CITY CHIC

Conor + Jill, Ulster Museum, Belfast

For Jill, it was a case of a northern home-coming as she returned to her roots in Belfast for her wedding. It was a day full of fun, family and friends which was held in the spectacular Ulster Museum. Jill and Conor's romantic nuptials captured exactly the relaxed mood they were after.

THE WARDROBE

My dress was by Sarah Janks from Ivory and Pearl in Comber. The girls at Ivory and Pearl offer a service second to none and I was spoilt for choice. I loved my dress from the moment I tried it on. It was like finding Conor - easy, instant and when you know, you know! I accessorized with hair pins from Anthropologie and beautiful sugar pink shoes from LK Bennett. Conor wore a dark navy suit from Hugo Boss and a silver linen tie by Ted Baker.

THE VENUE

We wanted our wedding to have a city vibe. Belfast is my home city and also where Conor and I met so it has a special place in our hearts. The Ulster Museum was the perfect combination of old and modern - it offered us something contemporary and elegant. The ceremony was held in the Belfast Room which is part of the original 1920s building, as is the hallway where our guests could mingle after the ceremony. The atrium of the Ulster Museum was our reception venue - what an amazing space!

THE DETAILS

I wanted the feel of our day to be elegant and relaxed. I chose soft pastel colours, greens, pale pink and creams to create a light, summery feel. The stationery was by Rachel at Arbee. She created our invitations, name cards, table names and table plan. Conor and I live in London so Rachel cleverly used an old map of the London Underground to display our seating plan. We chose places on the map that meant something to us. Our flowers were by Floral Earth and they were amazing. The colours and style of our bouquets, complemented our dresses perfectly. They made a beautiful addition to the Belfast Room and the hallway for our ceremony. The flowers were then moved into the atrium for the evening reception and posies decorated each table. 

Photographer Des Rowan

Venue Ulster Museum

Brides Dress  Sarah Janks at Ivory and Pearl

Brides Accessories Hair accessories Anthroplogie  Shoes  LK Bennett

Bridesmaid  Dress Ghost    Earrings Antroplogie

Hair Lynette Murray

Make-Up Jennifer Ireland

Grooms Outfit Suit Hugo Boss  Shirt Eton  Tie Ted Baker

Rings  Guy & Max

Stationery Arbee Stationery

Cake Cake Couture NI

Flowers Floral Earth

Catering Yellow Door

Entertainment  Ceremony  Belfast String Quartet    Reception The Bentley Boys