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"I'm With The Band" Ger & Amy's Wedding Story

This story is dedicated to Amy and Ger, an alternative wedding story that will inspire many couples to plan their wedding their own way. 

The Love Story

Amy and Ger met in work nearly eight years ago and they got engaged the day they moved into the house that they built.

“Ger proposed to me in loo but he won’t admit that. As I scrubbed clean our new kitchen in my sports bra & leggings without a scrap of makeup Ger called Amy upstairs saying that their en-suite was leaking”

“As I ran up he caught me in the door told me to close my eyes as he had something for me – I started a diet (probably that day) and I asked “is it chocolate” – it wasn’t it was my Grandmother’s engagement ring”

The Wedding Venue

As Ger plays with a wedding band called Jaker & Co he is at weddings every weekend.  They knew they wanted something different.

"Originally, we wanted to go abroad but it was too much of a headache. So one Friday evening Amy typed ‘small alternative wedding venue’ into Google The Pigeon House" popped up, the next day we went to the pigeon house for brunch and while stuck in traffic on the way home, they decided to book their wedding.

 The Wedding Dress

When it came to her dress, Amy did not go the traditional route.

I saw a dress I liked online from Needle and Thread’s and I saw that it came in full length, so I ordered it and I liked it and that was it. Simples!”

Such a stunning dress and bride of course, the beaded detail is fabulous.

The planning process

With the wedding planning, Amy was easy going with the parts that she could control.

Guests lists, awaiting RSVPs, seating plans, guests cancelling at the last minute – this drove me insane! I tried my best to enjoy the process, I was on top of everything and tried to stay in control, but at times I found it stressful”

Theme/ Colour Scheme

“I went from blush pink to peach and green. I wanted to work with the venue and the d├ęcor there. 

"I wanted my dress which was blush pink to tie in with everything”

“I definitely wanted the room to have a whimsical, enchanted forest feel”

 The Personal details

When it came to the personal details, Ger and Amy added in details that represented them as a couple from music to family and food.  

Amy and Ger are real foodies so their venue was perfect for them. “The food in the Pigeon House is amazing, nothing like the traditional wedding menu

As Ger is a musician, they wanted to have music acts throughout their wedding. “Our friends sang at our ceremony and afters, and we had lots of musical friends and family jumped up to play which was great fun

“My favorite part of the day was when The Hit Machine played. These are an amazing drum troop, my husband got up to play – they didn’t realise he was a drummer and it was just such a fun moment!”

Wedding Planning Tips

“My biggest tip for couples planning a wedding has be to leave your honeymoon a little later. Planning a wedding is exhausting, go on a mini moon and relax and recover, then go on your main honeymoon a little later. This gives you something to look forward to and time to save also.”
The Honeymoon

Ger and Amy opted for a Minimoon. The week after their wedding they went to The Europe in Fossa, Kerry and then to Thailand in September.

Anything they would change….

“Try to relax a little more and take in all in and enjoy as much of the planning as possible.”

So there you have it Amy & Ger's alternative wedding story.

If you want to feature your wedding story, please contact me via email
 Yours in love

The Wedding Suppliers

      Venue – The Pigeon House Delgany
 Photographer – Elisha Clarke Photography
 Grooms suits – Homme Selected (ASOS)
 Wedding dress – Needle & Thread
  Bridesmaid dresses – Cari’s Closet
  Flower Girls - Monsoon
 Music – Ceremony: Paul & Neil Casey and James McCable, Reception: The Lovely Strangers, Post Dinner: The Hit Machine, Party: SwaySocial.
Cake – The Cake Cuppery
Makeup & hair – Makeup Odharnait Kiernan  Hair Niamh Roche
Shoes – Miss KG
 Flowers – Joeanna Caffery
 Videographer – Follow Your Arrow Films


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