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Noleen & Jason

The lovely Wedding took place recently of Miss Noleen Owens from Sixmilecross & Mrs Jason Conway from Greencastle in the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown.

The Bride’s dress was stunning and her bridesmaid dresses were just gorgeous! I loved the colour of the dresses with the lace back detail. Stephen Mallon decorated the Greenvale and it was looking fantastic. Unfortunately the rain took over and the boys got a few photos taken inside before the radiant Bride & her Dad arrived. The Registrar conducted a lovely ceremony and soon the new Mr & Mrs Conway headed for Killymoon Castle in Cookstown for their Photo-shoot. Again not too many Photos were outside but that didn’t stop this couple from relaxing and enjoying themselves! We headed back over to The Greenvale for the meal and as usual Mickey Mc Elhatton had everything set up and ready to go! After the Meal Hype The Band provided the entertainment and the floor was full for the entire night!

Congratulations to you both!

Caoimhe & John

On the morning of this wedding, I packed not only all the camera equipment but all the flu tablets and Strepsils that I could find. Caoimhe & John both had awful bad colds but let me tell you, it never stopped them from enjoying their Special Day. We arrived at the Brides House and two very pretty young ladies were there to show us around, Katie-Rose & Saoirse, the Bride & Groom’s two young daughters. They were both fantastic on the day and never stopped smiling for the camera.  Caoimhe’s dress was beautiful with a gorgeous beaded band around the waist. It looked lovely hanging up but wow it was even more amazing when she got it on!  The Bridesmaids wore a very delicate baby pink chiffon dress and the two wee princesses wore pretty little dresses with   lovely matching baby pink cardigans!

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Stephen Mallon decorated the church and I loved the trees at the front doors along with the lanterns!


John & the Boys arrived in good time and got the pics done and dusted before the Bridesmaids arrived.

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Caoimhe arrived with her Daddy and he looked very proud walking his daughter up the steps and up the Aisle to meet her future Husband!


Fr Hughes conducted the Ceremony and Ciara Fox provided the beautiful singing. The new Mr & Mrs Gilmore soon walked the down the Aisle and out to greet their guests!

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Off we headed then to Lissan House for the Photographs. John & Caoimhe were very good even when we took them out into the cold for an extra few pics together!

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Mickey Mc Elhatton was at the door ready with the Champagne when we arrived to the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown. I have to say from the Sweetie Cart to the beautifully decorated room to the Magnificent Cake everything looked the part! We had one special request from the Bride & Groom on the day and that was for photographs with their friends.   Little did we know the amount of friends these two special people had! Have a look at the pics below! LOL

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Hype the Band started the dancing with Caoimhe and her new Hubbie and then later played a special song for Caoimhe and her wee Daddy. When we were leaving the Hotel, the floor was full!!


Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your very own love story!

Natasha & John

What a day, that’s all I can say! Between the Weather and John having us in stitches of laughter, it was brilliant!  The Bridal Preps were very organized, Mum sitting getting her make-up done in the Sun Room and The Bride in a bedroom down the hall getting her hair finished off by Priscilla from Priscilla’s Hair in Omagh. The Bridesmaids were very quiet, I’m not too sure if there were one or two with a slight hangover but who knows..LOL. Sleeeping in his little cot was Nathan, the bride & groom’s son. Natasha’s dress was gorgeous, the lace detail was just fab and of course she was going to be wearing my favourite pair of shoes, Irregular Choice! I’m, not sure if many of you know but I had to get Paul to move some of his clothes out of his side of the wardrobe so I could fit my shoes in, so a slight obsession, well umm yes maybe!! LOL

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We arrived to the Church to find Ciara Mc Kernan from Creggan decorating the Altar with her new hire accessories! Clare O’Brien from Draperstown provided the flowers and everything was perfect! We were standing outside waiting on the boys to arrive and far off in the distance all we could hear was or rather what sounded like a cross between a shotgun and a plane, but NO it was John and the boys arriving in their cars! The most handsome boy at the wedding was little Shea, the Bride & Groom’s other wee son! He smiled for the pics even when it was starting to spit with rain! Eventually the rain started, but nothing could have dampened the spirits of that bridal party, even Natasha wasn’t going to wait for an umbrella to get her up the steps to the Church!

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Fr Forbes conducted the Ceremony and I have to say little Nathan gave him a run for his money, I think he was looking more attention than Fr Forbes! The singing and music provided by Donna Taggart and Rory Madden was just beautiful. Before leaving the Church we took a group photo of everyone at the Wedding. These are lovely to look back on in years to come!

