A few weeks back you may remember that I attended a bridal shoot at The Talbot Hotel in Wexford town. The photographer Michael Cullen invited me and I was delighted to attend.
Before the bridal shoot kicked off I caught with Sarah to check out the wedding facilities that the Talbot has to offer for engaged couples. Their wedding showcase had taken place the night before and it was great to see the room laid out as if for a wedding of 300 people.
Something that is becoming more and more popular are civil ceremonies in the same hotel as the reception, eliminating the church aspect while also providing more time with guests in the one location. The Talbot offers this service to you. Part of their function room can be sectioned off and turned into a little ceremony venue. Once you have said I do, guests are escorted out to the lobby for the immediate drinks reception and when they return for dinner the room has been transformed into a beautifully set wedding venue ready to start the celebrations. For the Talbot’s wedding showcase, decor was by The Flower Pot.
The Talbot’s top table choice is also a new addition for brides and grooms to think about. The traditional long table set on the stage at the top of the room includes two thrones, so to say, for the newlyweds. Another option is the oval shaped table which can be placed in the centre of the room. As more and more couples stray from tradition, sitting amongst the middle of your guests is becoming a new tradition.
The Talbot Hotel Wexford caters for weddings of up to 300 guests and packages start at €29 per head. There are three packages on offer Talbot Charm, Talbot Tradition and Talbot Touch. One of my personal favourites that the Talbot Touch has to offer is 30 bacon rolls in the hotel bar at 3am! Genius! How many times at a wedding have you longed for a toasted sandwich and were told no by the venue?! The newest package launched in May, the Why Wait wedding package offers couples the extra little special touches at an affordable price, for weddings between Novemeber 2015 and March 2016.
If you don’t want to have your wedding in the hotel and are looking for something a little different, the Talbot are now the caterers for Murphy’s Barn, Wexford’s most unique and up and coming wedding venue and caters for up to 100 guests. Check out the beautiful barn here.
Back to the bridal shoot. The ‘bride’ Sharon had her hair and makeup done by Zen Beauty Bar and all the dresses were supplied by Wedding Day Bridal Wexford and the suits by Corcorans Menswear. Sharon’s white and purple bouquet is artificial and was supplied by Forever Flowers. The photographer Michael was joined on the day by fellow photographer Des Kiely. First it was time for Sharon and her new ‘groom’ Steve to cut the cake supplied by Sophisticakes.
Then it was onto the Talbot’s bridal suite to showcase the dress, the hotel, the cake and of course the photography.
Thanks to Michael & Des for having me at the shoot for a behind the scenes look. For more information on weddings at The Talbot Hotel Wexford, check out their website here.
Love from my world,