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Whimsical Wedding with Polish Influences: Shona + Rafal

November 7, 2018
Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Good morning gorgeous ones! What a day – honestly, I love autumn but the crisp, crunchy leaves version, not this torrential soaked to the bone kind! 

I hope your week has been great, I am having a very busy one with a very fun night approaching on Saturday. I’ll be sharing some of the details on Friday but THIS MAMAS GOT A NIGHT OFF!! I am going out out and I couldn’t be more excited! 

Thanks for all the love and messages on last weeks wedding of Ashlea and Tim, you all have brilliant bridal taste and yes it was as epic as it looked. Today we’ve another lovely couple to share, Shona and Rafal. Married at Tullyveery House, their day was elegant and stunningly styled whilst filled with fun traditions from Rafal’s homeland of Poland – vodka shots anyone?! Hope you enjoy… 

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Couple: Shona + Rafal Kozak 

“We first met when we were both working at the Irish Open in Portrush, which took place in 2012. We worked together for a few years and were friends, until Rafal asked me to go for ice cream one day after work in 2014 – it was a very spontaneous date, but at least I didn’t have time to be nervous or stress over an outfit!”

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

The Proposal

“Rafal proposed to me at White Rocks Beach, just down from where we first met. It was Boxing Day 2016 and he had asked me to go for a picnic – I thought he was mad! We would’ve gone to White Rocks quite a lot though, so I didn’t suspect anything. When we got there and set up our picnic, he was too nervous and worried about it raining, that he just went on ahead and asked me straight away! I was so taken aback, I replied “are you sure? Because I’m really annoying!” Probably not the movie moment response he expected! He pulled a navy box out of his pocket, and asked me once more – I replied yes that time!”

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Wedding date: Saturday 9th September 2017 

Venue: Tullyveery House, Killyleagh 

Our Planning

“Working with events and weddings, we already knew a lot of the suppliers that we wanted to work with so we didn’t spend a lot of time shopping around. It was more just getting quotes and then booking the suppliers who we were really interested in having.

Rafal is originally from Poland, and all of his family were coming over for the wedding so we knew it was going to be really important for us to embrace both cultures and make sure everyone had an amazing day. We wanted a relaxed, fun day with lots of craic and little stress. That was why we decided to have our wedding all in one venue, and we provided a coach service for guests to get to the wedding and to take them home at the end of the night.

Rafal and I both worked for Posh Nosh for many years, and we knew there was nobody else that we could have to provide the catering – it was great to create a bespoke menu and to know that our food would be of an extremely high quality and using all local produce, which was important for us to showcase to our Polish guests. All of our guests commented on the amazing food and portions throughout the day.

We had also spent a lot of time at venues throughout Northern Ireland, and none compared to Tullyveery House. We did look at a couple of other venues, but Tullyveery was always the frontrunner. Colin, Heather and Gwen were fantastic to work with, and went out of their way to ensure we had a great day. They were also a massive help for us in creating our multi-cultural wedding and having some Polish aspects to the day. To be fair, however, we would highly recommend all of our suppliers – they were fantastic and we would recommend them to anyone!”

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Our Style

“The style we wanted to go for was romantic and whimsical, with lots of pastel colours. We worked with an events stylist to help us achieve this style, Blue Moon, who were amazing and really helped to achieve this. Marie from Marie Cafolla Flowers was unreal – she knew better than I did what my style was! I gave her a very vague idea of what I wanted to capture, and she completely embraced my ideas and brought them to life. I think working with a great stylist and florist is so, so important.” 

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

My Dress

“I absolutely hated dress shopping! I found it so stressful, I hate shopping in any instance and so for my wedding dress it felt like such a pressure and weight hanging over me! I originally wanted a princess dress but every one I tried on I looked like a little girl playing dress up! It was only when I went to Forever Bridal in Finaghy that Leondra talked me into trying something that was a tighter fit – the first dress I tried on was the one! It was a crepe dress with lace cut outs at the waist, a small delicate crepe belt and lace cap sleeves that continued on around the back.” 

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Our Highlights

“For Rafal’s toast, we toasted with a shot of traditional Polish vodka which his parents brought over for us for the wedding. The photos of peoples’ faces taking the shots are hilarious! His parents also performed a Polish blessing at the end of our ceremony with Holy Water from his church in Krakow, and then they gave us a gift of Bread and Salt – the bread is to symbolise that you may never go hungry in your marriage together, and salt to symbolise the richness of your lives together.” 

