A Simple Wedding With Green, White and Gold

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“We didn’t purposely have a theme or colour, but worked out that we kept it simple with green, white and gold mainly.”

Your Names: Ciara and Richie O’Hanlon

Length of engagement: 6 years

Wedding Date: 2020-10-01

Wedding location: Finnstown Castle Hotel

Photographer: Ian Hennessy Photography

Richie and Ciara knew each other in school and then bumped into each other one day in October 2011. They had their son in October 2013 and then got engaged in 2014 at their son’s 1st birthday party.

“We didn’t purposely have a theme or colour, but worked out that we kept it simple with green, white and gold mainly.”

Ciara wore a beautiful strapless Pronovias dress from The White Room in Mullingar. One of her best friends is her hairdresser! She wore her hair down with a gorgeous curl in it. Michelle Montgomery did her makeup and opted for a lovely fresh glow look with soft glam on the eyes.

Ciara’s sister was her only bridesmaid and she wore a beautiful 2 piece skirt and top in Sage Green from Folkster.

“We had our ceremony in Finnstown itself and it was beautiful and intimate. We originally picked Finnstown because of its stunning grounds and wanted to get married outside. After moving our date we didn’t get to have our outdoor ceremony but the weather was fab for pictures after the ceremony so we were delighted.”

Richie and Ciara chose Ian Hennessy to document their Big Day.  “Ian was amazing! He was our photographer but when the last minute change of guests went from 50 to 25 due to Dublin moving to level 3, he offered to do videography for us as well. It was so kind of him and really what we needed at that time to cheer us up.”

Ciara’s favourite moment of the day was walking up the aisle to meet Richie and knowing all the setbacks and changes were worth it for that moment.

“Remember what it’s all about. Do what feels right for you both. Enjoy every moment and make the most of the day no matter what is thrown at you.”


Wedding venue: Finnstown Castle Hotel | Photographer: Ian Hennessy | DJ: Trevor Matthews – Midland DJ | Hair: Kim at Reputations Hair Design | Makeup: Michelle Montgomery | Cake: Shiela’s Cakes | Stationery: Save the Date.ie | Flowers: Costello Flowers Dun Laoghaire | Musician/Band: Arthur Band | Dress: The White Room Mullingar | Suits: Love Suits | Bridesmaid: Folkster | Celebrant: Niall Sheridan | Wedding rings: Facets Dun Laoghaire