Claire & Marco / Clandeboye Estate & Courtyard Wedding by This Modern Love

Claire & Marco’s Clandeboye Estate & Courtyard Wedding

Claire - TML Claire - went straight out and bought a selection of bright red lipsticks after helping work on Claire and Marco’s photographs. She’s not been without them since!

Claire and Marco, the most amazing humans, got married in Clandeboye Estate and Courtyard, just outside Bangor. You’ll maybe notice an Italian thread running through the wedding, which is down to Marco’s side of the family. Couldn’t have had a better day with these guys.

Clandeboye itself is not looking too shabby either. The ceremony was in the little stone chapel on site, and the party was in the stables and the courtyard. Having serious toasted marshmallow cravings right now…

2017 / Amazing Human Beings / Mostly Getting Married by This Modern Love

2017! It feels like this is the first year we’ve been able to catch our breath in a long time. Kids a little older, house built, grass growing, books being read...

Weddings have become part of the cycle of our life. They define our seasons. New beginnings in spring, hard graft in summer and autumn, hibernation in winter, until the anticipation builds again... 

There are only so many sweetie tables a man can raid. And as ever, the heart of this work for us is never the stuff (although you guys have some really amazing stuff). But it’s you human beings getting married. Watching your amazing families and friends hold you up. Being a small part of the cycle of your lives. It never stops being a privilege.

So here are some moments from 2017. About 100 of them anyway. Thanks for taking time out to have a look. Hope you enjoy :)

Ps. A note for any fellow camera nerds - 2017 was a year of trying to simplify camera gear as well as life. Apart from the few film snaps, I ended up shooting most of the year on two lenses - a Nikon 28mm and 58mm.