10 years to the day after they first met Marie-Claire and Shaun got married on the 12th of August at AMPM in Belfast.
We met up with Marie-Claire and her bridesmaids at her Mum’s on the morning of the wedding. It was a really busy house, packed full of people. Marie-Claire’s brother had even made the trip from his home in the States to be at the wedding. So, while everyone tucked in to their vegan breakfast we grabbed Marie-Claire’s dress for a photograph at the front of the house. The rest of the morning passed really quickly with Marie-Claire’s hairdresser Sam keeping everyone entertained. Marie-Claire was a little nervous about the day ahead but couldn’t wait to get to the ceremony to see Shaun.
As we left to meet up with Shaun at AMPM it had started to rain and by the time we got there it was raining heavily. Shaun is a keen photographer himself though so didn’t mind letting us grab a quick photograph with him and his best man outside before the ceremony, regardless of the rain.
The ceremony itself was intimate and beautiful, AMPM is quite a unique venue and this was our first visit here. It isn’t an easy venue for any wedding photographer as the only available light in The Treehouse is provided by some fairy lights, but it does make for an different type of atmosphere, which was very much what Marie-Claire and Shaun wanted.
After the ceremony Marie-Claire & Shaun wanted a photograph with the bridal party outside Belfast City Hall and then a few photos of them around the city centre. We think they might have been the most photographed couple in Belfast on the day as everywhere we went tourists stopped to congratulate them and ask could they take their photo.
Unfortunately, we only got about 20 minutes with them before it started to rain again and they decided to head back to AMPM. For Marie-Claire & Shaun their wedding day was all about spending as much time as possible with their closest friends and family. So, while we had limited time with them for their couple’s session, it wasn’t an issue as it allowed them to get back to partying with their friends and family.