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!

Secret Garden at Castle Durrow

Well I just enjoyed meeting, getting to know and helping this couple so so much. Rebecca and John are just amazing together and each great fun people on their own.

Although it seemed every time I met Rebecca we ended up laughing our heads off at something. Whether she was exhausted from her flight from Boston or on one of our many phone calls. There were always lots of giggles.

Their meeting was pretty classic. He is Irish and they met when she was here in Ireland on vacation and a few days turned into John moving to America and the two sharing into a lifetime together.

With supportive wonderful families and lots of love they planned their beautiful Secret Garden destination wedding {with a little help from me} at Castle Durrow in Co Laois.

The wedding was in September and just HAD to be outside in the elaborate gardens and although the day looked cloudy, there was no rain forecast so we went for it! A peaceful, beautiful outdoor wedding in the garden!

Have a look at the day as Shane O’Neill from Aspect Photography saw it unfold.

images by Shane O'Neill www.aspectphotography.net

images by Shane O'Neill www.aspectphotography.net

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The outdoor ceremony location was surrounded by tall hedges hidden with in Castle Durrow’s lush gardens and there were lots of signs to lead guests to find it. we had the ceremony laid out so they were not only surrounded by the greenery but by their families and friends with wildflowers in the centre.

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Rebecca’s shoes were fabulous and I’ll tell you know, she was very lucky here feet were smaller than mine or they just might have gone missing somehow…………

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A full brass New Orlean’s style jazz band entertained the guests while photos were being taken and when it came time for dinner they lead the parade in music.

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I have no doubt the love and laughter will continue for these two for the rest of their lives and personally, I can’t wait to meet up with them again!

Thanks to Marie and everyone at Castle Durrow, Shane for the photos and The Informal Florist for adding even more beauty.

A Kilkenny Manor House Wedding

Sheila and Daniel were an elegant couple from Texas bringing 50 of their nearest and dearest to their destination wedding to Ireland. For the wedding day Sheila wanted to create a romantic, relaxed, beautiful event. Blushes, soft pinks creams, taupes and gold came into their wedding color palette and worked perfectly with the decor and style at Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland.  {By the way, I LOVE it there!}

The day was as stunning and fun as the couple had hoped. Have a look at their wedding video by Red Sheep Cinema who are destination wedding cinematographers. I hardly noticed them on the day and yet they got the most wonderful footage.

Have a lookie!

Daniel & Sheila from redsheep on Vimeo. And you may even catch a glimpse of a normally camera shy me!

We had a wonderful team on the day with flowers were by Jill at Wild Floral Couture, make up by Dawn Ryan  and hair by Christine Murphy. That amazing hand painted cake {it was chocolate fudge cake with Ferrero Rocher filling and Chocolate buttercream and coffee with Baileys and white chocolate buttercream. argh-mazing!} was by The Artful Bakery.

For now, I’ll just let you enjoy!

 

Yes, We Are Hiring!

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About us- We are independent wedding and elopement planners based in Co Kerry specializing in Ireland as a destination for weddings. We plan and coordinate events all over the country for our couples who mainly live abroad. We have been in business since 2010 getting bigger and busier every year! Be sure to have a look around our websites AislinnEvents.com and ElopetoIreland.com to get a feel for us, what we do and for our brand.

About the position – This is currently a part time position with the view growing your hours as you help us expand the business. The job is really part administration, part PA, part wedding planner, part sounding board, part marketing and part wedding coordinator! A great opportunity for the right person for sure!

There will be daily work remotely from your own home answering email enquiries, scheduling appointments, preparing contracts and corresponding with our couples by email. The candidate will help the business grow by promoting our work and what we do on various Social Media platforms, and helping with blog posts by choosing images, sizing them and uploading them to WordPress based website. Attendance on wedding days will be required on occasion with the view to training them to coordinate elopements on their own. All wedding days will be known well in advance.

About you – The perfect candidate would be enthusiastic, have a great customer service skills, generally be good with people and have the genuine desire to help people at the most treasured time in their lives. The candidate will be organized and take directions well, have common sense and the ability to think on their feet. A sense of style/good aesthetic will be important, great communication, good language and computer skills are essential as is the ability to work well on their own.

Own transportation will be required and living within Munster would be a bonus!

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So email us your CV, tell us what makes you great, how you will fit right in and why you want the job to hello@aislinnevents.com  and we’ll be in touch!

Intimate Glengarriff and Gougane Barra Wedding

Kerry and Brian initially came to me wanting to elope to Ireland and we set a  plan in motion until quite a few of their family expressed real interest in being there. Moving forward  the plan didn’t actually change with the families attending. With a destination church wedding at Gougane Barra in Co Cork planned,  it just made sense to have the family there with them to celebrate in all of the beauty with a simple but meaningful ceremony, taking in the scenery followed by dinner and drinks in Glengarriff.

Egle from White Cat Studios was there to capture it all as the day beautifully came together in the sunshine of west Cork.

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Kerry’s purple bouquet was beautiful with Brian’s pruple kilt.

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The girls spent a lovely morning all getting their hair done in a local salon before going back to the hotel for makeup and getting ready.

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Kerry and Brian decided to take some time to themselves before the ceremony so were ready, they met up for an emotional first look in the village.

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The group were taken to the stunningly picturesque St Fionnbarr’s church in Gougane Barra where they were greeted by a Scottish Piper as they took their seats and waited the bride’s arrival.

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Before dinner there was time to stop for a drink and a dance

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And also to take a phot0 with their beloved puppy who sadly, had to be left at home. 🙁

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Congratulations to Kerry and Brian and thank you so much for letting me be part of your most special day!