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Our Advice

“Don’t sweat the small stuff – there were so many things I had over-analysed and thought out in fine detail, that on the day, I didn’t even notice! Also, eat!! In all the excitement, I probably didn’t eat enough that morning and when getting our family photos, I went completely white and fainted! It’s quite funny looking back, I felt so bad for our photographer Jonathan Ryder, ha! But yes, get that bacon § into you before you leave the house! 

We set a budget, however, we found it extremely difficult to stick to – there was a lot of things that we didn’t really think to budget for (as awful as it sounds!) like gifts for the bridal party, gifts for our parents, beauty treatments coming up to the wedding, order of services (oops!), clothes for honeymoon etc. I found having a spreadsheet was great – I listed each supplier, what we had paid so far in deposits/instalments, and then had a remaining balance column with a running total at the bottom. It really helped to (somewhat) control spending and also manage our finances leading up the wedding.” 

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

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Tullyveery House

Tullyveery House

Wedding Suppliers

Venue: Tullyveery House

Dress: Mikaella from Forever Bridal

Bridesmaids dress: Eliza & Ethan from Forever Bridal 

Accessories: Argento

Groomswear: Focus Menswear 

Photographer: Jonathan Ryder Photography

Cake: Cake Couture NI 

Flowers: Marie Cafolla Flowers

Bridal cars: David Andrews Wedding Cars

Videographer: Amber Tree Filmhouse

Entertainment: Sharon Graham Pianist, Off the Scale Music and The Breakfast Club

Hair: Dani-Belle Wedding Hair

Makeup: Deborah Harper Make-Up & Beauty

Catering: Posh Nosh

Event Styling: Blue Moon Events 

 

Real Couples

Traditional Summer Wedding with Beautiful Homemade Florals at Lough Erne Resort: Hilanna + Conal

July 25, 2018

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Happy hump day! I am ever so quickly remembering how hard it is to fit work in during the summer holidays! The kids just don’t care that mummy has things to do, they have adventures to go on, drinks to be made and precisely 16.5 snacks each to be prepared, daily. Sigh – I’m not complaining, honestly, it’s just taking me some time to adjust to the new working hours. 

But back to today and we have the beautiful wedding day of Hilanna and Conal at Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen to share with you. Their day was photographed by Omagh based wedding photographer, Jude Browne. Planned with special thought being given to the guests enjoyment, it included the most splendid wedding breakfast, a gorgeous three tier cake and a firework display at the end of the evening. If you are thinking of choosing the amazing surroundings of the Lough Erne for your own Big Day the resort are holding a Summer Soiree open evening next Wednesday 1st August. For more details visit www.lougherneresort.com. 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Couple: Hilanna + Conal McCrudden 

“We met in a nightclub in Dublin in November 2011. We were both out with friends and ended up meeting and found out we were both from Monaghan. We talked on Facebook a few weeks later and started meeting up after that. Conal went to Kentucky in America to study for 9 months early in the relationship and we had a long distance relationship. When he came home we both realised how much we loved each other.” 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

The Proposal

“Conal proposed on a walk up Cuilcagh mountains on 22nd April 2017. We made it to the top and were admiring the beautiful scenery. We were standing on the edge of a big rock looking down at the lake when Conal got down on one knee and ask me to marry him. It was a brilliant romantic surprise.”

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Wedding date: Saturday 5th May 2018 

Ceremony: First Ballybay Presbyterian church, Derryvalley, Ballybay

Reception: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen 

Our Planning

“We got married 12 months after we got engaged and it was plenty of time to organise our wedding. We knew when we went to the open day at Lough Erne Resort that it was the place for us. We feel in love with it immediately. Next were the big things – the band, the cake and the flowers. I was lucky that my cousin Beulah offered to do our flowers. We found most of our suppliers online and Lough Erne Resort were able to recommend great suppliers too. Conal and I had the same ideas about how our wedding would be which made it easy to plan. We didn’t set a strict budget but we were both money savvy. We were happy to spend a little extra for things we really wanted on our big day. We decided to spend the most on our guests which included the canapés, drinks, food and of course the fireworks.” 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Our Style

“We didn’t really have a theme, we just wanted to keep it quite traditional with a summery feel and very family and friends orientated. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful. My cousin Beulah took on the task and we couldn’t believe how beautiful they turned out. The arch at the front door of the church was homemade and turned out better than expected. The flower colours complemented the girls’ dresses and also the beautiful sunny day we were lucky to have.   

