I am delighted to finally share the second part in my wedding series. It is hard to believe it is nearly two months since the big day.
Starting with the venue: This can sometimes be the trickiest part of wedding planning. In our case, we fell in love with Tankardstown House immediately and it was the only venue we viewed! The moment we stepped foot inside the venue it only took a mutual glance of approval from each of us before we signed on the dotted line.
I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The wedding co-ordinator, Elaine was a pleasure to deal with and was always on hand to make recommendations or give advice throughout the entire process. I really loved everything about the place from the food to the ballroom to the natural light throughout the venue. All the staff made both of us feel we were the only couple to ever get married there. I really believe that the devil is in the details. As an example; when I was sitting down to the meal I remember I had left my bouquet in the bridal suite. However when I looked around, the staff had already placed it in water beside the wedding cake!!
The music was another thing important to us and we both wanted to hire a band that matched our personality. We chose the mariachi style band Tropical Storm for our reception and meal time entertainment. This was without a doubt the highlight for us on our big day. They were unbelievable and out did my expectations. They really created such a good atmosphere and had everyone in great form right up to the speeches. The evening music was by provided by The Connor McKeon band. Connor and the and were absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend them to any couple still searching for a band.
We decided to make a medical themed sweet cart instead of personalised favours. I was helped by a close friend and together we collected bits and pieces in the weeks leading up to the big day. Another friend baked cupcakes for the table as well which made it very personal to us both. We even had prescription bottles filled with sweets and shots in syringes to add to the theme!
Another personal favourite off mine were the flowers and cake. I used the amazing Joeanna Caffrey after a friend had seen her work at a previous wedding. She was so helpful and had such an amazing attention to detail which provided a stunning scene at both church and venue. Getting married in June, I was so lucky that so many flowers are in bloom. We decided on a pink/white peonies and hydrangea theme to tie in with the grey bridal theme. My cake was made by the very lovely Karen from KKG CAKES. The cake believe it or not tasted better than it looked and there was barely a slice left at the end of the night.
We still have the excitement of the wedding video from to come which we can't wait to see! This will be courtesy of Cathal Farrelly, an excellent videographer who we couldn't recommend enough to any couples currently planning there wedding.
The Photographer Fleeting Moments
Videographer Cathal Farrelly
The Dress Virginias Bridal
The Venue Tankardstown House
The Church Rathfeigh Church
Reception Music Tropical Storm
Evening Music Conor McKeon Band
The Cake KKG CAKES
Flowers Joeanna Caffrey