Another month, another gorgeous wedding. You might recognise this month’s bride. Nicola was the 2012 International Rose of Tralee representing Luxembourg. I know Nicola from my previous job and she is a sweetheart. She has been a follower of my blog since the start and I am thrilled to have featured her & Eamonn’s wedding this month. Have a read! It’s stunning!
The couple: Nicola McEvoy & Eamonn Dunne
Ceremony Venue: St. John the Baptist, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Reception Venue: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Date: 24th July 2015
Dress: Allure Bridals from Bridal Bliss, Blackpool, Cork
No of Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: 3 of each
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy from Divine Bridal, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Groomsmens suits: Lapel 1865
Photographer: David Hogan
Flowers: Cork Weddings and Events
Band: The Vows
Hair: Fintan Lynch, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Make-up: Rachel Murphy, Cork
Length of engagement: 12 months
How did you find planning your wedding?
I have to say I enjoyed every bit of it from the beginning to the end! Being a secondary school teacher, I need to be very organised and this came in very handy during the planning stages. I am a real list maker and love the satisfaction when I tick jobs off the list! Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas, I would screenshot anything I liked to keep a bank of ideas.
Was your groom hands on?
Eamonn was a great support and was responsible for various jobs like organising the suits and the car on the day. After 10 years together he knows that I like things done a certain way and was great to leave me off to plan most of the other elements, he did keep me in check with the budget however, which was needed from time to time! It can be quite easy to get carried away and to think of booking things that really aren’t essential at the end of the day! Less is more!
Favourite moment of the day?
I have to say that I loved the church the most. I had always dreamt of the moment my Dad walked me up the aisle and it was just as I hoped. I loved listening to everything the priest was saying as he made us feel so relaxed. It is such a special part of the day, you really feel so happy and everyone you love is together!
Of course, I have to say I loved the meal too, I’m a real foodie, I love my grub and in Inchydoney the food was better than we could have wished for.
Were there any hiccups on the day of the wedding?
We were so lucky, nothing went wrong! I was always so worried that something would happen. After the speeches we went to the bridal suite to freshen up and we saw the band waiting in the lobby. I turned to Eamonn and said “nothing went wrong, wohoo!”. It was a big relief to know that everything had gone to plan! If it hadn’t, there would have been a solution anyway. I was high on life that day so I don’t think I would have been upset by anything!
Do you wish you had done anything differently? E.g. booked something earlier, different supplier, invited more/less, etc?
I planned my wedding from Luxembourg as that is where we both live with the past 5 years. I would probably have delegated a few more jobs to some friends at home in order to lighten the workload. I did find however, that most of the people we booked preferred to operate over email anyway which was great for us!
Anything unusual that you want to promote the supplier?
I have to give huge credit to our wonderful photographer David. His photos are amazing and he had some ready for us to upload online on the night of the wedding. I would highly recommend him!
What do you wish you had known planning your wedding?
If I had to do it all over again, I really wouldn’t sweat the small stuff! I found that writing the invitations was the most stressful thing so I would probably space out my tasks a little more! Other than that I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I found that you really needed around 18 months to get most of the main things booked so that they are not already reserved.
Thanks so much to Nicola and Eamonn for allowing me to share a snippet of their gorgeous day!
Love from my world,