I always like to ask my couple – How did you meet? And to hear the answer ‘ – I just came home one day to find him on my couch! ”. How excited can it be?! Would like to know their experience on the Big Day? You might find it really helpful when preparing for your wedding!
Niam& Stephen, please tell about your love story:
We met when I was in college and Stephen moved to Dublin for work. He was my roommate’s friend – I just came home one day to find him on my couch! Three years later we started dating, and three years after that he proposed quietly and romantically at home.
Describe your wedding planning process:
We were engaged for just over a year and a half, which gave us plenty of time to plan. We were very lucky to get lots of help from both our families and from the bridal party. Our best decision was to keep all the parts of the wedding at locations close to each other. It really helped to make the wedding feel laid back and relaxed.
Recap your big day for us:
I don’t even know where to start! The day was a big happy blur! The speeches were a real highlight; Stephen’s best man, his brother, made everyone cry. We were both so nervous about our first dance, but it ended up being a close and memorable (though not well choreographed!) moment. A real highlight was spending time with friends and family we don’t see as often as we’d like to.
What about the details?
We really wanted a relaxed wedding with good food and good music. The atmosphere in the Station House Hotel (co Meath) was perfect for this, and our fantastic band kept everyone dancing.
What’s the best advice you can give to a bride and groom planning their own wedding?
Take your time with the planning and try to enjoy it. It can be stressful, but it’s fun too! Oh, and try to eat something the morning of the big day!
What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?
Nothing, although the first time I introduced Stephen to someone as my husband was a bit of a shock. Sometimes I still have to remind myself not to call him my boyfriend!
What do you look forward to most as Mr and Mrs?
Everything! A life full of joys and challenges, shared.
The wedding team
Wedding Photographer Renata Dapsyte
Florist: Flowers by Moira
Cake: Creative Cakes
Venue: The Station House Hotel
Hair: Denise Bray
MUA: Anne Marie Doherty
Wedding Dress: Timeless Bridalwear
Groom’s Apparel: Love Suits
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Folkster
Groomsmen’s Apparel: Love Suits
Your wedding day soundtrack
Ceremony processional: ‘I See the Light’ from Disney’s Tangled
First dance: ‘Sway’ by Blue October
Thank you Niamh and Stephen for sharing the love!
Flowers Touch Florist arrived
what an amazing attention to every detail!
I just love hugs and kisses, tears and laughs…
We will all remember the hottest summer in Ireland for the past 40 years! The highest recorded during the 20th century was 32.5C at Boora, Co Offaly, in 1976.
Kids at the wedding. It is always interesting part to photograph them!
Documenting your day with laughs and tears – what can be more valuable?!
First selfie as Mr&Mrs
Wedding coordinator Emmet from the Station House Hotel will make sure everybody has their glasses full
Wedding Venue The Station House Hotel Kilmessan
Venue CONYNGHAM ARMS HOTEL
Beautiful Irish bride Breigin and hot Italian man Andrea tied the knot on the 6th October, 2017 at the Kilmessan Church, following the reception at the Station house Hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath.
Crazy bride and quiet groom. But they were matching so well together! Maria and Tom. Their wedding was really big big fun to photograph!
Slightly geeky wedding with a relaxed atmosphere and a feeling of informality, fun and lightheartedness. Comic book theme for tables, lego’s on the button holes and bouquets, space themed cake . Autumnal . Groom and groomsman in tweed waistcoats , bridesmaids in autumn colored dresses .
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Aoife and Brian flew over UK to tie the knot at the beautiful hidden garden at the Station House Hotel in Ireland on the 26th August 2017. A literary themed wedding as both families share a love of books. There were several DIY details, such as book page flowers, a ring-box made from a hardback book, and a Harry Potter themed seating map. Colours were light blue and rose gold, and there day was very romantic with some whimsical elements!