Black tie beauty wedding in Dromoland castle – Irish girl & Argentinian boy

By MrsRedHead In Weddings

Today I have a beautiful black tie event in Limerick to share. The bride and groom may have only met in September 2012, but that didn’t stop them having the best wedding ever!

Argentinian native JP first met Limerick-born Trudy during a random but lucky night out in Dublin at the end of summer 2012. That same week the couple went on their first official date and the romance quickly progressed from there, as Trudy explains:

“On our first date neither of us wanted the night to end, so from that point on we both knew that there was something special between us. I was heading away for the weekend so JP invited me for dinner which he cooked the night I came back. I got a text asking would I like fish, chicken or duck so I knew he was out to impress! It worked – even if he had spent the entire day in the kitchen! We haven’t left each other’s sides since.”

Only nine months into the relationship JP surprised Trudy with a last minute trip to Portugal:

“On the first night there we went for dinner and then back to the hotel for a drink on the balcony.  He went to prepare the drink and arrived back with a ring! Obviously, I was completely surprised- we had only been together nine months and I had never met his family so I was shocked, but perhaps not as shocked as both our families were when we broke the news! Obviously they were delighted when it sank in, and JP’s family and friends booked last minute trips to travel from Argentina and be with us on the day.”

Not afraid of a challenge, Trudy and JP decided to get married in only three months, with a great deal of help from Trudy’s mum and sister. Originally they wanted anything but a traditional wedding, but that all changed in a flash and they decided on a church wedding with a black tie theme.

“Every detail of the day quickly became important. JP told me that we were only going to be doing this once, so have no regrets…. and I didn’t. We really wanted to personalise the wedding and style the church and venue to match in with the theme of the day. We had to enlist a lot of help as it all has to be turned around in a very short time. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our families, my mum’s sisters, her dear friends and most of all, my interior designer cousin, Toullio, who transformed both the church and the venue on the day. To personalise the wedding we brought favours from Argentina and choose wines from the town where JP grew up – Mendoza. We had readings in Spanish and JP’s sister kindly translated the speeches – my dad said he felt like Trapattoni for the night! For added entertainment we had a photo booth and bride and groom balloons. With an energy boost from sugared almonds and the sweet table, the dance floor was full for the night!”

Trudy’s favourite memory:

“Standing for a second as we came into a church. I have to say I was overwhelmed walking into the church. I know it is a cliché, but it’s an unbelievable feeling to be standing at the entrance to the church, on your dad’s arm, with all your favourite people in the world turning to see you. It really felt like walking into a fairy tale to see the church transformed with most stunning floral displays and lanterns lighting the way, Elvis Presley’s “Only Fools Rush In” playing in the background, and then catching JP’s eye from the altar.  It’s a feeling I’ll never, ever forget.”




Photographer : Olga – MrsRedHead Photography

Second shooter : Jarek Szczucki

Trudy and JP’s Wedding Suppliers:

Ceremony: Crecora Church

Reception: Dromoland Castle

Wedding Dress: Aibheal of Adare

Hair: Hair Renaissance

Make Up: Inglot

Grooms Wear: Ike Behar Tuxedos

Flowers: Noreen Storan

Wedding Cake: French Wedding Cakes

Venue Music: Sean De Burca

Evening Band: AstorBar

Videographer: Dreamcatcher Productions

Black tie beauty wedding in Dromoland castle – Irish girl & Argentinian boy