This was a very special wedding, the one where my little brother got a wife, and me a new sister!
More through coincidence than any grand plan, the three siblings in our house were married in the same church, Ardagh Church, between Ballina and Crossmolina, Co Mayo. Just over four years ago my older brother married here, and almost twelve years ago, I myself took the walk up the aisle here, so it was not only sentimental to style the church, but also very exciting on this occasion, as I was double-jobbing as Bridesmaid.
Emma and Tom had a lovely natural, pretty style in mind, with a romantic ambiance, given that it was Valentines day. Lots of pinks, mauve tones, and the warmth of candlelight. Needless to say there was plenty of fresh flowers involved. As it was a cold and very windy week, we kept the Church door minimal, so guests were met inside with a welcoming and charming display, leading to a flower filled aisle. Having the same flowers throughout from the door to the Altar gave a real sense of continuity and flow from one end of the Aisle to the other. We used our tall aisle stands with fresh flowers to create height and frame the Aisle and Emma’s entrance, but kept them spaced well enough apart not to block guests views. Lower trailing arrangements of matching flowers filled the lower view
The Altar area was kept very classic with lots of fresh flowers, and a feature treble length Altar Spray
I am a firm believer in doing things well and making the most use out of them, so all the fresh flowers were moved, as we always do, to the hotel, The Ocean Sands. The all white, bright room allowed the colours of the flowers and the warmth of the candlelight to pop, creating a warm, romantic ambiance, while keeping the look clean and classic.
One of the key songs of the wedding was Dolly Parton’s ‘From here to the Moon’ , which inspired this ‘Love you to the moon and back’ seating plan. A one-off, original, designed and built by us, seating plan, with backlight which lights up the moon (Now part of the the VIP Weddings inventory).
Wishing these two a wonderful and happy life together, and thank you to Steve & Keith for keeping VIP Weddings show on the road while I was off getting my glam on 😉
Photography: Peter Bell Photography https://www.peterbellphotography.com/
Videographer: ER Films https://erfilms.ie/
Venue: Ocean Sands Hotel, Co Sligo https://www.theoceansandshotel.ie/
Make up Artist: Jenny Beattie MUA https://www.facebook.com/jennybeattiemakeup/
Hair Stylist: Kelly’s Hair Salon, Ballina, Mayo https://www.facebook.com/kelleyshairdressing/
Cake: Kake Kreationz, Sligo http://www.kakekreationz.ie
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