Anne and Brian recently celebrated their marriage with family and friends in Limerick at the riverside Strand Hotel. They had previously tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Florence Italy at The Pallazzo Vecchio (insanely jealous! This must have been beautiful!). I was honoured to have been at their Limerick celebration upon return from Italy. This was arranged by a talented wedding planner, Claire Barry of White Sage Events. Claire and Anne really put some unique and beautiful touches into this evening wedding celebration. From little pastries brought back from Italy, to gorgeous little tarts made in Ireland, and flowers arranged by Anne's mother, there was a lot of eye-candy to photograph at the venue. Anne did the desserts table herself!
Even though it rained and we weren't able to go outside for photographs, I happily found some little balconies that provided shelter and a lovely backdrop for some photos. The cool colours of the balcony backgrounds complemented Anne and Brian's eye colours and really made Anne's luscious red lips stand out (I think Anne might start a trend here for beautiful Irish brides with naturally creamy skin and red lips! Irish brides, you don't need the faketan because your natural skin colour is lovely).
The crowd of people at this wedding were so welcoming and so much fun, that I could have stayed there all night joining in on the celebration. Congratulations to Anne and Brian, and to Claire who launches White Sage Events next month!
Venue: The Limerick Strand Hotel
Dress: Cymbeline at DeStafford Bridal, Nenagh
Tartlets on Dessert Table: Cinta Ramblado at Baking4U, Limerick http://www.facebook.com/Baking4U
Wedding Planner: White Sage Events will launch in November 2011
Groom's Suit and Shoes: Fitzgerald Menswear
Flowers: Anne's mother is Patty from Patty's Flower Shop in Tipperary Town
Make-up: Mandy O'Loughlin
Hair: Niall Colgan Hairdressing
Cake: Sally Mills Bakery, Limerick
Hair Accessory: Vintage Headresses
Rings: Kenneally Jewellers
Invitations and Pastry Boxes and Bags: Made by the bride, Anne