floral, Petes mum Annette made the incredible wedding cake. And with every aunt, cousin, brother, sister playing a part in the decorating, you could tell everyone felt part of something.
We danced the night away (yes me too) into the wee hours filled with love, laughter and with a few beads of sweat on our brows...pure magic...
Lucy & Michael - Orange Tree House Greyabbey
When I think back to Lucy & Michaels spring wedding day, it was bright and breezy but still cool. We ventured to malt mills, under trees and walked the coast. Lucy & Michael trusted our judgement as photographers completely and boy did it pay off... Take a look at this beautiful, gentle warm couple celebrate their love with their closest family and friends...pure orange tree magic...