Introducing the lovely Maria and Vincent! After an 18 month engagement, they tied the knot in a gorgeous wedding. With no real wedding theme, they decided to focus on creating plenty of moments to connect with their guests. This made the feel of their wedding laid back!
Photos included in this post are by Colin Colleran
Their wedding didn’t have a specific theme, and they wanted everything to be very laid back and fun! The way they planned the day gave them plenty of time to hangout with their guests and chat with them.
Maria wore a stunning Martina Liana dress. Vincent was dressed by Barry at Wilson’s in Monaghan.
The bridesmaids all wore red Folkster dresses. Groomsmen were kitted out by Wilson’s in Monaghan. The lovely flower girls’ dresses were purchased from McElhinneys in Donegal and the page boy suits were bought in France.
Both Maria and Vincent describe their ceremony as “beautiful and very personal”. They included readings, a unity ceremony and lots of special touches in their ceremony.
Their beautiful wedding venue was the Hotel Kilmore, which they can only describe as “fantastic”. The food was superb and the venue was decorated tastefully. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and clean. Their wedding co-ordinator, Mary, was fantastic and extremely helpful and no ask was too big.
They had two photographers document their Big Day: Colin Colleran and Naomi Christina! Maria and Vincent said they were both fantastic to deal with.
Maria’s favourite memory from the day is walking down the aisle with her father to her future husband.
They gave some amazing advice for newly engaged couples planning their wedding:
“Don’t sweat over the small stuff. Everything will work out in the end. Delegate, delegate, delegate jobs the week of the wedding. Relax and enjoy the run up to the wedding, it’s over in a flash.”
Ceremony venue: St Joseph’s church Knockatallon | Reception venue: Hotel Kilmore | Photographer: Colin Colleran and Naomi Christina | Videographer: Follow Your Arrows | Planner/coordinator: Mary Quigley | Band and DJ: Temptations | Hair: Anita Hughes | Makeup: Amy McNally | Couple’s outfits: Martina Liana and Wilson’s | Wedding party outfits: Folkster and Wilson’s | Cake: Bride’s mother | Jewellery/rings: Rocks Grafton Street | Flowers: Angels Blossoms
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.