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Wedding of Bronagh & Stephen in The Dunadry


Our perfect day on the Unluckiest Day of the Year

We got married on Friday the 13th 2013… people gasped when we told them the date we choose, but we didn’t mind at all.

We live in Meath but I am from Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, so we looked at venues in both Meath and Antrim but my heart was at home and we choose to get married on the beautiful north Antrim coast.

I mentioned to my mother that I liked the brooch bouquet’s and she decided to make one for me, she enjoyed doing this so much that she made bridesmade brooch bouquets, buttonholes for groomsmen and a piece for herself and my mother in law.

She then decided to make the flower arrangements for the church pews using flowers and ivy from my late grandfathers gardens.
We had the most amazing day and looking back we wouldn’t change anything.

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Rena & Feargal – Intro Matchmaking Founders’ wedding day


Feargal and I got engaged in June 2013 and spent a year planning our big day. We had seen clients of ours at Intro meet, get engaged and go down the aisle so it was exciting to be taking the plunge ourselves. We wanted a large summer wedding with all of our closest family and friends. The theme was to be fun, fun and more fun.

Feargal is also very musical and from a musical family so the day would be full of beautiful sounds. We chose Ballymagarvey as our venue with it’s authentic Country House feel and romantic setting. I wore an Inbal Dror backless gown while Feargal had his suit made by Louis Copeland.

Elegant Touch provided the flowers, setting a backdrop of candles behind the alter. Some of Feargal’s professional friends from Melos Wedding Music provided beautiful music that filled the quaint Rathfeigh Church while Feargal surprised everyone by singing Nella Fantasia to me from the altar.

Our 200 enjoyed canapes and Champagne on the lawn at Ballymagarvey before we all sat down to a 5 star 7 course meal. Afterwards we danced the night away with the Harley’s. We had a wonderful wedding day, it couldn’t have been better. We threw a Barbeque the next day and we all took the opportunity to really enjoy the surroundings, relaxing in the sunshine, singing songs and chatting. A beautiful end to a beautiful experience.

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What Should A Groom Wear?


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Where the bride will be dreaming about the perfect dress throughout their whole existence, men on the other hand take a more relaxed approach. But you shouldn’t, and here’s what a groom should wear to a wedding.

Now before we discuss what you should wear you need to consider your options. You have the option to hire a suit and all of your accessories for yourself plus your best men, alongside the obvious option of buying the suits. Our personal preference is to buy the suit, because you can get some really affordable suits right now. The other benefit to buying suits is the alterations you can then have. The number one importance of wearing a suit is making sure it fits, and hire suits don’t allow you to alter them in most cases. So a suit you own can be altered to fit you, alongside your best men perfectly.

Best diamond wedding rings: Five points necessary for buyers


Make your wedding or engagement memorable. It is an easy statement we read everywhere when planning to buy the rings for engagement and wedding ceremonies. Do you know how to buy the best diamond rings? As a matter of fact, most of the boys and girls don’t know how to make it. There are multiple factors involved in this matter. It will be better to focus on the top five tips to buy the best engagement ring from Voltaire Diamonds for your girlfriend. You will definitely feel this task easy and simple by using these interesting tips.

Wow your guests with favours


When planning a wedding you must remember that wedding favours are just token gifts to thank the guests for joining your wedding celebration and you should not spend too much time or money on them. Planning your perfect wedding can be expensive, and no bride wants to compromise her dreams and expectations on her special day for the sake of these simple momentums. There are ways to achieve your dream wedding while staying within you and your partner’s decided budget. It’s all about planning, imagination and research.

You can even make your own if you are in anyway creative. The humble favour has become imperative to the decoration of your wedding reception as well as giving your wedding guests a lovely reminder of your big day that they can take home with them. You can be as creative as you like, or if you would rather you can play it safe with a lottery ticket for each of your guests – and hopefully one of them could be a winner on your big day. But you must remember that no one should feel pangs of guilt at your wedding when they decide to disgard your wedding favour.

So therefore it’s up to you to make it something indispensable, as opposed to something they can easily discard. If you are feeling charitable you can donate money in lieu of wedding favours which is a unique way of thanking your guests. It is the perfect finishing touch and far more meaningful than traditional wedding favours. You can even bake your guest’s gifts, cake pops are becoming largely popular as wedding favours, or cookies with icing in the shape of him and her.


You could also make a personalised CD for your guests; with a list of the both yours and your other halves favourite songs. Chocolates are always a favourite and you can guarantee they won’t be left behind after the wedding. Whether you decide to go with a chocolate bar with a personalised wrapper or a single chocolate in a colourful wrapper, it’s a fool proof choice! Your guests will enjoy a sweet treat before the dinner begins. Maybe treat your guests to a drink or shot to help toast your big day, you can be sure your friends and family will appreciate it more than a candle etc. You can even put a mini bottle of bubbly by each place setting. Toffee apples can be a fun favour for both adults and children alike. They’re not difficult to make, and look fabulous wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon and label with the wedding date and name of the bride and groom. For newly-weds with a bigger budget you can get small replicas made of your wedding cake and package up in presentation boxes to be placed on every table.



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