How did your ‘story’ begin?
Although Amy and David were both raised on the island of Ireland, their paths were not meant to cross on the Emerald Isle. Amy was studying in England to become a teacher when a mutual friend (the best man) introduced her to David. They clicked instantly. Four years passed and David took Amy to a beautiful castle in Kent where he proposed. Their adventures continued to lands afar as they took up teaching positions in Thailand together.
How did you go about planning your day?
Organising a wedding can actually be quite an enjoyable experience, even planning it from 6,000 miles away! But it does help when you have lovely mothers who very kindly offer their services. Remember that it is the day that you marry your best friend, nothing else really matters.
What was the most memorable moment of the wedding day for you?
It’s very hard to pick just one as the day is a whirlwind of special moments. Take time to look around at all your guests and the venue as this is what you have been planning for a long time. It’s difficult to take everything in on the day. We just remember being happy all the time. Knowing that all our friends and family were there to celebrate with us was the best feeling. To feel the love and support from the people that matter to you most is one of the best feelings in the world.
What would you say to other couples thinking about hiring a cinematographer for their wedding?
Definitely, definitely, definitely hire a cinematographer. They will capture moments that you may not see. A video captures the essence of the day in a way that photographs alone cannot.
Everyone that made our day possible:
Cinematographer: Story of Eve
Photographer: Donal Doherty
Ceremony Location: Knock Presbyterian Church
Reception Location: Culloden Hotel and Spa
Flowers: Mrs Bouquet, Belfast
Wedding Cake: Jenny’s Cakes, Bangor
Entertainment: The Big Kahuna
Stationery: Jules Wedding Stationary, Belfast
Rings: Gardiner Brothers, Belfast
Dresses: Romantique Bridal Magherafelt
Groom’s suit: Martin Feeney Galway
Hair: Hair Network Newtownards
Make-Up Artist: Love Life Beauty by Edel