A Rustic Meets Modern Real Wedding

Full of stylish DIY touches and ‘No place like home’ sentiment, this agricultural inspired wedding is a true original. Surrounded by those closest to them, James and Zara’s wedding was beautiful and relaxed day - just the way they imagined and hoped it would be.

The Venue … The search for our venue was the cause of much heartache as I just couldn't make my mind up for months! Eventually, 6 months before the wedding we decided on Gracehall in Dollingstown. We were looking for a barn-type venue and came across Gracehall on the internet. When we met with the owners, we knew we had found the place for us.

The Look … I wanted to ensure I had a natural, relaxed look for the day. All I wanted was lace sleeves and flowers in my hair! I love blue, and to match in with my bridesmaids I had powder blue shoes for my 'something blue'. I knew I wanted quite a simple, sleek dress and after trying on hundreds I finally found the one in Serendipity Bridal, Fivemiletown. I kept my makeup natural to fit in with my look.

The Vibe …From the start we loved the idea of a cosy, winter wedding with lots of fairy lights, flowers and candles. We were really keen on having a relaxed day and just wanted our guests to enjoy themselves. There was definitely an agricultural theme running throughout our day as we are both from farms. James is a potato farmer and I love pigs so we had a spud and pig themed day, even using potatoes for place-names and mini potato boxes for centrepieces filled with flowers. James arrived in his tractor and I arrived in my Granda's Landrover which my brother had spent months restoring for the occasion! It was a lovely, sunny day with lots of laughter and good food.

Highlight of the day …We had the only sunny day for about 6 months in Northern Ireland even though our wedding was at the end of November. What luck!

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Photographer Esther Irvine | Reception Gracehall | Wedding Dress Cabotine Bridal at Serendipity Bridal | Bridal Accessoires Liberty in Love, Dune | Bridesmaid Dresses Naomi Bridal | Groomswear Bogart | Cake Srah Thompson | Entertainment Ionian String Quartet, Bentley Boys