Hey lovely ladies and happy hump day, where has the sunshine gone?!
If you follow me on Instagram, yesterday I shared a little post about ditching the desk in favour of spending time with the kids in the sun, and isn’t it a good job! Today I’m back with a gorgeous DIY marquee wedding by Cindy & Melissa Photography, one of our favourite local Directory suppliers.
Mary, a retail manager from Gortin married Vincent, a Dublin taxi driver last August in County Tyrone. The sun shone throughout the day making their marquee reception really come to life, just wait until you see the beautiful decor.
After meeting in a bar in Dublin in 2008, the couple knew pretty quickly their relationship was the real deal, although Mary admits it did take them a wee while to make it official! Vincent went on to plan a surprise proposal onboard the Lady of the Lake cruiser on Lough Erne, during a weekend stay at the Manor House, Kiladeas.
Mary travelled to the ceremony in a sweet Austin Westminster and wore a custom designed Tamem Michael wedding gown. “I had tried on a few dresses with lots of detail , but they weren’t really for me. Siobhan in Tamem Michael suggested I look for something with less detail. I selected a few dresses and when I tried on this dress I knew it was the one! It was plain at the front and I loved the back detail and train. The great thing about choosing a couture dress is you can change elements of the design – I ended up changing the neckline from the original design. Interestingly I had said from the outset that the style I didn’t want was a mermaid, which is exactly what I ended up choosing – the style suited my shape!” added Mary.
“I had always liked blush as a wedding colour as it’s soft so we chose a vintage theme which incorporated elements of wood, brass, flowers and lots of greenery. The brass and wood complemented the blush perfectly, didn’t overpower it and lent itself easily to a vintage theme. We wanted to use lots flowers and greenery to create some colour and impact in the marquee. I didn’t want to use one block of colour and flowers so we had many variations of pink and blush that it worked out perfect. Our Florist Edel Maguire did a fantastic job designing all the flowers for the Church and Marquee and we where delighted with the visual impact they created,” explained Mary.
“The day was fantastic, it was great to share such a special occasion with our family and friends many of whom travelled from Southern Ireland, England and New York. I have a couple of highlights, the first one was when I walked up the aisle of the church and saw Vincent,” said Mary. “Vincent wrote and preformed a song for me at the reception, which was a lovely surprise! It was both romantic and fun! He had been planning and writing it for months. He even recorded it in Dublin and managed to sneak away and get a practice in with our wedding band the Bleed` n Cowboys before the big day, all without me knowing!”
“My highlight was when I turned around and saw Mary in the Church. It was a very special moment. Mary’s local priest Father Forbes gave me a great tip, not to turn around until I could see Mary’s shadow, the suspense of waiting really added to that moment,” said Vincent.
Every marquee wedding needs a stunningly dressed piano, don’t you think?! We adore this.
Ceremony: St Patrick’s Church, Gortin
Wedding dress: Tamem Michael Bridal Studio, Dublin
Hair piece: Bride La Boheme, Australia
Bridesmaids dress: Debenhams
Grooms wear: Dorian Black, Dublin
Cake: Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design, Omagh
Flowers: Edel Maguire, Omagh
Bridal cars: Unity Wedding Cars, Camlough
Entertainment: Bleed’n’Cowboys, Draperstown
Hair & Makeup: Olivia Muldoon Hair & Makeup, Belfast
Chiavari Chairs: Swift Wedding & Event Decor Hire, Magherafelt
Rings: Weir & Sons Jewellers, Grafton St, Dublin
Photography: Cindy & Melissa Photography, Portadown