It was touch and go up until the last minute if Hayley & Jamie would get their dream outdoor island wedding at the stunning Fermanagh wedding venue on Lusty Beg but thankfully Mother Nature played ball and what a day it turned out to be.
Lusty Beg has excellent accommodation on the island and both families stayed over the night before and got ready in their separate lake view houses. When I arrived on the morning Hayley and the girls were getting the hair and make-up done by Ciaran Timoney - The Boss Gloss studio and Abigail Vance - Makeup artist and keeping the show running smoothly was Carina from TeamBride.ie who I would suggest to any bride that maybe worried about keeping things in order on the run up and during their big day to check out the services she has to offer!!
There's times as a wedding photographer that I'm glad I have the camera in front of my face to hide my own emotions but this was really tested when I witnessed Hayley's parent's Carole & Liam seeing her for the first time in her stunning dress from The Bridal Company Templepatrick, this part of the day always kills me being a father myself.
While the girls were getting ready Jamie and the lads had a pretty chilled out morning and it wasn't long before they were suited and booted in their gear from Freddie Hatchet Cookstown and proud parent's Janet & Leo were checking him over to make sure he was looking perfect for his bride to be.
The sun shone brightly as piper for the day Paschal Gillen lead the wedding party the short walk from the houses over to where the guests had gathered for the beautiful ceremony celebrated by Mandy Somerville. During the ceremony the couple lit candles, exchanged rings from Goldmine Omagh & Cooley's Derry and remembered family and friends who could not be there to celebrate with them with the most beautiful background music from Ferghal McAloon & Stevie Corrigan from the Whistlin' Donkeys.
Straight after the ceremony family and wedding party picture were taken with the amazing lake as a backdrop and while the guests were treated to a drinks reception with music from John Garrity myself, the team from Milltown Digital Media who were videographers for the day and the newlyweds took a short walk to capture a few location shots, the highlight being when the Celtic loving pair were treated to the arrival of the European Cup won by Celtic in 67.
I was delighted leaving the island after this wedding knowing Hayley & Jamie got the day they dreamt of and from chatting to them both afterwards the night was every bit as good as they were treated to the best food and drink while dancing long into the night to the music of All Folk'd Up and DJ Conel
Thanks so much guys for having me as your Wedding Photographer
Other Suppliers on the day
Flowers : McGarry's
Decor : Amilo Weddings & McGarrys
Cake : David McKnight
After Dinner Entertainment : Fiddler Adam
Guest Musician : Vlad Sax