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Over the years we have had many requests en-route to the photo-shoot location e.g.: Can we stop at a Grandparents house, can we stop at the local Pub, can we stop at the shop, can we stop at a Toilet but never have we stopped to get a Hot-Dog and Chip for the Groom & Bestman! The Photos were taken and the happy Couple were delivered to the Silver Tassie Hotel by Exotic Limos. Aidan has a lovely new White Limo and it is just class!

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After a fantastic 4 course meal the dancing started and when we were getting finished off, I had to run with the camera to get one last pic and that was Natasha with her two special boys! Thanks so much for having us at your Special Day. We wish you both & those two fantastic boys every happiness in your future lives together!

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And remember keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth!

Ailish & John

I had no trouble choosing pics for this blog as Ailish & John were one of the most relaxed couples we have ever photographed! We arrived at the Bride’s house on the morning and found one very happy girl! Ailish was sitting up getting her Hair & make-up done with not a worry in the world! The Bridesmaids were a fantastic help and there to tend to her every need! Her Dress was lovely, it suited her tiny frame perfectly! The little flower girl Holly arrived in her beautiful little dress and totally stole the show!

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John and the Boys were delivered to the Church in style by Glendale Limos from Omagh. And I have to say John was definitely looking the part! Ann McKenna from Kildress decorated the Church and everything was looking fab!

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The Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride arrived looking very elegant followed afterwards by the Bride & her Daddy! Ailish just couldn’t wait to get into see John!   Fr Eddie Gallagher conducted a beautiful Ceremony and the new Mr & Mrs Cahill soon walked down the Aisle and out to greet their Guests!

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We then headed to a “secret location” LOL for a few pics with some trees which had just been cut down and then onto Loughmacrory Lough.

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The final destination was the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan. The couple arrived and were taken into see their Function Room and it was class!   When we left the dance floor was full and the guests were there to party!!

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Cahill!!

“One of the most amazing gifts in life is to find someone who knows all your flaws, differences and mistakes, yet still loves everything about you”.

Claire & Colm

This is a special blog that I’m writing today! This is dedicated to one very special man who is no longer with us and that’s Claire’s Granda Frank. I know I have said it before and I’ll say it again but Grandparents are so important and to have that special photo taken with them on your Wedding Day is priceless!! Granda Frank passed away when Claire was on Honeymoon so the newly weds returned early to attend Frank’s Funeral!   I’m so glad we called out to see Frank that day, he was in such good form and enjoying the craic and was so proud of his lovely Granddaughter!

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Claire’s Big Day started off with make-up & hair being done in the house that morning! It was a busy house to say the least! The Champagne was being opened by none other than the Mother of the Bride and I have to say she was a dab hand at that! Claire looked beautiful and her dress was so simple and elegant! Colm even remembered to purchase a gorgeous gift for his Bride, a beautiful Michael Kors watch! One day at a Wedding I said to Paul “I never got a gift from you on our Wedding Day” and his reply was “Sure you got me, what else did you need” LOL…..Oh let me think!!

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The Boys arrived to the Church on time and looking very handsome! Colm was pretty relaxed, no nerves at all in fact! The Church looked lovely, decorated by Ann Mc Kenna from Kildress!

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Soon after the Hummer arrived with the Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride who were all looking lovely! Claire’s proud Daddy walked her up the Aisle and into Colm’s Arms! It really is one of my most favourite times at a Wedding, when a Groom sees his wife to be for the first time!

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There was a Guard of Honour for Claire & Colm on leaving the Church and we then headed to visit the Grandparents who couldn’t make it to the Church! We even took some of the photos at Claire’s Grandparents house in Kildress!


After all the snaps were taken we headed to the Slieve Russell in Cavan for the Reception. The Evening was packed full of great food, company & entertainment!

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it a meaning.

Aine & Ryan

We had met Aine & Ryan at a wee engagement shoot around Loughmacrory Lough and knew straight away we would get on famously! On the Big Day we arrived at Aine’s house, got out of the car, lifted out the Camera and an Error Message came up on the screen, as you can imagine Paul was raging but the only benefit of being married to someone who is a perfectionist is that he has another identical Camera as backup ready to go and another and oh of course another! Talk about being ready for all eventualities!!