I knew I wanted a light pastel type colour for the girls’ dresses. I wanted something quite feminine and not typically bridesmaid. The light grey dresses matched in perfectly with my dress and the flowers fell right into place as well.” 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

My Dress

“I went to five shops before I went to The Wedding Gallery in Carrickmacross. I knew the type of style and shape I wanted as I had already tried on different styles in the other shops. I picked out 2 or 3 dresses to try on but fell in love with my dress. It had the fine straps and the beautiful sparkly lace detail. I went back a few days later to make sure but it was the one, I still love it!” 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Our Highlights

Bride – it’s hard to pick a highlight from the whole day. The speeches, the band and all the dancing!

Groom – the speeches! 

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Our Advice

“The day flies by, so make time together and also to spend with your family. Do not stress about anything, people love weddings and everyone is there to be part of a great day. Don’t stress about the dress and makeup, once the meal and majority of photos are taken enjoy yourself! I danced the night away in my dress and flats, including Rock-the-boat and Riverdance!”

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Lough Erne Resort, Jude Browne Photography | The Promise NI

Local Suppliers

Venue: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen.

Wedding & bridesmaid dresses: True Bride from The Wedding Gallery, Carrickmacross. 

Hair: Ross Richards Salon, Ballybay. 

Makeup: Cathy Brennan Makeup, Ballybay.

Groomswear: Graham’s Menswear, Enniskillen. 

Bridal cars: Patrick O’Neill, Ballybay. 

Flowers: Brides cousin Beulah Keane. 

Cake: Lough Erne Cakes, Enniskillen. 

Stationery: KitaKards Wedding Stationery, Irvinestown.

Entertainment: Good Times Band.

Photographer: Jude Browne Photography, Omagh. 

 

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An Elegant & Stylish Summer Wedding at Bellingham Castle: Grainne + Jamie

June 25, 2018

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Happy Monday. It really is a great Monday, this weather has me in such a fun and sunny mood which isn’t great for the old work productivity FYI, but I’ll take it for now! 

I hope you had the chance to bask in the summer sun this past weekend and are ready for a busy week. If you’ve kids you’ll know this is the last week of school before we embark on eight weeks of school holidays (exciting and scary in equal measure) and if you’ve no kids you’ll be pleased to know by Friday the roads will be a lot quieter in the mornings. 

Today we have the most beautiful wedding to share from Adam and Grace Photography. Two things that strike me about Grainne and Jamie’s day is Grainne’s smile, she literally smiled and laughed all day long and her wedding dress has pockets – the holy grail in bridal accoutrements! Thanks for sharing your day guys.

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Couple: Grainne + Jamie 

“We first met through a friend we had in common, I knew I fancied Jamie from the offset so I took a risk and done the cheesy thing and added him on Facebook, he accepted but that was it, I never heard from him. I quickly deleted him after a few days and a couple of weeks later I was surprised to see a friend request from him and we started chatting. We had quickly arranged a date and Jamie took me to his favourite Ice Cream parlour in Hilltown.” 

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

The Proposal 

“We got engaged on December, 20th 2014. Jamie had booked one of my favourite restaurants in Carlingford for dinner, we sat down for dinner and my plate arrived with a big blue box on it. Once I opened the box there was a Christmas tree bauble inside with gold ribbon inside with ‘Grainne will you marry me’ on it. We had spoke about marriage etc, but I never ever expected it to happen then.”

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Wedding date: Saturday 13th May 2017 

Ceremony: St Catherine’s, Dominican Chapel, Newry 

Reception:  Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham

Our Planning

“I started off looking for venues, I knew I wanted something which was exclusive to us for the day. I had been to a few places and couldn’t find anything I truly loved. Jamie organised the viewing for Bellingham Castle and from the moment we drove up the driveway I was in love and we both knew this was exactly what we had imagined for our day. I had been to a few wedding fayres but the one I found the most helpful was the Quirky wedding fayre, with lots of help from my mum we knew exactly what I wanted so we just worked our way through a list and one by one we ticked them off. I never got stressed and I really do believe the key to the build up of any wedding is to stay relaxed! When you go for a classic wedding look and a venue like Bellingham Castle it speaks for itself.” 

