Waterford Castle wedding for the lovely Gillian & Adam
A Waterford Castle wedding on your own private Island how cool is that? Adam proposed at the Taj Mahal on a holiday to India at sunrise almost two years after their first date. It was a complete surprise for Gillian who had spent all the morning preparing to have her photo taken in the same place as Princess Diana – an engagement had not even crossed her mind!
The idea of “smaller” wedding is something they both wanted but also it had to be in Waterford as its Gillian’s home county. They told me when they saw Waterford Castle- they were both sold. How amazing to have their dream Waterford Castle Wedding.
We travelled over to Portlaw for the morning preparations and met all the white dogs! Gillian’s westie Jack, and Yayo (which we were told was Spanish for Cocaine!).The girls had a lovely morning and it was lovely to see the memento photo on Gillian’s bouquet for her recently deceased mum Veronica. The colours were pale blue and silver and we loved Gillian’s wedding dress from Aibheil of Adare and shoes from Jimmy Choo.
Adam told me Gillian had cancelled him on the first date! They then rearranged for the following day where she arrived over an hour late (something he is now used to!) . I was put on task to make sure Gillian did not arrive too late to St Patricks Church in Portlaw, Co Waterford. The lads were ready and waiting to start the ceremony. We were blown away by the gorgeous floral arch above the door of the church all crafted by Flowers by Josephine. We also were partnered up with DC Media who were filming them for the day for their Waterford Castle wedding. It was lovely to see Gillian and her dad go up to the nearby grave of her mum to pay their respects and in a more lighthearted note, they had to have a stop off back at the house for a photo op with Jack. Then, off we headed on the little ferry over to their Waterford Castle wedding. The ferry looked great with all their bunting overhead. The pair of them were game to get out of the car for a wedding photo on the ferry to Waterford Castle. Back at Waterford Castle, the two of them had some time out for greeting their guests before we started our family photos. It was a fairly windy day so for shelter we hung at the front of stunning Waterford Castle. We took our lovely couple around the back of the castle before a few wedding photos on the staircase at Waterford Castle. The main banquet room was stunning with a fab wedding cake by Cherub Couture Cakes in Waterford.
We left our couple to enjoy the nightime festivities. We hear the fab All Talk were playing later. And when I heard about their plans for the honeymoon, I was dead jealous. Italy – they will be spending three weeks there travelling around the country after the wedding starting off in Lake Como and ending on the Amalfi coast. And think of all that yummy pizza! To see more photos from Waterford Castle wedding see our venues page.