Spring Wedding at Darver Castle – Gerard & Siobhan


It's hard to believe that its 9 months since my first wedding of 2015.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

I couldn’t have started 2015 with a better wedding.  I went to school with Siobhan and never would have thought, 30 years after we started secondary school together, that I would be capturing such a special day for her and her fiancé Gerard.  

I arrived on a beautiful March morning to Siobhan’s mum’s house, daffodils in full bloom.  There was an air of excitement as the girls had their makeup beautifully applied.

I love capturing all the little details that make up the whole story of a wedding day; all the little things that my couples put their hearts and souls into choosing.

The morning quickly marched on & before we knew it, it was time for me to leave for the St Mary’s Chapel, Barr to photograph Gerard and his groom’s party.  

Gerard & Siobhan had first met in October 2013 at a 40th birthday party and hit it off straight away after being introduced by a mutual friend.  That first meeting led to start of a beautiful romance & led to Gerard proposing to Siobhan whilst on holiday in Turkey, the following August.   The proposal was a complete surprise to Siobhan, with Gerard hiding the beautiful ring in with his games console in his suitcase.  He found his perfect moment whilst they were walking along the moonlit beach.  

After the wedding mass, we drove the short distance to Dromantine.  Such a perfect place for photographs, especially when it was cold outdoors.   Siobhan was the picture of elegance in her stunning bridal gown from La Boda Bridal, Banbridge.  

I was so pleased that Gerard & Siobhan decided to bring along their dog Leeloo for some photographs.  Unfortunately Leeloo is no longer with us so I know that these are moments that will always be treasured.  I think you’ll agree that she looks rather cute with her pink tie.

Following photographs at Dromantine we made our way to the gorgeous Darver Castle.  

Gerard being a Game of Thrones fan is an understatement.  He had incorporated some of this in the styling including the brilliant table plan.  He and Siobhan even got to do their mock cake cutting with the Darver Castle sword.

Following dinner, the newly married couple danced to the very romantic “Like the Sun” by RyanDan before everyone let their hair down and danced the night away to the great music created by the McStoker Ceili Band.

Suppliers:

Bridal Gown: La Boda Bridal, Banbridge

Bridesmaids Dresses: Beautiful Bride, Camlough

Flowergirls Dresses:  Marks & Spencers

Suits: Balmoral Suit Hire, Finaghy

Makeup Artist: Ramona Burns

Hair: Noel Burns Hairdressing

Wedding Transport: Unity Wedding Cars, Cloughoge

Flowers:  Flowers by Donna

Venue Styling:  Darver Castle

Cake: Bride’s twin sister Fiona