Malone House Wedding – Keith & Frances

Malone House Wedding

Keith & Frances

Bride and Groom under a full moon

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.

Here is a small selection of images from the day which I hope you will enjoy.
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Seating at Outdoor Ceremony
Wedding Wild Flowers and Seats
Wedding Car Arrival
Bride's arrival with father in car
Bride's entrance with father
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor humanist wedding ceremony
Malone house outdoor wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony poetry reading
Bride and groom vows
Bride and groom kiss
Bride and Groom laughing
Couple congratulated by guests
Bride and groom enjoying champagne
The Groom is celebrating
Wedding gypsy wedding band
Groom's tie and flower detail
Bride smiling looking away
Wedding portrait black and white
Wedding portrait black and white
Bride's bouquet summer flowers
Beautiful bride posing
Beautiful bride's dress
Bride kissing groom's cheek
Bride fixing groom's tie
Groom and best man laughing
Bride and groom at Malone House kissing
Bride and groom lower shot of dress and shoes
Couple with bridesmaids
Couple with bridesmaids candid
Children at wedding
Family formal group shot
Family formal group shot Malone house
Bride taking a selfie
Malone House wedding reception with newly weds entrance
Wedding reception speeches
Wedding reception couple smiling
Wedding Reception toast
Groom's speech at reception
Wedding Reception Bride smiling
Wedding Reception Guests
Wedding Reception Guests
Wedding Reception Best man speech
Wedding Reception Best man speech
Girls at table 10
The wedding cake
Bride and Groom cutting cake kissing
Wedding party group shot black and white
Wedding guests friends
Wedding guests friends
Best man and wife
Wedding guests couple
Bride smiling with her friends
Bride's floral head piece
Girls laughing and dancing
Groom posing with friends
Groom enjoying a cold Guinness
Malone House Wedding bride and groom head to head
Malone House wedding bride and groom portrait at sunset
Wedding first dance
Bride and Groom with fairy lights
Bride and Groom under a full moon

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There is 1 comment on this post
  1. Alan Donaghy
    August 14, 2017, 7:36 am

    Wow! Such stunning pictures! It really was as special as I remember it…

    Thank you George for a stellar performance!