THE HAPPY COUPLE
Sarah Lyons and Paudi Prendergast of Waterford.
We had our reception on the stunning Faithlegg Home Resort, Waterford. As our marriage ceremony was the Might financial institution vacation weekend it was the primary marriage ceremony of the yr the place the reception was held outdoors within the gardens.
Faithlegg had a model new marquee the place individuals might get their drinks and chill out on the lounge furnishings. We had an ice cream cart, complimentary from Faithlegg, which went down a deal with because it was a stunning sunny day!
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Faithlegg’s staff had embellished the ballroom superbly. The entire service went off with no hitch and everybody actually loved the meals.
We had checked out plenty of totally different marriage ceremony venues however Faithlegg was the primary and it actually made an enduring impression on us. The day of our viewing was a really sunny day in October and we instantly fell in love with the situation. The marriage staff are unbelievable and actually taken care of us throughout our viewing. I could not think about getting married anyplace else!
I purchased my gown at Bella Bleu Classic in Cork, the place the beautiful Lucy taken care of me. My gown was the ‘Penny’ gown by Made With Love designer Carla Jenkins.
I had my eye on one other Made With Love marriage ceremony gown that I used to be positive could be the one. Bella Bleu was holding a Made With Love Trunk present the place the complete assortment could be obtainable to attempt on, so I went with my mother, Catherine, and two of my bridesmaids, Fiona and Máire. My different bridesmaid, Róisín, lives in Canada, so sadly could not purchase the gown.
Once I tried on the gown, I felt nothing! I attempted on just a few extra earlier than Lucy steered making an attempt on the Penny gown, which I actually could not have pictured myself in, however the responses I obtained from my mother and the ladies mentioned all of it. It was me in a gown! I fell in love with it immediately and nonetheless adore it. It is such a disgrace to solely put on it as soon as!
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My expertise at Bella Bleu was unbelievable. Lucy actually took care of me and did not give an opinion, let me make up my thoughts about how I felt. She made us all really feel very welcome.
Irina Duane. She was unbelievable! The pictures she took say sufficient. She captured the complete story of the day, from morning to nighttime. We’re so grateful for the recollections Irina captured for us on our big day.
We additionally had a videographer from Golden Moments Wedding ceremony Images and Movie. Peter was our videographer and actually made a video of the day! We’re so glad we selected to have a videographer too, as a result of there’s a lot of the day you would not keep in mind, however the film captures all of it and is there to look at again and again.
Our band was Suzie Q – they have been sensible. They’d a packed dance flooring from the very first tune to the final! Everybody actually loved it they usually performed the whole lot to go well with everybody.
THE FIRST DANCE
Our first dance quantity was Olivia Penlava’s “You’re the trigger” model, so it wasn’t sung stay by the band. The phrases of the tune resonated with us. We have been collectively since we have been teenagers so actually did stay life collectively!
The morning spent with my bridesmaids and household was very particular. We laughed a lot and it was so relaxed for everybody.
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One other spotlight was the primary look with my dad. I’m so grateful that I captured that second that I can look again on many times.
THE STRESS FACTOR
Typically, we have been fairly relaxed about it. We obtained engaged throughout Covid so we could not go to marriage ceremony gala’s so all my inspiration got here from Pinterest. We did quite a bit ourselves, akin to centerpieces and marriage ceremony invites. The desk plan was most likely essentially the most irritating half!
We went on a mini honeymoon proper after the marriage the place we went to Vilamoura, Portugal for just a few days. We then went on the principle honeymoon in July the place we traveled to Mauritius for 2 weeks after which to Zanzibar for every week. It was heaven!
We stay in a coastal city and our home could be very near the seashore. We used to deliver our beagle, Ruby, there for walks and it was at all times a spot we’d go once we first obtained collectively and met. We went for a stroll on a Saturday morning and the remaining is historical past! It was a complete shock, however the perfect shock.
THE FIRST LOOK
We met in our teenagers. We each come from huge GAA households and there was plenty of rivalry between our golf equipment Dungarvan and Lismore. I might have seen Paudi play hurling through the years, so we knew one another. One evening we met in Dungarvan and it simply grew from there.
Take pleasure in it. The day goes by so quick and it is so hazy! Bear in mind it is a day for each of you, so do what makes you each comfortable. Do not spend an excessive amount of time occupied with the decor, as a result of frankly most individuals do not even discover! Do it for your self and never for others.
The day would not have been the identical!
Hair by Sara Condon
Make-up by Karen Reeves
Flowers from Brigid Poll Flowers (Kerrie is the florist and is completely wonderful!)
All Occasions Limousines (we went with the Bonnie Classic automobile)
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