Northern Ireland Wedding Suppliers
We get asked a lot of questions, not just wedding photography related but regarding all things wedding; and the most common is whether we know of a decent wedding band/videographer/florist/make up artist . . . . that we would recommend.
We've been lucky enough to work with plenty of wedding suppliers in Northern Ireland, and see our job as more than just wedding photography - so we're always happy to help!
I thought that I would write a few words on some of the best wedding suppliers we've come across on our travels - which may hopefully help out when planning your day (we're not on commission by the way - these are just a few suppliers that we personally rate!)
If you've decided that you would like a wedding video in addition to photography, then choosing the right wedding videographer for you is obviously really important! It's always good to look closely at the way that videographers work as well as the end results.
If your wedding photographer is largely documentary in style and doesn't set up lots of posing (like me!) then a videographer that works in a similar way is a really good idea, as the day will flow much better, and the finished article of moving and still pictures should have a more consistent feel to them;
Hatch Wedding Films are brilliant; Paul works in a really relaxed and natural way and importantly is a really nice guy to have around on your wedding day too. His footage has a real cinematic quality with a strong sense of story, I'd highly recommend taking a look at his website here.
If there's one thing that can add a bit of impact to a wedding venue it's flowers. Getting your wedding florist right is a big call as you will often give them a brief and won't see the end result until the morning of the big day - these recommendations are all a safe pair of hands!
Hedgerows & Laneways - Joanne is lovely! I always say that having really nice people around you on your wedding day just makes that tiny little bit of difference which all adds up to make your day extra special. Her flowers are gorgeous, with real attention to every little tiny detail. As well as seeing Joanne at weddings I'm also a customer on most Valentines days and anniversaries - so it's safe to say i'm a fan!
Flowers by Mee - If you want flowers to "wow" then it would probably be worth having a look at Gill's website. Beautiful bouquets and some really creative adornments for your ceremony and reception - they're all there!
Hair & Make up
If there's one day you want to look your best . . . . .
Maid by Sinead - The lovely Sinead is a make up artist extraordinaire! There is often a fine line between not enough, just right and too much where wedding make up is concerned - you want to look your best but would rather avoid looking like you have make up for the stage in your wedding images! I've been lucky enough to see Sinead work with the ladies in the morning a couple of times now and she is amazing at what she does, and also a nice relaxed and calming influence to have around!
Pro Hair By Catherine - A lovely lady who is incredible at her job; able to create the look that you are looking for with precision, equally at home styling the flower girls right through to the Bride (and all important mother of the bride too!) Catherine is well worth contacting for a trial, take a look at her work using the link above.
Weddings don't stop after the first dance, that's when they really get going! If you want a packed dance floor make sure to book a band that will keep the party alive!
The Just Adam Band - A three piece of snappily dressed cheeky chaps who never fail to get everyone up to dance!
The Outlaws - If it's a Ceilidh band with a modern twist you're after then look no further! These guys really know how to get everyone involved, and are the only Ceilidh band I have ever seen who haven't ended up with a bunch of confused people bumping in to one another on the dance floor. They mix their set up a bit with some popular party tunes in between the Ceilidh craziness!
Exclusive - These guys have personality! They interact with your guest when they're playing a really diverse mix of tunes, with something for everyone.
The Rare Aul' Stuff - Five guys with loads of talent and a massive repertoire of foot stomping traditional music mixed up with some modern classics and a DJ in the mix as well - what's not to like!
Some Other Wedding Suppliers
A few other suppliers that will hopefully be able to bring something special to your day;
Jane's Kitchen - If your wedding venue requires you to provide your own food and you decide to enlist the services of Jane's Kitchen then you are in for a real treat - friendly and helpful staff delivering delicious high end restaurant quality dishes!
Ice Sculptures NI - Ever seen a huge ice sculpture with a table plan inside the block of ice at a wedding? Graham travelled to Canada to hone his skills (plenty of ice to choose from there) and has a range of designs that will wow your guests, as well as being able to take on bespoke work (ask him to show you the 6ft Darth Vader!). Something really different that will get your guests talking!
Logy Bear wedding cars - Beautifully spotless vintage Volkswagens which come complete with dapper tweed suited chauffeur for your wedding day!
We really hope that this has been helpful as you plan your wedding!