Did you see Steph and Jon’s Greencastle Donegal post wedding shoot on the blog last week? Today I’m sharing their Derry Playhouse Wedding Photography in Northern Ireland and it was a beautiful, beautiful day.
I especially loved their personal ceremony, which was officiated by Steph’s cousin, who delivered a beautifully moving ceremony but also created an interactive section which involved a wobble board and the whole congregation making gentle weather noises. It was amazing.
Here’s what Steph and John had to say about working with us:
It was such a pleasure to work with Babb Photo. Laura and Pete were so lovely it was like having extra guests except you get the best photos ever. afterwards! Every bit of the process was enjoyable and easy. I chose them because I knew the quality of their work from a friend’s wedding and I wanted the same. We couldn’t be happier.
Keep reading and scroll down to the bottom to read about their Derry Playhouse Wedding in their own words, including credits for their brilliant suppliers.
We met the old fashioned way – through friends at a party. We became engaged after realising that if we wanted to be together we needed to be legally married because we were in a long distance relationship between the U.S. and the UK. We were technically already married when we had this wedding but we wanted to share in a celebration with all our friends and family. And we’re so glad we did.
The Playhouse has a personal connection because both John and his mom have done work at the Playhouse and its an important parts of the arts community here in Derry. In addition, we needed some support but really wanted to do a good amount of the wedding ourselves including decoration and catering. The Playhouse could provide what we needed but was able to let us do a good amount of it ourselves.
John fell in love with a brand he saw at Debenhams, Hammond & Co so he looked for his suit in the same brand for the wedding.
I made a trip to a dress store in Colorado a long time ago with my bridesmaids and mom to look for dresses just so they could be a part of the process and while we were there I fell in love with a dress from the pageant/prom section. I loved it and could afford it. What more could you ask?
I wanted natural elements including plants on the tables and the bouquets to be more natural with a lot of greenery and plant life beyond just flowers. So I chose flowers with small blooms and interesting shapes and I had a friend come and make them into bouquets and buttonholes the morning of. the wedding. Cactuses and succulents were included because when we met at the party there were cactuses given out as gifts. I wanted the structural elements to be offset by nature around the space.
My cousin Kevin was able to do the ceremony and as he is one of the most creative and fantastic people I know there was no doubt that he was the person for the job. He wrote and performed the most incredible ceremony that was meaningful, personal and so much fun. In addition, we had two readings from each side of the family and told them to read what they wanted. We asked each person specifically so they could bring themselves to it instead of choosing reading for them.
The First Dance
Jump the Line (Shake Senora) by Harry Belafonte. We chose it because we love to dance to it together.
We had a DJ who played soul and doowop. We knew we wanted that type of music played and it turns out that Keith and Emmet – staff members at the Playhouse moonlight as DJ’s so we went to one of their sets at a local bar and knew they were perfect!
The Words of Wisdom
The only advice I could give is to enjoy it! It’s all about the time spent with people you love. That’s what makes it truly special.
Outfits – http://www.tbcoccasions.com/ and http://www.debenhams.com/men/hammond-co-by-patrick-grant // Veil – The Bridal Collection http://thebridalcollection.com/ // Florist – Taryn Gleeson (Friend) // Venue – The Playhouse Theatre https://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/// Decor/Sty;ling – Stephanie Gaumond and anyone she roped into helping // Cake Maker – Clare Cassidy (friend) // Caterer – John Mulkeen with help on the day by friends including Mark Leyland // Bridesmaids Dresses- (Various) Asos http://www.asos.com/women/dresses/cat/?cid=8799 Heart of Haute http://www.heartofhaute.com/ and Boohoo http://www.boohoo.com/ // Man of Honour/Best Brother Suit – H&M http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/index.html // Best Man Suit – Cityman http://www.citymanmenswear.com/ // DJ’s Keith and Emmet (friends)