By The Seashore

By The Seashore

Emma & Rob, Rathmullan House, Donegal

Seashores and nostalgic vibes abound in the wonderfully down-to-earth wedding. This wedding serves up unique cultural touches and all played out in a beautiful venue close to home. 

The Proposal: I woke up from a sleep on the couch and noticed that Rob had left me little post-it's throughout the house; leading me to the bedroom. On the windowsill in the bedroom there was a mound of warm clothing to put on, as it was a vet cold December evening. When I looked up I noticed that there were little pink post-it's in the window, highlighting trees across the river from our flat, that were all lit up with fairy lights. When I walked over, dressed in my warm clothes, I saw rob beneath the fairy lights, he got down on one knee and proposed. Afterwards we had champagne by the river under the trees he had decorated with fairy lights.

The Venue: Rathmullan House long stands in my childhood memory as a place I would go with my family. Most weekends we would have walked the beach and enjoyed a drink at Rathmullan House. I had always wanted to get married there and loved its proximity to the beach. What's more the food at Rathmullan is outstanding and Rob and I are both very much into our food and this was an important aspect of our wedding day. 

Unique Touches: All our tables were named after street names we had both lived on. This was really fun for our guests who were placed on streets they had had a connection to. We had a bagpiper play our guests into the church and into Rathmuallan House. We wanted some of Scotland to be evident on our wedding day. Rob and I have travelled all around Spain and we have a real passion for Spanish culture. So we decided to do tapas for our starter- which was a great way to get our guests talking to each other over shared food. Also all our wine was Spanish too. The day before our wedding we had a pizza and beer night in the Tap Room in Rathmullan House, this was a fantastic opportunity for our guests to get to know each other. It also meant Rob and I were more relaxed about the wedding day. 

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Family Favours: My Aunt Geraldine Duddy made the most beautiful wedding cake I have ever seen or eaten. Everyone was raving about it. She is a keen baker and I would recommend her for your wedding!!  My uncle Paul, who is a farrier, made us the beautiful heart shaped horse-shoe on the top of the cake. Plus a very sharp steel knife to cut the cake with- which was engraved with our names. My uncle Pat, made the ladder which we displayed our tables. 

Rob's dad, Anthony, prepared an amazing melody with our favourite songs for the ceremony.  Rob's sister, Sophie, who is an artist created the beautiful sketch of St.Joseph's church for the front of our order of service. My mum, Anne, made the order of services, table names and numbers. 

Photographers  Simple Tapestry

Venue Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal

Dress  Bridal by seven

Bridesmaid Dress   Monsoon

Accessories   Diamond earrings FJ Malcolm    Hair accessory Lily Luna

Make up & Hair   Harkins hairdressers

Groom(smen) suits   House of Fraser

Wedding Ring / Engagement ring   FJ Malcolm

Flowers   Rosehip and Berry

Stationery  Laura Henderson illustrator

Favours   Caoba, Mexican store

Reception Music   The Moonshines