Hello! How much are we loving this gorgeous weather?! I’m loving it a little too much and ignoring the workload that I have, but today we’re back with Wendy and Brian’s beautiful wedding at Orange Tree House with images from Mark Barton Photography. Following two wedding ceremonies, one at home and one in Hong Kong, Wendy and Brian were relieved their main wedding celebration came together so beautifully, with little fuss, and with the prettiest floral decor from Floral Earth.
Couple: Wendy + Brian Shek
The couple first met on A Levels results night at the Beach Club (remember it?!) but it took a further five years before they got together.
Proposal: We got engaged on holiday in Hong Kong. We decided to take a trip to the beautiful Victoria peak to take a few photos. At a place which is usually jam packed with tourists, we managed to find a spot which was completely secluded and empty. Brian was setting up the tripod and camera pretending to take a shot but instead dropped down on one knee, popped the question and I said yes! Shortly after, he reminded me that that day was April 1st, lucky for him it wasn’t an April fools!
Wedding date: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Ceremony & Reception: Orange Tree House, Greyabbey
Our Planning: We are both pretty easy going people and know what we both like. Getting the right venue was the most important thing for us and after viewing a few venues, orange tree house was a clear winner. We didn’t set a budget but planned wisely choosing to spend on the venue and food and save by not having a DJ. Instead we made our own playlist on our iPod and plugged it into the venues sound system. It was great, saved some money and played songs which we actually wanted to hear and dance to! I made our own wedding cake and nibbles and all of the girls did our own makeup on the day.
Our Style: I didn’t know what type of dress I wanted so kept an open mind to all styles. I wasn’t all that excited about my dress on the hanger but after trying it on I didn’t want to take it off. The dress was altered to perfection by Andrea Rachel. My bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses from Phase Eight.
Our Highlights: Wendy: Finally getting married to each other! It was a long process, we had another two days of wedding ceremonies leading up to our wedding day both at home and in Hong Kong. Our actual wedding day was the perfect way to finish it all off. Brian: Seeing my beautiful bride walking down the aisle brought a tear to my eye.
Our Advice: Don’t overthink every little detail and remember that the planning is supposed to be fun. Enjoy the day and take a step back to really take it all in, all your hard work planning, all your friends and family making an effort to be with you in their best outfits and finally getting married!
Wedding dress: Ivory & Pearl, Comber.
Veil: Andrea Rachel, Lisburn.
Hair: Lynette Murray Hair, Belfast.
Groomswear: Bogart Menswear, Belfast.
Flowers: Floral Earth, Belfast.
Videographer: Hatch Wedding Films, Ballyclare.
Band: Dave Martin & Casino Cats.
Photographer: Mark Barton Photography, Belfast.