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Our Wedding Day


As some of you might recall earlier this summer I moved to Northern Ireland and married a tall Irishman named Thomas. Until recently there was very little photographic evidence of this event on the blog, but we got our wedding pictures back from our photographer Rob of Epic Love and today I'm sharing some of them with you. I can't say only a "few" with you because despite my best efforts to keep this post a reasonable length there were so many pictures I couldn't resist sharing--this sort of post is exactly what the "read more" jump break was invented for!


Our wedding was at Parkanaur Manor House and while it was a beautiful day, things didn't go as smoothly as one might hope. There were a number of mishaps the day before our wedding, but the main disappointment was the weather. We were warned again and again that planning an outdoor wedding in Northern Ireland was unrealistic, but the heart wants what the heart wants and Thomas and I both fought for our outdoor wedding up until the last minute. It rained some in the morning, didn't get above the 50s all day, and we finally conceded to the indoor location when the flower arch our lovely florist (Rosehip and Berry) built for us got knocked over several times by the wind. Our guests were probably quite relieved to not be expected to sit through an entire ceremony in the cold and wind, but we're still a little sad the weather wouldn't cooperate. We still braved the cold and the wind for our pictures roaming around the grounds of the manor house and a roaring fire was going to thaw us out when we returned inside.

As I mentioned it was quite cold and Thomas leant me his coat but only for a minute... My favorite wedding detail was the flowers. Hollie of Rosehip and Berry built us a custom floral arch...which was I said before got knocked over by the wind! She rolled with the punches though and whipped up an indoor arch in no time. I loved how lush all of her arrangements looked; the head table at our reception just seemed to be dripping with flowers and my bouquet was so large it ended up being a work-out carrying it all day!

I wore a custom headpiece by Heart of Gold Designs; I love that it's something I can wear again.
You can spot our wedding cake on the far right of this picture. Thomas's cousin made it for us with a custom bride & groom; the groom is kneeling and taking a picture of the bride--I didn't have a very fixed idea of what I wanted my wedding cake to look like and he specializes in custom figures, so I asked for this because everyone knows Thomas helps me take pictures for the blog and I thought it would make our guests laugh.

This was the original location for the ceremony; we took a few pictures here after the reception. Although not everything went according to plan (when does it ever?), it was still an amazing, beautiful, and special day. It felt amazing to be surrounded by friends and family who had flown all the way to Northern Ireland to be there, not to mention all of the love and support we received from Thomas's family through all the weeks leading up the wedding and we still receive today. I feel really blessed to be married to such a sweet man, but also to have received such a lovely welcome from his family. This day was just the start of many wonderful years to come.

46 comments:

Wendy Sice said...

I love these pics!! Number 5, 9 and 10 are my absolute faves, but they all just shine of everyone's happiness! Gorgeous dress and headpiece, stunning hair and I love Thomas' suit. He looks like a sweetie! Congrats to you both xx

Lindsey Puls said...

Wow! What a gorgeous wedding - every bit of it looked stunning! Congratulations!

-Lindsey

Brennae Morgan said...

Wow! You guys look like you had an amazing wedding!

Brighton Helms said...

Beautiful wedding! GORGEOUS flowers! Everything looked so nice. It stinks when things don't go as planned, but the wedding really turned out beautifully.

Minnie Muse said...

These pictures are breathtaking and so fairytale like:) Definitely making me want to travel to Ireland!
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

CraftRambler said...

Beautiful! Looks like a lovely day, congrats!

Molly C said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful wedding! I love all of the candid moments captured, and of course, the gorgeous scenery! It's official- I have to go to Ireland someday!

-Molly, themollymouseblog.blogspot.com

rings90 said...

Beautiful, I almost got the same dress, with the jewelry sleeves. You flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

These are some of the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen!

Let's Meet Emily said...

Congratulations! This is all so gorgeous. Great photos! I feel like I'm actually there.

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Olivia said...

Wow...I found myself audibly saying "Wow!" multiple times at these photos! Honestly some of the most beautiful and heartfelt wedding photos I've ever seen! You look like a princess :) The space is so cute and perfect, and you two honestly look so happy together! :)

Olivia
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Yael said...

Oh this is stunning! Congratulations to you both, your love shines through these photos!

Marzipan said...

I was waiting for your wedding pictures <3 Wow...magic. You, guys, are magic!

kirsten bent said...

Beautiful pictures! Especially love your dress and flowers!

Amy said...

What a beautiful wedding, such beautiful surroundings as well.

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

Absolutely magic
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Henna X. said...

Stunning pictues! xx

Helen Veyna said...

