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Sweet Northern Irish Wedding by Paula O’Hara

May 11, 2015 | nicole

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When a couple of photographers hire someone to capture their day, you know the images are bound to be amazing. When Brideen and Deci of Simple Tapestry brought on Paula O’Hara as their photographer, we knew we were going to see some of the loveliest images to date. Brideen and Deci’s Northern Irish wedding was filled with soft colors and personal touches, from the Star Wars cake toppers to the bride’s personalized photo postcard favors.

The Couple:

Brideen and Deci

The Wedding:

Deanes at Queens, Belfast, Ireland

The Inspiration:

Simplicity was key for us – we tried to bring in various aspects of both our personalities from photography and music, to Lego and flowers. Hollie, our florist, created the most beautiful bouquets and table decor. Although we were having a city wedding, I wanted the flowers to be wild and unstructured with seasonal blackberries.

I’ve always loved BHLDN.com and didn’t want a traditional wedding dress, so I opted for a blush pink dress by Catherine Deane and ivory bridesmaid dresses.

The most important thing for us was to enjoy great music and delicious food in the company of our friends and family. It was a bonus that we got the most beautiful weather – a second summer in September.

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The Moments:

Brideen: I loved when we finally sat down to enjoy our meal, seeing all our friends and family around us and having the sun shining all day!

Deci: It was all about the dance-floor. Joe and Emro, two DJ friends, were amazing – playing a mix of indie, hip hop, disco, grunge and 80s cheese… I’ve got great memories of hugging and moshing with practically everyone at the wedding.

The Couple Recommends:

We loved each and every one of our suppliers, we’ve been lucky to meet and become friends with so many talented people over the last few years, as wedding photographers. I would (and we always do) recommend all of them!

Paula, a friend and our photographer, did an amazing job – we love her and her work. She made us feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera and we loved the beautiful images she created. The wedding day went by so quickly that it’s great to have such an artful and personal reminder of it.

Gareth and all the staff at Deanes at Queens were superb. They couldn’t have been more helpful and lovely.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Paula O’Hara
Ceremony Venue – St. Malachy’s Church
Reception Venue – Deanes at Queens
Floral Design – The Rosehip & Berry Floral Studio
Catering – Deanes at Queens
Cake – J-Bird Bakery
Videography – Bradley Quinn
Invitations – Arbee Cards
Makeup Artist – Paula Fraser
Hair Styling – Pauline McShane Hair
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Remus Uomo
Favors – Brideen Photography

Congratulations to Brideen and Deci on their sweet Irish wedding! To see more of Paula O’Hara‘s truly inspired work, be sure to check out the Mystic Beach styled shoot.

xoxoNicole

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks so much Nicole for featuring this gorgeous wedding on JB! Thrilled :) xo

    • The pleasure is all ours, Paula! xx

  2. I am a big fan of Paula Ohara – lovely photographs!

  3. Stunning! Wonderful dresses and awesome photos. The couple is too cute. Congratulations.

  4. Great wedding photos. Nice details and post-production. Gorgeous couple! LOVE the dress and Beautiful pictures.

  5. Very gorgeous wedding ceremony you have best skill on capturing.

  6. So sweet northern irish wedding photogrwphy . Thank you so much .

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