Ireland has tons of beautiful venues to get married in and one of those is Barberstown Castle in Straffan, County Kildare. Emily and Ian recently had their civil ceremony at the castle and entertained guests from here and abroad with a fantastic weekend. Emily got ready at her parent's house in Glenageary, County Dublin. There was such a beautiful warm feel to the bridal preparations in a home filled with family and friends. And I really loved the paintings by Sarah, Emily's mom. So sweet! Emily designed her vintage-style lace gown with DePaor Designs of County Wicklow. She also designed the birdcage veil and the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses there. Fab! And this is the first time I've seen a bride wear a 4 euro pair of Penney's ballet flats. Tall elegant brides like Emily show that this is not impossible.
Ian waited patiently for his bride and I love the look of love he gives Emily when seeing her for the first time. Barberstown Castle is a lovely setting for a civil ceremony and reception. Thank you to all, especially Emily and Ian. Congratulations on your new life together!
Bride's, Bridesmaid's, Flower Girl's Dresses and Birdcage Veil: DePaor Designs, Co Wicklow
Make-up Artist: Sinead O'Connor at The Beauty Studio
Hair Stylist: Sian Sharkey
Videographer: Ian at Fireworks
Flowers: Dot Roberts
Cake: Lolly and Cooks
Band and Piano at reception: The Best Men
Men's Suits: Black Tie