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Caroline And Pauls Intimate Garden Wedding

Hello all, I am delighted to be starting a new feature on my blog where I will be sharing real wedding stories with you. If you want to feature your wedding story you can contact me via email

This post is dedicated to the wedding story of Caroline & Paul. 
Let's start at the beginning of their wedding story.. the engagement took place in the Botanic Gardens a very special place for them as a family and couple.

"On the 18th January 2015, Paul and I brought the kids to the botanic gardens as we have done in the past and it didn’t seem strange to me that day apart from the fact we had just been to an anniversary mass for Paul’s mam and were heading to dinner with the family. So I thought it was a little odd but knowing Paul I went along with it as he is a sentimental man and I figured he just wanted to do something nice to mark the day

"It was a cold January day Paul was drying a seat for me to sit on. I turned away to fix the seat and as I turned back I could hear my daughter getting very excited and I looked at her and saw Paul on bended knee trying nervously to say something... "

Turned out Paul had got the ring in Prague when he brought Caroline away the previous year before Christmas, Caroline was having her nails done and Paul went ring shopping

After the engagement started the wedding planning. As a couple, they wanted a garden wedding and their chosen venue was in Delvin County Westmeath as Paul has a small house there. The garden held a special meaning as Pauls Mother used to sit there, it would feel like she was there with them on the day.

Having a wedding outdoors especially in Ireland can be a gamble but it worked out for Caroline and Paul. After Looking around they hired a marquee from Wedding Marquee Ireland. To get the garden wedding ready Paul and his Dad spent most weekends in Delvin working on it, it was hard work but paid off in the end.

The Apple Blossoms provided music for the reception 

We decided as our wedding was to be a little different we wanted our wedding attire made. We have a friend that is dressmaker so I designed my dress and she made it. Paul designed his and sourced the material himself for her to put her magic to it. Zaneta also made Tara’s beautiful bridesmaid dress and Seán's best man suit.

The wedding represented both of their interests, Caroline, is a GAA supporter  (Dublin of course) and Paul has a love for Motorbikes. Even the wedding invitation was a GAA ticket, now that's attention to detail.

Music on the day was also performed by Katie (their children’s music teacher)  Seánd and Tara also played a part on the day. Image shown below, what a gorgeous memory to have.

Their advice... "We loved everything about planning our wedding except the invite list part. Our advice would be to go with your gut, what you both want and not what others think it should be like. We wish we had a smaller guest list, we are thrilled with all who came obviously but initially, it was to be less" 

"This was our wedding done the way we wanted and it is a great feeling knowing we were hands-on in making it the perfect day"

To finish off an amazing wedding. Caroline and Paul went cruising on the med for their honeymoon on the Carnival Vista.

The suppliers

Reception music The Apple Blossoms
Letter Lights Loving Lights
Wedding Dress & Suits Jannett Style  
Photographer Bronte Photography
Hair by Avril Gorman
Videographer Shane Prunty Films

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Thanks to Caroline and Paul for sharing their gorgeous wedding story.  


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