Romance & Runners: Mark + Amie At The Bridge House Hotel

After seeing this sweet couple’s wedding photos, we definitely wish we could have joined the party!

Mark and Amie’s romance has blossomed from a very romantic first date at Supermac’s to a fun and fabulous celebration at Bridge House Hotel!  Trust us, you won’t be able to stop smiling after seeing the gorgeous details of their day and the bubbling over of love and excitement on their faces captured by Paula Nolan.

We can’t deny we love weddings that offer a bit of style and flair! Not only did the blushing bride’s makeup look totally flawless, her breathtaking lace gown was the perfect combo of class and modern elegance.  Paired next to Mark’s blue/grey suit and orange dicky bow these two were all style…Did we mention the matching Nike runners?!

The Beginning

“I was introduced to Amie through my sister Rachel, we met in Athlone Institue of Technology in 2011! Our first date was in Athlone meeting at Eason’s in the town centre followed by a Supermac’s chicken wrap meal at Casey’s of Roscommon. (A very romantic first date?)”

The Proposal

“Mark proposed on the beach after a candlelit dinner in Koh Samui Thailand. We were sitting at our dinner table on the beach surrounded by rose petals and fairy lights eating our meal when the ring box fell out of Mark’s pocket onto the sand under his seat, thankfully I didn’t see anything until after he had popped the question and told me of the near miss afterwards.”

The Ceremony

“Fr. Raymond Browne and Deacon Seamus Talbot celebrated our wedding mass with a beautiful ceremony in Derrane Church, Co. Roscommon. The church music was supplied by Brenda Grealis which was fantastic, and guests also got to enjoy 99’s from Nick’s Ices.”

The Wedding Attire

“My dress was from Dinagh Modes bridal Castlerea Co. Roscommon. The dress was perfect, I knew it was to one as soon as I put it on. It was so easy to move in and the material was beautiful and light. It had gorgeous lace and bead detail on the sweetheart neckline with a tulle and lace skirt. The ladies in Dinagh Modes were fantastic to deal with and it is also where my mother got her wedding dress.”

“The “Harry Brown” suit was purchased in Taylor of Blue, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, it is a grey/blue suit popped with an orange dickey bow and pocket square, the shoes were purchased from ASOS. Mark wanted a suit that was a little different from the normal wedding suit and found this one by accident after searching in numerous shops for a suit.”

“We had a small bridal party (one bridesmaid and one groomsman) which was a fantastic idea in terms of finding a dress, the bridesmaid dress was from Simone’s of Sligo and was a fabulous sage green colour, green is a lovely colour for spring and it suits all hair colours and skin tones. Our groomsman wore the same suit as the groom (Taylor of Blue, Athlone) with a sage green dickey bow and pocket square.”

The Photographer

“Paula is an exceptionally talented photographer and a wonderful person, we just clicked immediately!! We trust Paula 100% and the results are just outstanding!! Her work speaks for itself, the funny thing is that we didn’t see her much at all but knew she was around and from the photos so far, she was capturing moments that we didn’t get to experience on the day but are so happy to see them after. We had great fun after the ceremony taking our shots in Roscommon Castle, it was really relaxed and we all had a laugh at ourselves trying to pose. Also, a special mention to our videographer Brendan who was just brilliant, we clicked immediately, and he also made us feel at ease and worked very well with Paula throughout the day.”

The Venue

“We had two main requirements for our wedding, one was exceptional food and two was the location (the majority of our family and friends never attended a wedding at the Bridge House).”

“Most people on Amie’s side hadn’t been there for a wedding so it was a nice change. The Bridge House is known for its great food (and plenty of it) also we loved walking into the foyer to the sound of the bagpipes, walking up the stairs and looking at our guests all mingling and enjoying themselves.”

“Our menu was fantastic, we have received numerous compliments regarding the menu with the Clonakilty Black Pudding, Turkey and Ham and Baked Alaska being the highlight for many guests. The quality of food was one of the main reasons we selected the Bridge House Hotel.”

Special Moments

“When I got to the altar and saw Mark it was like everything had fallen into place, our 2 years of planning had become a reality and the most important thing of all was that we were standing their side by side.

“There are so many things really, seeing all our wonderful family and friends there to celebrate with us was so special, having friends taking part in the ceremony. Our lovely priest and deacon, hopping into the ice cream van and pulling our first 99’s (not the prettiest looking) having our beautiful girl Roxie (she’s a dog) come to the church for photos and she also demolished an ice cream cone. Our journey in the Rolls Royce, just the 2 of us eating ham sandwiches and drinking champagne.”

“In Roscommon Castle, Mark was helping me into my Nike Cortez runners for the photos, while I was leaning on Declan’s shoulder and Rebecca was holding the back of my dress off the ground. The introduction by the bagpipes into the Bridge House and the entrance into the banquet room with all our guests in great spirits.”

Bridal Advice

“Enjoy every minute, the day literally flies by and suddenly, the day is over because it is such a whirlwind. For me it was like an out of body experience I didn’t feel as if it was really happening, when you think of it, your life is taken over with the wedding for the 6 months before the big day and it is hard to get your head around the reality that the day has finally arrived.”

“Grab 10 minutes for yourselves during the night to catch up and take a breath to let it all sink in.”

“I can honestly say it was the best day of my life getting to marry my soulmate and best friend and we partied to the very end.”

Supplier Information

  • Venue:

    The Bridge House
  • Photographer:

    Paula Nolan
  • Band:

    The Mixtape
  • Bridal Shop/Designer:

    Dinagh Modes
  • Florist:

    Flowers by Josephine
  • Hair Stylist:

    Hair by Emer
  • Makeup Artist:

    Kelly O’Dowd
  • Suits :

    Taylor of Blue
  • Chruch Music :

    Brenda Grealis
  • Videographer :

    Brophy Videographer
  • Stationery :

    Creative Edge
  • Wedding Cake :

    Liz Gilhooley
  • Ice Cream Van:

    Nick Ices
  • Wedding Car :

    Annaharvey Chauffeur Service
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