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Our Style

“I wanted the day to be very classic and elegant. My colour scheme actually came about as I had picked my wedding invitations before anything else. I had saw my invites at the Quirky Wedding fayre and I knew I loved the vibrant colours. The stationery was made by Kerry at The White Letter and featured a gorgeous floral arrangement in beautiful colours.”  

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

My Dress

“I got my dress in La Boda Bridal in Banbridge, it was by Pronovias. My Mum was saying to me when we got engaged that she was dreading the dress shopping and I would have her half way around the country, but I done some research and knew I wanted a classic dress. I went with one dress in my head to try it on and it was the one! 

My bridesmaids were by Maids to Measure from Petticoat Lane in Hillsborough. I had been bridesmaid at my brothers wedding and I loved everything about Petticoat Lane so I decided to book in for my own, I just wanted the bridesmaids to be comfortable as I find this is key in having a wonderful day.”

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Our Highlights

“The day was more than I ever could have wished for, Bellingham Castle just make you feel like a complete princess, from the moment your view the premises until we left. I just loved every moment of it. The food, the service – just everything was outstanding!  The highlight of my day was walking down the aisle with Hugh & seeing everyone looking at me and Jamie’s nervous looking face at the top!”

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Our Advice

“My advice for any bride & groom is have no regrets and be calm on the day as it just flies by, before you know it is all over!”

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Our Honeymoon

“Our honeymoon really was a trip of a lifetime. We flew to San Francisco, then drove down Highway 1 and stopped at Carmel by the sea, Cambria, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Palm Springs and finally in Las Vegas!”

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Bellingham Castle, Adam & Grace Photography

Super Suppliers

Venue: Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham.

Wedding dress: La Boda Bridal, Banbridge.

Headpiece: Bespoke by Roslyn, Crossmaglen.  

Bridesmaids dresses: Petticoat Lane Bridal, Hillsborough. 

Hair: Kay Burns Hair. 

Makeup: S.A.K.Designs, Glenanne. 

Groomswear: Red Grooms, Belfast. 

Stationery: The White Letter, Belfast.

Cake: Primrose Lane Bakery.

Flowers: Millie Flori, Camlough. 

Band: The Professionals.

Surprise singers: Cameoflage.

Bridal cars: AW Beckett.

MOB outfit: McElhinneys, Ballybofey.

Photography: Adam & Grace Photography. 

 

Real Couples

Charming Rustic Wedding on Lusty Beg Island: Natasha + Jonathan

April 23, 2018

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Evening! I hope your Monday was a productive one, I can’t help but feel a little deflated by the cooler weather again, really?! Bring the sunshine back! Tonight I’m sneaking in a beautiful real wedding before the day is over that’s full of personal and handmade touches, happy faces and a lovely couple, Natasha and Jonny – enjoy. 

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Couple: Natasha + Johnathan Beggs

“We met many moons ago back in 2007 when we both started working together. After a few lunch dates and work nights out we got to know each other better and after a bit of persuasion from Jonny we decided to give things a go and never looked back.” 

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

The Proposal 

“We got engaged on 22nd June 2015, after eight years of being together. We always said one day but it was one of those things we weren’t in a crazy rush to do! Jonny didn’t want to propose when people expected it so my 30th birthday in May came and went. He decided his time would be a completely random Monday evening. We were walking our dog Bailey on Crawfordsburn beach when out of the blue Jonny got down on one knee and said “How do you fancy being Mrs Beggs?” At first I thought it was a joke but then he produced the most amazing ring (picked by himself!) and I just burst into tears and of course said yes.”

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Wedding date: Friday 6th October 2017 

Ceremony: St Peters Church, Lurgan

Reception: Lusty Beg Island, Fermanagh

Our Planning 

“After being together so long we have been to our fair share of weddings, we knew exactly what we didn’t want. We wanted something laid back and not just your traditional wedding package. I wanted it to be a lot more personal and low key. We started looking at venues that weren’t the usual and as soon as we arrived on Lusty Beg Island I knew straight away this was the place. 

We set a rough budget and I was really strict to stick to it. Being together 10 years we just wanted a low key personal day and put our money into an amazing honeymoon to Australia. My wedding spreadsheet was my bible but it really helped us stick to our budget.  

