A Laid Back Wedding With A Focus On Comfort And Fun

Articles, Real Weddings

Say hello to Fiona and Robert! This fabulous couple got married at the beautiful Talbot Hotel Carlow. They wanted their wedding to be very laid back so they planned for everything to be centred around having a fun and chilled day. Comfort was a priority, so look out for the custom Converse shoes! And Fiona treated their guests to home made fudge!


Couple: Fiona and Robert
Engagement length: 3 years
Wedding date: 2023-07-22
Wedding location: Talbot Hotel Carlow
Photographer: Steven Kelly Photography



Fiona and Robert met in college! They had a magical engagement at Disneyland Paris, how dreamy!



They really wanted their wedding to be very laid back. To achieve this, they planned for everything to be centred about having a fun and chilled day.



Fiona wore a flowy lace dress and Robert chose a fitted navy blue suit. They both wore custom Converse shoes, because comfort was paramount!



Fiona’s bridesmaids wore dusky rose dresses, each with a different style to suit each of their shapes and heights. The groomsmen wore similar suits to the Robert. To match Fiona and Robert’s comfort priority, the wedding party also wore Converse shoes.




“We had a civil ceremony which suited is perfectly as we wanted a more intimate wedding.”



They tied the knot at the beautiful Talbot Hotel Carlow. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“The Talbot Hotel Carlow was absolutely amazing in helping us create the most perfect day/night.”



Their wedding was perfectly captured by Steven Talbot!

Steven was absolutely amazing from our first initial contact right up to the wedding and even after. He put everyone at ease on the day we enjoyed having him there. When we looked back through the photos after, there were so many that we didn’t even realise had been taken. All photos were so natural and none forced poses.”



For wedding favours, Fiona made fudge for everyone. They also had a candy cart as part of their wedding package, so there was no shortage of sweet treats for their guests!



Fiona shares her favourite memory from the Big Day:

“Having family and friends there with us celebrating our forever love.”



We love asking newlyweds for their best wedding planning advice. This is what Fiona and Robert said:

“Enjoy the engagement. Be sure to shop around and ask other married people for recommendations.”



Recommended suppliers

Photographer: Steven Kelly Photography

Wedding venue: Talbot Hotel Carlow

Planner/coordinator: Sarah from Talbot Hotel Carlow

Celebrant/solemniser: Edel O’Connell

Other suppliers

Band and DJ: Panic Animal | Hair: Gina Dunlevy | Makeup: Lorraine Glover | Dresses: Wed2B | Suits: Detail Menswear | Jewellery/rings: Bramleys Jewelers