Your wedding pictures are beautiful and you made the most gorgeous bride. I love the picture of Thomas trying to take his coat from you and that cake topper is too cute!

-Helen

Lucy-Jane Walsh said...

Been looking forward to seeing these! You looked absolutely beautiful and the indoor location is still lovely.

Indy said...

My favorite is the black and white one with your profile and the beautiful manor in the background. Just so lovely!

Your blog has been one of my favorites since the beginning, and I've just had so much fun reading all these years. I was hoping you'd share wedding photos with us, and I'm so glad to be able to see some of them! :)

Pat Palmer said...

The wedding was beautiful and lots of fun. You two are a perfect match and it is a wonderful blend of two amazing families. I so enjoyed being there! The photos are so beautiful and I really like the black and white ones being included.

uli mayang Sari said...

The wedding very beauty...

Kesly Winona said...

Congratulations on your beautiful wedding! These photographs are really pretty and I love your wedding dress! I wish the both of you happiness and joy <3

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bestie said...

not gonna lie; i totally teared up reading this post! i could not be happier for you rebecca! x

Norbyah Nolasco said...

Weddings make me feel all mushy and nostalgic. Your day looked just perfect, despite the changes at last minute. In the end, those details will be what makes your day the special one that it was. Congratulations and blessings on a happy life together.
xo
n

Latidos de moda by Raquel said...

Wowww, so romantic.
Love it.

Natalie Ann said...

Gorgeous pictures :) Your dress is beautiful!

Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

The Helalogy said...

Waw the pictures are wonderful, you mere a beautiful bride !

Miranda said...

oh, i was wondering if we'd get to see wedding pics!

dream location! really lovely. and love thomas's blue suit!

Joanna said...

Simply gorgeous!

emily // delta chic said...

So sweet! I was married in May and have been slowly but surely putting our wedding pics on the blog. It was SO FUN to relive the best day ever when we got them back.

Thanks for sharing! You big day looking nothing short of amazing and the floral detailing - BEAUTIFUL!

Emily
http://www.deltachic.com

Abby Woody said...

Rebecca, your wedding day looks timeless and magical. I love these photos! So many congratulations to you and your groom--wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

jc said...

Breathtakingly beautiful photos there!
Congratulations to the entire family!

Lu said...

Oooh this lovely couple!

Lu said...

Oooh this lovely couple!

Justina Kenyon said...

These pictures are so beautiful and you two look so in love! That jacket picture is great :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I think the "first dance" picture deserves special mention. There's you and your dad looking very dignified and Thomas and his mom look like they're doing the foxtrot!

Allison Drew said...

These are some of the most beautiful and love-filled wedding photos I've ever seen. My wedding didn't go entirely as planned either, and I'm not sure if they ever do! Congratulations on such a beautiful affair!
Allison
www.alliray.com

Brittany PG said...

Beautiful wedding!

TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Your wedding pics are so beautiful. I'm sorry the Irish weather didn't cut you some slack on your wedding day of all days. I'm from County Mayo which is one of the rainiest counties in all of Ireland so I'm probably even more of a realist than most Irish ppl when it comes to the weather. In a way you're probably better off that the weather was a complete no no rather than it just being cold but dry. My friend got married in Scotland recently and it was all outdoors and it was so cold. And unfortunately despite how beautiful everything else about the day was the freezing cold is one of my abiding memories. Inside or out though your wedding day looks stunning!

Kristin said...

I've been anxiously awaiting your wedding pictures!! I knew they would be gorgeous! What a stunning location, dress, flowers, everything. And wedding weather can be so fickle...we were foolish enough to get married in January in Chicago, and there was a blizzard that night that kept some of our guests from coming! But there will always be things outside of your control and as long as you end the day married it was a successful wedding!

Neuza Mariano said...


Amazing dear.
Kisses from Portugal!

MUAH*
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matkailijakirppu said...

So pretty! :) Congratulations!!!

Tessa said...

Beautiful photos. Congratulations!!! : )

stylebitsandbobsofme said...

Wow! Your wedding pictures look amazing! I really like your wedding dress, crown and wedding cake. Even though you said things didn't go as planned I could tell it was an amazing wedding! I wish you both a blessed marriage! :-)

Kimberly Furnell said...

Oh. So. Lovely. I can see why you wanted the outdoor location. It is stunning. I love your dress and pictures. And bouquet. Gorgeous. At my wedding we got locked out of our car as I had left the keys in my purse in my dad's car & he left! So it's basically the rule of weddings for something to go wrong. But your one pic in front of that amazing view is magic.