30th July 2015. Ceremony at Ballinderry Parish Church, followed by a reception at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down
Photos by Angel Photography NI
This couple got together following a confusing first date…
The Antrim couple did a Streetreach community programme together and became firm friends. They had their first date on New Year’s Eve unbeknownst to Lindsey, “I wasn’t aware it was a date! I ended up inviting some friends along too but it all worked out in the end.”
“Richard proposed in my favourite place which is near both of us – White Mountain viewpoint where we had gone a few times on dates,” Lindsey says.
“We wanted a hotel wedding but didn’t want the whole hotel feel,” Lindsey explains, “we wanted something country and vintage feeling, and once we seen The Old Inn we fell instantly in love.”
Lindsey describes herself as a ‘Pinterest freak’ and found lots of vintage themed ideas online. She added lace and pearl touches to the décor to tie in with the theme.
Later the couple noticed the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groom’s suit were the Aston Villa colours, so they decided to go for ‘Aston Villa’ coloured flowers too.
The bride wore a gorgeous Mori Lee gown from Perfect Day, Lurgan. “I thought I wanted a wedding dress with a high lace neck and sleeves but that completely changed when I tried on a low cut and low back fishtail lace dress,” Lindsey says. “It was the first dress I tried on in the shop and fell in love instantly, I felt like a million dollars. I tried on a few dresses after it and nothing made me feel the same.”
The groom wore navy tails, a champagne handmade bowtie and brown brogues. The suits were hired from Kelvin Graham, Ballyhahinch.
The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in magenta dresses by True Bride from Reflections, Lisburn.
The wedding flowers were provided by local florist Micheles who is based in Crumlin, Antrim.
A family friend designed the vintage-themed stationary which was handmade using lace, ribbon and pearls.
Airy Fairy, Lisburn created the wedding cake. “We contacted Gail and basically told her about our theme and some cakes we liked and she went off and drew a design and came back with the most perfect cake we could ever have imagined,” Lindsey enthuses. “Our cake had three flavours; lemon drizzle, white chocolate with raspberry, and red velvet.”
Richard: “The car journey to the hotel after we got married, it was great to have sometime to chill and relax with my new wife.”
Lindsey: “When I was walking up the aisle with my dad and Richard was standing at the front looking at me while cried my eyes out!”