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Forest wedding at Beech Hill of N&D

Nao Cannon and Dan Sheerin were married on 10th November 2022 with a Forest wedding at Beech Hill House in Co Derry and delighted to bring you the video of this beautiful wedding day.

Nao got ready at the family home near Lough Eske in Co Donegal. Nao’s attendants were her Maids of Honour Helen McPartlan and Cait O Neill and Bridesmates were Ciara Martin, Aine Brennan, Maire Byrne, Geraldine Sheerin, Tommy McCallig and Pauric McHugh. Nao’s beautiful wedding dress was sourced from McElhinneys Bridal in Ballybofey. Hair was by Laura Brennan and Make Up was by Kerrie James.

Nao & her Bridesmates on the wedding morning at Lough Eske near Donegal Town

Meanwhile, groom Dan was getting ready in nearby Mountcharles, surrounded by some of his closest friends and family. He had been searching for the perfect suit and shoes, and ultimately decided on a classic tuxedo from Magee of Donegal. Dan’s attendants were Best Men Peteso Cannon & John Sheerin and Groomsmen William Timoney, Barry McTernan, Gary Ward, Mark Kiely, Andrew Duncan and Greg Gallagher.

Groom Dan nearly ready to make the journey from Mountcharles to Beech Hill in Derry for the ceremony

Soon the guests started arriving at Beech Hill and it was time for the ‘first look’. I was ready with the video camera and Photographer Paul McGinty of Ghorm studio was all set to capture Dan and Nao’s first look on the wedding day. 

First Look for Nao & Dan before their ceremony

A first look is a lovely moment between a couple on their wedding day, where they see each other for the first time before the ceremony. It is a special moment together and to take some of the pressure off the ceremony itself. It can be a chance to take a deep breath and just be with each other before the wedding. It can help to calm any nerves.  Thankfully Nao and Dan had no nerves that I could see so this was a lovely moment they shared.

The Forest Grove at Beech Hill where Nao and Dan tied the knot

Nao and Dan had their hearts set on an outdoor wedding ceremony and being November I was a little worried for them. But I needed not have been! The day was a perfect one for the secluded forest grove at Beech Hill, with clear dry skies and a gentle breeze blowing through the trees. Celebrant Brian O’Sullivan (Spiritual Ceremonies) was busy preparing for the ceremony, making final touches and rehearsing his script. Meanwhile, James McGeehan was setting up his piano and testing out a few melodies to get a feel for the acoustics of the forest grove. He provided a beautiful accompaniment to the wedding and his music helped to create a special and intimate atmosphere for the ceremony. As the guests arrived and took their seats, the stage was set for a beautiful and memorable celebration of love with the forest wedding at Beech Hill.

Celebrant Brian O’Sullivan during the lovely personalised ceremony

This settings for an outdoor forest wedding at Beech Hill is perfect. The forest is secluded and the tall trees and surrounding nature gives a really stunning romantic feel and it certainly is a unique and memorable location to bring family and friends to create a unique wedding experience. And Brian’s personalised wedding ceremony really added to the day.

All ready for the evening reception in Beech Hill

After the ceremony it was time to mingle and have some fun with guests before heading into the marquee for the evening’s entertainment. The lovely wedding cake was by Nao’s Aunt Margaret McGarrigle and Briege Stevens. After the meal and the speeches it was over to the MindBenders band for the first dance. They danced to Harvest Moon by Neil Young and soon had the room joining them on the dancefloor where the party really got going.

Nao & Dan on the packed dancefloor dancing to the tunes of the excellent Mindbenders Band

All the best wishes for your future together. It was been such a pleasure working with you both as your wedding videographer and delighted to capture this special moment in your lives. I hope that your wedding day was everything you had dreamed of and that your marriage is filled with love, happiness, and joy.