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An Elegant Autumnal Ballymagarvey Village Wedding by Michelle Prunty

“He proposed on top of a rollercoaster in Disneyland, Tokyo!”

The couple: Michael Graham & Lauren McMahonWedding date: 8th October 2015 | Length of engagement: 16 monthsWedding ceremony: Rathfeigh Church, Navan, Co. MeathMorning venue: Bellinter House, Co. MeathWedding venue: Ballymagarvey Village, Navan, Co. Meath

Wedding photographer: Michelle Prunty Photography

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My dress… was Badgley Mishka’s Fonda gown from the Spring 2015 collection, from Petticoat Lane Bridal in Hillsborough.

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His suit… was from Bogarts in Belfast. We had amazing help from Gary Keenan and the team who did all the suits for the day.

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Our ceremony… was at Rathfeigh Church in Navan.

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We chose our photographer because… We chose Michelle Prunty to photograph our wedding because we loved her natural, elegant photos.

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We chose our venue because… We loved Ballymagarvey‘s real ‘home from home’ atmosphere – and the beautiful surroundings with great autumn colours!

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Our wedding theme… was Autumn.

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My favourite part of the day… Was saying ‘I do’ and the singing in the church. The Songbirds (my fried Jolene and her sister Philippa O’Hara) did a beautiful set. It was like a concert, everyone sang along!

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Our honeymoon… We went to Mexico and California.

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My advice to other brides… is to learn to delegate! My sister and mum were an incredible help!

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Morning venue: Bellinter House, Meath | Wedding ceremony: Rathfeigh Church, Navan | Wedding venue: Ballymagarvey Village, Meath | Wedding dress: Badgley Mischka at Petticoat Lane Bridal Belfast | Groom/Groosmen’s suits: Bogarts, Belfast | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Angel Star, Belfast | Wedding photographer: Michelle Prunty Photography

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Karen
Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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