Casual & Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate: Ashlea + Timothy

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Happy Halloween! 

It has been far too long since we’ve shared a beautiful Northern Ireland wedding but today we are putting that right with Ashlea and Timmy’s stunning summer wedding. 

Life with four kids has been, for want of a better word, manic and blogging has fallen further down the priority list – until now, we have a bag full of amazing weddings (amongst other things) to share over the next few months, so bring on winter! We’ve got plenty of beauties to make it colourful and exciting! I hope you’ll stick with us on this journey, and please do get in touch if you have a wedding to share, or simply want to chat! Much love, Em x 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Couple: Ashlea + Timmy Hall 

“We first met at his cousins wedding who I played hockey with. After countless plane journeys and long distance phone calls to Glasgow where Timmy worked and lived for the first 2 years of our relationship we both knew it was for life.” 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

The Proposal 

“Timmy proposed in June 2017 after two years of living in London together for work. I was told on a Monday that on the Saturday we were going into the centre of London for the day and that I needed to pack something nice to wear as we were staying over. He had the whole day planned out (even went to the bother of writing out a timetable in his notes app on his phone). We spent the morning walking around some of our favourite spots and had a lovely lunch in Covent Garden. After this we went back to the hotel to freshen up. We then travelled down the River Thames on one of the boats after which he took me to my favourite bridge overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye where he got down on one knee (after talking the biggest load of rubbish obviously due to nerves). Me being me got so embarrassed I told him to get up! Our day was finished off with champagne in one of the tallest building in London followed by dinner in City Social which overlooks London at night.” 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Wedding date: Saturday 14th July 2018 

Venue: Larchfield Estate, Lisburn

Our Planning

“When it came to looking for a venue we always wanted somewhere that would allow us to have informal day that would be fun for our guests as we tend not to take ourselves too seriously. Larchfield was the first venue we went to view and as soon as we drove through the front gates we just felt it was right. We cancelled the rest of our viewings and put our name down for the only date they had left in July. Everything else just kind of fell into place.” 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Our Style 

“Colour schemes were soft pink and pastel green which was decided to fit around the venue and also our bridesmaids dresses. Our theme was laid back and romantic. I love fairy lights which is ideal at Larchfield Estate. We also wanted our friends and family to enjoy their day by not being too formal so we decided on summery things like a BBQ and outdoor garden games and even had the speeches outside before dinner also which worked a treat.”

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

My Dress

“Mum and I started the search in London before I moved back home again. However it didn’t get too far. We went into one shop and it was basically like ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ with bells being rung when someone picked their dress and all future brides trying on dresses in the same huge dressing room, including all their entourage watching on – so embarrassing!! When I moved back to Northern Ireland my search continued without much success. I had saw a dress in a shop that I was going to settle for before my very last appointment at Petticoat Lane Bridal Boutique. The girls were amazing and I can’t recommend them highly enough! It was the very last dress that I ever tried on. When the bridal consultant described it to me I turned my nose up and said I didn’t like the sound of it. It looked like nothing on the hanger but I decided to try it anyway as I had nothing to lose and instantly fell in love! My mum and chief bridesmaid’s faces said it all when I came out of the fitting room.” 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Our Highlights

“The day went by like a dream but too quick!! Honestly one of the best days of our lives and we are constantly saying how we want to do it over again. We had the most beautiful weather in July also and were very lucky to get one of the hottest days of the summer. Our highlight was being able to share our day with our friends and family and to see what we had been planning for months come together which can be hard to visualise at times. I loved getting ready with my girls on the morning of the wedding also and spending time with them with some Prosecco and good laughs.”

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Our Advice

“Have fun and don’t stress! It will all work out on the day and don’t worry if something doesn’t go the way you planned, no one will notice! 

Don’t get hung up on what other people will think, remember it’s YOUR day!” 

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

 Romantic Outdoor Summer’s Day at Larchfield Estate

Wedding Suppliers

Venue: Larchfield Estate

Dress: Badgley Mischka from Petticoat Lane Bridal

Bridesmaids dress: Motee Maid from Petticoat Lane Bridal

Accessories: Deborah K Design

Grooms wear: RED Groomswear

Photographer: Jake Samuels Photography 

Cake: Cupcakes By K

Flowers: Flowers By Mee

Bridal cars: Star Car Hire & I Do Wedding Cars

Drinks reception music: Andi Mac 

Entertainment: The Untouchables

Hair: Pro Hair By Catherine

Makeup: Maid By Sinead

Stationery: Keady Row 

Light Up Letters: Elite Events NI

Catering: Old Barn Catering

Games: This Old Home

Photo Booth: The Picture Bus