Botanic Gardens Belfast Wedding: with a cheeky pit stop for doughnuts

Location: Belfast City Center, Botanic Gardens & Oh! Donuts, Northern Ireland, UK

Photographer: Tiffany Gage Photography

Dress, Veil & Accessories: Designer Alena Leena Bridal, at Ivory & Peal

Ceremony & Venue: All Souls Church, followed by The Chelsea Belfast

This wedding was beautiful! The second I walked in the door, the bridesmaid gave me a huge hug then handed me a glass of orange juice while telling me all the gossip from the sleepover night before.

The bride herself was resplendent in an outfit from the amazing Alena Leena Bridal, at a special trunk show in Ivory & Pearl. The designer was able to personally measure Natasha, and make a few adjustments that my bride requested, making the experience even more special. The bride’s mum and groom’s mum came along for the experience and helped with things like adding a veil and a little diamond belt for some sparkle.

Natasha, a ceramic artist, and Craig, who creates gyms, wed on the 22 February 2020 at Belfast Botanic Gardens. The colours are gorgeous, extremely vivid, bright and natural. This was followed by a reception at The Chelsea Bar Belfast – a stylish space in Belfast city centre.

What did the bride say about Styling & Stationery? “Much like my flowers, I wanted to keep my stationary quite simple with greens and white. My bridesmaid dresses were navy so we hide a few navy splashes along the way too. My beautiful bridesmaid Hannah, designed all of my stationary which made it extra special. I loved how many friends I involved in every part of my day, she’s made beautiful stationary that really reflected me, because she knew me so well!”

Let’s talk about how awesome the bridal party looked strutting their stuff after a cheeky doughnut & coffee stop in Belfast city center at Oh! Donuts.

The Bride’s Favourite Moment: “Saying our ‘I do’s’ of course! We were fortunate to attend many weddings the year prior to ours and we took note of just how fast the ceremony goes, and it should be the most important part of the day. We both made sure to fully enjoy every second of our church service and made sure our vows reflected truth and love for each other and the marriage God has planned for us. As nervous as I was, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

A highlight…”I think for everyone else, groom included, the best part of the day was getting a donut! We weren’t sure whether to do it or not, incase we didn’t have time or because people would look at us.  It it was a special moment for everyone, a break away from the day and a reflection of what our relationship looks like day to day, centred around tasty food!”

Photographer: Tiffany Gage Photography

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The cake: “I didn’t have many requirements for the cake… other than the biggest tier had to be dairy free (for me, of course the biggest) a close friend of ours, a chef at Established Belfast, took on the challenge to bake his finest cake, deciding himself what each layers flavour would be. It keep it fun for him and we also enjoyed the surprise tasting. So a huge thank you to lovely Mike for baking a delicious, dairy free cake and taking the decision making stress out of our hands.”

“You can see a running theme through our day of having as much involvement from people we love in our special day, our wedding band was carefully made up especially for our day, from the Grooms friend Matt. Matt recruited a few guys from the worship team at church and smashed out some funky jazzy songs that surprised everyone! If anyone needs a wedding band, I would recommend these guys for sure- Alex and the Baguettes, as poor Alex flew in from France for the weekend to be our star of the show, she didn’t disappoint!”

The evening party was brilliant fun, as loved ones took to the dance floor to celebrate with live music from band, and followed by a DJ.

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Beautiful photos Tiffany and what a lovely blog about Tasha and Craig’s very special day. Your professionalism and wonderful personality ensured you could capture all the feelings and excitement of the day.

Thank you for being so sweet Julie, it was a really ‘good fit’ for me to be apart of their day, very special. Enjoy the wedding album when you get the chance to see it. Stay safe.

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