An Outdoor Garden Ceremony
After planning the ultimate proposal which involved a trip to Venice, a private gondola and a romantic kiss under a bridge at sunset, Clodagh and Stephen set to plan the wedding of their dreams.
The Venue We visited Drenagh Estate and immediately fell in love with the venue. The Moon garden was the perfect place for us to say our vows, it was rustic, romantic and simplistic. The Moon Garden was enclosed with high brick walls and decorated beautifully with white drapes. Candles were placed along the tops of the walls and in all the pockets of the walls. We added wreaths of ivory roses to the walls too.
The After Party All the guests retreated to the house for reception drinks and photographs after the garden ceremony. We had one long dining table for all our guests to sit at and enjoy each other's company. The many rooms in drenagh allowed the younger ones to enjoy the music and have a few drinks, while our Grannies sat in another room by the fire and fell asleep.
The Wedding Fashion My Wedding dress was a backless fitted dress by Martina Liana. It was ivory in colour and had lace and pearl detailing. I wore a pearl bracelet and a silver and pearl hair comb. The men wore tweed waistcoats and jackets, mixed with pale blue shirts with white and navy trousers.
Highlight of the day Seeing my future husband for the first time at the ceremony was very moving. I stepped into the moon garden and seen Stephen smiling at me. We met when we were sixteen, so that moment when I seen him as I stepped through the circle, felt like the end of an amazing chapter in our life filled with so many memories, and the beginning of the next chapter filled with the excitement and happiness together.