A Dublin City Hall Wedding followed by a cosy reception in the School House Hotel.
Libby and Andrew had a beautiful September wedding in Dublin City. We started the morning in the School House Hotel where both Libby & Andrew were getting ready. We then made our way to Dublin Castle with Libby where she became quiet the celebrity with the tourists :)
Once all the guests had been seated, we made our way to Dublin City Hall for their stunning ceremony. Dublin City Hall is incredible for light so we decided to take some of their group shots and couple shots inside before we nipped off with Libby and Andrew for some natural wedding photos of the two of them. Then as cool as you like, Libby hailed a cab to take us all to the reception where they laughed and danced the night away!
Here are some of Libby & Andrew's thoughts on their day:
What was your favourite part of the planning process?
We organised and booked our entire wedding from the other side of the world. This was quite challenging, especially contacting suppliers with the time difference. It was amazing when we arrived and viewed the venues we had booked, especially the Rotunda in City Hall which is the most spectacular building.
What was your favourite part of the day?
OMG Impossible to pick one, as the day was even more special than I could have imagined. However, there are a few moments that stand out –
I arrived to the ceremony over an hour early and waited in Dublin Castle. A Japanese tour group stopped and took photos and sung songs to me. It was hilarious and helped pass the time and calm the nerves.
Walking up the isle with my dad – Andrew’s groomsman Ian (FOTL Records) wrote and recorded an original piece of music for us. It was so beautiful. We listened to it on our one year anniversary and it took me straight back to when the doors to City Hall opened.
What was Andrew's favourite part?
Celebrating with his family and friends. We hadn’t been back to Ireland for a while so it was brilliant to see all the aunts, uncles and friends.
What advice would you give brides & grooms who are currently planning their big day?
When setting your budget, make a list of the most important things to you both and ensure these have priority. For example, for us, since my family and friends could not attend, photography was one of the most important aspects, whereas flowers food and wine were less significant! On the day don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy every moment and trust your suppliers/vendors. This is what they do best:)
Some more details about Libby & Andrew's Wedding:
Dress Make: iMODA Emporium, Melbourne. Veil: Etsy – Ellie Lane Bridal
Bridesmaids: Andrews two sisters were my Bridesmaids & their chose their own dresses. I didn’t see them until the day. My only requirement was Black. Jumpsuit, Karen Millen / Dress, Coast.
Earrings – Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring - Parev Jeweller, Melbourne Australia. Wedding Bands - Michael Hill. Horse Shoe Charm - Pandora. Hair Clip - Borrowed from my mother. Shoes - Forever New. Grooms Suit: Peter Jackson. Melbourne, Australia. Shoes: Florsheim . Cufflinks: Etsy – Subway Cufflinks. Irish Rabbit Hare Ireland 3 pence coin
Florist: We bought the flowers the day before from the vendors on Grafton Street and my mother in law and I made the bouquets and flowers for the tables. They were exactly how I imagined.
Stationary: Invitations, Menus, Children’s colouring Books - DIY
Hair: The Hair Mob. Sinead
Make Up: Beautiful Faces. Adrienne
Cupcakes : Johnnie’s Cupcakes, St Stephens Green