For this week’s blog we are beyond delighted to share Ray and Eddie’s fabulous dream Irish wedding! This stunning couple celebrated their love in front of their loved ones at the luxurious Adare Manor. A special thank you to Story of Eve for capturing these incredible moments for our couple to cherish forever. Keep reading to get to know our stunning couple and their beautiful love story!
Our blushing bride, originally from Canada, moved to Ireland back in 2016 to attend medical school. It wasn’t until the winter of 2019 that our couple met for the first time during a tutorial at the cardiac care unit. Ray had just started her placement at the same hospital Eddie worked at and the two became friends almost instantly. Eddie worked for the school as a clinical tutor and remembers Ray being late for the tutorial, which according to Ray he never stopped giving her grief for! After 9 million coffee dates, graduation and a global pandemic Eddie finally asked her to be his forever during the summer of 2021.
The Perfect Venue
Choosing the perfect venue for their dream Irish wedding was surprisingly easy. The mother of our blushing bride was familiar with Adare Manor and suggested it to the couple. Once they had visited the gorgeous estate Ray and Eddie knew it was the perfect place for their special day. They fell in love instantly with its majestic ambience and elegant atmosphere.
The style Ray and Eddie decided on for their wedding was clean lines, classic and luxurious. Paired with the elegant interior of the manor the vision for their wedding came alive. Hints of pale pastel pink and purple shades together with elegant white details could be seen throughout the entire venue. To complete the overall look of the wedding they opted for a black-tie dress code which all guest executed marvellously!
Look at these gorgeous floral arrangements created by Joeanna Caffrey Flowers! Ray and her mother absolutely love flowers which inspired these stunning floral arrangements. They decided on white flowers with touches of pastel shades of pale pink and purple. What do you think, don’t these arrangements look absolutely marvellous?!
Our blushing bride Ray looked absolutely radiant walking down the Aisle! She wore a gorgeous gown sourced in Toronto which complemented her perfectly, wouldn’t you agree?! Dressed to impress she walked down the aisle in stunning white heels by Yves Saint Laurent. To finish her bridal look Ray opted for stunning pieces of jewellery to add a touch of luxury. During the reception Ray surprised her guests by changing into a beautiful pink dress designed by Alexander McQueen.
Planning the day
This luxurious wedding did not happen on its own! While planning this dream Irish wedding Ray and her wonderful mother were very involved in the process. Together with our fabulous wedding planner Michelle they created an extraordinary wedding. From the incredible cake to the amazing florals every detail was executed with precision. On the day of the wedding everything was coordinated by Michelle and her team to ensure things ran smoothly.
The day after
To celebrate their happy union a bit longer they had a beautiful wedding shoot the day after. The wedding shoot took place at the gorgeous grounds of Adare Manor and was captured by Story of Eve. Ray and Eddie coordinated their outfits for this shoot, and we think they couldn’t look more fabulous! Our gorgeous bride wore a stunning all lace black dress with gold heels to finish her look. Eddie compliments his beautiful wife looking very dapper in a black tux.
It was our absolute pleasure making Ray and Eddie’s dream Irish wedding a reality! We wish the blushing newlyweds all the happiness and adventures in the world
A warm thank you to this incredible creative team!
Planner: Dream Irish Wedding
Venue: Adare Manor
Flowers: Joeanna Caffrey Flowers
Cake: Clare Anne Taylor
Photographer: Story of Eve
Videography: Dreamcatcher Films
Make-up: Beauty Atelier
Hair: Dylan Bradshaw Dublin
Stationary: Appleberry Atelier
Music: Munster Quartet, Celtic drummers, Pink champagne Band & DJ Sax
Production/lighting – Hear it: Caterhire for Rentals