A Bohemian Wedding By Francis Meaney

Set on a picturesque grounds of beautiful Lisannoure castle, with rustic tones and country charm, Kate and Calvin’s wedding is the epitome of bohemian beauty. This creative couple included tons DIY touches too, everything from the venue decorations to delicious treats was home-made, and they all turned out beautifully.

The Looks …. I looked long and hard for a wedding dress that was different and a little bohemian, and I finally found the perfect place at Archive 12 in Belfast. The Fin dress by Daughters of Simone was a dream come true.

The Vibe …We really wanted a relaxed and natural vibe with touches of African here and there to make sure my family heritage was evident. We also wanted it to feel like a wedding where everyone had taken part in. Some of our guests baked treats and cakes for us to enjoy at the reception, the bridesmaids and groomsmen were responsible for most of the decorations at the venue and we had lots of friends and family chipping in with music, decorating the wedding cake and taking videos.

Highlight of the day…We had imagined and planned for the whole wedding procession to walk up together from the church at the bottom of the drive up to Lissanoure castle from the first time to viewed Lissanoure. We were prepared to do it come rain or shine but it turned out to be a beautifully sunny afternoon which was brilliant. Looking back and seeing everyone walking up together to the castle surrounded by the beautiful grounds was definitely one of the highlights of the day!

Advice for planning couples…Make sure that your wedding feels like your own. There are lots of ideas out there and it can be easy to end up with a wedding that doesn’t feel like you, so make sure to have an idea of what you want at the beginning. Also we found that family and friends were invaluable in the lead up, so make sure to delegate to them so that you can think about the bigger picture.

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Photographer | Francis Meaney

Wedding Dress | Archive 12

Makeup Artist | Jennifer Ireland

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