Michelle & Ali – Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry

Michelle & Ali – Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry

Michelle & Ali - Bishop's Gate Hotel Derry - Wedding Photography

Michelle and Ali - What a fantastic couple. I would like to begin by thanking Michelle and Ali for inviting me to capture their wedding in the Bishop's Gate hotel in Derry. Michelle was given a recommendation by a friend to contact me to photograph her wedding back in 2016. We had pencilled in the date in the diary and I didn't meet Michelle and Ali till earlier this year. The happy couple got married in Cuba a few weeks prior to having their Derry version of the wedding on 4th August 2017. When I found out it was to take place in Bishop's Gate Hotel I was delighted as I have already photographed the interior and know the place really well.

 

It was clear from the outset that Michelle knew exactly the type of photographs she wanted. She gathered a collection of wedding photographs she found on the internet that she loved and asked was I able to shoot in a similar style. This was perfect for me as I love being creative with my photography and I did my very best to deliver the dream photos for Michelle. Michelle has gone on to leave me the most amazing review which can be seen on the homepage of my website.,

Thank you to again to Michelle and Ali and to all the staff at the Bishops Gate Hotel for being so accommodating.


A lot of photographers in Derry have the same thing going on. Bernard however, is in a whole league of his own. With his ability to mix a contemporary, modern style with vintage type photos, he created the perfect wedding photographs for me, photographs I could only ever have dreamed of. He has such a great eye for detail and is so particular, not stopping until he has the perfect shot. He is an absolute gentleman and such a professional, with the patience of a saint might I add, needed for any bride on her big day. I would highly recommend Bernard ward photography. My first choice for any professional photos. Such a talent. Thanks again for my dream photos Bernard. They are just perfect. Michelle + Ali

Bride and Groom

Nicola and Alan – An Grianan Hotel Wedding

Nicola and Alan – An Grianan Hotel Wedding

Nicola and Alan - An Grianan Hotel Wedding

Its hard to believe that Nicola and Alan's wedding was back in March this year and it is great to look back over the wedding photos from their fantastic day. Their wedding day was on 18th March 2017 with the ceremony taking place in the Star of the Sea Chapel in Eglinton and the ceremony in the An Grianan Hotel in Co. Donegal. I had met Nicola and Alan a few times before the wedding and I couldn't have been made feel more welcome. Their wedding day was a day filled with so much craic and enjoyment. I went to Nicolas parents home in the morning for the bridal prep pictures and my second shooter Tyler Collins photographed Alan and his groomsmen. I would like to thank you both for inviting me to photograph your wedding day. I have no doubt you will have a lifetime of happiness together.  
Grace and Ruairi – Inishowen Gateway Hotel wedding

Grace and Ruairi – Inishowen Gateway Hotel wedding

Grace and Ruairi got married in St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry and then had the reception in the stunning Inishowen Gateway Hotel  on 18th Feb 2017. I was delighted to be asked to capture their big day. The weather was not on our side that day but it didn't stop us having an enjoyable bridal party shoot in various locations in Derry. After the ceremony I met the bridal party in the Brooke Park which was the perfect setting with St Eugene's Cathedral as the back drop. Next stop was the Guildhall square to capture the bride and groom with camper van and beetle surrounded by the bridal party. Afterwards we headed towards the Derry walls overlooking the Bogside and St Eugene's again in the background. The Bridal party then escaped the rain for a quick pint and some candid photographs in the Lyric bar in the Maldron hotel. A great day all round and a day filled with fun and good craic. Here is a sneak peek at some of the pictures from Grace and Ruairi's big day. More pics to follow in a full blog post in a few weeks time. If you are engaged and planning your wedding day get in touch here for a chat. Why not view our other wedding stories over in our wedding gallery.
Fiona & Glen – Silver Tassie Hotel Wedding Letterkenny

Fiona & Glen – Silver Tassie Hotel Wedding Letterkenny

Fiona & Glen - Silver Tassie Hotel Wedding Letterkenny

Fiona and Glen were married 21st October with the ceremony in Conwall Parish Church Letterkenny followed by the reception at the Silver Tassie Hotel. The day started out with me visiting the home of Fiona and Glen in O'Donovan road in Derry where I photographed Fiona, her bridesmaids  and mum getting ready for the wedding. Fiona and Glen are such a perfect couple and both were a pleasure to photograph. Everything went smoothly except the unpredictable Irish weather. That being said this added to the day and we captured some beautiful images on the grounds of the Silver Tassie Hotel. The reception was one of the best ones I have photographed in a long time. from start to finish the dance floor did not empty. A great wedding. Fiona and Glen, Thank you both for inviting me to capture your big day.