“We chose dusty pink for the bridesmaids, grey ties for the groomsmen and kept flowers, chair sashes, etc. all white, with lots of lanterns in the church.”
Your Names: Matthew and Sarah Cregg
Length of engagement: 19 months
Wedding Date: 2019-08-24
Wedding location: Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone
Photographer: Bartosz Kotulski Photographer Magical Memories
Videographer: ER Films
How did you meet and get engaged?
We met through a mutual friend and 11 years on got engaged on holiday.
Describe your wedding:
We chose dusty pink for the bridesmaids, grey ties for the groomsmen and kept flowers, chair sashes, etc. all white, with lots of lanterns in the church.
Tell us about your bridal look:
I chose a boat neck fitted Margaret Moreland dress with diamante embellishments on the shoulder and belt. For my hair, I went for a low bun with loose waves at the front. For my makeup, I wore browns on my eyes with a neutral lip.
What did your bridesmaids wear?
They wore dusty pink dresses, with the top embellished with beads.
What was your ceremony like?
It was a beautiful ceremony. The church looked great with all white roses and lanterns and the music was amazing.
Tell us about your wedding venue:
Our venue was the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone which is on the banks of the River Shannon. Our wedding coordinator was fantastic and we arrived at the venue by boat (organised by the hotel) and had our drinks reception on the fabulous decking – we were so lucky to have wonderful weather on our wedding day. The staff were fantastic and food was delicious.
What is your favourite memory from your wedding day?
Walking up the aisle to my now husband!
Have you got any advice for other couples?
Don’t stress. It will all come together and there’s little details you’ll likely forget (we forgot to assign someone to put the ribbons on the cars in the churchyard) but these things don’t matter. Just enjoy your day with your loved ones.
Photographer: Magical Memories | Videographer: ER Films | Wedding venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone | Planner/coordinator: Aishling McConn | Musician: Sinead Nic Gabhann | DJ: Hot Fuss | Hair: Laurie Headd, Headds Up Wedding Hair Specialist | Makeup: Audrey O’Connor, Essence of Beauty | Dress and bridesmaids dresses: Brummell & Co Athlone | Suits: Donnellan’s Menswear Roscommon | Cake: Novelty Cakes | Jewellery: Lazlo Jeweller’s Galway | Flowers: Kat’s Flowers
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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.