Category Archives: Delicious Destination
This afternoon’s wedding marks the first big day that I’ve blogged that includes a Vera Wang gown and by gosh folks it really is Wangtastic. I mean seriously beautiful…all frothy tulle and fishtail and organza and sequins and rosettes. In short I’ve fallen head over heels for it and I’m certain that you’ll love it just as much as I do.
Rebecca married her boy Fang (totally awesome name by the way!) at Chateau Lagorce, Bordeaux. I mean if there was ever a backdrop for that fairytale of a frock then this beautiful venue has to be it! They gallivanted amongst the vineyards flanked by maids in coral and decadent croquembouches and sparkly Jimmy Choos.
I’ve died and gone to princess heaven.
I have to say that I do love being able to blog an Irish wedding. Those beautiful folk from across the sea always seem to possess such style, such poise, all packaged up with a huge dollop of fun and Aoife and Damien’s big day is no exception.
This beautiful duo married at The Millhouse in Slane amidst pink roses and romantically ramshackle outhouses filled to the brim with character. Aoife told me that when she was younger she wanted to be Audrey Hepburn when she grew up and that her own wedding dress reminded her of something Audrey Hepburn might have worn in Funny Face. I have to say that I absolutely adore that comparison and that her ruminations aren’t far from the truth in my opinion.
Oh and there’s an ice-cream truck, a fantastic idea that just doesn’t get old in my opinion. If only I was lucky enough to attend a wedding where one turns up with its merry little tune….
Let’s take a look…
Who is in the mood for an ultra glamorous Black Tie affair set against the wintry backdrop of Castlemartyr in Ireland? Well you’re in luck because we have exactly that in Kiara and Gregg’s delicious wedding this afternoon.
And these two are hot. Like seriously HOT. Perfection right down to Gregg’s shiny shoes and Kiara’s sparkly toes bringing with them a serious dollop of Hollywood glamour to these pages for our delection.
The pair opted for a winter wedding at Castlemartyr partly for sentimental reasons and partly because they felt that the venue would be just as beautiful on a cold wet winter’s day as it would at the height of summer and I have to say that they weren’t wrong. I adore the colour palette that Kiara has integrated into her wedding – all soft minky greys with subtle golden undertones and a dash of dusty pink – perfect for the time of year.
We do spoil you folks you know. Yep it’s true. Why this afternoon we have a beautiful wedding in a fairytale Chateau with the most gorgeous blooms and two hotties. What more could you want…?
Danielle and Frits indulged in an intimate wedding at the picturesque Chateau de Lisse filled to the brim with portraits in cornfields, pretty blooms, sugared almonds and bunting topped off with a healthy dollop of love and laughter.
It’s clear from looking at all the images that every single guest was thrilled to be there, from the more mature members of the wedding party dancing their hearts out on the lawn to the littlest child complete with dirty feet – now that’s when you know you’ve been to a good wedding.
And lastly Danielle’s bouquet is utterly dreamy. I’m off to pin it right away!
Gráinne and Cathal decided to host their big day in style at the beautiful Borgo di Tragliata, in Italy. But let me stop you before you start thinking that this delicious destination wedding is Italian through and through…because there’s an Irish twist.
For a start can we just take a moment to appreciate Gráinne’s handmade crochet cotton-thread dress which was designed and stitched 42 years ago by her grandmother and has been worn by three aunts and her sister to date. How about that for a truly loved wedding dress!
And then there’s the wedding ceremony itself complete with Father Kevin, a friend of Cathal’s family performing the role of celebrant and Irish wedding singer and long-time friend of Gráinne’s – Sinead Egan.
For me this big day is the perfect fusion of Italian charm and Irish sentimentality… oh and the rose bouquets are pretty darn epic too!
How about we all jet off this afternoon to revel in the big day of the gorgeous Hayley and Matt. These two decided to get together, get engaged and get married (not all at the same time I might add!) on the sweetest Greek island called Ios because it holds such a special place in their hearts.
They decided to do away with many wedding traditions in favour of creating a day that reflected them as a couple as well as making it an amazing experience for all their friends and family and I have to say that looking at the delicious photos it definitely made for the most wonderful ‘I Do’.
I’m also very much liking Hayley’s Enzoani frock and those wonderful peachy pink bridesmaid dresses – the perfect accompaniment to that scenic backdrop of blue skies and white beaches.
Oh Jackie and Craig you really do know how to throw an awesome wedding don’t you.
A party full of delicious handpicked blooms and floral bow tied ushers and lace shoes and actual wedding cake shaped piñatas. Well actually it’s just the one piñata but it’s so immense and so humongous that there very well could be more of them and we mean that in a totally good way!
Jackie’s Claire Pettibone gown is bound to induce a case of mass envy amongst our Rock My Wedding community too with its delicate capped sleeves and embroidered back detailing which she pairs so elegantly with the most wonderfully dainty headpiece. I think I actually need that headpiece in my life it is that beautiful.
Lastly the ‘guest’ DJ slots idea is pretty blinking fantastic too and I think more weddings should employ the idea. I’ll leave Jackie to tell you more about it!
I don’t think we’ve ever featured a wedding of a bride and groom who met whilst auditioning for a dance crew but folks there’s a first time for everything. Meet the super gorgeous duo Charlene and Shane who married in Melbourne across the world in Australia.
Charlene designed her big day around a blush pink colour scheme and the love that she and Shane have for dance. You need to read what she has to say about her father and daughter dance during her wedding reception. Let’s just say that it involved the track ‘Sexy and I Know It’ and some Rewind Dance Crew boys that included the groom!
And I can’t finish without mentioning Charlene’s exquisite Pronovias frock which looks as if it was designed for her; frankly you can’t beat a bit of frothy fishtailing action!
We don’t feature weddings from New Zealand all that often on these pages but by jove I wish we did if Julia and Ben’s big day is anything to go by. Honestly folks the light is sublime!
And that’s not all that I’m going to spend the next three minutes waxing lyrical about because there’s so much to pour over from this glorious wedding. There’s the neutral colour scheme of course (a firm favourite of mine), the chic bridesmaid dresses complete with lace panelling and the rustic all-white bouquets. Oh and did I mention the ruffled cake? Well you should definitely keep your eyes open for that confectionery beauty as well as for the sweet portrait shots of the lucky couple.
Lastly I couldn’t not mention the beautiful venue where Julia and Ben tied the knot. Gear Homestead is definitely up there for me on my top international venues list. Saying ‘I Do’ on the veranda under boughs of green foliage surrounded by their loved ones looks flipping immense.
Granted it’s been absolutely flipping boiling these last few days so what better then to cool you down than to immerse yourself in the snowy adventure that is Justin and Maddie’s wedding.
That’s right folks, this afternoon we’re jetting off to colder climes to Chamonix in France no less to gawp at the wonderful details in this Winter do. The fashion for a start is pretty darn awesome with Justin looking every bit the dapper groom in his trilby hat and scarf and Maddie completing her glitzy Jenny Packham number with a full length cloak and off-white bouquet.
I’m also as smitten as a kitten with their skiing inspired paper pretty – from their ‘lift passes’ through to their customised guestbook.
Oh and we can never say no to a groom who swoops up his new wife in his arms for some impromptu romance. Utterly adorable.