Dominic & Sophie | Gracehall, Dollingstown, Northern Ireland

“Oh Emma these are absolutely incredible.  They look the way the day felt and we spent hours reliving the whole day as we went through them! They are simply priceless and we can’t believe the moments you captured. You have made everyone we love look incredible. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have you capturing their day. You rock.”

I first met Dom and Sophie in The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London on a chilly December evening…which is where my couple crush began! Right away, I clicked with this incredible pair. Their funny, warm, ambitious and open characters shone through and it’s been a joy getting to know them over the past year.

Dom and Sophie invited guests back to Sophie’s home of Northern Ireland, choosing Gracehall in Dollingstown as their venue. I’ve shot here many times and it’s always a real pleasure to shoot in the space and see the lovely Susan and Tom of Gracehall again. So many little touches went into the day, including suits hand-made from Mumbai and flowers hand picked from the Northern Irish countryside, not to mention that gorgeous MGB GT car!

When shooting the wedding of two actors, you might think there would be a slight guard up in front of the camera. Nothing could have been further from the truth for Dom and Soph. You can’t pose unadulterated joy. These two beauties treated me as an old friend from the very beginning. They generously shared themselves with me and let me capture their wedding day uninhibitedly; capturing those real moments that you want to remember forever.

Venue: Gracehall, Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Wedding Dress: Rime Adoraky at The White Gallery
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenburg
Bridesmaid Dresses: Trousers from Anita Dongre, Blouses designed by Sophie with help from Sue and Rob Thorburn. Material sourced in Mumbai then handmade by couturiere Rebecca Hilman in London.
Suits: Bespoke. Wool Cotton blends with checks somewhere as a nod to Scottishness. All made/tailored by CEO Rules Mumbai.
Accessories:  Groom’s Tie Tom Ford, Groom’s shoes Grenson, Bride’s earrings was a hairpiece from Luna Bea that Sophie converted into earrings.
Make up: Paddy McGurgan
Hair: Kathy McLean
Car: MGB GT from Courtyard Classics
Flowers: Sourced as wild flowers from Cherry Townsend from Kilcoan Gardens. Bridal bouquets and buttonholes arranged by Hannah Clapham from DaughterLondon. All arrangements at the Church by Janet Robinson (Soph’s mum). Extra greenery from Barbara Erwin at Foliage Works. Greenery on tables stolen from the Northern Irish countryside and assembled by family and bridal party.

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