Adan & Simone met by complete chance. Adam was an American in Belfast working as a trad musician. Simone was taking a break from work and travelling on her own from Austria. They both ended up staying in Vagabonds hostel in Belfast. here they met after a night out and ended up chatting into the small hours. Fast forward a few months and the pair decided to return to where they first met to tie the knot. Literally tie the knot. It’s an Austrian tradition to tie the bow on your bride’s dress after the ceremony.
Simone’s stunning traditional Austrian dress was embellished with gorgeous detail and Adam looked incredibly dapper. I don’t shoot many elopements so this was a rare pleasure for me. Roping my assistant in so we could be witnesses as well as photographers (you need 2 witnesses to legally marry) we spent the afternoon walking around Belfast getting photos in the places the two had discovered on their first trip.
What can I say about Caroline and Gar!! I first met this pair of legends in March 2017. Newly hitched myself and just back to work after dragging out a ridiculously long honeymoon. They were the best way I could ever have started back. I am not ashamed to admit I ended up having a wee cry at the Belfast City Hall elopement. Brian Kennedy sang their favourite song and their very closest family were there. Gar’s son and daughter and Caroline’s sister and hubby with her mum.
Their tiny absolutely overflowing with emotion ceremony was followed by lunch at the Merchant. First a few photos around town though before they headed off. Both of them have massive hearts with so much love for friends, family and each-other. Caroline spends her days promoting disability equality with her company Valuable 500, herself very visually impaired, and Gar works as an architect and event planner (hence the incredible home).