Matthew & Kerry’s handmade autumn themed Wedding
I first met Matthew years ago when I started doing work as a photographic tutor with The Skyway Club. The Skyway Club are a group of adults with various disabilities (well they would tell ya otherwise because trust me nothing slows them down) who meet on a daily basis and work on lots of great creative projects and offer each other a support group. They’ve become great friends of mine and I love calling in for a cuppa and working on our various mad photography projects. When I heard Matthew and Kerry were getting married there was no way I wasn’t going to be their photographer as I knew how much effort they would put into making it their day. They spent SO much time making little details for the wedding – every piece of decor crafted by their own hands (with the help of the skyway guys) with a beautiful autumn theme running throughout the flowers, colours and set up of the room at The Ballygally Castle. there’s a really lovely feeling being part of a wedding day where it’s a real team effort and with friends doing the makeup, hair, music and myself behind the camera it really was a day full of their friends with their families playing a massive part. Both Kerry and Matthew are extremely close to their families and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house during their ceremony and everyone was straight up on the dancefloor with them after the first dance to party the night away too.
I’m always a fan of any bride who is brave enough to face the weather and head out for photos and Kerry came prepared with wellies to get down on to the beach for some pics – you’re only going to do it once so what if the dress gets a bit wet!! We set off in a VW camper van to brave the rain which actually let up a bit for us, then back to the gardens which had beautiful colours and light and apples lying everywhere that had fallen off the trees. I miss autumn already roll on the next one it really is my favourite time of year!