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The family made us feel so welcomed from when we went into the house, with Aine’s Mum on tea making duties and Daddy out doing the messages it was certainly a busy house! Daddy was well and truly outnumbered with all the girls, just like our house here! Paul says he surrounded by women here, even Daisy the dog is a girl!! LOL   Catherine Mc Enhill was on makeup duty and as usual everyone was looking fab!

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Ryan arrived at the Church looking very handsome and was smiling from ear to ear when Aine walked up the Aisle with her Daddy! Fr Mc Faul conducted the ceremony and everyone was treated to some lovely shortbread biscuits when they left the Church. We even stopped the traffic for a lovely photograph outside the church of the couple and the Wedding Cars!

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Off we headed for the photo-shoot and I have to say the location and the light couldn’t have been better! Ryan & Aine relaxed and enjoyed their time together down by the water edge! I think Ryan would have quite happily stayed for another hour, only joking Ryan!! LOL

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Glendale Limousines provided the cars to the Hillgrove for the Reception and of course they were gleaming inside and out! The Function Room was fantastic, the table Plan was based on places the couple had visited! My personal Favourite was the Belfast Table, read why below!!


 The guests were treated to Champagne on arrival along with tea/coffee, scones and biscuits! The Sweetie table went down a treat with the kiddies and the adults!!   There was a special guest at the Wedding Mr Stephen O’ Neill, the Tyrone Footballer. The youngest Groomsman Aaron had asked for a pic with him so of course we obliged! I hope you like it Aaron!

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Cufflinks Band kicked off the music and after the Bridal Dances were over the floor was filled! I think its safe to say that every single person at that wedding enjoyed every minute of it!

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Lara & Sean

We arrived at Lara’s house on the morning of the Wedding only to find her having a laugh with another man!! Don’t worry Sean it was Jay Alveer, Lara’s friend, who flew all the way from New York to do Lara’s make-up!2016-09-16_0001Lara’s Dress was so elegant, it was just made for her, with the long dark hair and big eyes, Lara looked amazing! The two little flower girls were so good and couldn’t wait to get their dresses on! Stephen Mallon was the florist and Lara’s bouquet was exquisite!2016-09-16_00022016-09-16_0004Not every house you go into has its own Bar so we had to get Lara’s Dad in behind it for a couple of pics! 2016-09-16_0003I think Lara is a bit of a Daddy’s girl (just like most of us) and we were delighted to get a Pic of her Daddy at the bottom of the Stairs waiting on his princess to come down in her amazing dress! There were two very important boys at the house that morning and they were Lara’s Foster Brothers. Two Very Handsome young men!!2016-09-16_0006Sean arrived at the Holy Trinity Church in Cookstown fashionably late! Yes we know Sean, the driver got lost!!2016-09-16_0005The Boys all looked very smart in their suits and brown shoes! 2016-09-16_0015We even caught Sean’s Dad & Mum having a little moment!! Sorry Folks!2016-09-16_00072016-09-16_00112016-09-16_00082016-09-16_0009The Bridesmaids and Lara’s Mum arrived looking simply stunning. Sean did get a little nervous but when Lara walked up the Aisle his nerves left and a big smile beamed across his face! Fr Bradley conducted a lovely Ceremony and it was not long til the new Mr & Mrs Loughran left for Lissan House for their Photos!2016-09-16_00122016-09-16_00132016-09-16_00182016-09-16_0016After the Photoshoot the couple held their Reception in the local Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown. Mickey greeted the couple with Champagne and a Big Smile!! The Food as usual was first class and the service in the Greenvale has to be rated one of the best in Northern Ireland.2016-09-16_0019After the First Dance was over, Lara & her Daddy took to the floor for a Father/Daughter dance. The look of pride in her Daddy’s eye was evident!2016-09-16_0020What an amazing Day it was! We wish you every happiness in your future lives together and hope you enjoyed Greece!

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that”

Diane & Jonny

The Fabulous Diane & Jonny met with us on Sunday at Drum Manor Forest Park just outside Cookstown for an Engagement Shoot!  Not only did we have a lovely couple to work with, the weather was soo perfect!  Jonny was a bit weary of the camera at first, but soon came round, whereas Diane posed the very best!

We strolled around the park taking some lovely pics around the ruins and in the bushes, although that doesn’t sound too good!!  LOL

We finished off the Photoshoot and THEN Diane announced that she doesn’t really like photos of herself, Oh God Paul nearly dropped!!  So when I sent these Photos we were a bit worried but thankfully she loved them and Paul can now breathe!!

