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Laura and Nic meet a fresh faced first year university students in Bristol. After travelling the world and settling in London the happy couple came back to Laura’s hometown of Derry to tie the knot. Nic’s family and friends travelled to the emerald isle, many for the first time and witnessed the beautiful vows in Pennyburn Chapel followed by the reception in the gorgeous Redcastle hotel. These were two very special locations for Laura as her mum and dad were married in the same chapel and also had their reception in the Redcastle Hotel.

A theme for their wedding was emerald green, the gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, table settings and designs were incorporated into the theme and worked beautifully on this bright and sunny day. For bridal shots I brought the couple and the wedding party to Shroove beach where the girls kicked off their heels and joined the boys in some fun, getting very natural, genuine shots of the bridal party. I also had to make use of the super fun VW cream Beetle the bride and groom had for transport, a little stop in the Irish countryside traffic for a photo, with the gorgeous Shrove lighthouse in the background – it had to be done!

Onto the gorgeous reception room of the Redcastle hotel with stunning views of lough Foyle, Laura’s dad had everyone singing and clapping along to his speech and sing song! The party was kicked off by an original first dance, a special rendition of The Proclaimers “500 miles”, cue swing dancing and jiving till the end of the night – I don’t think the dance floor stopped!

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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