Empire Music Hall Wedding
Julie and Adam
Julie and Adam enjoyed a spectacular Empire Music Hall wedding celebration after tying the knot at Belfast Castle.
The day started at the new Bullitt Hotel with Julie preparing for the special day. Her Mum and friends, who had travelled from South Korea were there to help out and they were a lot of fun. My first time at the hotel, I liked the lighting in the corridors and made the most of it. We also got some shots of the excited ‘bride to be’ at the roof top garden.
Soon it was time to drive across town to Belfast Castle to meet the groom ahead of the ceremony. It was looking like another warm and sunny day as we were in the middle of one of our hottest summers. The wedding was lovely as you’d expect and the guests were just great.
I had some concern over the harsh sunlight, not ideal for portraits, but we worked with it and I really like the shots we got. I enjoyed getting some candids of everyone hanging out around the castle grounds. We found some shade at the staircase and worked on the bridal portraits.
A double decker bus ferried the wedding party and guests to the Empire Music Hall for the rest of the day’s celebrations. The Empire was decked out in full wedding splendour, the perfect venue for the music loving newly weds. We got shots on the stage, of course and captured the magic of the old time music hall.
Speeches soon followed the couple’s entrance for dinner and there was loads of ‘quare craic’ as we say. Music was provided by the groom’s buddies on stage and the party really got into full swing.
It was a special day and a wonderful celebration for the happy couple who looked great in front of the camera. I think we really made the most of the contrasting locations.
Empire Music Hall Wedding. Here is a selection of images from the day which I hope you will enjoy.
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My dress is by Alexa Chung, it’s not your typical wedding dress but I loved it. I wanted a little bit vintage and unique.. Also I wanted to be comfortable in it, mainly to dance! Took me a few months to find this one.
My two best friends from Korea, Sunhee who is living in Australia and Songyi is living in Canada, they travelled all the way to Belfast! And they wore dresses from Monki.
We met in Seoul, South Korea, just over 8 years ago. Adam offered me a kebab outside a bar I didn’t take the kebab but his phone number instead! He proposed to me in Dec 2016 in the living room with candles, photos and flowers. We went on a surprise holiday the next day!
As for our wedding day we just wanted a party – we love music festivals so wanted it to be like a festival!
I fell in Love with Belfast Castle when I was there first time I knew this was gonna be our venue. And we both love the look and views from the castle. For the reception, as I mentioned, we wanted to have a ‘party’ so the Empire was the perfect venue for us!
When I walked down the stairs and saw Adam standing there with tears in his eyes, that actually made me laugh. I thought I was gonna cry. Thanks Adam!
I loved every moment at our wedding but I loved when we, our old friends from everywhere and new friends from Belfast danced all together with a song ‘Sweet disposition’ by Temper Trap. I dreamed that moment for a long time.