“We walked in to the reception room to The Chemical Brother’s, ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’, everyone was going crazy! There was a real party atmosphere!”
The couple: Heather Kennedy & Richard Curtin
Length of engagement: 18 Months | Wedding date: May 6th 2017
Wedding venue: Ballymagarvey Village, Meath
Photographer: Couple Photography
We met… In Cassidy’s on Camden Street on a bank holiday Sunday and hit it off immediately!
Our proposal… We were on holiday in Cuba and on the last night on an Island called Cayo Coco we were down on the beach watching the thunder and lightning, he got down on one knee, I couldn’t believe it as we had only been going out for 8 months, but it always felt right! When you know, you know!
Our ceremony… was at Clonalvy Church in County Meath – our local church where I made my communion. It’s a tiny church and it was packed to the brim, which made for a great atmosphere! After the ceremony we had refreshments served from an old horsebox from The Vintage Parlour. It meant that everyone did not head straight to the pub after the church. It was lovely, people were standing about, chatting, eating ice cream in the sun.
His suit… was from Magee. Richard’s suit was blue with a check through it and he picked his own tie from Magee as well.
What our bridal party wore… The bridesmaids wore short Marsala coloured dresses from Ted Baker. I wanted them to feel comfortable and it showed and they should get more wear out of the dresses which is great. The Groomsmen wore blue suits from Magee.
Our wedding theme/colours… Marsala and Rose Gold colours echoed in the bridesmaid’s dresses, homemade horseshoe décor and flowers. The theme was a romantic country celebration.
We chose our photographer because… Ros from Couple Photography is so much fun and put us at ease and takes beautiful pictures. Ros is so professional and she really captured the atmosphere of the day, there are so many photos of everyone laughing!
We chose our venue because… Ballymagarvey Village is a stunning location, I was at a wedding there before and the food and service was excellent. They really treated us like royalty. The banqueting hall is stunning. All our guests were raving about it! You have the whole place to yourselves and there are so many rooms and gardens to explore, it really is magical. It is only 10 minutes from the bride’s home and from the church so it was an ideal location and fitted our theme perfectly.
My dress… was Giselle by Anna Campbell. I loved the style of the Australian designer Anna Campbell’s dresses and had been browsing them online for months. I love the lightness and flow of the material and the embellishments are stunning. The dress had an ivory silk finish with a French lace over it, I loved wearing it! My headpiece was a bespoke piece by Caoimhe Keane, ‘Que Va’. I asked Caoimhe to make me a headpiece to match my dress, she used diamonds and pearls and it really matched perfectly, she is so talented. My hair and makeip were done by Declan Chapple and Deirdre Moore from The Powder Room Girls. Declan and Deirdre are true pros, they really put us all at ease on the morning of the wedding and styled us just as we asked.
The details… Our stationery was from Daintree, we brought our rustic theme and the marsala colours into the invitations as well. Our bouquets were ordered in Joseph Duffy, Smithfield Market and assembled by the bride’s mother Susan who is a floral artist. The cake was made by the bride’s aunt Claire Daly.
Our honeymoon… We travelled around Japan for a week, then around Vietnam for 2 weeks, ending our stay at a 5 star resort for a few nights to wind down. We did two cooking courses in Vietnam, so we are mastering the art of using chopsticks now!
Our menu… We are both seafood lovers, so there was a ‘Haddock Smokie’ for starters, the main course was Hake and of course we had nothing less than Fillet Steak as insisted by the groom!
My favourite part of the wedding day… was walking in to the reception room to The Chemical Brother’s, ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’, everyone was going crazy! There was a real party atmosphere, I think everyone was in good spirits and the amazing weather helped.
My piece of advice for other couples… Try to relax for the few days coming up to the wedding, so you aren’t tired for the day. We booked a spa just before the wedding to try and calm ourselves as there was so much excitement in the weeks running up to the big day!
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.