Fun Filled Family Day Full of Love

No one wants rain on their wedding day. Somehow though, a brief {but pretty heavy} shower of rain really united this entire wedding party even more than then they bond they already had.

The friends and family were all there for the joyous day when their daughter/sister/closest friend married the love of her life on Inish Beg Island in Cork.

Eimear and Julie were getting married.

As their friends and families huddled together to keep out of the rain, the ceremony started and each of the girls walked into the ceremony with her mother to applause and happy tears from their loved ones.

At that moment, as they walked nearer their loved ones to make their vows, the rain stopped and the sun opened up. it turned into a wonderful day full of love, fun, family and friends.

Living in Denmark, it was important for Eimear and Julie to have a great family gathering back in their childhood home of Ireland and for Julie had to be by the sea. Full stop so an island in west cork it was!

Nicholas Purcell photographed the day and I’m delighted to share the heartwarming and beautiful images here.

The girls knew a white wedding, and therefore white wedding dresses, wasn’t for them so in their own alternative style, both decided to wear elegant long black dresses to mark the day. It complimented them beautifully and they stood out from their crowd, as well as in the forest!

The couple led their guests to the Boathouse for their reception dinner where we had set up the room with fun botanic garden touches.  Live pots of herbs dotted the wooden picnic tables, blue cushions placed on each wooden folding garden chair. Guests poured their water glasses from real garden watering cans and blue and white tea towels were napkins. Plates of anti pasti were shared and passed along the tables and lots of laughter filled the room.

It was a touching loving day and I’m privileged to be a part of it. I got help with the look from Jill Wild Flowersmith {love Jill!}, the cakes which were most important to Eimear were from Diva Bakery .

Again a big thanks to Nicholas for the photos and congrats to Eimear and Julie. It was such a pleasure!

Fairy Tale Irish Castle Wedding

I’ve been lucky enough to know Kristen and Andrew for a good few years.

Kristen is a wedding and destination wedding photographer based in California and we worked together on a wedding photo shoot a good few years back see that here!}.

When the couple got engaged, they knew the only thing on their minds was an Irish Castle for their fairy tale wedding. They got in touch with me to help.

Her own style is elegant and very romantic. She is a fairy tale photographer so when she asked me to help plan her wedding in a castle in Ireland I knew everyone would be in for a treat!

Because of what she does she is a very visual person and knew the exact look she was going for so I’d be lying if I said I did the styling. My main contribution was helping with her Irish suppliers, some props, the set up and decorating and really making sure the day went smoothly. – which I think it did!

They rented an Irish castle for themselves and their families for the ceremony and reception {along with a scavenger hunt!} and the look was authentically romantic ethereal and beautiful just as she had planned.

Thanks for the amazing photos to Iris and Light!

 

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Congratulations again to Kristen and Andrew {and happy anniversary!} xx

Romantic Rustic Barn Wedding in Ireland

A barn wedding with great food, lots of drink and a great band is what Kate and Billy wanted. It didn’t take us long to place them into the Grainstore at Kilruddery House. Rustic but elegant and romantic with the barn, great grounds and a stunning main house it was the obvious choice for their early autumn wedding.

Kate and Billy were married at St Marys Church, Enniskerry where after a traditional ceremony the sun came out so the guests could follow our couple walking in to the village pub for a few drinks. After all of the congratulations, a little food and a few drinks there, the bridal party were swept off for photos on the stunning grounds and Orangerie of their breath-taking reception venue Kilruddery House.

Their wedding was a true celebration of family with images of Kate, Billy and their loved ones dotted throughout the grain store during their reception. We made a table plan display out of an old wood palette where an Irish Blessing was placed beside a map of New York which read “Life is an Adventure”.

There was such a fun, loving energy at this wedding. Note the Funfetti cake! Kate and Billy really captured the essence of natural and rustic with bales of hay and all!

Kate looked amazing in her romantic dress and was able to dance the night away comfortably in her Toms shoes while Billy opted for a classic charcoal suit with white shirt and ivory tie. They looked gorgeous. They ARE gorgeous!

A great day was had by all and I need to thank Adele Miley Makeup, Camilia with Austen Florists, The Cake Café, and especially thanks so much to the brilliant David McElland Photography for {hanging out with me at dinner and} sharing the beautiful images with us today!

 

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What a fabulous wedding and a wonderful couple! Loved this one!

Elegant White and Yellow Up Wedding

Morgan and Karl wanted an elegant wedding with a nod to Disney and especially the movie Up. To be honest, it took a while for me to get my head around it and I did have to watch the movie again {all in the name of research and what a great movie!} and in the end, a few Disney touches here and there over the day were really special and fun.

Having a very busy job, and a huge work project due just days before they left California for their destination wedding in Ireland, Morgan entrusted Karl {and me} with most of the planning.

She wanted simple  but elegant white flowers and fun touches with yellow billy balls pulling in the happy yellow bridesmaids dresses. For the flowers, we kept a lot of texture in them and no greenery. On the tables, each arrangement was done with one flower pulled tightly together which is a look that I love. We used peonies, hydrangea, roses and carnations {yes!}.

All in all the day was all she wanted. A beautiful, elegant but fun intimate wedding with family and friends.

The venue was Tankardstown House, the photographer was Darek Smietana and Bee’s Flowers did all of the lovely floral arrangements.

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What a beautiful day it was!

Soft and Elegant in the West of Ireland

From the start it was about getting the best for Kelsey. That was all Angus cared about. He really had the vision for how the day should go along with the style and formality of the day. He was the perfect English gentleman taking care of his American rose. Even his groomsmen and ushers were there to serve her and everyone understood that and fell in.  Chivalry is certainly not dead!

And Kelsey and Angus are extraordinary together. Apart, the feeling you get from each is subdued, but when they are together, the energy between them is amazing and vibrant. They absolutely glow and that reflects off of each of them for the other. I’ve never seen anything like it {and TBH I think you can even see it in the photos here}

They chose Doonbeg Lodge in Co Clare in the West of Ireland as the location for their destination wedding as they are both keen golfers. Following that, I came on board and organized The French Touch to do Kelsey’s flowers. Kelsey’s  mother was my main contact for all of the decor and with grays, super soft pinks and touches of pale lavender Earl Grey roses. Dasha Caffrey Photography captured the beauty and all of the love on the day in the west of Ireland.

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Thanks again to Dasha for letting me show you the beauty she captured. Other thanks go do MM Cookies for the beautiful and yummy cake and cookies, Emma Farrell Makeup Team and The Powder Room Girls for hair and makeup.

Congratulations to Kelsey and Angus!