Myself and William got married this day last year the 18th March 2016 (Happy Anniversary to us). It was a sun drenched glorious day, thank god, seeing as March is March of many weathers but luckily “The Child of Prague” gave us a stunning day.
I being traditional stayed with my parents and brother Robert at my home house the night before and awoke to a brekkie, followed by my stunning bridesmaid’s Roisin and Rachel’s arrival followed then by my makeup artist Claire Brooks, hairdresser Sharon McGrath and photographer Paula Nolan. We had a very relaxed morning and William had a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to me with a sweet message.
Once all us ladies had our hair and makeup done, we slipped into our dresses and had the obligatory glass of champagne popped by my wonderful father.
Our chauffer’s then arrived and the journey from Birr to Clonfert began and I finally met all our guests and my hubby to be at the time. Fr Declan McInerney who carried out our wedding mass had everyone laughing from start to finish and the whole thing was done and dusted in 45 minutes!
After our wedding ceremony, we had a short stop off at the Railway Bar in Banagher for a few drinks and nibbles before arriving at a sun-drenched County Arms Hotel in Birr.
Mairead Slevin sang at our reception and had the crowd up dancing until our meal which was fantastic, the food and drink was flowing.
Our band “Off the Wall” and Dj Shane Reynolds were our music entertainment and Paddy’s Photobooth was a huge hit.
The suppliers that made everything happen for us on our big day are listed below.
Stationery: DIY (We created our own)
Wedding Dress, Veil & Jewellery: Caris Closet Bridal, Malahide, Co. Dublin. www.cariscloset.ie
Wedding Shoes: Carvella, Kurt Geiger. www.kildarevillage.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Littlewoods Ireland. www.littlewoodsireland.ie
Bridesmaid Shoes: Quiz. www.quizclothing.co.uk
Bridesmaid Jewellery – J & M Rowland & Daughters Jewellers, Birr. Tel: 057 91 22535
Wedding Suits: Guy Clothing, Tullamore. www.guyclothing.ie
Tan, Nails & Beauty Treatments: Secret Essence Health & Beauty Clinic, Birr. Audrey O’Meara, Tel: 057 91 25679. www.facebook.com/secretessencehealthandbeauty
Makeup: Makeup by Claire Brooks, Shinrone. www.facebook.com/clairebrookesmua
Hair: Sharon McGrath Hair Design, Birr. Tel: 087 2686749 www.facebook.com/sharonmhairdesign
Photographer: Paula Nolan Photography. www.paulanolanphotography.ie
Flowers: Love Flowers, Birr. Angela Wrafter, Tel: 057 912 1634.
Wedding Cars: Annaharvey Chauffeur Service, Tullamore. Tel: 057 93 43425, www.annaharveychaffeurservice.ie
Videographer: Leon Costello Wedding Films www.leoncostello.com
Chapel: Our Lady of Clonfert, Clonfert, Co. Galway.
Wedding Candles/Wedding Post Box/Mr & Mrs Ferrero Rocher Stand/Candy Cart Display/Mr & Mrs Ferrero Rocher Sweet Trees: Occasions and Delights, Birr. www.facebook.com/occasionsanddelights
Wedding Ceremony Music: Yvonne O’Toole (Soprano) & Elaine Farrell (Harpist).
Wedding Rings: Cahill Jewellers, Tullamore. Tel: 057 93 51480, www.facebook.com/cahilljewellers
Stop off after the church: Railway Bar, Banagher.
Reception Venue: County Arms Hotel, Birr. www.countyarmshotel.com
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Susan, Birr. Susan Carroll www.facebook.com/susancakesby
Wedding Arrival Reception Music: Mairead Slevin.
Wedding Band: Off the Wall.
Wedding Dj: Dj Shane Reynolds.
Entertainment: Paddys Photobooth www.paddysphotobooth.com
Would sincerely like to thank all our wonderful suppliers who made our big day come together and all our wonderful family, friends and neighbours who attended our wedding.
Thank you for taking the time to read all about our wedding.