Aisling + Andrew

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

I am so in love with today’s stunning wedding dress and frock coat combo! Aisling wore it so well to her October wedding to finance, Andrew. With a day that revolved around making sure their guests had the best time, the couple entrusted much of this to their venue, Lough Eske Castle, Donegal. I’m delighted to be sharing their day with beautiful photography by Denise Leacock.

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Couple: Aisling + Andrew McNamee 

“We met on a night out through mutual friends in September 2012 in Letterkenny, the Pulse to be exact.”

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

The Proposal

“Happened on my birthday at home in our little Bungalow. Perfect and one of the happiest days.

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Wedding date: Friday 14th October 2017 

Ceremony: Sessiaghoneill Church, Ballybofey

Reception: Lough Eske Castle, Donegal 

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Our Planning

“Top priority was for everyone to enjoy their day and all to run smoothly and I can honestly say the hotel made that all happen. The band were amazing, food was amazing and even to this day people still remember just having a laugh and enjoying the day.” 

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Our Budget & Suppliers

“We did have a budget and I knew I wasn’t going to go mad which we didn’t!

Simply Devine weddings did our centre pieces and and decorated the room. It was just perfect, I was shocked when I walked in! They went above and beyond. Kate’s Flowers could not have got what I wanted any closer, they were stunning and Poplife the band were amazing.” 

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Our Style 

“I wanted a rustic neutral kind of style to our day with autumn colours to tie in with the bridesmaids dresses. We chose floral, twine and candles for the venue and wanted a relaxed day with no hassle. I knew what I wanted and what I didn’t. Pinterest was my best friend!! Honestly, the venue took care of so much on the day. The team had it prepared and set out to perfection.

I chose burgundy simple dresses to complement style of my wedding dress. The girls found them comfy and easy to wear. The boys wore navy slim fit check suits with burgundy shoes and belt. I think I picked the suits and brought the boys in to try them on. Andy had a say but he’s very easy going and was happy with them all.”

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Personal Touches

“I wore my mum’s blue sapphire earrings on my wedding day which was my something borrowed and blue. I didn’t wear much jewellery, the dress and earrings said enough. We had thistle in Andrew’s buttonhole to remember Scotland where I was born and my mum is from.” 

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

My Dress

Anna Georgina bought from Alice May Bridal Boutique.

“Finding the dress wasn’t too difficult in all honestly. I knew what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I tried on few different styles to confirm this. My dress was simple but stood out in the right way. And so comfortable…this should be top of the list. I danced all night in my dress, it was so comfy!” 

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Our Advice

“Don’t stress out… and at the end of the day it is yours and the grooms day. No one else’s… have it your way and enjoy every minute.”

Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI
Aisling + Andrew, Lough Eske, Denise Leacock Photography | The Promise NI

Wedding Suppliers

Venue: Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

Wedding dress: Anna Georgina from Alice May Bridal, Dublin

Bridesmaids dress: Pearls and Lace, Donegal

Hair: Hair by Franky, Lifford

Makeup: Bride: Niamh Grain Makeup Artist & Bridesmaids: SAK Designs, Glenane 

Groomswear: Mc Elhinneys, Ballybofey 

Cake: Made by a neighbour and friend

Flowers: Kate’s Flowers, Ballybofey

Bridal cars: Peter Mc Lean, Letterkenny

Entertainment: Poplife Band and DJ

Photographer: Denise Leacock Photography, Magherafelt 

Honeymoon: Finland – Hotel Iso Syote, the best holiday ever! The hotel was up a mountain in the middle of nowhere, we enjoyed excursions in -16 degree weather.