Real Wedding – Classically Beautiful Ireland

30/04/2014 | 0

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Ciara & Cormac   ♥   Tipperary, Ireland

Photographer:   Weddings By Kara

 

Ciara and Cormac wanted a traditional day and so they held their nuptials in a classically beautiful Catholic Church in County Tipperary, Ireland before enjoying their reception with their nearest and dearest at Kilshane House, an elegant regency house set within 320 acres of private parkland and boasting a stunning Victorian Conservatory built in 1860.

 

Ciara added a modern edge to their traditional day with her boho bride styling, whilst contemporary curtains of twinkling fairy lights and a sweet cupcake tower decorated the decadent venue.

 

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Ciara says:

“The proposal? It was my birthday and we were living in Chicago at the time so Cormac planned a night away in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to celebrate. We went for dinner and afterwards back at the hotel, he asked me to check the meal receipt to see was everything right…. he had written it on the receipt!”

 

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“When planning the day the only thing that concerned us was feeling happy, relaxed, comfortable and able to have fun. Everything we chose we chose because it would allow us to do this. We weren’t concerned with colour schemes or tiny details because we knew they weren’t going to make or break the day either way, and we decided to choose the easy option and not worry about these things.”

 

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“We went for a Catholic ceremony. We had both been brought up as Catholics, went our own ways with our beliefs, went against religion for years, but in maturity (relatively speaking!) we realised that spirituality has its place at the heart of all religious doctrines and we wanted spirituality to be at the heart of our marriage ceremony
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“Marriage is two people saying to one another, I’m there for you. Committing to this each and every day. And it is no effort. It is natural easy and beautiful. We love it. 

Of course you can do this without a wedding or a ceremony, but by dedicating a whole day to it, you allow all your loved ones to become a part of that love and commitment. This is something we didn’t understand until we got engaged.”

 

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“For the meal we chose Pig on a Spit for the main. The starter was a Celeriac and truffle oil soup and dessert was Tarte Tatin. We had the speeches after mains and before dessert because invariably, everyone is famished come dinner time and we wouldn’t leave them waiting! We had both fathers speak, the groom and the best man.”

 

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“We chose Karina as our photographer because we saw her at work at our friend’s wedding and also saw the photos afterwards. We knew that’s who we’d book if we ever got married!”

 

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What were your highlights and favourite memories from the day?

  • “My favourite parts of the day were the photo shoot straight after the ceremony, which was just myself and Cormac, and then the drinks reception which we were lucky enough to have outside while listening to Jazz followed by traditional Irish music. Nobody wanted to leave it, to go for dinner!

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Do you have any advice for brides and grooms-to-be?

  • “If you like a supplier, book them. You picked them because you like what they do, so as I said, stand back and allow them to do what they are best at. At the end of the day, they do know way more than us. This also reduces stress! Trust that your day will flow if you allow it to. Also, it’s not true that it will be the best day of your life, because there will be so many to follow. But it is the start of the best days of your life.”

 

 

Venue and suppliers:

Photographer – Weddings By Kara, Venue – Kilshane House, Bride’s dress – Bella Blue, Bride’s hair – Bridal Hair By Marie, Florist – Cashel Flowers, Band – Soul Driven / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

 

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