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A Lockdown Wedding Planned in 7 Days

After postponing their wedding a number of times, Emma and Danny ended up planning their wedding in just 7 days!

Your Names: Emma and Danny

Length of engagement: 20 months

Wedding Date: 2020-08-17

Wedding location: Wrights Findlater Howth

Photographer: Keith Touhey Photography



Emma and Danny have been together for 12 years after meeting through friends at the infamous Barcode. Danny proposed at the lake in Glendalough two days after Christmas. His first attempt at proposed was interrupted when their then 1 year old decided to run into the lake. Once they’d given him a fresh change of clothes, Danny proposed again and Emma said yes!


After postponing their wedding a number of times, Emma and Danny ended up planning their wedding in just 7 days! They decided to just go for it and have a bigger celebration next year. “So on the 10th of August I booked Wrights Findlaters, got in touch with our amazing celebrant Bernie Dolan and organised a new photographer as our original photographer was self-isolating after being home for a family wedding. We kept our guest list to 29 adults and 3 children. We had no bridal party and just kept the day very relaxed and it was just all about the ceremony and getting to sit with family and friends for dinner for the first time in months.”



Emma was 17 weeks pregnant on the day of thee wedding, so her original wedding dress didn’t fit. As she only had 7 days to plan, she made a quick purchase from ASOS, along with a beautiful pearl hairband from Rosie and Dott. Her makeup artist, Tracy from Makeup Mentor was available and did a fab job!



“Our ceremony was very intimate and emotional after all the upset the past few months had caused. It was beautiful and very personable.”


“Veronica from Wrights Findlaters of Howth was amazing organising our day on such short notice. The staff on the day were brilliant. Howth is only ten minutes drive from our house and we’re there most weekends so to have our wedding there after all the heartbreak of covid was a really beautiful touch.”



Emma’s favourite moment from the Big Day was finally getting to say ‘I do’ to her best friend.


“Your wedding day will eventually happen and although it may not be the day you had planned it will still be the most amazing day.”



Wedding venue: Wrights Findlater Howth | Photographer: Keith Touhey Photography | Planner/coordinator: Veronica | Makeup: The Makeup Mentor | Dress: ASOS Bride | Suit: Best Menswear | Cake: King Street Cakes | Celebrant: Bernie Dolan | Jewellery: Rosie and Dott | Flowers: Garden of Edenmore

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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