Are you just engaged?
Was it a Christmas proposal like myself?
Let me share a little bit about my wedding and give you insight into how My Wedding Planner came about.
There is no better way that to kick start a year than with a wedding … and I should know that! We got engaged on Christmas Day and then got married 12 months later in Dunboyne Castle Hotel.
For me, Christmas has always been the most magical time of the year! One of my best friends, Rachael got married 4 days before me (and I had the honour of being her bridesmaid) so we had ours after New Years on the 2 January 2010 in the SNOW! Rachael and Conor’s wedding is featured in my December Wedding Blog so be sure to go check it out after reading this one!
I post many photos of our wedding but now I think I will show you some photos of how our wedding differed with it being in January, although to me it was still more of a Christmas wedding! First up, I had a faux fur wrap as there was no way I could brave the cold without one! Also, as I didn’t wear a veil, it was nice later in the day to take the wrap off to show the dress off a little bit more!
And then of course we had the SNOW … I still cannot believe that we got snow – I always dreamt of a snowy wedding! Our wedding photos are stunning with it! My Mum is so creative and did all our wedding flowers and bouquets. I don’t even know how Mum thought of it but on the morning of the wedding she rolled out the red carpet in our back garden and the photos we got were sensational!
We didn’t do a meet and greet after our ceremony as we wanted to get to our wedding venue in daylight to get some photos there. But at the last minute in leaving the church our photographer, Dermot Byrne, had the idea of doing a group shot outside the church! We didn’t get everyone but we got most of our guests and I love it with the church in the background and the snow everywhere!
Unlike the other monthly blogs I haven’t included my wedding tips as they are all in My Wedding Planner.
During my own 12-month engagement, I could not find a complete wedding “to-do” list for getting married in Ireland. As a result from the knowledge and experience I gained from planning my own wedding, I decided to create My Wedding Planner to make other brides’ lives easier in planning their own wedding. And over the last few years it has really evolved giving me the chance to go at it full time. If you fancy having a read of this journey have a read of my blog titled “My Wedding Planner Book”
Thanks for reading