Another year has almost come to a close – and we were so lucky and honoured to have so many fantastic real weddings to share with you. Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen lots of happy couples, beaming bridesmaids, creative ideas and gorgeous themes, from romantic and vintage to arty and sophisticated. Nothing inspires us more than real brides, and it really was a close call between our top ten stories! Here they are – our most popular real weddings 2014.
“My favourite part of the wedding day was every minute of it, from getting ready with the girls in the morning to sharing a few giggles with Michael when the church erupted into thunder and lightning during mass and realising that the weather really didn’t matter.”
Images courtesy of Michelle Prunty Photography | Venue – The K Club
“I know it sounds so cliché; but on the morning of your wedding forget about all the finer details and just ENJOY it!”
Images courtesy of Eden Photography | Venue – Breaffy House Resort
“I worked in hotels for many years and I just really wanted something a little bit different. Way before Eoin proposed he showed me around his 96-year-old granny’s house. Out the back there was this amazing run down hall which was surrounded by a very cluttered yard! I just saw the potential when I saw it.”
Images courtesy of Couple Photography
“Our idea was to go for a very vintage look. The colour scheme was grey and pink for the clothes and then the decorations were a mix of vintage colours and patterns.”
Images courtesy of Art Wedding Photography | Venue – Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
“We had such an unbelievable day that exceeded our expectations. It was like summer 2013 kept a day for us. The sun rose from early morning and that was only the beginning of a perfect day.”
Images courtesy of Monica Hadarean | Venue – Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
“I think nearly every girl has dreamed of getting married in a castle. My mum and I visited Luttrellstown Castle and instantly fell in love with it. It is such a beautiful and romantic venue.”
Images courtesy of Paper Hearts Photography | Venue – Luttrellstown Castle
“He proposed in the park beside our house a couple of days after Christmas, it was such a lovely time as everyone was home for Christmas so they were able to celebrate with us.”
Images courtesy of Circus Photography | Venue – Rathsallagh House
“Our theme was country/beachy/romantic/poetic… My dress was rose champagne, the bridesmaids wore dove grey and the flower girls wore beige pink. The flowers were English roses in soft peaches/cream/yellow/pink colours.”
Images courtesy of Andrew O’Dwyer Photography | Venue – Ballinacurra House
“Our wedding was very personal and had different aspects of our personality as part of the theme. Alan sketched our wedding table names which were based on our favourite 80s cartoons. We had a berry colour palette, with each bridesmaid in a different shade of berry.”
Images courtesy of Emma Russell Photography | Venue – Leixlip Manor
“Everyone joked that we couldn’t keep our hands off each other because we kissed before the priest announced it!! I thought he had forgotten and didn’t want to miss that part so I said to John “he forgot the kiss, let’s kiss quick now!!” It was good, we got to do the kiss twice in the end!”
Images courtesy of Insight Photography | Venue – Carlton Hotel Kinsale
Main image courtesy of Monica Hadarean
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If you think the bride should always have the last word, then Rachel is on your side! A devoted fan of everything quirky, unusual, colourful or crafty, she loves scouting WOL's real weddings for unique and fun touches. When not gazing at pictures, she's dispensing no-nonsense advice on everything from reception entrance songs to bridesmaid problems.