Irish Cathedral Wedding

There was nothing small and quaint about Patsy and Logan’s destination wedding to Ireland. This was a grand, I’d possibly even venture to say epic wedding in a stunning cathedral.

The style was elegant with soft neutrals, blush and rose gold accents. The location was the perfect Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny. 

The guests all from America. A close knit group of family and friends traveled together for the week full of events and touring.

It started a rainy day in May but that didn’t dampen any spirits and the guys started the day playing pool as the girls prepped and beautified.

This is how the day looked as seen by the super talented Simple Tapestry!


Hair was by Sinead McGoldrick and makeup by one of my faves, Dawn Ryan were on hand to make sure the ladies were flawless.





Lush full blooms  of pale cream roses and super soft blush were everywhere as per Patsy’s instruction and the art of French Touch. 



Honoring the groom’s Scottish ancestry the couple had a bagpiper greet all of their guests arrival in epic form. He play for entrance and exit on the day.




After the ” I Do’s ” and a few photos in the cathedral, guests were bused back to Mount Juliet for champagne, canapes and soft jazz to relax and celebrate in style.


Pre dinner signature cocktails and speeches on the stairs before going in for dinner and starting the party.

               mirror wedding table plan

Decorated sponge cake and wheels of cheeses made up the sweet and savory cake which was served to guests later in the evening during a break in the dancing.

 wedding cake with cheese soft pink 5 tier stacked cake      rose gold wedding table accents   wedding fireplace one sided garland  wedding flowers soft pink and cream spray in silver vase       wedding monogram gobo light

And they danced into the night! What a beautiful wedding it was. 

Intimate Cliff Side Wedding

 An Intimate cliff side wedding was Kayleigh and Kurtis’ vision for their destination wedding to Ireland. She knew she wanted uninterrupted views out to see the sea and after considering may possible ceremony locations only one was good enough. It was a site on the Cliffs of Moher walking path. It ticked all of the boxes. Scenic, close to Doolin, epic scenery and their reception location of a pub nearby. 


Such a sweet couple, great family and friends, a memorable day with an Epic location!

Thanks to Tomasz Kornas for the photos, Deirdre at Body Treats made our bride even more beautiful, West Clare flowers and Vaughan’s Pub for the great craic!

Hawaii vs Ireland – A Hawaiian themed wedding in an Irish Castle

I got a fairly desperate phone call one evening from Mariah and her mother a few years ago. The planning for her destination Irish castle wedding from Hawaii just wasn’t going well. Time differences, cultural differences and simply not being sure what they wanted or could have was starting to stress this normally very relaxed laid back mother and daughter.
Mariah was marrying Mike whom she met while in college at Trinity Dublin. Mike is Irish but had been living in America for years. Both sporty people, they played water polo at Trinity College and are probably one of the most fun loving, smiley couple I’ve ever had {as you will see!}.
After countless emails, a few phone calls and a productive meeting in Dublin, we quickly nailed down the location. They chose Durhamstown Castle, the style would be Hawaiian meets Irish barn wedding at a castle. Yup -it can be done!

We needed a creative florist to pull this off so enlisted the help of Mark from The Garden.  Mark created the Hawiian Lei’s, Haku for the women and Maile Lei’s for the guys and flowers for the tables which included gold pineapples. {Those were my idea. I thought it was hilarious!}

Stunning photography by Katie Farrell is below so you can see for yourself!

Mariah’s dress was made from a traditional Hawaiian pattern and the shell necklace she wore was her mother’s.

For the early October ceremony, they were in a stretch tent on the castle lawn. Mariah’s brother played the Ukulele as the bride walked in with her father. To add some Irishness, the couple had an Irish handfasting as part of their ceremony.

Mariah wrote and performed the most beautiful Hula for her new husband. Honestly it had me in tears and was so expressive and heartfelt that I felt like I was intruding in a very intimate exchange between the two of them. It was stunning.

What an amazing, unique day they had. Full of love, fun, laughter, great food and festive drink. This is how every modern wedding should be!

Huge thanks again to Katie for the photos and Congratulations {and a happy anniversary!} to Mariah and Mike. Your day was simply unforgettable!

Intimate Destination Wedding – Elegance in an Abbey Ruins

Brittany and David wanted their intimate destination wedding to be in an Abbey ruins but also really private. That can be a difficult thing to come by but I had a few ideas and came up with an option that they loved with the only audience being their closest friends and family, a few {adorable} sheep and cows.

Brittany was a stunning bride. Elegant and poised even when it got a little chilly but they were determined to brave the Irish spring and have the ceremony in the Abbey as scheduled. It was well worth it as you will see in the stunning photos below by Taylor & Porter who came from the UK to photograph the day!

After their traditional Celtic ceremony along with a few very sentimental words from the David’s brother {who was a very attentive Best Man. Carrying the bouquet and dress when needed!}, it was a few splits of bubbles for everyone and off around the countryside for their bridal portrait photos in more lush Irish locations.

The meeting place after photos had to be an Irish Pub. There were a few more drinks {just a few!} some dinner, dancing, love and laughter.

Irish style.

Congratulations again to our beautiful couple, thanks to Taylor and Porter for letting us share the photos and to everyone who attended this special day with them.