Rachel & David got married on the 10th of April at Magherafelt Baptist Church, with their wedding reception being held at the Leighinmohr House Hotel in Ballymena.
We started the morning with a trip to Rachel’s parents beautiful home in Magherafelt to photograph everyone getting ready. It was a relaxed morning, everything went according to plan and there wasn’t the need for the usual last-minute dash to get ready before it was time to leave.
Upon arriving at the church, we had just enough time to say a quick hello to David before Rachel arrived. The ceremony itself was lovely and as so often happens we got quite caught up in the moment ourselves. After the ceremony we where approached by one of the wedding guests who said it was the first time he had seen wedding photographers joining in with the hymns during the wedding service. Rachel & David walked out of the church to fistfuls of confetti being thrown by their guests which was lovely to see as so often we speak to couples who want to do this but the venue does not allow it.
After the ceremony we left for Springhill House, a beautiful National Trust property in Moneymore. This was our first visit here but we are sure it won’t be our last. The grounds around the main house even at this time of the year are amazing and proved to be a really good choice of location by Rachel & David for their bridal party photographs.
It had been threatening to rain all day but luckily enough it stayed away until we reached the Leighinmohr Hotel for the wedding reception. Once back at the hotel, it was time for the speeches and the cutting of the cake. It was very important for Rachel & David to spend as much time as possible with there guests and with that in mind they decided not to have the tradional first dance so that instead they could spend that time chatting with their guests.
If you are looking for a Leighinmohr Hotel wedding photographer do check out this other wedding as well.