04/07/2017

4th of July Festival Wedding – First Look and Marquee Ceremony in Doolin , Ireland by MrsRedhead Photography

By MrsRedHead In Weddings

4th of July Festival Wedding – First Look and Marquee Ceremony in Doolin , Ireland by MrsRedhead Photography

4th of July Festival Wedding in Ireland!

First Look and Marquee Ceremony in Doolin Hotel by MrsRedhead Photography.

There is a long list of things We loved about Laura & Jonathan’s wedding … First of all the festival feel to the whole day ! The location, details, flowers, decor, colors …

Most of all though We love just how chilled out and relaxed the day was. It really goes to show that weddings don’t have to be full of tradition if you don’t want them to be!

Their story

What most people don’t know is that two weeks after we became a couple, on a night out, Jon told Laura they would be spending the rest of their lives together and that he wanted to marry her. Laura laughed and told him to stop being so silly. I guess you could say, it was just one of those things we always knew.

We always said we wanted something small and intimate and something that represented us. We didn’t want a traditional ceremony or reception (which is very hard to find in Ireland).We were originally going to go abroad and do our own thing but when we looked into it, we realized there were a lot of people we wanted to be part of our day and didn’t want to do it without them. All we wanted was a big party with our friends and family from all over the world. We searched for alternative venues for months that would let us do a mix of an Irish and American wedding, finally we found Hotel Doolin and it all came together.

We had no idea about the theme until we met Louise from Grace Events. Once we started telling her a little bit about ourselves and our story, we came up with the travel theme and it just made sense. We have travelled and lived all over the world and being from different countries, it seemed like the obvious theme. We wanted an outdoor wedding but with it being Ireland we knew we would have to accept that it may not be possible so we brought the outdoors, indoors.

Our day went better than we could have ever imagined. It started off raining which meant we couldn’t do our first look on the Cliffs of Moher as we had originally planned but nothing could take away the moment we saw each other for the first time. It was magical. The day was absolutely perfect and truly was the happiest day of our lives.

Highlights of the day

Laura – Other than marrying Jon, it was having all the people I love from all over the world in one place for the first time ever. My best friend who I thought couldn’t come, flew in from Australia for four days and surprised me. I think the shock was on par with when Jon asked me to marry him 😊

Jon – The highlight of my day was being in the presence of the people from every corner of the globe that make up our “family” and showing them all how much Laura and I really love each other. It was saying to Laura then and there that every hardship that we had endured in our relationship was all worth it for this moment; having my person by my side for life.

 

 

 

 

Advice :

Enjoy every second of it, it’s your day, make it a celebration about you two not a show for everyone else. Pick suppliers you feel you can build a rapport with, everyone we worked with made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on the day. We felt like we were with friends who were there to support us. Take time to soak every thing up and take it all in. There are so many once in a lifetime moments, make sure to have those moments with the people you love because you will cherish them forever.

Photographer: Olga – Mrs Redhead Photography

 

 

Second shooter : Aleksandra Skibniewska

Venue: Hotel Doolin

Dress: Sans Souci Malahide Co Dublin

Bridesmaids dress: Cari’s Closet Malahide Co Dublin

Grooms wear: Louis Copeland Dublin

Groomsmen: Patrick Bourke Menswear Ennis

Cake: Hotel Doolin

Flowers: West Clare Flowers

DJ/band/other entertainment: Bentley Boys

Hair: Mimis Enistyimon

Makeup: Aoife Garrihy Ennistymon

Rings: Paul Sullivan Waterford

Honeymoon: Croatia, Austria and Budapest (back to where we first met)

4th of July Festival Wedding – First Look and Marquee Ceremony in Doolin , Ireland by MrsRedhead Photography