Smiles & Summer Florals at Cabra Castle: Rachel + Jonni

Spring has been teasing us this past week, milder and brighter weather followed by a flurry of snow just to keep us on our toes! Today we’re hopping back to last summer with Rachel and Jonni’s wedding, a special day that I’ve been really excited to share. Almost three years ago now we featured Rachel’s sister Jane’s wedding, it was one of my all-time favourites, so I’m delighted to bring you more celebrations from this beautiful family. Thanks to Fraser Stewart Photography for the incredible images and Paper Sails for the stunning film – enjoy and happy Wednesday!

Couple: Rachel + Jonni Trimble

Rachel and Jonni met when she moved to Belfast over four years ago. Jonni had began studying at Stranmillis and Rachel had started working there. From their very first date the couple were inseparable!

Proposal: Jonni proposed to me in December 2015 so we were only engaged six moths before we got married. We had booked a trip to Paris before Christmas for a few nights and while we were there Jonni proposed at the 
top of the Eiffel Tower - it was amazing!

Wedding date: Tuesday 5th July 2016

Ceremony: Omagh Baptist Church

Reception: Cabra Castle, Kingscourt

Our Planning & Wedding Style: We both knew we didn’t want a long engagement so decided that we would get married in the summer. We wanted a small wedding and one that was very stress free, so the week after we came back from Paris we viewed Cabra Castle and fell in love with it and booked it that day. About a week later I had flowers, makeup, my wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses all sorted! It didn’t take long to organise everything which was great and the relaxed approach suited both Jonni and I! We didn’t have any particular theme at all, I chose what I loved and took it from there.

Our Style: I got my wedding dress from Blush on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. The staff were so friendly and I loved everything about the boutique. I knew I wanted something simple so as soon as I tried on my dress I knew it was the one, and it was within my budget which was even better. My maids wore Victoria Lou multi-way dresses in pale grey. The dresses were amazing and I would definitely recommend her. 

Jonni and the grooms party wore two-piece suits from Burton with mini floral print ties to add colour.

Our Highlights: We both had the best day ever! My highlight was just getting to marry Jonni. Jonni says the highlight for him was the food (and also marrying me apparently!!)

Our Advice: I would say don’t stress about planning your wedding as it all comes together in the end.

Super Suppliers

Wedding dress: Blush Boutique, Belfast.

Bridesmaids dresses: Victoria Lou Bridal.

Groomswear: Burton.

Hair: Hair Flair, Beragh.

Makeup: Catherine Fleming MUA, Moira.

Flowers: Floral Temptations, Omagh.

Cake: Brides aunt and Baked By Corri.

Film: Paper Sails, Belfast.

Photographer: Fraser Stewart Photography, Lurgan.