There’s always that one photo from a whirlwind of special wedding moments that stands out. This shot of newlyweds Victoria and David sums up their whole day for us.
Staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, it was as if the childhood sweethearts were the only two in the room. Intimate and truly personal.
The big proposal set the tone for their celebrations at Coolbawn Quay on 28th of August 2015. Traditional and delicately pretty.
David set up a romantic candlelit dinner in the garden of the couple’s new home. “There were flowers everywhere, a candlelit path leading outside and champagne – the works – he really surprised me! He took the traditional route and had the ring picked out himself which I absolutely adore!”
“We loved the idea of the wedding being personal and a reflection of us, so we made the invites and all of the decorations ourselves. We are very lucky to have two very creative mothers! David’s mum did an unbelievable job on our DIY flowers. She kept them all very natural with a wild garden feel which suited the venue perfectly. My own Mum helped with many of the decorations and handmade two gorgeous knitted dolls of a bride and groom which we will treasure forever.”
“A priority for us was that the whole day was really relaxed and we both wanted to make sure that we didn’t miss anything because we were off getting photographs taken!! Our photographer Michelle bg Photography ticked all those boxes. From the start she was so easy to deal with and always happy to help or answer any queries we had. On the day itself, she was fantastic. She was always in the background capturing the special moments as they happened without ever being obtrusive.”
“We got a boat to bring us from the Church to Coolbawn Quay which was really fun. We travelled with the bridal party and had time to relax and have a few glasses of champagne before the reception. When we were out on the lake the rain was torrential and we were wondering how we would ever get off the boat without being soaked but just as we got to the venue to join our guests, the rain stopped and the sun came out as if by magic!”
“We had been looking at a few venues but we fell in love with Coolbawn Quay as soon as we saw it. The staff were amazing- on our first visit, they were preparing for another wedding- seeing how much everyone cared about even the smallest of details really impressed us. They really go above and beyond. We really wanted our guests to feel at home and Coolbawn suited us perfectly- it has such a lovely relaxed atmosphere.”
“The setting is really out of this world. Although it was a mixed day weather-wise, the sun came out when we needed it and we were lucky enough to have our drinks reception out on the decking overlooking Lough Derg which was something really special. The food was absolutely delicious and it was so lovely to hear such great feedback about it from all our guests.”
“Looking around at all our friends and family enjoying themselves during the meal made us feel really blessed.”
Huge thanks to Victoria and David for sharing their absolutely stunning day with us and to Michelle bg Photography for allowing us to publish a selection of their wedding shots. You can see more of her work at www.michellebgphotography.com
Wedding Supplier Credits:
- Photography – Michelle bg Photography
- Wedding Venue – Coolbawn Quay
- Flowers – Margaret Bohan (Groom’s Mother)
- Wedding Dress – Kathy De Stafford
- Band – Raindance
- Make Up – Cailiosa Murray MUA
- Hair – Natalie O Brien Bridal Hair
- Wedding Cake – Sugar & Spice Pantry
- Reception Music – Corrib String Quartet
- Wedding Car & Boat – Lazy Days VW Hire and Joe O’ Keefe of Shannon Cruising for the boat
- Bridesmaid Dresses – Coast
- Suits – Martin Feeney Formal Wear, Galway