Collette & Ian

I met Collette & Ian well over a year before their wedding day and I think they were as surprised as me by how quickly the time flew in. They planned a glamorous art deco styled family celebration at the Beech Hill in Derry with their marriage taking place in the adorable church just outside it’s gates. Their priest from home in Pomeroy came to lead the mass and it was a truly touching ceremony – Collette being the 5th member of the same family he had married. It’s so special when the celebrant really knows the couple and the day was filled with laughter, happy tears and fun family memories and stories. A bagpiper led them across to their reception in a burst of gorgeous sunshine which meant we were able to make the mosts of the lovely gardens around the Beech Hill and get them some gorgeous portraits, Collette’s stunning Jenny Packham gown sparkling in the bright light. Their tables were themed with qualities such as “love” and “patience” and they even had Irish dancers to start the evening party off with a bang. A proper Irish wedding full of dancing and great memories – even some of the guests took to the mic to join the band!



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