Folk Tale

Sean + Victoria, Home Restaurant, Belfast

We love it when couples bring a special and unique feel to their wedding. Step back in time with this vintage inspired wedding complete with original decor pieces, handcrafted fashion and 1920s romance. 

The Theme: The theme was vintage inspired. I love romanticised idea of the 1920's, with lots of beading and lovely headbands. Sean has a great eye for details so he ordered vintage coup glasses for our champagne reception and canapés outside the museum. He organised old vintage whiskey barrels as tables. We our foodies and love great wine, we wanted to make sure the dishes and drinks selection were top notch. The bridesmaids were a dusty blue colour along and the men's suits were also blue. We feel they helped to add to the calm, relaxed feeling of the day, with the flowers adding pops of colour.

The Venue:  We knew straight away we wanted something different, we only looked at a couple of venues and we knew we wanted the Folk and Transport museum straight away when we saw it. The staff were so helpful as well, allowing us to bring our own tables / canapés and champagne. It is a photo opportunity gold mine. The venue also worked well with the humanist ceremony we had in mind.

The Ceremony: We had a humanist, hand fasting ceremony. This is a symbolic binding of the hands that inspired the term ‘tying the knot’. It is an ancient Celtic tradition. Throughout history in many different ways and in many different parts of the world the hands of the bride and groom were bound as a sign of their commitment to one another. The ribbons are not permanent but perishable as a reminder that all things of the material eventually return to the earth, unlike the bond and the connection of love, which is eternal.

Top Tips: You can never make everyone happy, so just concentrate on what makes you happy, so your wedding reflects you and not someone else. We tended to make quick decisions, which helped the whole process seem less stressful. There are so many vendors with a vast range of services and prices. Go with your gut! In terms of photographers - definitely get a pre-wedding shoot! It helped establish a relationship, so we could just relax and have fun on the day without worrying what the photos would be like.

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Photography  Laura J Curran

Ceremony   Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, The Omagh Meeting House

Reception   Home Restaurant

Brides Dress  Lizzy Agnew

Accessories  Blue Meadow Bridal

Shoes  Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid dresses  Needle & Thread

Accessoires  Blue Meadow Bridal

Shoes  Dune

Flower Girl Dress  Monsoon

Hair  Lynette Murray

Groom + Groomsmen suits  McCalls

Engagement + Wedding Rings  Margaret Forbes

Flowers  Pretty Little Details

Stationery  Wedfest

Transport  Star Car Hire + Allen Tours

Videographer  Forever Social