Andrew and Joanna’s Wedding at the Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor, Ireland

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The boys having fun in their kilts

Andrew and Joanna contacted me to come over to Northern Ireland to be their wedding photographer. We had shot for some of their friends down here in Malaysia, where they met us the first time,  and they loved our work so much (or maybe it was our comparatively cheap prices) that they were very keen for us to pop on over to Ireland. We stayed in a fantastic place in central Belfast called Benedicts Hotel. If you are headed to Belfast I  thoroughly recommend the place. Awesome cooked Irish breakfast every morning and the place is a party house every night with the pub usually packed and most Irish love to share a pint and have a chat. Sunday lunch features a traditional Irish band singing all the favourites. You can also hire a  car from fairly close by so you can go for a jaunt up the Antrim coast. Well worth it. I WILL be back.

The wedding was held outside Belfast in a small town called Bangor. Bangor had been on my list of places to visit since I was a kid thanks to a rollicking ditty by a group called “Fiddlers Dram”. The Clandeboye Lodge is a nice venue for weddings and has been set up to cater specifically for them. There is an upstairs area for ceremonies and another location for the reception/wedding breakfast. Both families were so much fun and we had a ball covering the day. Big thanks for a memorable time!

Final note: I LOVE Ireland. The Irish are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. If you are having a wedding in Ireland, do drop me a line.

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Brides shoes always says something special about the bride

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The wedding gown was very pretty

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The wedding ring

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Bride was greeted by the priest

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The groom and his best man sharing some final words of advice.

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This photo shows the wedding ceremony area in the Clandeboye

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Vows exchanged

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Another view of the wedding are at the Clandeboye

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Signing the instrument of marriage

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The flower girls watching with great interest

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The bridal party

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Done! Time to celebrate.

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The BIG group photo

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The boys having fun in their kilts

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The couple share a quiet moment…

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….until they spotted us

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The matron of honour is one of our former brides from Malaysia. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

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The kids nearly stole the show

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Just too cute!

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Classic portraiture around the gardens

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The buildings are also great for portraits

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The handsome groom

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Welcome everyone

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Wedding toasts

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The wedding cake was very tasteful

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Couple cutting the wedding cake

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Beers with friends. Nice way to celebrate a wedding and to chill.

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The wedding day over. A new life together begins.

Originally posted 2009-07-04 15:23:39.

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