Just when we thought another wedding day couldn’t leave us in awe….we saw Lyndsey and Cian’s!
From glowing grins that warm the heart to the pair’s unapologetically cool rocker style, you won’t be able to get enough of this wedding day. Their sweet love story had us cheering them on from the beginning! These two were committed from the start, having to endure the trials of long-distance love after just a few weeks of starting their relationship. As you can see, they made it through leading to Cian’s ultra-romantic beachside proposal.
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, just wait until you see their full wedding day! We had quite a difficult time narrowing down their photo album so we added a few extra images captured by Darren Kirwan to portray to the full emotions and style of this one-of-a-kind wedding day. Lyndsey and Cian danced and celebrated into the night with friends and family at the lovely Radisson Blu Limerick.
See all the love, tattoos and tongue rings from Lyndsey and Cian’s breathtaking rocker chic wedding day below…
“I am a midwife and Cian is an AV Tech in UL. We are both from Limerick and got together just as I was in my final year in Ul and Cian was just about to start in IT Tralee as a mature student. Cian had fancied me for a while and one fateful night in Costello’s asked me for my number. It was a commitment from the start knowing we would have to do the long distance thing but we knew we were in it for the long haul. We were only together for a few weeks when Cian invited me to go to Wacken Open Air (a music festival in Germany) the following summer. Tickets always sold out and I would have to buy mine a year in advance. Cian was so sure we would still be together he made this his first proposal. Needless to say, I went, and it was brilliant.”
“We had done 3 years long distance and Cian had finished his degree, we were finally living together in Limerick when Cian was offered a job in Dublin. I had been made permanent in Limerick so we decided on a holiday in Lanzarote before Cian had to leave again. Cian decided the day we got there that he was going to propose. On St Patrick’s day we went out for dinner and Cian suggested we put a lock on one of the seafront benches and he proposed. I was so shocked, it was so perfect. We had the beach to ourselves and we stayed there until the early hours of the morning we were so excited and in love and imagining what our future would be like.”
“My wedding attire was from Lilac Rose in Limerick. I had such an amazing experience with them, from picking out my dress, the collection and the alterations I felt my dress and veil were so unique. I felt amazing in it, all eyes on me and surprisingly it wasn’t that hard to get around in. Cian’s suit was from Connolly menswear and he looked very dapper.”
“Our photographer was Darren Kirwan. We loved his documentary style photography, his portfolio showed all natural non posed pictures. We had heard so many great reviews about how it fit so seamlessly into couples wedding days. He captured gorgeous, candid pictures and was really informative and helpful when it came time for us to choose where to take our photos. The came out amazing. The slideshow of the pictures he showed just before our first dance was amazing.”
The Wedding Venue
“We chose the Radisson partly because of its location; so close to the city without being in the city, The hotel grounds were particularly picturesque in the Autumn. Cian had spent some time as a wedding Videographer and had 1st hand experience on how well the Radisson staff put on a wedding. I loved how open the lobby and reception was. I could picture my wedding there. To top it all off Cian’s parents had their wedding there over 30 years ago.”
“Everyone raved about the food, everyone was just so impressed it was delicious. What impressed us the most was how attentive the staff were on the day. They really made us feel like it was our big day.”
Trends and Themes
“We tried to make the day as unique to us as possible. We tried to express our rocker/metal sides while keeping to tradition. We did this by adding our own music throughout the day and added a bit of our own decor to the reception area mixed with the hotel decor. We did steer away from some traditions by getting donuts instead of a cake, everyone was surprised by it but loved it all the same. We had gin and tonics as our
wedding favours and we did the now custom sweet trolly which was devoured in minutes.”
“The most special moment of the day for the two of us was getting the pictures taken of just the two of us. It was so emotional, we were both so happy and excited. All the planning and preparation didn’t matter anymore. We were married and in absolute bliss. I don’t think I took in anything for the rest of the day, everything was such a blur, I was walking around on cloud nine. I was actually walking around on converse because after walking back to the car after getting the wedding photos taken I never put my wedding shoes back on! But we danced until 5 am so no regrets there, they were needed!”