Leighinmohr House Wedding

With many hotels in close proximity in the Ballymena area, it’s no surprise that we are up that direction all the time but for us though, the majority of time it seems to be Leighinmohr house. We have done so many weddings there and know the place and staff so well.

One wedding there in 2021 stood out for us……..Lyndsey and Darren Shaw.

We usually meet all our bride and grooms at least once prior to the wedding day, but with Darren regularly working away, Lyndsey came down to meet us with her sister and she was happy with what she saw, so went ahead and booked us.

Darren and Lyndsey had to rearrange their wedding due to covid restrictions so they were already Mr & Mrs Shaw👰🏼🤵🏻 before the the big day – they actually got married in a church ceremony a few months before having this big party for friends and family at the Leighinmohr House Hotel – and what a crazy day of partying it was 😊


As with the majority of our weddings, it starts with the Groom & Bridal preparations, which is one of my favourite parts of the day.




Darren and the lads were getting ready at his sister’s house while Lyndsey was getting ready at the home where they live 🏠💇💄

The girls put money together and bought Lyndsey a beautiful bottle of perfume. I always love detail shots throughout the day and try and capture every last little detail for couple to remember……

Meanwhile, the boys were getting ready a mile down the road and Ryan was there to capture it all….

Back with the girls and it was make-up and dress time….

Lyndsey looked absolutely stunning and after she got her dress on, it was downstairs to do the reveal shot with her Daddy. This is one the most emotional shots of the day where even the most strong, manly fathers have broken down……this capture was my favourite shot of the day I think….I absolutely ❤️ this….

I always find it hard myself not to well up and cry myself…..😢

….and with both Bride and Groom ready…..it was time to make their way to Ballymena for their Leighinmohr House Wedding….

just time to get a couple of shots in the car with Lynsey on her own and then with her Daddy……




With Lynsey and Darren already being married, we were unsure of whether we would get those emotion shots when a bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day….but with these two looking so amazing….it would have been impossible for them not to get emotional…


Post Ceremony Pictures


After the ceremony we have a few standard shots we have to get out of the way….things like…..

Family shots….

Family shots

shots of the cars in front of the hotel….

….and after these quick shots we always ask the bride and groom if they want to get something to eat/drink at the drinks reception, or get the bridal party shots done now…..well at this point, we could hear the music bouncing inside from the band Lynsey had booked, and it was obvious what the decision would be……so we went inside with them to capture it all…..and it was amazing…..🎶🤵🏻🎶🎙️🎶👰🏻🎶 The band members were able to get Darren up to sing himself and it made for awesome pictures ❤️

After Darren serenaded his wife, much to the delight of the crowd, we gathered up the bridal party and took them for the bridal party shots….

…you know when the whole bridal party does the conga down to the gardens, you’re going to get good shots 🤣


After the brilliantly crazy bridal party went on their way for more festivities, it allowed us to focus on our bride and groom….

It was then back to the venue for the bride and groom to enjoy the rest of their afternoon before the speeches and dinner. After dinner there are a few formalities to get out of the way….


The first dance…

before the customary father of the bride dance….

and then…..that’s when the madness begins. This is when the best pictures are taken too 🤣

and finally……we bring the bride and groom outside to get the evening shots we love. These can range from silhouette shots, smokes bomb shots to everyones favourite recently – Sparkler shots….but first, how about a late night car park dance off 💃🏻🕺🏻

and then it was the final shots of the night before we headed off home …….🎇📸

Thanks again Lynsey and Darren for choosing us to capture your big day…….

If you are having a Leighinmohr House Wedding, or getting married at any venue, please feel free to get in touch about with us about capturing your big day…..

Agnieszka & Ryan ❤️