One of the questions I get asked ALL the time is, 'Do you not get bored of weddings?' Honestly I have to answer NO.
Again looking back at weddings for a couple of years ago, I was asked by a family I have known for a long time, The Kyle's to come and document the wedding of their eldest daughter Jane.
It was such a great day with them surrounded by their family and friends who all had a great party. An amazingly relaxed day.
Nick & Janet got married in the brilliant Lime Park Cottages. I have to say, one of my favourite places in general, never mind for weddings, and it didn't disappoint.
It would be a rare and unfortunate wedding, where the bride and/or groom don't show some sort of excitement to get married, but when it comes to the most amount of excitement to get married, I think these two take the prize.
Thomas & Jude planned their day down to the smallest of details, from mix CD's for people to take with them in the car for the long journey down to the beautiful Virginia Park Lodge, to have their first dance outside with sparklers, everything was thought through and was beautifully presented with style and class.
What a great day to celebrate these two getting married during the summer. Thomas I have known for a while not only as manager for David C Clements, who I have worked closely with over the last 18 months, and Callum Stewart, another local singer songwriter I have done some work with, but he is also the drummer in one of my favourite wedding bands, The Gents. Jude on the other hand I knew a bit less but her circle of friends I know slightly better, if her friends where anything to go by, I knew Thomas had found himself a keeper. I think you will be able to see for yourself, just how much fun they had!
Life has a strange way of coming full circle, when you leave school you say goodbye to people, knowing you may see them every now and again but you realise there may be a chance your lives go off in different directions.
I can remember in school when Ross & Louise started going out. I was a few years above them and as things are in school days, the news was a big deal.
Fast forward ten or so years and I get a lovely email from Louise telling me that Ross proposed and they where planning a wedding in France. They had been to the venue, an old Chateau, and had a massive party planned. So they booked Chateau de Saint Martory and it was an absolute honour to then be asked to fly out and do my best to try and take photos that did the wedding and the beautiful surroundings justice. Starting out with the White Night Party the night before, to the wedding party that went on to 4am and everything else in between, including a special trip to a sunflower field!
If you would like to get married in a French castle, please check out Chateau de Saint-Martory
Adam & Hannah // Slieve Donard
When you get emails from couples enquiring about the potential of you doing the photography at your wedding, you never know who they may be.
But when they say they got your name from friends of theirs, and it turns out their friends are some of the best people you know on this earth, you started to get excited. It did not disappoint.
This time I bumped into Pete & Fi at the gym last year. I noticed them straight away, their love for life is just so obvious. So when they called one day to ask about wedding photography I got very excited.
Both of them are very talented at the day jobs, but I started to notice that one topic of conversation was coming up more and more regularly. Wake Boarding. It turns out that Pete is one of the best there is and at his peak was right up there in world rankings. They spent a big chuck of their time on the water. When Fiona messaged me one day to chat through an engagement shoot, she had an idea. 'How about, we both dress in wedding outfits and get on the water?' I didn't know what to think. First I thought she was joking but my excitement grew with the realisation that she was being serious. So the night we scheduled, was a bit of a wash out. We sat on the boat, with fading light, water bouncing off the river and George [Pete & Fi's sausage dog] curled up in the foot well of the boat, we where just about to call it a day. Fi had got a wedding dress off gumtree and pete was in a suit ready to go. Then, the weather cleared and I thought we had about 15-20 mins good light. So they went for it. 3 times up and down the Bann with Pete pulling these insane flips and tricks with the upmost ease and Fiona elegantly slicing there the wake in A WEDDING DRESS! haha
What a great night. Don't think there will be any wake boarding at their wedding in November but I still can't wait!