Larchfield Estate Wedding – Mel & Charlie

Photo of Larchfield Estate Wedding

Here’s a few highlights from Melanie and Charlie’s Larchfield Estate Wedding.
In addition to the slideshow below please find some of my favourite photographs from the wedding further below.


“Larchfield Estate Wedding

Hi Dylan,
Thanks so so much for the photographs. We got back from honeymoon yesterday and are feeling rather blue but this has brightened up our mood and day like nothing else. Thanks so much for magically taking us back to that wonderful day. The photos are absolutely stunning and the whole family agrees.
Best wishes,


Larchfield Estate Wedding – (Selected Photographs)

Dylan McBurney

This was a pretty raucous Larchfield Estate Wedding as the photographs from the evening celebrations testify. In addition to the slideshow above here are a few of my very favourite images from Mel and Charlie’s gorgeous early summer wedding.

Photo of bride getting ready for her Larchfield Estate Wedding

Getting ready

Well, I just loved this photograph of Melanie turning around to greet her sister who was rushing back into the room.

Photo of the bride getting ready for her wedding in Larchfield

Getting ready

An alternative view of the last minute touch-ups to the make-up.

Photo of wedding ceremony in Drumbeg Parish church, Lisburn


In one hundred and twenty fifth of a second the camera can record the same expression between sisters within moments of each other.

Photo of the brides sisters reaction to the first kiss


This was Mel’s sister’s reaction to the first kiss in church.

Photo of beautiful bridal veil at this Drumbeg Parish wedding


Since Mel and Charlie had to turn right to walk into the vestry to sign the register I knew I’d get this beautiful photograph of her veil as it stretched out behind her.

Photo of the minister leading the bride and groom back into church for signing the register


I think there was one additional signature required so the minister led them back inside for a second (more grandiose) exit from the church.

Photo of wedding guests at Drumbeg Parish church


While that was going on old friends were greeting each other.

Drumbeg Parish church and Larchfield Wedding


Another gorgeous image showing the back of Mel’s veil.

Photo of beautiful summer wedding in Drumbeg Parish church Belfast


Probably my favourite image from the wedding – I photographed this with a fish-eye lens on the front of the Nikon.


Photo of bride and groom arriving for reception in barn at Larchfield Estate


Love this one – just as they entered the main barn for the evening celebrations.

Photo of bride with her Father during evening speeches at Larchfield Estate wedding


A lovely tender moment between the bride and her Dad – right after he had finished his speech.

Photograph of evening speeches at Larchfield Estate wedding


Another great picture of the bride’s sister.

Photo of bride and groom celebrating their wedding reception at Larchfield Estate

Evening celebrations

Almost everyone was on a chair or a table at some point. I may also have clambered up onto a chair or two to photograph the action but of course, there won’t be any proof of this.

Photo of wedding guests at Larchfield Barn

Evening celebrations

As much as everyone enjoyed seeing the groom up on a table there was also a little relief at his eventual safe return to the ground.

Photo of bride and friends at Larchfield Estate wedding reception

Evening celebrations

I love this photograph of Mel with her friends – she has a great presence in the picture.

Photograph of revellers at wedding reception in Larchfield barn

Evening celebrations

Another great little vignette of the crowd.

Photo of bride and groom's first dance in Larchfield

First dance

This was Mel and Charlie’s first dance. After the brief interlude of romance it was back to the raucous celebrations.

Photo of crowded dance floor at Larchfield Estate Wedding

Evening celebrations