Adam & Simone’s Belfast City Elopement
Love at First Sight
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.
Their city hall ceremony was conducted by Peggy and was her last one before early retirement so it felt special for her too! Of course we had to go to the hostel where they first met for some photos. We hopped in a black taxi (how very Belfast) to get there. Then retraced their steps around Botanic Gardens from the day after they first met. And we ended in Kellys Cellars for a pint where Adam had played a session on his last visit.
All their spots were so important to them and since they live so far away it was a real honour to be able to capture memories of them for them to take home. after a couple of hours getting photos we left them to enjoy a pint of guinness as newlyweds and start their next big adventure!
Here are a few highlights from their Elopement Photographs