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A Glamorous Royal Marine Hotel Wedding by the Sea

“Our favourite part was looking out our balcony after our ceremony to all our guests!”

The couple: Shanna & Jason
Length of engagement: 14 months | Wedding date: 27th July 2017
Wedding venue: Private Villa, Dalkey & The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
Photographer: Jessica Bordner Photography

We met… through friends and reconnected when we moved in to the same neighbourhood!

Our proposal… happened on a carriage ride through St. Augustine, Florida.

Our wedding theme/colours… Navy, Blush and Ivory.

My look… my dress was by Kitty Chen Couture. My hair was done by Shauna Penny of Head Dalkey and Emma Farrell did my makeup.

Our ceremony… took place at a private estate we rented for the week in Dalkey.

His suit… was from Zignone, Italy.

My favourite part of the wedding day… Looking out our balcony after our ceremony to all our guests!

We chose our photographer because… She’s one of our closest friends and uber talented!

We chose our venue because… of its old world charm and its look! Alma from The Royal Marine Hotel was amazing as well and able to accommodate all our American requests and traditions.


Photography: Jessica Bordner Photography | Ceremony: Private Home – Sea View Villa | Reception: The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin | Catering: Orla’s Kitchen | Flowers: Your Bloom | Makeup: Emma Farrell | Hair: Head Dalkey, Shauna Penney | Wedding Dress: KittyChen Couture at Molle Bridals, Florida | Rentals & Tent: Madden Events | Second shooter: Michael Bordner | Lace Robe: Le Rose | Travel Coordination: Ireland US Experience

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