Part 4 – Speeches & Dance Party

So, after a memorable wedding ceremony and a happy afternoon spent in the sun eating icecreams and having their portraits taken, Stephen & Lauren were welcomed into their wedding breakfast. The upper room at the Mill had been decorated with all Lauren’s pretty touches…

speeches-4speeches-6their friend Siobhan had spent hours making this beautiful bunting for the whole room!speeches-14speeches-15speeches-16speeches-20speeches-27speeches-30speeches-35speeches-36Let the speeches (and accompanying slideshow!) begin!speeches-38speeches-42speeches-45speeches-46speeches-49speeches-53Love this quaint for a table plan…speeches-97speeches-100speeches-103Time for the band to set up…!speeches-106speeches-117speeches-119speeches-126speeches-160speeches-168speeches-183speeches-141speeches-145things got blurrier as the night went on…(!)speeches-153It was a brilliant night…I danced so hard my legs hurt for 2 days afterwards!

Thanks to Lauren & Stephen for hiring us & letting us be part of your fantastic summer wedding! xxx

 

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a sweet family session

Elaine & Jonathan recently welcomed gorgeous baby Charley into their lives!

One Saturday afternoon I went round to drink tea and spend some time in their happy domesticity snapping away! It went a little something like this…Charley  (3)Charley  (4)Charley  (13)Charley  (16)Charley  (18)Charley  (29)Elaine is a piano teacher and already Charley takes an interest…Charley  (34)Charley  (35)Charley  (37)Charley  (40)Charley  (42)Charley  (47)Charley  (48)I really like babies at this age when their faces are so expressive and they’re coming into their own personalities!Charley  (52)Charley  (56)Charley  (61)Charley  (62)Charley  (63)Charley  (68)Charley  (71)Charley  (79)Charley  (81)Charley  (85)Charley  (88)Charley  (91)Charley  (94)Charley  (99)If you’d like a family shoot, drop me a line on photographybyastrid@hotmail.co.uk xxxx

Mingling & Portraits; Ciara & Dan – Part 3

Welcome back to Ciara & Dan’s beautiful springtime wedding! After the ceremony there was a lovely drinks reception and some live guitar music before the portraits took place. It went a little something like this…Drinks (4)Drinks (8)Drinks (22)Drinks (26)Drinks (30)Drinks (31)Drinks (40)Drinks (43)Drinks (46)Drinks (47)Drinks (49)Drinks (58)the canapes were super fancy! (and yummy)Drinks (59)Drinks (62)Drinks (64)Drinks (66)Drinks (71)Drinks (81)Drinks (84)Drinks (88)Drinks (91)Drinks (93)Drinks (94)Drinks (97)Drinks (109)Drinks (114)Drinks (117)Drinks (130)Drinks (132)Drinks (135)Drinks (136)PortraitsPortraits (11)Portraits (18)Portraits (24)Portraits (25)Portraits (38)Portraits (39)Portraits (45)Portraits (49)Portraits (54)Portraits (69)Portraits (74)thanks for looking! Wasn’t it a sweet wedding! Remember to leave a comment! xx

Ciara & Dan – Part 2; Ceremony!

Welcome back to Part 2 of Ciara & Dan’s lovely spring wedding in Carlingford! The girls were ready well in time and talked the boys into meeting them at the beach for some pre-ceremony shots. I always LOVE moments like these; it makes a wedding so much more about love, fun & naturalness and much less calculated and formal.

Here’s Ciara walking with her girls to meet her man!morning (144)and here’s Groom Dan getting their son Noah ready to see his mummy!morning (146)first look!morning (154)morning (164)morning (179)morning (188)morning (192)morning (197)morning (201)morning (203)heading off inside to get married!morning (207)ceremony (7)what a priveledge to have local legend Graine Duffy and her bandmate playing! Totally gorgeous.ceremony (10)ceremony (15)ceremony (17)ceremony (23)ceremony (28)ceremony (30)ceremony (35)there were some lovely moments, including readings & lighting of candles for missed loved onesceremony (39)ceremony (41)ceremony (43)ceremony (45)ceremony (47)ceremony (49)ceremony (54)ceremony (56)ceremony (60)look at these cheeky wee monkeys!ceremony (62)done! married!ceremony (63)ceremony (65)ceremony (68)ceremony (72)ceremony (77)ceremony (81)ceremony (85)celebration time!ceremony (92)tune in for part 3 soon! xxxx

Ciara & Dan wedding Part 1 (morning prep)

Welcome to Ciara & Dan’s utterly gorgeous spring wedding at Ghan House, Carlingford!

We started off shooting some pics of the girls getting ready at the hotel nearby…it went a little something like this!

Ciara wanted to include her late parents in her wedding, and I thought this brooch was a really beautiful way to have them with hermorning (5)morning (14)morning (17)morning (20)morning (28)morning (31)morning (32)morning (35)morning (38)morning (39)morning (44)This is what happens when you try to photograph the makeup artist…!morning (48)morning (49)morning (55)morning (59)morning (63)morning (66)morning (69)morning (73)morning (76)morning (79)morning (81)morning (82)morning (83)morning (90)I absolutely LOVED the bridesmaids dresses! So delicate & pretty; perfect for spring.morning (91)The boys sent a cute photo of the progress at their end…morning (92)morning (94)morning (97)morning (99)morning (102)morning (104)morning (110)Ciara’s dress was sooooo beautiful!morning (116)morning (122)morning (123)morning (125)My favourite bit was the train coming out of the back!morning (127)morning (134)morning (138)Ready to go meet the boys!morning (140)

Part 2 coming soon – the ceremony!

xxxx