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Paul and I got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2011 in the Botanic Gardens. We knew what we wanted for a honeymoon before we started planning the wedding so this is how the date was set for just after Christmas, 28th December 2012. We had a pretty easy time of planning until disaster struck in May…our original venue cancelled leaving us stranded!

Through sheer luck we managed to book for the same day in The Westin Hotel, and looking back, it seemed that it worked out even better than we planned. I’m a graphic designer so I came up with a theme and colour scheme and made all the invitations, menus, place cards, table names, table plan etc.

Our theme was woodland as a nice throwback to where we got engaged. My family is huge but Paul’s is quite small so we decided to keep the reception to 60 people, it made it very intimate and special. We asked along an extra 100 or so to the afters to make a party of it! We think it was the best of both worlds. Our ho

You couldn’t ask for a bigger build up to your special day, than three months of what can only be described as your country debating the relevance and importance of the love you have for your partner.

Me and Philip had been together for 12 years, and decided to take the plunge, in whatever capacity we could – it was to be a civil partnership in June 2015, and now, hopefully, an upgrade to Full Marriage later in the year. The overwhelming Yes vote put us and our friends in great spirits for what was the Biggest and Best day of our lives.

On June 13th, Myself and Philip entered into a Civil Partnership in Kilashee House in Naas. We arrived the night before, with our immediate family, and began the celebrations, quietly, with a slap up meal and a few proseccos at the Hotel Bar.

We awoke early on the day of the wedding, to utilise the Hotel gym and leisure facilities. While Philip worked out, I made the most of the sauna and Jacuzzi! One of the benefits

Every bride-to-be looks forward to that time when she’ll find her perfect wedding dress. Unfortunately, the process of searching is never simple. If you don’t take some factors into consideration, the process can turn out to be a disaster. Before you hit the stores, learn from the common mistakes people make when shopping for wedding dresses and avoid them at all costs.

Bringing Too Many People
Some brides make the gross mistake of going shopping with too many friends or family members. It becomes harder for them to make a decision because of having to deal with five or more different opinions. With many conflicting opinions, your opinion which is the most important gets lost. Only bring one or two people that you know will give you an honest opinion and help you get a dress that suits your style.

Buying a Dress You Don’t Like
There are brides that buy dresses they are not completely in love with because of pressure f

Alisia and Richard live in America, she’s Irish and he’s American.Their wedding was in Ireland. The ceremony was at Our Lady Star of the Sea church in Ballycotton, Co Cork and the reception at Ballymaloe House, Cork. Pictures were taken by an amazing Ewa Figaszewska. We love the way they express themselves on pictures! Hope you’re gonna like them too!

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Our perfect day on the Unluckiest Day of the Year

We got married on Friday the 13th 2013… people gasped when we told them the date we choose, but we didn’t mind at all.

We live in Meath but I am from Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, so we looked at venues in both Meath and Antrim but my heart was at home and we choose to get married on the beautiful north Antrim coast.

I mentioned to my mother that I liked the brooch bouquet’s and she decided to make one for me, she enjoyed doing this so much that she made bridesmade brooch bouquets, buttonholes for groomsmen and a piece for herself and my mother in law.

She then decided to make the flower arrangements for the church pews using flowers and ivy from my late grandfathers gardens.
We had the most amazing day and looking back we wouldn’t change anything.

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Feargal and I got engaged in June 2013 and spent a year planning our big day. We had seen clients of ours at Intro meet, get engaged and go down the aisle so it was exciting to be taking the plunge ourselves. We wanted a large summer wedding with all of our closest family and friends. The theme was to be fun, fun and more fun.

Feargal is also very musical and from a musical family so the day would be full of beautiful sounds. We chose Ballymagarvey as our venue with it’s authentic Country House feel and romantic setting. I wore an Inbal Dror backless gown while Feargal had his suit made by Louis Copeland.

Elegant Touch provided the flowers, setting a backdrop of candles behind the alter. Some of Feargal’s professional friends from Melos Wedding Music provided beautiful music that filled the quaint Rathfeigh Church while Feargal surprised everyone by singing

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