I can’t wait for their Big Day, they are a brilliant couple to work with and we got on great!

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Ann-Marie & Brian

What a lovely family! Ann-Marie & Brian have the three most wonderful boys anyone could ever ask for! They make a lovely family and I’m sure there are plenty of laughs with their wee baby Shea. We arrived at Ann-Marie’s Parents House and were met with one very happy girl! Ann-Marie’s big day had finally arrived and she was looking beautiful! The florist Orla Lucas from Greencastle arrived with the bouquets and I have to say they looked absolutely fantastic! We had great fun at the house that morning with all the family and were made feel so at ease! I love it when the family can relax around us; it not only makes us feel welcome it also make the photos so much easier to take!

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The Boys arrived to the Church in a rally car personalized with the Bride and Groom’s names. Brian was so relaxed, no nerves at all! Ann-Marie arrived at the Church in one of Island Limos vintage style cars and as always the cars look immaculate. Orla the Florist decorated the Church and it looked lovely! The Bestman Paul even had time to play a little trick on the couple, he exchanged the rings for Haribo sweetie version rings and Fr Mc Cartan was in on the joke too! Ann-Marie and Brian didn’t know where to look when Paul presented the box!

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The Ceremony was over in a blink and the new Mr & Mrs Hughes made their way down the Aisle and out to greet their guests.

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We then headed to the photo-shoot location, which was just outside Armagh, but as I tell everyone I speak to, no two Weddings are alike and today I will definitely remember for quite a while! We were caught up in the middle of Tassagh Truck Run!! YES a truck run with over 500 Trucks, they were trying to smash the Guinness World Record for Marie Curie Cancer Care. What a Fantastic Event but maybe if we weren’t stuck in the middle of it would have been even better LOL!! All the photos were taken and the new Mr & Mrs Hughes headed to the Armagh City Hotel for their Reception.

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Many Congratulations to a wonderful couple and a lovely family and remember being loved just as you is the greatest currency on earth. It is immeasurable in value and can never truly be repaid!

Catherine & Brian

Catherine & Brian met with us for a Pre-Wedding Shoot at our local Lake. Brian was so relaxed he was nearly horizontal and Catherine was worrying for the both of them and I couldn’t blame her as they were getting married on Friday 13th  I know this is suppose to be a unlucky day for some but I’d say Brian was the luckiest man in Ireland when Catherine walked up the Aisle!

The day came and the weather was great, we arrived at Catherine’s house only to find some works were being carried out. We then found out that Catherine & Brian had the same idea as ourselves, they were renovating and moving in at home, Catherine’s Daddy really didn’t loose a daughter but gained a son and folks honestly it was the best thing we ever done living next door to Mum & Dad! We had our own independence but with all the love & support that we needed!

Catherine’s a twin but thankfully not identical so we had no problem telling the difference between her and Alicia. These two ladies mean business and I’m telling you now, this Wedding was organized down to the finest detail! I think Alicia might have had a hand in this!  Catherine’s dress was gorgeous and her shoes were unreal, Irregular Choice, my personal favourite!

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We got some lovely Photos around the house that morning including her Daddy having his shave for the day.  There was one very special Lady missing and that was Catherine’s Granny Donnelly!  There was a lovely Photograph of Granny when she was younger and one of her in later life and she was an extremely good looking lady!  Now I know where these girls got their good looks from!


Stephen Mallon decorated the Church in Pomeroy and it looked class! The Boys arrived a little bit later than expected in a very big yellow lorry! With the wing mirrors pulled in, the lorry just fitted through the pillars and no more! Brian had even joked with Fr Moore that maybe he could have widened the gateway but Fr Moore was having none of that LOL!

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Alicia and her Mum arrived looked stunning followed shortly afterwards by the Bride & her Daddy in a convertible Beetle! Fr Moore greeted Catherine & Brian at the top of the Aisle and the Ceremony began!

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We then headed to Killymoon Castle in Cookstown for the Photo-shoot and then onto the Greenvale Hotel where Mickey Mc Elhatton greeted the Couple.  The Function Room looked amazing!  Mickey’s attention to detail is second to none! After the meal the band started to set up and out came Jim Devine to entertain the guests. I can assure you when we left the floor was packed and the craic was mighty!

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Best Wishes to you both for the Future and remember love is the greatest gift when given, but it is the highest honor when received!