A St Patrick’s Day Wedding in Ireland

Real Weddings

“As our wedding was on St Patrick’s Day our theme was a touch of Irish with sage green as our colour.”


The couple: Olivia & Daniel Reape

Length of engagement: 8 months

Wedding Date: 17th of March 2018

Wedding location: Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Co – Sligo

Videographer: Wedding Moments



We met 12 years ago through friends.


Our proposal happened by the seaside in a quiet location outside Enniscrone, Co-Sligo.


Our wedding theme/colours…. As our wedding was on St Patrick’s Day our theme was a touch of Irish with sage green as our colour.


My dress was Stella York, purchased at Dinagh Modes, Castlerea, Co – Roscommon. The girls here are outstanding at what they do. They have a beautiful selection of dresses and ensure you get their full attention on your appointment.


My hair was styled by Hair by Jackie Ballina and make up by Andrea Murray Make Up, Ballina. Both girls were so nice to have on the morning of the wedding and really knew what worked for the bridal party.


His suit was from Eddie Murphy Menswear, Ballyhaunis.


What our bridal party wore…the bridesmaid’s dresses were from Pamela Scott, they wore a sage green chiffon dress with beaded detail. The groomsmen wore navy suits with check waistcoats from Eddie Murphy Menswear.


Our ceremony took place in Church the Christ of King Knockmore, Co Mayo.


We chose our videographer as we had heard great reviews about Wedding Moments and they had come highly recommended. Once we looked them up we instantly loved their style of work and the way they captured the bride and groom’s special day. It was clear to see that the attention to detail was second to none and that Wedding Moments delivered a high-quality service. On the day of our wedding we could not have been happier with our videographer Johnny, he engaged with all members of the bridal party and made us feel so relaxed. We can definitely say he did not disappoint in delivering the final product of our wedding dvd, we received a real wedding moment trailer which captured special emotions of our day and the other trailers we received were outstanding. We left the music selection to Johnny and everything he picked was just perfect for each scene.


We chose our venue because we have had many family events in the Ocean Sands and the service and food has always been exceptional. The Ocean Sands is a beautiful venue set in the heart of Enniscrone with a sea view which can be seen from its function room. On meeting our wedding planner Olivia, we knew we had made the right choice as she was so obliging and could not do enough for us for our day. She made us, and the guests feel so welcome and ensured we were happy with our food choice and everything else for the day. Olivia was full of ideas and it was clear to see that she would go to great lengths to ensure any bride and groom would have a very memorable day at the Ocean Sands Hotel.


My favourite part of the wedding day…there really is so much to take in on the day, I loved the excitement on the morning and getting into my wedding dress was so special. I just loved getting to the top of the alter and seeing Daniels expression. Every moment is so precious and to make it even better we had our beautiful little girl with us to share our special day so that meant even more to us.


My piece of advice for other couples is to take the time for yourselves to enjoy your wedding day. The day really does go so fast so be sure to dance and laugh loads with your friends and family. Try not to get caught up on the little details, relax and enjoy your day. We would highly recommend having a video and photographer as there is so much you will forget, and it is lovely to look back on and enjoy those special moments that were captured.



Cake: Cakes by Hollie | Invites: Connacht Print and Sign | Flowers & Decorations: R&R Nurseries | Make up: Andrea Murray make up | Hair: Hair by Jackie | Venue: Ocean Sands Hotel | Videographer: Wedding Moments | Photographer: Fokiss Photography | Band & DJ: The Elastic Band | Wedding dress: Dinagh Modes | Bridesmaids: Pamela Scott | Groom/Groomsmen: Eddie Murphy Menswear | Church music: Susan Ryan wedding singer | Bride’s jewellery: Jules Bridal Jewellery | Wedding car: U2R1 wedding cars


Main image credit: A still from the wedding video by Wedding Moments