Fiona and Dermott were married on June 22nd 2015 and celebrated their wedding at The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. The perfectly pretty flower arrangements and the bride’s romantic dress set against the stunning backdrop of the sea is simply magical. Fiona had dreamed of staying at this hotel as a little girl and she finally got her fairytale ending on this very special day.
“In 2008 we both started uni and were in the same year but never met- we were even sitting a few seats away from each other at our graduation in 2011! Then in September 2011 we both started our second degree- Medicine. On our first day going up to Queens on the train we both met each other and our friendship started from there. We started seeing each other that October.”
“Dermott knows that I get embarrassed being the centre of attention, so there was no bending down on one knee or massive proposal in front of a crowd. We actually had the Slieve Donard Hotel booked before we had even picked my ring! We went to Jack Murphy Jewellers in Newry to pick my it together and I immediately fell in love with a sapphire ring- every time I look at it I can’t believe its mine!”
“The Slieve Donard was the only venue we had ever considered picking for our wedding. As a young girl I had always wanted to stay in the hotel and for our first year anniversary we stayed there. I completely fell in love with the hotel- the staff have always been amazing, the surroundings are absolutely beautiful and the hotel is gorgeous.”
“Traditional but pretty is the only way I can describe our theme – we sourced cream lace table cloths, cream chairs and a cream fairy light back drop from SBD events. The invitations, menu choice and order of service were floral and the table names were flower names like Jasmine and Lilly. The Chandelier room at the Slieve Donard Hotel is also a stunning room- huge chandeliers and amazing views overlooking the sea. I wanted flowers to be a big part of the day and our florist Elaine Waterworth completely transformed the church and the reception room. We had 3 flower arrangements on each table all at different heights and sizes as well as a stunning top table arrangement and candles all over the tables and room. It was so beautiful.”
Thanks to Fiona and Dermott for sharing their special day with us and to Esther Irvine Photography for sharing these images. You can see more of her work at www.estherirvine.co.uk