This afternoon we have some very wise words of advice from the guys at Diamond...
Happy Monday people and how are you all this fine Monday morning? Did you have a good weekend? Mine was lovely and I’m now ready for another busy week ahead. I’m starting off the week with this wonderful woodland wedding from Ireland. It’s a gorgeous day and the setting is totally magical, a wonderful woodland outdoor ceremony venue which allowed for some beautiful couple shots, all stunningly decorated like something out of a fairy story. Big thanks to Tomasz Kornas for the fabulous images.
Pamela and Kenneth were married on 9th August 2014 at Station House Hotel, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. ‘We were lucky to get such a beautiful venue with award winning restaurant and stunning gardens at such short notice due to a cancellation. I wanted an intimate outdoor ceremony and the grounds were idyllic for that. I knew the Station House Hotel was “the one” from the first moment I saw it.’
How they met
We are from the same small town and were in same class at school. We went to our Debs together as a couple and 17 years later we finally got married!
We were out and about in Dublin on a cold, wet, windy day in February this year when Kenneth popped the question. It was out of the blue, I had to ask him to repeat what he had said as I wasn’t really listening and wasn’t sure if what I thought I had heard was what he actually said! It was!
50’s dress from Dirty Fabulous
The Suit and Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids from Bastyan
Ken arranged the ceremony music and choose a piano instrumental version of my all-time favourite song ‘1979’ by Smashing Pumpkins, I don’t think anyone else picked up on it but it was very special to me.
Ken is a big Lego fan so I wanted to somehow bring this into our wedding for him. I managed to find Lego bride and groom cuff links for Ken and Lego Arsenal football cufflinks for his brother who was the groom’s man and a big Arsenal fan. The wedding cake top was also a Lego bride and groom.
My sister-in-law offered to make our wedding cake, which we very gladly accepted. It turned out on the day to be a beautiful vintage themed tea party display with her homemade cakes, cupcakes and other delicious treats. There were no leftovers to take home
Advice to other couples
Take a little time out during the day for yourselves.
Be true to yourselves, don’t follow the ‘norm’ unless that’s what you want of course.
Enjoy the planning and most importantly the day