Readers, we have a beautiful Irish wedding to share with you today, with a chic gown, a castle venue and just the right amount of blush pink and gold to add an elegant and glamorous touch to proceedings. Meet teacher Daryl and lawyer Aisling, who married at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa in County Roscommon, Ireland on the 23rd of July 2016.
“I always loved the idea of a castle wedding. When we went to visit Kilronan I was really struck by the beautiful drive up to the castle and as soon as we walked through the front door, I was sold. Monica, the wedding planner at the hotel, was fabulous and a great help as we were living in England while we organised the wedding. We went with lots of blush and gold to tie in with the dresses and added some art-deco details as I love the glamour of that era.”
Photography by Sharon Kee Photography
“I had tried on lots of beautiful dresses but just hadn’t found the one so I got in touch with Charlotte about a bespoke dress and I just knew from the first appointment that she was the perfect choice. We had so much fun and it was great to see be involved in the design process and see my dress materialise from a quick sketch at our first appointment.”
“Daryl and I went to the same primary school and I always say that I haven’t been able to get rid of him since! We got together in 2008 and got engaged on our six year anniversary in January 2014. We had snuck off to Antwerp to choose the ring and then Daryl planned a weekend away at Carton House for the proposal.”
“Even though I thought I knew what was was coming, I still got a surprise as Daryl had made me an itinerary and had planned a walk around the hotel grounds the next day.”
“He had shipped me off to the spa and as I made my way back I was thinking to myself how awful the weather was going to be. When I opened the door to the room he had decorated it with candles and was down on one knee.”
“I have worn this perfume for years and Daryl’s mummy surprised me with new bottle as a gift before the wedding.”
Make up was by Grainne Moane and hair by Kate Cassidy from Hair Dimensions (no details).
Daryl wore a blue suit with lighter blue design from SD Kells, Enniskillen, worn with a pink tie.
The gorgeous flowers were produced by the talented hands of Mary of Howes Flowers, Tempo.
Sadly, Aisling’s granny passed away a few days before the wedding and Mary incorporated one of her brooches into Aisling’s bouquet- a lovely touch.
Today’s beautiful photos are the work of Sharon Kee Photography, a newcomer to Love my Dress and a very welcome addition to our pages.
“I would definitely recommend Sharon to any bride. She is really laid back with a great sense of humour which is exactly what you need on a busy wedding morning.”
“I love Sharon’s style of photography and she made us feel so relaxed throughout the day- nothing felt forced. We had great fun and this really shines through in the photos.”
“My favourite part of the day was having so many of our friends and family together in one place. We have moved around quite a bit, working in Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester before moving back to Ireland after the wedding, so we have met a lot of different people over the years. Having so many of them join us for our wedding was really special.”
“A special word to Daryl’s groomsman Noel, who travelled from New Zealand to be with us on the day, and to another groomsman, Niall, who made us a video clip that included some messages from friends who weren’t able to make it. It was a lovely touch.”
The castle interior didn’t really require any extra decor, so Aisling and Daryl just hired chiavari chairs from Completely Covered and added gold candelabras and sparkly gold runners to each table to add to the opulent look. Its an absolute picture.
The marvellous cake was from Cannaboe Confectionery, who produced a bright and fun creation covered in coloured sprinkles.
In the evening, guests danced the night away to music by The Rare Aul Stuff and the newlyweds had their first dance to an acoustic version of ‘XO’ by Beyonce.
Aisling was a Love My Dress reader during her planning and had some lovely words to say:
“I love the real weddings as I think there is a really great mix of brides and styles so there is something for everyone. I find with some blogs the coverage is very much geared to weddings that are very ‘out there’ and ‘different’, whereas Love My Dress has a really good range of weddings, all with their own unique touches.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Take a bit of time for yourself during the day. While our guests were being seated our wedding planner gave the bridal party a chance to sit down together with a glass of champagne and some nibbles. It was great to have a short break from all the bustle of the day.”
Thank you so much to Aisling and Daryl for sharing your gorgeous day with us, and of course, to Sharon Kee Photography for her beautiful images. I do love a castle wedding- the glamour and romance, the potential for turrets and sweeping staircases, sigh… Take a peek here for some more beautiful castle nupitals that we’ve featured over the years.
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Sharon Kee Photography
- Film - Pigmint Film
- Venue - Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, County Roscommon, Ireland
- Bride's dress - Bespoke, from Wilden Bride London
- Veil - Urban Veil Couture on Etsy
- Hair comb - The Lady Bride, Etsy
- Shoes - Jimmy Choo, purchased from Flannels
- Jewellery - The Lady Bride, Etsy
- Scent - Lolita Lempika
- Bridesmaid dresses - Coast
- Bridesmaid jewellery - Etsy
- Hair accessories - Bulledecristal, Etsy
- Make up artist - Grainne Moane
- Hair stylist - Kate Cassidy from Hair Dimensions (no details)
- Groom - Suit, SD Kells, Enniskillen
- Rings – Joaillerie du Centre
- Flowers - Howes Flowers, Tempo
- Cake - Cannaboe Confectionery
- Entertainment - The Rare Aul Stuff
- Chair hire - Completely Covered
- Invitations - Vreeland Design on Etsy
- Orders of service - The Print Factory
- Transport - Legends NI