Sarah and Stuart – Ballymascanlon House Wedding

April 6, 2017

As featured in Northern Woman Magazine in June 2017

From our first contact via email I knew Sarah and Stuart were the nicest of people. Warm, friendly with such a quirky sense of humour. They are a perfect match. Their wedding day in September was a dream to shoot. I was so lucky to be asked to walk alongside this lovely family for the day. I didn’t know until the week of their wedding that Sarah had a prominent professional photographer in her own family, so the pressure was on to live up to the high standard!

Sarah had fabulous style, with a real old school glamour that only the very few can pull off. When Nadine pulled out her red lipstick in the morning, I nearly squealed with delight! With her dark hair, she suited it perfectly.

Stuart is from Scotland, so there were a lot of little nods during the day to his celtic heritage – beautiful tartan kilts, the choice of flowers and the addition of a piper on the steps of the Cathedral. Nothing was left out. Many of Sarah and Stuarts friends are mutual classmates from their days at University, so there were plenty of stories and laughs from their time together in Edinburgh. Particularly during the speeches!

The wedding ceremony took place at St Patricks, before we headed of to the Ballymascanlon which was a riot of beautiful autumnal colours, apples and brambles. Major thanks to Stuart and Bradley on videography who taught me that the doors of the stable house at the Ballymac actually open! I have shot there a few times and never knew this. But it provided such a lovely opportunity to get indoor shots as well as using the gardens. Really looking forward to going back here later on in the year.

Stuart is a big tennis fan, so we all went for a quick game at the tennis courts for some bridal party fun. In more ways than one 😀 – I will let you discover for yourselves what they got up to! Have a look!

Enjoy the highlights x

(P.S – Favourite part of the day was when main man, page boy Eoghan, got a present from the bride. What a little gentleman in the making. He would melt your heart. You will see what I mean)

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Suppliers: Brides dress – La Boda Bridal, Banbridge; Bridesmaids Dresses’ – Creative Ideas, Armagh; Make Up – Nadine McLaughlin MUA; Hair – Lisa McArdle from Rogue and Rollers, Armagh; Flowers – O’Kanes Flowershop, Armagh; Kilts – Kilts 4 u, Scotland; Stationery – Cartalia, London; Mother of Bride – Gasp, Armagh; Reception – Ballymascanlon House Hotel.