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

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Antrim Coast Engagement Shoot

What a country we live in! To have romantic ruined castles & white sandy beaches on our doorstep is surely something we tend to take a little for granted here in Northern Ireland?

So I was thrilled when Lauren & Steven chose Dunluce Castle & Whiterocks Beach on the beautiful Antrim Coast for their engagement pics! Although they live quite far away, the Antrim Coast holds family memories to them, making it the perfect spot to celebrate their forthcoming nuptials.

The shoot started at Whiterocks Beach & went a little something like this…Beach (2)Beach (3)Beach (16)I always find coastal lighting is just incredible…Beach (24)Beach (29)Beach (33)Beach (35)Beach (40)Beach (44)Beach (46)Beach (50)Beach (62)Beach (64)Beach (69)We drove a few miles along the stunning coastal road to Dunluce Castle…to fight the raging wind!CastleCastle (6)Castle (12)Castle (17)Castle (21)Castle (22)Castle (28)Ross caught this sneaky shot & I love it!Castle (30)Castle (34)Such an amazing backdrop….Castle (39)Castle (45)Castle (52)Castle (56)Castle (65)Castle (70)The wind was fierce and bitterly cold so we stopped into the visitors room to defrost and write a little postcard!Castle (74)Castle (75)Lauren had this fab idea with scrabble tiles!Castle (76)Castle (77)Castle (78)Back up at the cars the sun was coming out & the sea was sparkling in the distance. Mesmerising.Castle (83)Quick costume change!Castle (84)I’d spotted this coat in Lauren’s car right before we were about to say our goodbyes and I asked her to put it on for a few shots…so glad I did, she¬†looks beautiful in it!Castle (87)Castle (90)

And Lauren will have another ring to admire come August when she marries Steven! Can’t wait to photograph that one, I know it’s going to be a beaut!

If you’d like an engagement or a couples shoot please drop me a line, photographybyastrid@hotmail.co.uk xxx

 

Ciara & Dan engagement shoot

Dan & Ciara are marrying soon! So we squeezed in an engagement shoot at the gorgeous Palace Stables in Armagh. They brought their cute wee son Noah along and made it a family shoot!

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Looking forward to shooting their wedding soon!

If you’d like an engagement shoot or family shoot drop me a line at photographybyastrid@hotmail.co.uk