But First Coffee!
My adventure with Lauren and Chris started with our meeting in Sprucefield car park. We had met for coffee but since the M&S coffee shop had closed early and nowhere else was open bar McDonald’s, we pulled up a chair outside and got a chat. I knew from the fact they were laid back enough to handle this that they were my sort of couple. We ended up chatting for over an hour about their plans for the day at their Orangetree House wedding in August. At that point it was almost 2 years away – time flies!!
They decided to do an engagement shoot in the gorgeous Lady Dixons park to get them ready for the big day. It’s always a winning idea – firstly to put nerves at rest, and secondly, to have lovely photos for your invitations. Like everyone I ever meet they said they hated having their photo taken. I get this all the time but during the shoot they certainly got into it! And like everyone else they were fab at it – you guys are all too hard on yourselves!
Orangetree House Wedding
Their August wedding in Orangetree House was absolutely beautiful. First off the vintage tea party theme which meant beautiful vintage china on every table in addition to stunning pastel floral decor everywhere! And what can I say about Lauren’s dress. I have honestly never seen anything like it! Elegant and figure hugging with a bardot neckline. The addition of pleats at the bottom made it a truly one off gown! She went with a loose up-do styled by Danibelle and gorgeous makeup by Christine Patterson. Chris was absolutely styling in a dark blue tweed suit – I love seeing a bit of colour on grooms!!
Four Seasons In One day
The day started off with sunshine blazing, it quickly turned to torrential rain during their ceremony. It even got dark as if someone turned the lights out (ahh the joys or Ireland). Thankfully that only lasted a few hours so it didn’t get in the way. We were able to use the stunning natural light at the Orangetree windows and old stone walls for some portraits. Then after that we were able to head out after dinner when the sun returned. That’s the joy of your photographer hanging about. It means you have a second, more champagne filled chance if the weather decides to be a nightmare!! Above all it means you get photos from lots more of your day to look back on.
Lauren’s bridesmaids deserve an award for best team ever – good bridesmaids are so important!! They were happily carrying her dress to avoid the mud and helped me lay down black bin liners to make a dry path. During it all generally being the best craic ever of course!
Chris is a huge Killers fan too so if you like them too get a peek at their Brandon Flower’s soundtracked slideshow. However you should be warned, the song will stick in your head for days…