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Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding: Rachael & Louis


It was a slightly damp morning that we set off for Rachel’s Mums house for Rachael and Louis’s Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House wedding,  We started the day by catch all the little details, from Rachael’s shoes and jewelry, through to the dress that was designed by Rachael herself and made locally. We got some great shots of the girls getting their hair and makeup finished off in between. Soon enough the lovely flowers from Abbey Florist arrived and we nipped outside with them to get these great shots, while we were out in still from the website “This Is Not My Cat” a neighborhood cat decided that it liked the look of Rachael’s mums stairs and nipped in! much to the amusement of everyone there.

Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding
Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding

Soon Enough it was time for us to head off to Orange Tree House and meet up with Louis and his lads. Rachael had told us that Louis had bought his suit himself and that it was a little out of the ordinary, so we were intrigued on the way down and can say we were totally in favor in fact, I have to say I totally love it! We started off by getting a few shots of the inside of Orange Tree House and off all the little details that the guys had arranged. We then got a few shots with the lads before the guests started to arrive.

Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding

Soon enough the ladies arrived Rachael arriving in her dads camper!! We got some shots of the girls before it was time to get the ceremony underway. The Ceremony was performed by local registrar Beverly McCullough, its always nice to work with Beverly she is always good fun.

Following the Ceremony everyone headed out into the conservatory just and the Red Bus Company arrived! We couldn’t resist getting on the bus for some shots especially as it was still raining we made full use of the great interior of the bus for these great images. The rain eased off for a little while and we headed out to the garden area at Orange Tree. There was lots of dashing in and out with Brollies for these shots but Rachael and Louis were total gems while we got these and didn’t mind the rain a bit.

Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding
Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding
Vintage Rainy Orange Tree House Wedding

We arrived back at Orange Tree and went inside to get some shots of the interior and of the cake.  Following Family pictures it was time for everyone to head in for speeches and dinner and time for us to head off home.


Supporting Cast

Hair  – The salon

Make up – Caroline McFeeley

Flowers – Abbey Florists Newtoenabbey

Dress – Designed by Bride made By Angela Turkington of the Front Room

Stationary – Mike Heskett

Cake – Relax Cakes

Venue and Catering – Orange Tree House

Video – Aaron Owens




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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