Aoife & John – Jan 2020

John Reynolds Photography

Aoife and John opted to exchange vows in a beautiful Venue ceremony in The Coachhouse in Castle Dargan, Co Sligo.

Churches generally tend to have an Altar area that creates a background, whereas venue ceremonies sometimes need a focal point at the ceremony area. What better than something like this stunning fresh flower moongate Aoife & John choose for their special day.

Keeping the aisle quite simple, with lots of candlelight created a warm, romantic ambiance as guests arrived at their Christmas wedding. We wanted the focus to be on Aoife and her Bridal Party as they entered, and on the ceremony itself. The moongate was designed to frame their most special moments, their vows, candle-lighting & first kiss as Mr & Mrs.

All other floral details such as the unity spread, chair decor, memory candle area etc were in the same style, creating a beautiful flow to their floral styling

Aoife choose a blush and burgundy mix for her bouquet, with lots of texture. Deep red berries, with cool grey and blue tones of foliage and eryngium added a winter feel. The prettiness of the blush roses, mixed with the velvet smoothness of the burgundy black baccara rose giving her bouquet a very luxurious look. The style was carried through to Johns buttonhole, with a matching mini buttonhole for their little boy.

The reception styling was designed to replicate the warm, romantic ambiance of the ceremony with lots of candlelight. Tablecentre details were kept striking and uncomplicated, a subtle nod to the winter season. We then moved the feature fresh flower moongate to behind their cake table to provide a cake backdrop and photo frame for guests to use for the evening.

Photography: John Reynolds Photography – photos by kind permission of John & couple..

Venue: Castle Dargan Estate, Co Sligo

Make up Artist: Charlene Flanagan MUA

Hair Stylist: Hair by Jacqueline, Ballina, Mayo

Celebrant: Enda Harte, Registered Solminiser – Spiritual Ceremonies

Cake: Kake Kreationz, Sligo

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