“Hi Dylan – Just wanted to say thank you so so so much for being so professional and easy to be around on the wedding day! we’ve had so many people ask who the photographer was and mums and dads were v v impressed how you knew everyone’s names etc. We love the photographs so so much and just can’t believe how well they capture the moment/emotion!
Kelly and Stephen”
The evening reception took place in the main Barn itself and this was a really fantastic Australian-Irish marriage full of life and emotion: a big thank you to the couple for their trust and warm welcome!
“Hi Dylan, Wow! We can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you’ve done!! The photographs have made us laugh and cry all over again, we’ve been re-living the whole day. So many very comical moments you’ve managed to capture and so many emotional moments too with all the tears during the ceremony and speeches too. You’ve done such a fab job thank you!!
Hope you and all the family are keeping well.
Alex and James”
The wedding day was fantastic with the preparations taking place in one of the Merchant’s large suites. We didn’t have far to go as the ceremony was held downstairs. There were some really lovely moments just before the ceremony and a bit of humour with Anne-Adela’s son deciding to take in an alternative view of his surroundings!
The mirth continued through to the drinks reception in the bar next door before we headed up to the roof to catch the late afternoon sun striking Belfast’s Albert Memorial clock. It’s one of the classic Belfast skylines and one very familiar to me (I used to live on the opposite side of Queens Square). It was great to be up there again and brought back many memories.
As ever, these are just some of my personal favourites from the wedding! More to follow.
Since last year I have posted a new image to my Instagram feed almost every day. It’s a great way to share my work and it’s always nice to get some positive feedback too:
”Wow. I love how you work with B&W. The spiralling stairs are magic.”
”Love this! Beautiful!”
I thought I would share peoples favourites from 2017. This is something I’ll be doing every month as we move through 2018.
Photos from 2017 are from:
Janine and Robbie’s Castle Leslie Wedding
Vic and Dan’s Narrow Water Castle Wedding
Julia and Brian’s Larchfield Estate wedding
Kirsty and Josh’s Ballydugan Mill wedding
Jamie and Sarah’s Home Marquee wedding in Co Antrim
Clare and Donough’s Darver Castle wedding
Elaine and Stephan’s Donegal wedding
Aoife and Kevin’s Lough Eske Castle Wedding
If you want to follow my wedding photography Instagram feed click on the link Dylan McBurney on Instagram
Before Christmas I joined Hollie and Clarke to take their Old Inn Crawfordsburn wedding photography.
It’s always an issue on everyones mind in terms of the weather when getting married in the depths of winter but with this being Ireland the weather can hit at anytime of the year! Driving up to Clarke and Hollie’s wedding we encountered some black ice and I even managed to slip and fall in the church car park during the ‘morning reconnaissance’. Thankfully myself and the cameras/car all emerged unscathed.
The ceremony took place in Lisburn’s Methodist church with the wedding reception at the Old Inn Crawfordsburn. As a story-telling photographer I love a little drama – and so it arrived when Hollie realised that she had forgotten her flowers back at the house. Clarke was made to wait just a few minutes more.
After the wedding everyone travelled through Belfast and out to Crawfordsburn for great food, drinks, speeches and lots of fantastic dancing. A wedding day all around and I was so happy to be a part of it for a lovely couple like Hollie and Clarke
Here is Hollie & Clarke’s wedding day:
We’ve been very lucky with the weather this Christmas. It’s only a few weeks ago that the whole of Ireland was shivering in sub-zero temperatures and several inches of snow. On arrival at Virginia Park in the morning it was one of those beautiful crisp winters days. From the bridal suite on the first floor we could see the mist lifting off Lough Ramor and the preparations beginning for the evening reception down below, outside the marquee.
I am just finishing off the edit of the wedding this week but I just wanted to share a sneak peek of these beautiful photos here now as I know it’s Aoife’s first day back in the office. And what’s better than getting to relive the wedding day?
After the preparations in the morning at the Lodge it was a short drive up the road to St Patricks church Lurgan where Aoife and Kevin had a lovely intimate ceremony. Afterwards, it was a quick dash back down the road to the Lodge for confetti, champagne and canapés.
The dancing mayhem later that evening was fantastic. It’s not often I get to hear ‘Galway girl’ and ACDC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ in the one night! A little toast and my thanks to A and K for a great day and evening. These are my personal favourite images from the day!
I only live about an hour from Glenariff and it’s always a pleasure to drive up the Antrim coast road. A few summers ago I remember climbing the hill above the highest waterfall in the glen and imagining a wedding here. And so here we are – a wedding in one of my favourite places in Northern Ireland.
Anna and Ruari themselves live in Cushendall and so it was very much a home wedding for everyone. Kilmore Country House sits about halfway up the glen from Waterfoot in one of the most beautiful glens in the whole of Ireland. As it was a winter wedding I was really glad that the weather was dry, especially for arriving and coming out of church. It was a little windy but that just added to the drama with Anna’s veil.
I haven’t yet had the opportunity to edit the whole wedding but here’s a little teaser of my favourite images from the day. Enjoy!
Four more weddings for me this year in what will be a very busy December. This will be my last post this year and I would like to thank all of my clients for having me at their weddings. The biggest wedding this year was for 370 people and the smallest was for two. I loved them all. These are my personal favourites from 2017. See you all in 2018!