Heather and Emmet had their wedding in Antrim recently.
The ceremony was an intimate occasion with just close family and friends and we held in Antrim Civic Centre.
The Civic Centre is a beautiful new building on the outskirts of Antrim a super with a modern ceremony room which has its own separate entrance.
Just outside there is a lovely garden area which is ideal for those initial photographs.
Typically at a wedding I am always there early and can take a little time with the groom and his family before the mother and the bride arrives with her father.
In the case of Heather and Emmets wedding everyone arrived together in the big limo, and in addition they all arrived early so we had lots of time for some pre-ceremony pictures outside with both families .
It really is wonderful when everything runs smoothly and on time because I have always found that if you are late at the start of proceedings you really struggle to claw back that time and then everything can be a bit rushed.
After the ceremony the weather really was lovely so everyone went outside and we did a group shot and little Elsie presented a good luck gift.
The wedding reception was scheduled for Dunadry Hotel and Country Club and before the day we had discussed either taking all the pictures there or perhaps taking advantage of the lovely Antrim Castle Gardens. Since the weather was so good and we had plenty of time we decided do do some private Bride and Groom pictures at Antrim Castle Gardens and then to do the remaining shots at Dunadry.
This was super as it allowed Heather and Emmett to relax and have a bit if a walk and it allowed me to get some super shots in a stunning location .
Then it was back into the car for a short journey to Dunadry. Here there was time for a bit of a break to meet family and guests while I too some detail and candid shots , and then it was outside and into the gardens for the remaining pictures.
The day then finished for me with the cutting of the cake , though I believe that there was dancing well into the night after I had gone.