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"It Was A Perfect Fit" Mags & Gerard's Wedding Story

This post is dedicated to Mags and Gerard and their wedding story. 
A couple who certainly knew what they wanted for their special day. 
Wedding Suppliers are linked at the end of their story.    

The Proposal: 
Gerard popped the question to Mags while she was pregnant with their son Oli. They were due into the hospital that morning for the big scan and it was Mags birthday. A very special occasion for them. After the scan, they went for a lovely lunch across from the Rotunda. After lunch Gerard had something else in mind and he insisted on going for a walk in the National Botanic Gardens.

Gerard is a Superintendent in Howth Golf Club and as part of his studying; he was located in the Botanic Gardens so they are quite special to him. Whilst in the Botanic Gardens they visited the tropical house, such a stunning building in the gardens.

"So we went into the tropical house and when the coast was clear Gerard got down on bended knee and produced a beautiful solitaire and unbelievably it was a perfect fit! I cried so much. When we were driving home I rang my mam 3 times to tell her, but each time I was crying so much that I couldn’t talk and had to hang up"

Choosing the venue
When selecting their venue, food played a big part as Gerard is from a long line of Morgan Men and food quality is extremely important to them. Another important element was comfort and taking that into account their chosen wedding venue was Cabra Castle.      

"The room was large enough for the size of wedding we wanted and there was room for everyone, plus with any wedding in Cabra Castle there is a completely separate entrance to the main entrance"  Having that separate entrance meant privacy away from the public. Not bumping into people going to and from the venue as part of their wedding celebrations.  

"On the day the staff were incredible, cliché but we were literally treated like a king and queen and the food was incredible" 

The Dress

Mags didn't want a traditional wedding dress as such. She wanted something to represent her and her own personal style. Mags took a trip to Myrtle Ivory where she found a beautiful tulle skirt by Watters Couture and for the top Mags wanted a corset, as she wanted it green in colour she had to get it made. Unfortunately, for Mags her seamstress who was making her corset let her down three weeks before the wedding.  

"Essentially, I had a skirt and that was it, I rang Myrtle Ivory and they told me to come in. Stephanie Allen agreed to fast a corset in the exact colour that I wanted and had it turned around in a week".   

Mags added in some very personal accessories to finish off her bridal look. I accessorised with some lace gloves made by my Mam and she passed onto me a pillbox hat she wore on her wedding day, I have put it away for my Daughter"  At the time of their wedding the pillbox hat was 49 years old so they recovered it and added a birdcage veil. "I also wore a beautiful handmade shoulder piece which I fell in love with”.      

 Personal Details

 When it came to the detail Mags said  "Pretty much everything was personal – nothing was picked just by chance as we wanted the day/ceremony to mean something to us and our families so we carefully put it together to reflect that and hopefully it showed our families what they mean to us"

Tips for engaged couples:

If you’re newly engaged Mags has some very wise words for you.  

Don’t sweat the small stuff. On the day, personalised robes or glasses mean nothing, so don’t stress yourself over these things. 
Don’t do anything because you feel you have to. 
There are no rules to follow just as long as you're both happy that’s all that matters.
Suit yourselves and try not listen to outside influence, if it feels right for you both then it is right for you both.
There is no such thing a perfect, if you and your partner are there on the day that is perfection.

The Honeymoon

For their Honeymoon Mags and Gerard went to New York and Cancun and lastly would they change anything the answer “Not a thing"

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Yours in love
The wedding suppliers:

Venue:  Cabra Castle 
Photographer:  Roscophotography
Grooms suits: Groom put the outfit together himself from Best Menswear & House Of Fraser
Wedding dress : Myrtle ivory
Bridesmaid dresses:
Flower Girls/ Page Boys outfit:  Page boy - Next
Music: TheAfters
Ceremony/reception music: Jennifer Nugent
Makeup and Hair:  Make up Sara Kelly – hair Jane Walsh
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Videographer:  Irish Eye Weddings


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