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"A Love Around The Corner" Jordan & Stephen's Wedding Story


This wedding story is dedicated to Jordan & Stephen. They shared a special connection from childhood, their love story started from living around the corner from each other. 
Suppliers are listed at the end of their story.


The Love Story


 


"We were great friends for years before he asked me to be his girlfriend at 14" 







Jordan and Stephen were together for 11 years when the question was popped. Stephen took Jordan away on a surprise weekend to Faithlegg in Waterford" We had a lovely dinner and afterwards we walked around the hotel to a balcony that was covered in fairy lights and we walked to the top of that balcony.  He got down on one knee and as they say the rest is history"



 
   
The Dress



 When it came to her dress, Jordan originally thought she wanted something with lace.
She was unsure about the shape. 




"All I knew was I definitely didn’t want a ball gown, I tried on a few lace dresses in La Bella Sposa. They were lovely dresses but there was just no spark, I didn’t feel like a bride.



 Then the magic happened,  Aine the bridal  consultant in La Bella Sposa suggested that  Jordan try on the Fez dress by Pronovias it had just arrived the day before.  

“The plastic was still on it, I tried it on and immediately fell in love with it. I loved the shape, the material, the details on the shoulders, everything! It’s true when they say you know, you just know"








This is why trust is a must when going wedding dress shopping, the bridal consultants know before you do what will suit you.  







  The Wedding Venue

Jordan and Stephen researched many different venues but they feel in love  instantly with  their chosen venue The Anglers Rest.  

"The location of Anglers makes you feel like you’re miles away from the city, somewhere down the country when you’re really only 20 minutes away from Dublin City center and hearing the river Liffey flow by was magical also.
  

Jordan and Stephen wanted an intimate wedding with family and friends The Anglers Rest was perfect for that.  "It also fit in with our theme as it was rustic and vintage"  


Of course food was extremely important and The Anglers Rest did not disappoint. 
Their guests had a choice for their starter, main and dessert and they were raving about the food afterwards. 


"The staff at Anglers were amazing, especially Alison our wedding coordinator, couldn’t have done it without her" 

Jordan’s  Nanny and her Family are also from Castleknock, so it was great for her Family to go back there and especially for family members who traveled from England.



The Personal Details


 "The individual candles beside our unity candle were our baptismal candles"

"Our four fabulous friends from the OLV Gospel Choir sang and played piano for us at the Church" 








"On each table at the venue we had a framed baby picture of each of us (on table 1 we had a photo of myself when I was 1 and Stephen when he was 1 etc ". 








"Our wedding favours to our guests were photo key-chains of themselves in groups of two or three that had been taken outside the Church that morning by Clikring "






"We had a huge sweet table which we made ourselves with personalised sweet bags and jars. The cake table consisted of different comic book characters and Harry Potter pieces as we are both quite nerdy"



The planning Process

When it came to the planning, Jordan & Stephan really enjoyed the process as they are both highly organised. Jordan is a secondary school teacher and Stephen is a University recruitment coordinator. Being organised and planning is part of the norm with this couple.


  "We thoroughly enjoyed making our lists and ticking them off as we went along! We both planned everything together and helped each other out as much as possible"


   Theme/colour scheme

Stephen and Jordan had navy with hints of light pink  as their colour scheme. 
Their theme was  rustic with a vintage feel.
  

Tips for engaged couples 

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff - at the end of the day (no matter if things go as planned or not) you are marrying the person you love
  •  Have a functional excel spreadsheet (colour coordinated preferably) that you can check and amend as you plan
  •  It’s your wedding - many people will have different suggestions and ideas but do what you both want to do at the end of the day


The Honeymoon

Jordan and Stephen traveled around for their honeymoon. First stop was Athens for three nights. They love exploring new places, the cultures and history. They climbed the Acropolis, went to the temple of Zeus and they did tours of the markets and other ruins. 














"Then we went to Santorini for 11 nights. We relaxed for a while by the pool and watched some beautiful sunsets before we went on more adventures, climbing the dormant volcano in the Caldera of Santorini, walked along the black sand beach of Perivolos, swam in the Aegean Sea, visited the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, explored the towns of Fira and Oia"

Anything they would change
 "We wouldn’t change a thing, it was the best day ever"


So there you have it Jordan and Stephen's wedding story.
A very special story and connection.

If you want to feature your wedding story, please contact me via email  
weddingsbeautyfashion@gmail.com
 Yours in love
Mary

xx

The Wedding Suppliers

·         Venue - The Anglers Rest
·         Photographer - Ian Carruthers Photography 
·         Grooms suits - Hugo Boss Love Suits  Arnotts
·         Wedding dress - La Bella Sposa
·         Bridesmaid dresses - Caris Closet
·         Flower Girls Arnotts (Monsoon kids) 
       Page Boys   Love Suits
·         Music - Niall J Dalton Events (Anglers local DJ)
·         Cake - Orla’s Edible Art 
·         Ceremony/reception music - OLV Gospel Choir
·         Makeup - makeupbylauramac 
       Hair - Lorraine Browne Hair
·         Shoes - Dune London
·         Flowers -Sweet Pea Willow
 Videographer - Hitched Films 




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