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Lustybeg Wedding Videography: Rebecca & Alex’s Dreamy Fermanagh Celebration

Welcome to the breathtaking wedding celebration of Rebecca Palmer and Alex Maxwell at Lustybeg Island in Co. Fermanagh. As a wedding videographer, I had the honour of capturing every precious moment of this joyous occasion, from the heartwarming preparation at Rebecca’s family home to the lively reception on the exclusive island. Join me as I take you through the highlights of this picturesque wedding day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Please enjoy this preview video of this lovely day.

Getting Ready in Ballinamallard:

The day began at the Palmer family home in Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh, where the bride, Rebecca, prepared for her special day. Despite a windy start, the weather quickly turned into a fantastic sunny day, setting the perfect mood for the festivities.

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Ballinamallard from their air in July 2023

Ballinamallard, a picturesque little town near Enniskillen and Lough Erne, proved to be an idyllic location for capturing some mesmerizing drone shots of the surroundings – despite the windy morning the drone returned safely!

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Bride Rebecca getting ready for the big day ahead

Alexandra, Zara, Lucy and Samantha were bridesmaids and mum and Dad Jackie and Zelda were all in great relaxed form and the morning was all running smoothly. The beautiful dress was by Alexandra Grecco from Ivory and Pearl and the shoes were by Charlotte Mills and the veil was a tailored tulle veil.

The Ceremony at Magheracross Church of Ireland:

Just minutes away from Rebecca’s home sits the charming Magheracross Church of Ireland which hosted the beautiful wedding ceremony. As the groom, Alex, greeted the arriving guests there was lots anticipation in the air before the grand event.

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The dapper groom Alex with his sister and their mum and dad Jan and Andrew

With Archdeacon Brian Harper conducting the service, and accompanied by lovely hymns played on the piano by Rebecca’s cousin, Kaitlyn Harron, the ceremony was truly heartfelt and emotional. And there was a lovely moment of humour when Alex made a slight mistake with his bride’s name! 

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Oops! Alex takes a slight stumble but soon recovers!

The first reading was by Alex’s aunt Kate and Rebecca’s best friend Hannah read the touching poem ‘Scaffolding’ By Seamus Heeney.

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Happy couple make their way down the aisle

This church is lovely historic building dating from 1844 and it has no central nave but 2 side aisles. This leads to a nice symmetry as bride Rebecca walked up the left side aisle with Dad Jackie and after the nuptials walked down the right hand aisle with her now husband Alex.  The church looked fantastic with amazing floral creations by Clare Flower.

Lustybeg Island: An Exquisite Wedding Venue:

The wedding celebrations continued at the exclusive Lustybeg Island, accessible only by boat, providing a stunning backdrop for the couple’s reception. Surrounded by Lough Erne, the island proved to be the perfect choice for this memorable occasion, and there was a lovely drone shot of the couple in their classic Bentley car on the ferry.

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The guests have the drinks reception on the patio overlooking Lough Erne

Guests have the option of staying a night before or after the range of outdoor activities and took advantage of the spa facilities, making it a complete experience and I think many of the guests travelling from the UK took the opportunity to stay an extra night or two.

McGarry Decorations & Anna’s Number Band: A Perfect Ambiance:

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Table goals! Beautiful table decor in Lustybeg

The venue was adorned beautifully by McGarry Wedding Design, creating a lovely atmosphere for the couple’s special day. The tables were adorned with dark green tablecloths, floral touches and little additions that made the room so warm and cosy. The addition of a bar and lovely side rooms to Lustybeg Island since my last visit made it an even more enticing spot for the reception. A few of Anna’s Number Band serenaded the guests during the drinks reception.

Capturing Priceless Moments: A Wedding Videographer’s Delight:

As a wedding videographer, I had the privilege of documenting every heartfelt moment of this extraordinary day. From the touching ceremony to the heartwarming speeches and the exhilarating dance floor where Anna’s number came back out  after the drinks reception now in full force with the complete band now and the party got going properly. These are a brilliant band, so lively and have a great mix of music and with such energy that the dancefloor really was packed solid all night.

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Partytime on Lusty as Anna’s Number kicks off the entertainment

It was lovely also to work with photographer Gemma G who is based in Northern Ireland. It was my first time to meet Gemma and it was a great experience to work together. It’s so important that the photographer and videographer can work well together I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this day with Gemma and her second shooter Jude.

Conclusion: A Day of Love and Togetherness

Rebecca and Alex’s wedding day was a perfect blend of love, happiness, and togetherness, celebrated amidst the natural beauty of Co. Fermanagh. I am incredibly grateful to have been part of this remarkable journey as their videographer for this Northern Ireland video at Lusty. Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of joy, laughter, and cherished memories as they embark on this beautiful chapter together.