Classic Clandeboye Lodge Wedding: Ben & Ruth
Ruth and Ben planned their relaxed classic Clandeboye lodge wedding for a Sunday. They decided, that as they live in England they would both get ready a the hotel on the day of the wedding. We started the day with Ruth and her ladies, They were getting ready in the prep room at Clandyboye lodges function suite. This is the first time we had ever had a bride getting ready here,it made a really lovely change and lent itself to us getting some really unusual prep shots of Ruth’s stunning dress, from the wedding Box in Newtownards hanging in the Blackwood suite at Clandeboye lodge. Ruth’s mum hand mad her bouquet and the bridesmaids flowers were provided by Mrs Bouquet.
We then popped over to the main hotel building and got some great shots of Ben and his Dad getting ready in Ben’s room at the hotel. We then headed outside with Ben all his men, and I say all there were quite a lot of them 🙂 We headed over to the love seat are and got a few shots with the boys looking very dapper in their Moss Bros suits.
We headed back in the see Ruth, just as she was getting into her Dress and got some lovely shots of her with her Bridesmaids, Mum and Dad before it was time for us all to head into the Blackwood Suite for the wedding. The wedding which was performed by The Reverend Henry Stevenson, the Service was really touching. It included a lovely reading performed by Ruth’s sister, which was really moving and everyone enjoyed the service.
Following the service we headed outside to the grounds for the group shot and then back to the love seat for the family shots. Following these we all headed into the bar to warm up, although it was only the end of October there is was a distinct chill in the air today.
Once Ben and Ruth had warmed up a bit we headed up to the reception room with Simon from Clandeboye lodge to check the set up of the room. While were we there we took the time to do our fake cake shot. We only stayed to Dinner we needed to stage this as we would be away before the real cake cutting happened.
It was then time for the bridal portraits, we spent the next little while just with Ruth and Ben around the grounds of Clandeboye Lodge getting so intermit shots of the couple. We headed back out through the rear of the hotel and around the garden to get these lovely shots Ben and Ruth. We headed back around to the front of the reecetpion suite to get some family shots and then these lovely confetti shots. Soon enough it was time for dinner and as the guested sat down to eat we headed off home.
Graham Crichton is an award winning professional wedding & portrait photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With 10 years of experience and having photographed hundreds of weddings he has photographed weddings all over Ireland, the UK and abroad.
Hannah Crichton is the principal photographic assistant, blogger and studio manager (and other half of Graham Crichton Photography). Hannah and Graham recently married themselves in Ynysybwl, Wales, where Hannah is originally from. Hannah loves “everything wedding"!
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