Real Irish Wedding: 7th July 2012, Lusty Beg Island, Fermanagh
Six years ago, Sarah and Julian met on a night out in Hillsborough in their local bar. The pair hit it off instantly and never looked back, getting engaged on holiday in Gibraltar in May 2010.
When it came to deciding where to host their wedding, the choice was easy as Sarah reveals:
“We had been to two weddings in Lusty Beg and loved the relaxed and friendly atmosphere there. We also have a holiday home in Lakeland Lodges Boa Island, so when it came to choosing a wedding venue, that was an obvious choice for us,” she explains. “The staff are so friendly and the resort offers a lovely relaxed and informal atmosphere, great food and a beautiful setting in Lough Erne.”
Choosing vintage James Bond as their wedding theme, and Black Tie as the dress code, the couple set about panning the details of their wedding day.
“We both knew exactly what we wanted for the wedding – black tie and vintage theme – so it was easy to plan and everything came together smoothly,” Sarah recalls.
We had vintage birdcages on tables with pastel coloured roses and ivy inside. Cath Kidston wedding favours for women and tuxedo sweet boxes for men.
“My Uncle Edward Gorringe married us which made the ceremony extra special and personal. A family friend, Richard Yeaman, provided a Silver Shadow Rolls Royce for our transport complete with a bottle of champagne, which was a lovely treat.”
Sarah wore a stunning Cymbeline dress from Isobel Love in Lisburn, which she fell in love with just a few months after getting engaged. “It featured delicate Chantilly lace and was the prefect dress for me.”
The bridesmaids were also dressed to impress in dusty silver/grey dresses from Quiz in Tempest, Lisburn.
Not to be outdone, the men looked dashing in tuxedos and bow ties from Debonair in Lisburn.
“Our wedding day was relaxed and fun, we both enjoyed every minute of it,” says Sarah.
“Highlights included the speeches from the Best Man and Groom which were very funny. They decided to walk around the room as they spoke for a change and everyone loved it. But our favourite parts were definitely the evening reception with music from The Untouchables and the time we spent alone together getting photographs after wedding.
THE LITTLE DETAILS
Wedding reception: Lusty Beg Island, www.lustybegisland.comWedding dress: Cymbeline Paris from Isobel Love
Groomswear: Tuxedos from Debonair Lisburn
Bridesmaid dress: Quiz from Tempest Bow Street Mall Lisburn
Flowers: Rosalind Haire, Hillsborough
Cake: Angel Cake Bakery, Coleraine