With a budget of £2000, a guest list of four (including their two Dachshunds!) and the bride’s own talents as a wedding photographer, Samantha and Antoni set to planning their January elopement. Samantha took many of the photos herself, but The Wedding Bee (the groom’s sister!) snapped the stuff that she couldn’t. Samantha actually loved that she got to edit her own wedding photos too!
The bride’s dress came from ASOS, her jacket was customised by Niamh Designs and Kathryn’s Flower Barn did the flowers. They wanted their day to have a rock ‘n’ roll twist but to still feel girly and vintage inspired.
“I don’t suit wearing white so I went with a blush dress and then the burgundy bridesmaid dress was inspired by the dress that I already owned for my dog!” Samantha told us. “As a wedding photographer myself I knew I wanted to be different. An elopement was always the plan for us. The original idea was to do the legal work at home in the registry office then go to Iceland to elope but Covid wouldn’t allow it so we stayed closer to home in Northern Ireland instead.”
After their intimate ceremony at at The Palace Stables in Armagh they went up to the cliffs for their photos. “The ceremony was It was very quick and to the point”, she continued. “I always said if I could get married without the ceremony I definitely would have. I don’t like any form of attention at all so I just wanted it over and done with. Antoni is the same so it worked out perfect. We just had our two witnesses and I wouldn’t change a thing. Obviously family weren’t exactly happy with missing out but they understood. Our favourite part of the wedding was that it was just us, our witnesses and the dogs.”