From the bride: We wanted our day to be totally relaxed and one big party with all our family and friends.
What did you want in your dress?
When it came to my dress, I did not know what I wanted but on the same hand knew what I did not want. I am a massive Jenny Packham fan but Jenny had different ideas. Her dresses did not suit my height or my shape which left we very disheartened. I had a number of visits trying on Azalea by Jenny and it took my sister’s and friend a long time to convince me that it did not suite my shape, it was a case of falling in love with the dress not how the dress looked on me. I had lost hope and heart at this stage and by February 2013 I still had not ordered a dress. I had gone on a trip to Dublin with my family and tried on a dress by Jesus Peiro and it was always in the back of my mind. I went back to try this on and realized that I suited a high neck plain dress and that is the dress I ended up going for. A dress I never ever thought I would wear.
What inspired your day?
We hadn’t intended or discussed having a ‘theme’ to our wedding. We always said anything displayed at our wedding was to have a meaning or a connection. On the way into the chapel we had bike, this belonged to my Granny Gallagher and was over 70 years old. My mum had it restored and seeing she had passed away 2 yeas previous it was a pleasant reminder of her. The wicker baskets were made handmade by my aunt Jean. I suppose all this had a vintage look to it. We wanted the ceremony to be relaxed. It was celebrated by local priest Fr Gilmore also with Fr O’Neill who made us feel totally relaxed and had a fun filled approach to the whole ceremony.
We had a great choice of hotels as I live very close to the Donegal Border. We had visited a number of Hotels but one Sunday afternoon we drove to Harvey’s Point and we knew that was the place for us. We could not praise the management and staff at Harvey’s enough they were simply just brilliant. We happened to get married on the warmest day in 2013 so the location of the reception was great. We had photos at Murvagh Beach, they back to Harvey’s point which situated on the shores of Lough Eske to have more photos.
Tell us about your details!
Our favors; we had sweet trees at each table, as we both are sweetie fans. They were all handmade and delivered by The Sweet Spot Omagh. Everyone loved them……
Our photographer Paul@ Ghormstudios – We wanted a photographer who was creative and funky but at the same time someone we felt totally at ease with. Paul offers this and a lot lot more. He had everything we needed not just a camera!! Water, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Lipstick, Clothes for the groomsman who forgot his bag, you name it he had it. On top of all this Paul is the most down to earth guy you will meet and we could honestly say we had the “Best Craic” getting our wedding photos. We have the most stunning photos of our special day.
Our band were The Miracles and the dance floor was full all night (apart from the breaks due to the extreme heat).Kevin Hurson (Main Singer) is a great guy, totally chilled out and easy to get along with. We told them what kind of music suited our crowd and they played exactly that.
Our Cake- We decided not to go for a “typical” wedding cake. So we set the task out to the very talented Wendy Lynch who created us a master piece of sponge, chocolate cake fresh cream and fruit (both our favorite cakes).
What was the favourite part of your day?
We loved it all. The celebrations started from the Friday before, from people calling to our homes, family coming from America, England and Canada. It was a party for a whole week. The day itself just went so fast, it was perfect and we would do it all again.
Any advice for our planning brides?
The only advice I would give to brides to be is RELAX, DON’T STRESS AND ENJOY!!!!!