Good morning lovely brides-to-be – I hope you had a lovely weekend. On Saturday, after a hectic week and frankly too many weeks in January we headed to The Brewers House for fillet steak and Gin Brambles – that Christmas gift that keeps on giving, vouchers are definitely my favourite.
This morning I have the wedding of Niamh and Cormac which took place at Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan, last August. Photographed by Sarah Fyffe, the day was elegant and charming, and oh hello – look at that stunning Amanda Wakeley dress, Niamh wore it so well!
“Cormac and I met in Dublin on a night out with friends. When he accidentally met my parents two weeks later, and survived the pressure of it, I knew we were on to a good thing!”
Their proposal came during a trip to London in June 2012.
“Cormac organised dinner in a really nice restaurant and afterwards he proposed on a beautiful roof top bar, overlooking the city.”
After choosing their date and booking their venue, photographer and wedding band, Niamh started looking for her wedding gown. As an art teacher who specialised in textiles, Niamh fell in love with the Cleopatra gown by Amanda Wakeley.
“I love silks and embellishment so I was lucky enough to find a dress that had both! I wore a piece in my hair made by contemporary Irish jewellery designer, Christina Brosnan. It was actually intended to be worn as a bracelet but as it was really organic in style, I though it would work nicely in my hair. My bridesmaids found their dresses in Bridal Heaven, a bridal boutique in Swords, Co. Dublin. We decided on the colour navy for all three dresses.”
“Although we didn’t have a theme in mind to start, we both loved the surroundings and old world interiors of Castle Leslie. It was full of character and charm. The marquee reception was quite classic and elegant in style, with white voile ceiling and wall interiors. We kept with this style, and used cream and soft pink coloured flowers for our table and candelabra centre pieces. We also used fairy-lighting from some of the chandeliers on the ceiling. I have a really sweet tooth so we had coloured sweets and macaroons as party favours!”
Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross.
Reception: Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough.
Photographer: Sarah Fyffe Photography, Omagh.
Wedding dress: Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture, Dublin.
Bridal hair piece: Christina Brosnan, Dublin.
Bridesmaids dresses: Bridal Heaven, Swords.
Groomswear: Arnotts, Dublin.
Cake: Paula Gowan, Carrickmacross.
Flowers: Anne McMahon, Louth Village.
Reception flowers: Dessie Clements, In-House florist for Castle Leslie Estate.
Wedding film: Joe Finnegan, Ardee.
Transport: Dixons Wedding Cars, Dundalk.
Hair: The Hairdresser, Carrickmacross.
Makeup: Deirdre Kirk, Balbriggan.
Entertainment: The Aftermath, Mullingar.