This lovely couple met me a few years back and booked me on the spot, we had a great wee chat and they stuck in my head as I knew that their wedding day would be immaculate.
Meeting up again recently we did their pre-shoot at Lady Dixon’s Park during that crazy spell of SNOW. Orla got engaged here two years ago (Conor wrote in the snow “Will you marry me?”), I thought this was incredibly romantic. We decided to do the shoot here whenever snow would appear again and guess what, just for Orla, she got her snow! Such a relaxed and friendly couple not to mention gorgeous – she makes my job so easy!
So the 23rd February was here, my first wedding of 2013. I was excited to see Orla’s Ian Stuart gown – well wow it was pretty amazing, she was glowing and so so elegant. My ideal style of dress, so soft against her honey hair styled to perfection and her make-up just completed the look. After a few glasses of bubbly and once I had completed all the prep I went on to the church to see the boys.
Conor and the guys were chilled at the chapel in Armagh (chapels are always so dramatic inside and leave me in awe, they really make the wedding service photos). I had some competition here also as one of Page boys would not set down his camera, flashing at me constantly. I dread to think of the many dodgy photos of me on that memory card!
Orla’a mummy walked her down the aisle and the service flowed so well with much humour from the priest, he was referred to after as Father Jack a few times! Sometimes the service is the part of the day that stressed me out as the minister/priest can be so strict. Occasionally they don’t understand that I am only doing my job to capture every moment for my bride and groom. However I always promise I won’t jump/move around/be noisy – I still like a little mouse and often get pins in needles. On this day I was not worried as everyone was lovely and there was no strict rules.
After the service we headed straight to Carlingford, one of my favourite places to shoot. Such character in this medieval village and beautiful landscapes to make your jaw drop. As we arrived it was baltic cold and it started to lightly snow! We used various locations around the village such as the beach, the cobbled streets, the abbey and we finished up at their hotel the Four Seasons for some cocktails and hungry tummys ready for their dinner.
I hope you both had a fantastic time in Dubai and Thailand and love the photos to relive your special day.