A Classic Wedding With White, Black, Forest Green & Gold

Articles, Real Weddings


“Our wedding theme was classic and simple elegance – white, black & forest green with a hint of gold.”


Couple: Ciara & Darragh
Engagement length: 2 years 6 months
Wedding date: 2021-09-25
Wedding location: Kilronan Castle Co. Roscommon
Photographer: The Fennells Photography & Film



Ciara and Darragh met on a J1 in Ocean City in America.
“Darragh brought me to New York on a ‘work trip’ but little did I know that it was for a very different type of trip! He planned on proposing in Central Park and carried the ring around in his pocket all day. In the end he decided to propose in the hotel room, just the two of us and it was just perfect.”





“Our wedding theme was classic and simple elegance – white, black & forest green with a hint of gold.”





Ciara wore a Mikaella gown and bespoke overskirt from Sharon Hoey. Her shoes were Jimmy Choo from Brown Thomas and earrings were Chanel from Brown Thomas. The veil was from The White Room in Mullingar. Darragh wore an official Skopes black Tux from Eamonn Bracken Menswear.





The Bridesmaids wore Ghost London dresses from The Suite in Rathgar and their earrings were from Mo Muse.
The Groomsmen wore Benetti tuxes from Eamonn Bracken Menswear.





Although it was in a big Cathedral, our ceremony still felt intimate and very personal. Astral Strings did our instrumental music and it was gorgeous.”





“Kilronan Castle was always going to be our wedding venue. The decision was so easy for us. I used to go for tea there when I was younger with my mum and nanny and just fell in love with it. I was so happy Darragh fell in love with it too. The venue is so beautiful, the staff were incredible and the food was amazing. It was our dream venue.”





Mark and Fiona (The Fennells) blew us away with the moments they captured. They brought so much fun and calmness to the day and made us feel completely at ease when the nerves started to creep in. They are true professionals from beginning to end and played a huge part in making our day so special.”





Ciara and Darragh absolutely love 80s music so Springbreak were a must-have for them! They were incredible and so much fun – the dance floor was jam-packed all night! They also had Leanne & Ally from DJ and Sax perform at the drinks reception and The Singing Divas (waitresses) during dinner. Both were amazing, entertainment was an important  part of the day for them.




There was honestly so many moments, I’m not sure I can pick just one! But I did love when it was just myself, my husband and our wedding party in the courtyard outside while the guests were called to dinner. Just before our entrance. It was the first moment of calmness after all our photos and the wonderful morning chaos. We had a drink and laughed so much. Then walking into a room full of the people we love the most as husband & wife.”





“Take time to soak it all in. The day goes by so fast so just make sure you take a moment with your husband to stop and listen to your musicians, admire your flowers, eat the cake and soak up all the love and fun in the room.”







Ceremony venue: St. Mels Cathedral Longford | Reception venue: Kilronan Castle | Photographer: The Fennells | Videographer: Cathal Farrelly Wedding Films | Band: Springbreak & Astral String Quartet | Ceremony music: DJ and Sax | Reception music: The Singing Divas | DJ: Riff Shop | Hair: Wildflower Dublin | Makeup: Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios | Couple’s outfits: Bride – Sharon Hoey & Groom – Eamonn Bracken Menswear | Wedding party outfits: Bridesmaids – Ghost London from The Suite & Groomsmen – Eamonn Bracken Menswear | Cake: Lough Erne Cakes | Stationery: Lantz Cards Direct | Jewellery/rings: Weir & Sons, Delphi Antiques in Powerscourt | Accessories: Earrings – Chanel, bracelet – Delphi Antiques in Powerscourt, ring box – Rosie & Dott, shoes – Jimmy Choo | Flowers: Violets Kildare | Robes: Bride – Vita Grace & Bridesmaids – Pretty Plum Sugar