For us entertainment was really important as it is something guests always remember about a wedding in the sense of how much they danced all night! The Jukebox Jurors were an easy choice for us being a band and also having the DJ option, they had it all for us. They also entertained our guests in the afternoon with an acoustic set which also was fab. 

I always knew I wanted Jimmy Choos for my wedding day and this is something I started saving for as soon as we got engaged. The most important walk of my life had to be done in Choos! I opted for a champagne glitter sandal which means I can wear them again. I keep telling Jonny they are an investment and I will have them for years to come!”

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Our Style

“Lusty Beg is naturally beautiful; the water, trees and wooden cabins really just confirmed the rustic, wooden, natural theme I was going for. All my decorations were lovingly handmade. My family and friends collected all my jars and bottles and we decorated them with twine, burlap and lace for my centre pieces. My dad, the very talented craftsman made the wooden table numbers and also the wooden slices for my centrepieces and my cake stand. 

I used frames from our home for our table plan and other bits and bobs as extra decoration throughout the venue. We also hung pink and cream lanterns all different sizes from the ceiling to add a little extra decoration to the room. 

I knew I wanted a blush pink for the girls so I just kept shopping around. I found the perfect dresses from Jenny Peckham No1 at Debenhams and they matched the style of my dress perfectly. 

For Jonny and his groomsmen we opted for a clean, crisp and timeless dark navy suit from Suitor Brothers in Belfast. Chris was amazing throughout all the appointments and made sure the guys looked as good as us girls! I think the navy suits complimented the blush pink perfectly and worked with all the colours on the day.” 

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Our Highlights

“The highlight for both of us had to be having so many people in one room all together and there for you. People who live some distance away and made the effort to come celebrate with us. 

I also really enjoyed the drive down to Lusty Beg, just having that time together just the two of us and just married was really special.”

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

My Dress

“I know most brides say they want something different and I was totally one of those brides. I wanted something with a vintage vibe so I was always drawn to beading and lace. I did some research online and really liked some Sottero & Midgley dresses. From there I looked up stockists of the brand and booked my appointments. 

My first appointment was at Cathedral Gowns in Downpatrick and I was so nervous to the point where I was dreading dress shopping! Catherine instantly put me at ease and we tried on nearly all the dresses in the shop so I could get a feel for what I liked and what suited me. We came to what went on to be my dress towards the end of the appointment and it had everything; lace, beads and a stunning back detail, I knew it was the one before I was pinned into it. Catherine insisted I think about it and come back. I had a few other appointments but I couldn’t get the original dress out of my head so I returned to Cathedral Gowns with my bridesmaids, mum and Jonny’s mum and as soon I tried it on again and making my mum cry in the process, it had to be the one!”

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Our Advice 

“My advice really would be to make the day your own and that you cannot please everyone. Stay true to yourself, your own style and taste. As long as you both are happy and enjoying yourself that is all that really matters. After all it is your wedding day, everyone else will have their own day and to their own taste.” 

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Lusty Beg Island wedding | The Promise NI

Super Suppliers

Wedding dress: Cathedral Gowns, Downpatrick. 

Bridesmaids dress: Jenny Peckham No1. at Debenhams. 

Hair: Powercuts, Lurgan.

Makeup: Beauty by Nichola, Lurgan.

Grooms wear: Suitor Brothers, Belfast. 

Photographer: Michael Burch Photography, Belfast. 

Cake: Cupcakes by K, Belfast. 

Flowers: Ceira McCrory, Lurgan. 

Bridal cars: Legends Wedding Car Hire, Randalstown. 

Videographer: Head & Heart Films, Newtownabbey. 

Entertainment: The Jukebox Jurors. 

 

Love Real Couples

A Deep & Warm Toned Winter Wedding at Orange Tree House: Keelin + Chris Óg

April 14, 2018

Good morning, I hope your weekend was a lovely one!

Keelin is my kind of bride, not only did she include lots of rich and beautiful colours in her winter wedding to Chris Óg (hello shades of deep reds, navy and warm metallics!), but she had three pairs of wedding footwear! Yes, I am a sucker for the wedding shoes – always! – keep an eye out for them, they are pretty special!

Thanks to Keelin and Chris Óg for sharing their day with us, and You Them Us Photography for the stunning images.

