Wedding Date 26.10.18
How did you meet?
We met when we were both working for the same company in the UK. We were based in different cities and we had a met a couple of times at work events. We both liked each other but it took a while before we acted on it.
Who proposed and how?
Ben proposed on a weekend away at the Blue Mountains. He had made a scrapbook of all all adventures together and as I got to the last page, he went down on one knee and proposed with the most beautiful ring which he designed himself, with the expert help of Nadia from Mondial by Nadia.
Italy - Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and Lake Como which were all stunning and very romantic.
your wedding dress shopping experience:
I wanted to go dress shopping with my Mum, so we booked a holiday for her to visit from Ireland. I booked appointments at 3 shops and Marry Me Bridal was the second shop we went to. I described to Julia what I was looking for and she selected a few dresses for me to try. I loved my dress as soon as I put in on and didn't want to take it off. I didn't want to rush into it though so I decided to go to the third appointment but couldn't stop comparing everything to the dress back at Marry Me Bridal so we cut the third appointment short and went straight back to Marry me Bridal to get my dream dress. The whole team at Marry Me Bridal were so friendly and attentive and I knew I was in safe hands with Julia, who is such a talented seamstress and did all my alterations. She even customised a veil for me when I couldn't find what I was looking for and added extra lace to the train of my dress to make it perfect.
Photographer: Photos by Jen - Jenny McCarthy
Accessories: Secrets, Hair comb - Pronovias from Marry Me Bridal, my bracelet was a gift from my husband and was my "something blue"
Shoes: Charlotte Mills "Betty" shoe
Fragrance: Peony and Blush Suede by Jo Malone. It was a gift from my Mum
Venue: The Maryborough Hotel, Cork, Ireland
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Makeup by Yvonne - Yvonne Maher / Bridal Hair by Marie - Marie Hickey
Florist: Wondrous Weddings
Bridesmaids: JJs House