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Teacher Triona and trainee nurse Bryan married on the 1st of April at The Mill Park Hotel, April fools day which suited the happy couple just fine as you can see from the images below the two love nothing more than to laugh!

My first stop was to Barenuckle Barbers on Spencer Road, Derry where the groom, his groomsmen and son Cameron got spruced up in the super cool barbers! Loved getting the chance to shoot some getting ready shots from the boys perspective. Playstation and Jack Daniels – a necessity!

Next was to Triona’s parents house, all buzz and excitement with hair and make up artists working their magic and loads of cute little kiddies running around practising their roles for the special day. When Triona put on her dress and walked down the stairs with her daddy and bridesmaids waiting at the bottom, you could hear the gasps at how stunning she looked! With a huge smile on her face that never left the whole day, we were ready to make our way to Thornhill Chapel.

Music is a huge part of Triona and Bryan’s life and they wanted to incorporate this into their special day. I’ll never forget this special moment of Bryan serenading Triona while her daddy walked her up the aisle to him. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when they both played towards the end of their ceremony, a perfect incorporation of their passion and personality to their vows.

We stopped at the famous Biddy O’Barnes on the way to their reception venue at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal Town. In-between lots of pints of the black stuff and an arm wrestle or two! We captured some relaxed and super fun images of the couple and their bridal party. We sure didn’t let the glorious Irish weather dampen our spirits.

The speeches were some of the most thoughtful and heartfelt I have heard, how important the happy couple both are to people in the lives was so evident in the moving words. Not only did I gain amazing images, but two lovely genuine people I’m proud to have gotten to know through their consultation – pre wedding shoots walking through hills and beaches in the stunning Dunfanaghy, and from this special day.

Thank you so much Triona and Bryan – here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

Check out the images of their special day below;


I’m a storyteller documenting love, capturing your day in a natural and relaxed way. Images by Natalie Doherty Photography, a wedding photographer based in Derry, Northern Ireland travelling all over Northern Ireland and Donegal. Want to know more?  Contact me through the or directly at I can’t wait to hear from you! Don’t forget to like me on Facebook , tweet me on twitter or heart me on Instagram. Free to join in, connect or simply say ‘hello’.

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