Couple: Keelin + Chris Óg McCann

“We met through friends initially but had our first proper meeting on our first date which was in Clements on Botanic in February 2013. We just got on straight away over an americano and a green tea! It was probably after the first few months for us both that we knew this relationship was for ever. I suppose when you are a bit older intentions are a bit different and after a few months we knew the relationship had potential for life, and for marriage!”

The Proposal

“The proposal was in November 2015, we were on a bit of a road trip to visit my brother in California. Our first stop was Las Vegas and we were staying in the Paris Hotel. On the first night of arriving we had booked a meal in the Eiffel Tower Hotel. Chris Óg wanted the proposal done at the start of the holiday so he wasn’t nervous about it the whole time away. We had a table overlooking the Bellagio Hotel with their fountains. Chris Óg proposed after a gorgeous meal. We went on to the piano bar in the Paris Hotel to celebrate and patiently waited for our family to wake to tell them our news. There were a few FaceTime calls from Las Vegas in the early hours!”

Wedding date: Friday 30th December 2016 

Ceremony: Our Lady of the Visitation, Comber

Reception: Orange Tree House, Greyabbey

Our Planning

“We gave ourselves a year for planning. We knew we didn’t want a hotel wedding and wanted a more alternative venue. Both our families are big so we knew we would have to make a few sacrifices about the invite list as most alternative venues have smaller capacity. I grew up around Strangford Lough so Orange Tree house felt like the perfect venue. We had to look at numbers so it was the most difficult thing to do. After visiting the venue we booked pretty much straight away.

Everything after that was looking at budget and style of what we wanted.  We both agreed a budget as we didn’t want to get in debt so we had to work out how much we could save each month. We wanted people to enjoy the food and venue so that was the biggest chunk of our budget. The dress was also a big part of the budget.

Our family means so much to us, especially the kids so we themed our tables around them. We have 9 nieces and nephews between us and we had nine guest tables so it worked out perfectly. Each table was named after them and had a photo to show guests were to go.”

Our Style

“We had in our heads something relating to the prohibition / Gatsby era. The theme inspiration came from my dress. My dress had gorgeous vintage scallops and it was gold underlap. My engagement ring and our wedding rings were also gold so we wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. The colours were navy with copper, rose gold and gold with deep reds and burgundy mixed in. I also have an obsession with pineapples and knew I wanted to include them. We ended up spray painting lots of pineapples gold and copper and scattered them throughout the venue. Pineapples are a sign of welcome, warmth, friendship and hospitality. Chris Óg wasn’t so sure about them at the start but thought they brought the theme together really well on the day and he even wore a pineapple lapel pin on his suit!”

My Dress

“I was bridesmaid to my best friend in the May of the same year so we had went around a lot of shops and got to see the current styles of dresses. I originally wanted a Watters dress as I loved the floaty, fairy tale like dresses. We went to see these at Jenny Lindop in Bangor but everyone hated these on me! My mum’s friend used to own a wedding shop so she started picking out dresses for me and found the one I wore. It was a beaded Ronald Joyce dress.”

Our Highlights

The day went really well. It flew in. It was a lot of saying hello and welcoming people and once you had got round everyone it turned into saying goodbye to older guests leaving early. 

Chris Óg’s Highlight: When Keelin turned up (she was 45 minutes late because of very bad traffic!)! It got to a point that I thought the wedding may not happen. One of Keelin’s sisters asked if I had ever seen runaway bride – which didn’t go down too well for the nerves! 

Keelin’s Highlight: It was the wedding mass. It just felt really intimate and our Priest was so good at making us feel at ease. He went through everything so calmly making sure we took everything in. Our wedding singers, Aura were unbelievable and the wedding music just made it feel really magical and emotional. We had lots of Christmas carols so it was lovely. That was definitely my favourite part.

Our Advice

“Take time for each other on the day. Enjoy the run up and make sure there isn’t too much running about – keep it for the nice things, like getting pampered, and spend time with friends. Also delegate! Nominate someone else to be the contact for the venue on the day – I think if I was to do it again I would consider hiring a wedding planner just for the day.”

Super Suppliers

Wedding dress: Jenny Lindop Bridal, Bangor. 

Veil: Ivory and Pearl, Comber.

Grooms wear: Red, Belfast.

Hair- Rose Alexis at MnxPro, Belfast. 

Makeup – Rachel Ferran at MnxPro, Belfast. 

