Belfast City Wedding – June 2020
Fiona and Paul
Fiona and Paul celebrated their love with a small wedding at Belfast City Hall. Their wedding was one of the first since the easing of the lock down due to the Covid-19 crisis. It was also my first wedding in three months so I was excited to dust off my camera and get back to doing what I enjoy. The couple’s wedding plans had also altered considerably due to the regulations. The planned guest list of numerous family members and friends, as well as the dinner party had to be postponed. Instead the couple were joined with their children as the witnesses. Together with the registrar and myself, the allowed maximum gathering of six people. Wedding numbers have already changed to a total of ten and will no doubt continue to increase over the coming weeks as we return to normality.
The wedding was held outdoors at the East side of the City Hall. The ceremony was captured on film by the BBC and the journalist was eager to interview the couple for the evening news. It was quite the weekend for media coverage with my own little BBC interview a couple of days before.
After the ceremony, we ventured over to the Cathedral quarter and the Duke of York for some bridal portraits. The quiet city streets with closed doors and shutters didn’t stop us from having fun and we got some great shots. The couple were great in front of the camera and really enjoyed themselves.
Most of my summer weddings have been postponed until next year and I’m already looking forward to my next wedding. I’m hopeful that we’ll be getting our weddings back in full swing over the coming months.