Mussenden Temple Wedding : Manuela & Michael

Getting married in Mussenden Temple is special. When you come from the bustling German city of Berlin its even more special.  Manuela & Michael didn’t just fall in love with Downhill Demesne or County Londonderry / Derry, they fell in LOVE with Northern Ireland. You would not believe the respect they have for our wee country…  so sincere and so keen, they both learned and exchanged their marraige vows in perfect English.

Their civil ceremony was celebrated with dancing and drinks on the classical rotunda floor in front of the Georgian windows, giving majestic panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean enjoyed by the few friends who were able to accompany them, so romantic and so intimate. We ‘all’ enjoyed the lavish picnic delivered by Crusoe’s Coffee Shop, dining alfresco on the cliff edge with the Temple towering over us made this an epic experience!

Once refreshed we travelled to the popular Games of Thrones natural phenomena The Dark Hedges in County Antrim. A country lane with serpentine trees forming a tunnel make this such an intriguing and mysterious place, we even managed to shoot some images in a freshly cut barley field nearby these 200 year old preserved Beech trees. On route to Draperstown for the reception we went cross country to soak up more natural beauty. Some heather clad Irish mountain top made a fantastic backdrop with a eerie sense of quiet and peacefulness amongst the wild flowers, such perfect weather conditions made this magical.

Thank-you Manuela & Michael for trusting me to record and capture your Northern Irish destination wedding. It was such a rewarding day to see you with your friends enjoying what our little conner of the globe has to offer. Whether its here or somewhere else, I wish you both many, many years of happiness together and hope your wedding album and movie give you perfect reminders of such a special day.

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bouquets portstewart flowers

florists in portstewart

make up artist coleraine

bridal make up coleraine

brides details photograph

brides shoes with bag, vale and jewellery

suit hire coleraine

groom in 3 piece suit

award winning hairdresser coleraine

Joanne Crozier hairoscope coleraine

national trust northern ireland

downhill beach castlerock

detailed suit jacket waistcoat

brown detailed suit for groom

coleraine registry office

civil wedding ceremony coleraine

civil wedding coleraine

groom with best man

irish venue

final steps before getting married

going up the aisle

here comes the bride

saying i do

exchanging marriage vows

signing the registry

best man signs marriage certificate

guests applaud the bride and groom

walking down the aisle as husband and wife

bride and groom toast

toasting the bride and groom


toasting friends champagne

congratulations after ceremony

congratulations to the happy couple

guests enjoying themselves

having a laugh with wedding guests

music at mussenden temple

dancing first dance in mussenden temple

learning to dance for wedding

best man dancing with bridesmaid

intimate wedding coleraine

guests enjoying the day

downhill beach national trust

bridal party downhill beach

outdoor catering coleraine

Crusoes Coffee Shop Castlerock delivered picnic

joining the national trust

national trust downhill demesne

game of thrones ireland

dark hedges ballymoney

fine art photographer

fine art wedding photography

irish fields

barley field wedding photograph


heather clad northern irish mountain top

bride crossing road

modern wedding photography

village restaurant ireland

northern irish village restaurant

apparo draperstown

apparo restaurant draperstown

top table ballons

table decor

cake for guests