Cake: Caked With Loveliness by Pam Peters, Craigavon. 

Flowers: Flowers by Mee, Killinchy. 

Bridal cars: VW Lola.

Videographer: Reel Impressions, Ballyclare.

Photographer: You Them Us Photography, Belfast. 

Ceremony & Reception music: Aura. 

Real Couples

Classic & Romantic Spring Wedding at Crom Castle by Ursula McCollam Photography: Ruth + Gary

July 4, 2017
Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Good morning!

We’re into day two of the school summer holidays here at Promise HQ and oh joy, rain – absolutely typical isn’t it? This year July means so much more to me, it shall be known as the month before baby arrives, so I intend on enjoying it with the three crazies already here and not stressing over work.

Todays beautiful bride, Ruth, a school teacher from Ballinamallard, contacted me a little while ago about her marriage to Gary and when she mentioned Crom Castle, I had to see more! If you are looking for an utterly gorgeous, romantic and stately venue, this place could be just for you.

How ever you’re spending your Tuesday, have a great one and enjoy Ruth and Gary’s wedding day.

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Couple: Ruth + Gary Strain

Ruth and Gary first met in Starbucks in Belfast, not the most romantic of locations but after their third date they both knew they were on to a winner! “Gary asked me the length of time it was normal for somebody to date ‘a religious woman’ before asking them to marry them – I replied between 12 months to a year and a half, and it was decided there and then that he would propose after one year of dating.”

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

The Proposal: True to his word, Gary proposed on our one year anniversary on a night when I was probably in one of the worst moods and with the biggest pile of marking!! Needless to say I had semi forgotten his promise and was taken rather unaware! After persuading me to leave my pile of marking, we revisited everywhere we had been on our first date (in the chucking rain!) and he proposed right outside my car where he had first left me back on our very first date.

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Wedding date: Wednesday 12th April 2017

Ceremony: Magheracross Church of Ireland, Ballinamallard

Reception: The West Wing, Crom Castle, Newtownbutler

Our Planning: I was fortunate to have a number of very good friends who had got married in the last couple of years and they gave us excellent advice. I trawled Pinterest as most brides do for further inspiration and we searched for all our main suppliers online. From the outset neither of us wanted a hotel wedding, and after visiting Crom we instantly fell in love with the venue. It was intimate enough for our small numbers and the setting and interior was exactly what we were looking for. We didn’t set a budget but I am a bit of a bargain hunter - at least that’s what Gary would say! 

We focused a good portion of our money on the catering. Gary is a real foodie and my dad always says that  the meal is one of the things people remember most from a wedding. Norman and the team from Saddlers were first class - it was so lovely being able to choose exactly what we wanted to eat and being so involved in that process. The band was also a big priority for us - I have known some of the members of Midnight Graffiti from primary school and love all the music they play. The band was actually the first thing we booked!

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Our Style: We went for a grey/green colour scheme and tried to match details around these two colours. Grey is my favourite so I knew from the get go that this was the colour I wanted my two bridesmaids to wear. I wanted the dresses to be fairly informal so that they could be worn again. I found the dress on ASOS and thankfully the girls loved them when they tried them on. As a shoe fanatic, the most important thing was that they were knee length so I could put them in some beautiful shoes!

Wedding dress shopping was actually one of my least favourite parts of planning the wedding! I did not enjoy trying on dresses in shops and felt like every style looked horrible on me! I had seen a dress in a picture online fairly soon after I got engaged, but decided I could never pull it off and as it was from a previous season, I couldn’t find it stocked in any bridal stores. After trying on around 20 dresses, I decided that until I tried that one on, I couldn’t progress with the search. I managed to find it in a bridal store in Mullingar and after emailing the store that morning, I was driving to try it on by the afternoon and Mum and I had it home with us that evening! As the saying goes, when you know, you know! 

Gary had his suit made by North in Belfast as he wanted to have something completely unique for this once in a life time occasion. He picked a charcoal grey colour and we put the rest of the men in a deep navy with grey ties to match the bridesmaids.

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

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Crom Castle Wedding Ursula McCollam Photography | The Promise NI

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Our Highlights:

Ruth: Walking up the aisle alongside my dad, passing my nearest and dearest and seeing Gary at the top.

Gary: The food!

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Our Advice: Be prepared to be very busy in the final 2/3 days - I have never felt stress like it and that’s coming from a teacher! Always accept help from friends/family when the offer and don’t try to do it all yourself, and use good suppliers!

