"To plan our day we used a Spreadsheet and Google! Pinterest was amazing too.... many hours were spent here looking at decoration ideas. Weddings online was great when looking for venue ideas, tips on bands and Dj's. There are so many forums online. Availability.ie were great for bands ... but the best advice is to ask people directly if you need help. Go see what they recommend first hand so you can ensure you definitely like it and then don't waste time... just book! Pinch Graphics - Alan Tynan.... designed all of our stationary from invites to menus, table names, mass booklets, seating plan, signs etc... Hours of hard work went into our concepts and designs. Alan is a wonderful designer and we are lucky to have him on our team in IdeaBubble our web business. We really wanted a unique style for all of our stationary and the finished result was that!
Yvonne Fahey was our makeup artist and you only have to look at our pics to see how naturally she created the perfect look for our day! We were glowing. She is really experienced and has for many years now been there for me when I just needed to look amazing for an event! Not only that, she's an amazing friend :)
Tadgh O'Flynn Jewellers. I can only say Wow! These guys know how to make a special ring that is truly unique. Tadgh was fantastic to me as I knew what I wanted and I didn't want to rush finding the right diamond for my ring. Michael will tell you all about it! Having originally thought we would go abroad for our rings to get quality and value, our decision changed the moment we visited TOF Jewellers. I would 100% recommend these guys, honest, hard working and exquisite work!
Who needs a car! We sailed into Anna Carriga in a fab Cruiser, right up to the door!
Our colour theme? I guess pink showed its face a little...!!
Patrick Bourke Menswear in Ennis who were excellent, especially Matcha helped us find Mike a perfect trendy Remus suit for his big day! From start to finish Matcha tailored the suit for Mike, and being so tall 6ft 6', Mike really wanted to get the right fit. Would recommend this store for both hire and sales... huge selection of suits and excellent helpful staff.
We both really wanted a romantic wedding venue that offered something different and unique to celebrate our big day! We really were looking to find a cute place overlooking water that had plenty of nature surrounding it. AnnaCarriga just felt right and was close by for many of our guests too! Choosing a marquee wedding took lots of work...we won't lie.... decorating and co-ordinating unlike hotel weddings, but the end result was truly unique! Jana the owner of AnnaCarriga is flexible, reliable and a genuinely lovely person who cares!
Rondo Trio provided ceremony & reception music. This trio offer a huge selection of wedding music and will arrange your own music if you have some favourite pieces. The flautist was exquisite, lifted the marquee with warm music to celebrate our marriage! Our music was both spiritual and encompassed some John Barry and Coldplay too...
We had a spiritual ceremony which Janette Wade beautifully celebrated for us. Fr. Russell also offered some prayer. We designed our own ceremony creating some prayers ourselves and inspired by great Irish writers like John O'Donoghue. We really wanted to do something different that would not only be enjoyable for us but also that would unite all of our friends and family together. We felt so many people no longer attend mass so felt a more personal approach would be unique and maybe open the hearts of those too.We are so glad that we celebrated our ceremony which was so intimate in AnnaCarriga surrounded by the people, nature, music and beauty!
The truly talented Karina and Rachel of Weddings by KARA without a doubt captured our wedding day in the most magical of ways! Karina and Rachel's energy was so calming and on your wedding day you need calm talented people who are passionate about what they do. It is so obvious that Karina and Rachel love their jobs, they were excited all day taking fab shots on the lake, on the boat and of course in our drumming circle! Would highly recommend Wedding by Kara for that special touch!"
Cora Canny, my very talented Aunty generously created an amazing wedding cake for us! We were so lucky as she really knows how to cook. Our chocolate biscuit cake went down a treat and it showed, there was barely any left over!
Drum Dance Ireland offered a surprise drumming circle for our guests which is still being talked about and probably will be for a very long time. We wanted to surprise our guests... we definitely did!! Drumming really brought everyone together... so much laughter, energy and fun, would highly recommend Urs and his gang at Drum Dance Ireland.
There were so many special moments, really there were! Cruising down Lough Derg to walk up the aisle to be with the love of my life was magical!! Having such heart lifting music throughout our ceremony which touched the souls of all, Drumming in a circle with all of our best friends and family laughing the night away..... now that was powerful! So many memories in our hearts and minds to last forever....
To us, marriage means...
Sharing a life of laughs, sadness and joy, Supporting each other in all that we do and love to do, Learning each day from each other and Reminding each other that each day is precious so enjoy!