Malone House Wedding
Keith & Frances
Malone House in Belfast on a hot summer’s day provided the ideal setting for a very special wedding. Keith and Francis are good friends of mine and it was a real privilege and honour to be asked to capture the wedding celebrations. The couple officially wed the previous week at the Belfast City Hall and now celebrated their love with a humanist ceremony at this grand mansion. The couple could not have chosen a better day for their spectacular outdoor wedding in the gardens of Malone House. Friends and family had travelled both near and far to share in the couple’s celebration and it was great catching up with my old buddies.
The ceremony was a joyful affair and included poetry readings from Seamus Heaney as well as a unique spoken rendition of ‘Thank You’ by Led Zeppelin.
Throughout the day, a gypsy band strummed out a wonderful selection of tunes providing a cool soundtrack for the wedding celebrations.
We didn’t need to venture far for the bridal portraits. Taking a stroll around the surrounding gardens and park provided a lovely backdrop for the couple’s photo session. We used the shelter of trees to provide a little shadow and diffuse the harsh sunlight. I think we captured some really striking portraits of the couple and they looked great in front of the camera.
The speeches were particularly touching and hilarious as told by Keith’s lifelong friend and best man, Alan.
The celebrations continued into the warm summer evening and the party got into full swing after the first dances. Outside in the gardens overlooking Lagan Valley, I took the opportunity to catch a few more shots of the couple and guests. Just as the sun had been so kind throughout the day, the moon, in all its fullness, illuminated the evening sky giving it’s blessings to the newlyweds.