Stephanie and I have been close friends since we were 6 years old. We’ve been talking about weddings since we were kids. You could say she’s part of the reason I got into the wedding industry. Stephanie met Jay (a Dunleer-native) while living in Ireland, so it was only fitting that that’s where they tied the knot.
Stephanie’s aesthetic was definitely soft and feminine. We used whites, blushes and gold with a touch of pastel blue to bring the palette together and compliment the venue. The ceremony happened at a beautiful church in Naas, County Kildare. To enhance the natural beauty of the church, we limited the décor we brought in to two altar arrangements and aisle arrangements that were later repurposed at the reception at Killashee Hotel. The cocktail area was beautified with bud vases with loose and airy blooms. We created low compote arrangements for the round guest tables. My favourite part of this wedding was the head table. We created a series of arrangements that ran down the centre of the table and incorporated a series of blush candles and a blush table runner. We also repurposed the aisle arrangements from the church at the base of the head table to create a“growing” arrangement from the floor.
The Irish certainly know how to party. This two-day affair was honestly one of the best parties I’ve ever been to. This was the first time I got to flower abroad and opened my career to a whole new field of opportunity. I’m so grateful to Stephanie and Jay for trusting me with their big day. This also began my love affair with Ireland, one of my most favourite places in the world.
Photography - Awake and Dreaming Photography / Venue - Killashee Hotel / Floral Design - Rikki Marcone Floral & Event Design / Hair - Jane Walsh, Red Velvet Hair Salon / Makeup - Gill O’Toole, MakeupbyGill / Cake - Julien Drapeau, French Wedding Cakes / Music - Good Times, Shane & Jenny / Bride's Dress - The Bridal Outlet by Morilee / Drapery & Rentals - Finesse Weddings