Bride and groom names: Torin and Sarah
Wedding Date: 19th of July 2018
Church: St Peter and Pauls Church Athlone
Reception location: Glasson Country House Hotel
Photographer: Liam Kidney
How did you meet? We met online 4 years ago and then went for a first date.
How did he propose? He proposed on a beach in New Zealand. I had to follow the clues until I got to the beach.
What was important for you both when planning your wedding? It was important to us both to be organised when planning the wedding considering we were planning the wedding from New Zealand. Planning an overseas wedding you always have to allow for extra time for everything.
Did you have a wedding theme? Not exactly. As it was summer time I wanted everything to have that summer feel, so I chose a bright blue for the bridesmaid dresses and the flowers worked in with this colour scheme.
Where did you get your dress? From To Cherish Bridal in Christchurch New Zealand.
Where did you get the Bridesmaids Dresses? From Felicity bridal in Christchurch New Zealand.
Where did the groom and the groomsmen get their suits? Barkers suits New Zealand.
Who did your hair and makeup? Hair by Koka Athlone and makeup by Kate Mc Cormack.
What do you remember most from the ceremony? That’s a hard one, for me (Sarah). It was the look on everyone’s faces after we had been officially married. For Torin, he said it was the music when the bridal party began to walk in.
What was special to you in the ceremony? My cousin sang a song for us.
How did you choose your venue? My uncle had his reception at Glasson Golf club and I loved it.
What was your favourite part of the wedding day? There were many favourite parts. We loved our wedding car (a 1930’s Beauford, Smyths Chauffeur company Roscommon). The weather, we got a lovely day! The guests from all over the world, the list goes on!
Have you any advice for future couples planning their wedding? Enjoy your day. Try not to get too stressed even though this will seem impossible at times! And most of all remember it’s about you two as a couple!
Venue: Glasson Country House Hotel | Photographer: Liam Kidney | Dress: To Cherish Bridal | Bridesmaids dresses: Felicity Bridal | Suits: Barkers Suits | Hair: Koka Athlone | Makeup: Kate McCormack | Wedding car: Smyths Chauffeur Company
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.