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Quirky St Malachy’s Church and The Empire Music Hall Wedding: Bronagh & David


Bronagh and David tied the knot in August. They kept things simple, having their ceremony in St Malachy’s Church in the city centre and then held their reception just a short hop away, at the Empire Music Hall on Botanic Avenue.

We started the day all the way up in Limavady though! Bronagh is from that part of the world and was getting ready for the big day at her family home. So off Graham went assisted there by his good friend David Coote while poor Hannah was stuck at her day job! We got some great shots of Bronagh and the girls dresses!! isn’t the yellow just fantastic? We took all the shoes outside and used this fantastic picnic bench to get some fab shots. It was such a lovely day though once we had ventured out into the garden, Graham was hooked and so out came all the jewellery… and then of course all the people too! I’m such a sucker for pets though couldn’t resit this great shot of Bronagh with the 2 pooches!

Once we headed back to Belfast, David dropped Graham off at St Malachy’s and he headed of himself. Graham met up with “Groom David” and his lads outside the church and got some great shots of them there and in the surrounding streets before the guests started to arrive. Soon enough Bronagh and he ladies arrived in complete style driven by the amazing Causeway Cost Mini Club and a white (of course), red and pink mini!

We headed in for the Mass which was really lovely preformed by Father Keaney and with Readings from the couples friends
and Family. Following the Ceremony we did some family photos outside the Church before everyone jumped in the mini’s and
Hannah Arrived out of work just in time to head up to Botanic Gardens for photos. We got some great shots with the cars
outside the library at Queens before we went on into to the park and the greenhouse. Once we were done with the bridal party
they headed off down to the Empire while we hung around a little bit longer with the couple getting these brilliant shots
of them inside the Green house and then around the Museum before we too all jumped back in the cars for the short trip down
to the Empire.

St Malachy's Chapel Belfast Wedding
Causeway Coast Mini Club Wedding
Belfast Botanic Gardens Wedding
Belfast Botanic Gardens Wedding
Belfast Botanic Gardens Wedding
Belfast Botanic Gardens Wedding
Belfast Botanic Gardens Wedding

There was a bit of time when we arrived to get some candid shots of guests and to get some of the details in the room and of course of the fantastic cupcakes from French Village and of the hog roast! soon enough though it was time for speeches – they were great and including a poem read by the brides sister!

The Empire Music Hall Wedding
The Empire Music Hall Wedding
The Empire Music Hall Wedding

Following Dinner the room was cleared out and the band set up. We sneaky-ed up on the stage with the couple to get a few shots before the band were finished and it was time for the dancing to start. We got some great shots of the beginnings of the
party before it was time for us to head home.

The Empire Music Hall Wedding
The Empire Music Hall Wedding

Supporting Cast 

Venue – Ceremony  – St Malachys Church  Reception  – The Belfast Empire Music Hall

Officiant – Father Keaney

Dress – McElhinneys of Ballybofey

Hair – Jenny Buchanan

Make up – Rosemary Wright MUA

Flowers – Mary Dooher

Transport  – Causeway Coast Mini Club

Stationery – Kaizen Print

Room Decoration – Table 10

Cake – French Village Bakery

Catering – The Spitting Pig


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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