It was an overcast day, as it (nearly) always is in Belfast. Siobhán made her preparations in Benedicts Hotel in the heart of Belfast’s Botanic area before making her way to the civil ceremony at Malone House – a stately home that was once a 17th-century fort!
The wedding itself was intimate, with their closest family and friends in attendance. It was such a special moment to see two people commit their lives to each other and were on their way to becoming parents [Siobhan was 4 months pregnant at the time of the wedding]
Josh and Siobhán met at University whilst studying politics and history. They both have a special place in their hearts for Belfast and its past; so it was no surprise after their wedding ceremony that they had arranged a Black Taxi tour of the big smoke for their guests.
The tour was a unique experience for their English families, there were a few raised eyebrows but everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We created portraits as the tour went along Belfast’s famous landmarks – from the Crown Bar to City Hall, from the Cathedral Quarter to the Peace walls and everywhere in between.
The wedding reception was held at a small vegan restaurant, the Honest Vegan on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
We love shooting weddings in Belfast because there is so much choice, from tiny restaurants to huge stately homes, you can have any type of wedding you could want in the biggest small city in the world!
We loved documenting Josh and Siobhán’s wedding in Belfast because they chose to do things their way, from Siobhán’s green wedding dress (more of that please) to the black taxi tour and finally choosing a restaurant that serves food they love.
In all, it was a unique wedding (in the best possible way) and we hope you enjoy their wedding story.