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A Magnificent and Pretty Pink Wedding

“It took me a full two years to plan my wedding. I love the whole process from designing the wedding invitations to designing the room at The K Club.”


Bride and groom: Sarah and Alex Crean

Length of engagement: 2 years

Wedding Date: 14th July

Wedding location: The K Club

Photographer: The Fennells



The Engagement…  I was down in Portugal with my family on holiday. Alex was still in Ireland. He rang my parent to say that he was coming down to Portugal to come out and surprise me. When he landed he asked both my parents could he ask me to marry him. My mom said yes and my dad said no. Of course he was only joking. He asked my dad to arrange for me to go to the place that Alex and I first met. When I got out of the car Alex was standing there in a full suit. It was 30 degrees outside. Alex then brought me down to where we first kissed. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and of course I said yes.



The Planning… It took me a full two years to plan my wedding. I love the whole process from designing the wedding invitations to designing the room at The K Club. My mom was a great help as she has such an eye for detail. I got a lot of help from the wedding planner at The K Club, Alina. She was amazing and really did see things that I would never have seen. I had a wedding planner Joanne from Gotcha covered and she was amazing too giving me ideas and nothing was any problem to get.



The Venue… From a very young age I have always loved The K Club. It’s like a home away from home. Truly a magical place.



My dress… My dress is by a Spanish designer Pronovias. I bought this dress in Stafford’s Bridal in Dublin. The dress that I picked I fell in love with it from the moment I put it on me. I knew this was going to be the dress I would get married in.



My hair and makeup… My hair is by the fabulous Stephen Kelly from Zeba Hairdressers and my makeup is by the amazing Ken Boylan.



His suit… Alex’s suit is a custom design suit by Louis Copeland and sons.



Our ceremony… Our ceremony took place in the main church in Clongowes Wood College. It was such an amazing setting and it was so special to get married in there as not everyone can get married there. It was a dream come true.



We chose our photographer because… The reason we choose The Fennells as our photographers was because the moment we met them we fell in love with their ideas and their friendly manner. The picture that Mark showed us of other weddings they had done were incredible and we are both so delighted that we picked them. They made me and my husband feel so at ease on the day and any shots that we wanted was no problem at all.



Our honeymoon… For our honeymoon we did a cruise around New Zealand and Australia. When then stopped off in Dubai on the way back for a few days.



My piece of advice for other brides… Do what you want to do. Don’t let anyone tell you how to organize or do your wedding. It’s your day and don’t let anyone change that. Also enjoy the day as it goes very very fast. Make sure to take a bit of time away from everyone with your new husband just to enjoy the moment.




Photography and videography: The Fennells | The Dress: Pronovias from Stafford’s Bridal | Grooms’ suit: Louis Copeland and Sons | Rings: Cullen & Co | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dessy | Hair: Stephen Kelly | Make-up: Ken Boylan | Venue: The K Club | Ceremony: Clongowes Wood College | Music: Carolan String Quartet | Flowers: The French Touch | Invites: Helens Paperie

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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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