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Super Suppliers

Wedding dress: The White Room, Mullingar.

Groomswear: North, Belfast.

Hair: Venus Hair, Enniskillen.

Makeup: Make up by Jacqui Boyd, Irvinestown.

Flowers: DD’s Flowers, Irvinestown.

Cake: Made by the cousin of the bride.

Transport: I Do Wedding Cars, Portadown.

Band: Midnight Graffiti.

Photographer: Ursula McCollam Photography, Newtownabbey.

Real Couples

Beautiful Traditional Wedding at Lough Erne Resort: Evangeline + Tristin

February 23, 2017
Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Wow! I hope Storm Doris hasn’t affected you too much today – bring on Spring, I say!

Very often I see an image from a local wedding on social media and know immediately I want to see more. Evangeline and Tristin’s day was one of those – when you know, you know – all thanks to the sweetest image of Tristin’s Grandfather tossing confetti, captured by the couples photographer, Erica Irvine Photography.

Their sweet early summer wedding was held in the Ross Suite at Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, which is currently getting a new look. If you would like to be one of the first to see the newly refurbished Ross Suite and visit their Wedding Showcase on 11th and 12th March, register your interest at www.lougherneresort.com/love.

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Couple: Evangeline + Tristin Murray

After meeting during a youth weekend eight years ago, four years later they fell into each others company again and immediately clicked!

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Proposal: It was not your usual romantic get down on one knee scenario! We knew we were going to get engaged so Tristin and I headed of to Belfast on Saturday the 4th October 2014 and I picked the ring and, well that was it!

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Wedding date: Wednesday 18th May 2016

Ceremony: Sixmilecross Presbyterian Church

Reception: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen

Our Planning & Wedding Style: I was extremely relaxed and didn't fuss over anything, I am a very decisive person so I knew what sort of day I wanted. I wanted a plain and simple traditional day and therefore it didn't really take too much stressful planning! I think it was the best approach and it meant I enjoyed the experience of organising our day, Tristin of course just went with! 

We really wanted our venue to be special. We had a small, intimate wedding so we wanted our guests to experience the best at our day in all areas especially their meal - I would say the venue was pretty important to us! The Lough Erne Resort was our perfect choice, it is beautiful and elegant and has the most helpful of staff to accommodate your every need in the lead up to your day and also on the day itself. 

We didn’t choose a specific wedding theme, just what we loved and we ran the colour of my bridesmaid throughout our whole day including it in the flowers, favours and table names.

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Our Style: For my wedding gown I knew exactly what style I wanted and I had a picture in my head of what it would look like. I saw a dress on Serendipity Bridal Boutiques Facebook page and when I visited and tried it on I knew it was the one! I only went to that one shop - no fuss! 

We hired the groomswear from SD Kells in Omagh. We found they had a great selection and we got all the men kitted out in there for the big day! I added paisley print ties which I had also incorporated into our invitations.

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Our Highlights: The day went brilliantly! I couldn't have asked for it to go any better really, I was 100% chilled, calm and relaxed I actually think I floated through the whole day on air!! 

The highlight of our day was probably the privilege of having two very close friends of ours singing and playing at our wedding. Stuart sang at our ceremony and Alistair played the organ for the whole ceremony and also accompanied Stuart singing his piece on the organ, this really was so special to have both friends take such part in our day!

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

 

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Our Advice: Don't stress! Enjoy the build up to it and just take the day at ease and really soak up every minute of it as the day just goes so so fast! Take time to enjoy yourself and also to enjoy the day with all your family and friends who have joined you on your special day!

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Traditional Wedding | Lough Erne Resort | Erica Irvine Photography | The Promise NI

Super Suppliers

Wedding dress: Serendipity Bridal Boutique, Fivemiletown.

Bridesmaid dress: For Her and For Him.

Flower girl dress: Monsoon.

Groomswear: SD Kells, Omagh.

Hair: Jade Gibson Hair, Fintona.

Makeup: The Beauty Boutique, Seskinore.

Flowers: Floral Temptations, Omagh.

Cake: Karen Hannigan, Omagh.

Videographer: Lyons Digital Production, Fivemiletown.

Entertainment: Atmosphere, Dungannon.

Photographer: Erica Irvine Photography, Fintona.