A breathtaking Autumnal wedding filled with love and laughter. Elaine tells her story…
How did Seán propose?
“Seán proposed in Bruge the Christmas before we got married. We went to the Christmas markets as we have done yearly (we pick a different European city famous for their Christmas markets). We were walking around the Market Square and he took me by surprise. We were just chatting and he suddenly asked me to marry him. I didn’t hesitate in saying yes. We followed this up with some champagne, a romantic dinner and a trip to the ferris wheel before sharing the good news with our families and friends.”
What dress did you wear?
“I bought my dress in Thistles, Galway. The designer I chose was Maggie Sottero. This experience was made incredibly easy by the owner Eoin who guided me to the perfect dress. He was always very professional, even when I would arrive to my appointments in my sports gear just off my bike. The durability of the dress was tested on the dancefloor and still remains in perfect condition!”
And the accessories?
“I wore a favourite rose gold bracelet that Seán had purchased for me on a previous birthday. The dress had quite some detail so I kept the jewellery simple and matched it with gold pearl drop earrings from Fields Jewellers in Galway.”
What did Seán wear?
“They all wore Benetti Marvin suits from Coreless menswear in Galway.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“It was such a nice moment for both my parents who wished to walk me up the aisle and them both getting this opportunity was definitely a proud moment for them. It went by in a flash and any little nerves vanished once I saw Seán. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“My bridesmaids were two of my closest friends; Michelle and Eleanore. They wore hunter green coloured dresses from the Motee Maid collection which were from Ellie and Dal, Galway.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“I really enjoyed it when the photographer located a golf cart and he whisked us away for a little time together. He shot some special moments in the lovely autumn sunlight as the sun was going down.”
Date: 19th October 2019
Venue: Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
Photographer: Shane O Neill of Aspect Photography
Elaine’s dress: Maggie Sottero
Sean’s attire: Benetti Marvin
Bridesmaid dresses: Motee Maids
Accessories: Fields Jewellers