Denise The Bride:
We met at The Sticky Wicket Pub in Victoria, Canada. I was out with a friend and Chris came up as we were getting ready to leave and asked if we wanted to grab a drink across the street. We agreed to go and at the end of the night he asked for my number. A week later we went on our first date and the rest is history.
Being the true romantic he is, Chris planned a weekend ski trip in Whistler, BC. He told me he had won an all-expenses paid trip through a radio contest, which I later found out was just a ploy to get me there. The next day as we were skiing down the mountain he stopped me midway, where he proceeded to get down onto one knee and popped the question! I was completely taken by surprise and had no idea that he was planning on proposing!
The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen
. We loved that it had a country feel and was surrounded by beautiful, rural Irish landscapes. Most of the food is grown right on the property or locally sourced and it was very environmentally friendly which is important to us. It was also great that it could accommodate all our guests who were travelling over, so we could spend more quality time with everyone! All the animals right on site were a huge bonus, we went horseback riding the morning of the wedding and had a donkey picnic the following day with all our guests.
Jenny from The Three Towers organised and helped us plan the whole thing! We wrote numerous emails back and forth in the year leading up to the wedding and even Skyped to finalise the details! All the staff were so kind and helpful during our stay, and went out of their way to make us feel at home.
We fell in love with the rustic and natural vibe of the venue and surrounding area. We chose to keep our wedding simple yet romantic.
My dress was by San Patrick
. The second I tried it on I loved it! It was simple, but the small details of embroidering and ruching on the top made it elegant. It was very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Instead of wearing a suit Chris decided to go more causal but with an Irish feel. His vest was custom made at Moores
in Victoria, Canada. The white collar shirt was by Calvin Klein
, tie by Joseph Abboud, and his slacks were by Atticus.
The bouquet and flower crown was done by Seasons Garden and Flowers
. It was all arranged through email. I told them I wanted a mix of wildflowers and herbs, sent a few photos of things I liked and they designed the rest. They could not have been more perfect! Decorative flowers were arranged by our venue.
We opted out of having a traditional wedding cake and went with sticky toffee pudding instead – a mutual favourite dessert! It was all provided by the amazing kitchen staff at The Three Towers.
Groom: My favourite moment was taking the pictures, it was the happiest moment of my life. Kissing and holding her for hours all the while being encouraged by our amazing photographers. Not only was it fun and romantic, but I realised in that moment that I made my Brides ideal wedding dreams come true.
Bride: It’s hard to pick just one, the whole day was amazing, but standing in front of our family and friends, who travelled thousands of miles to be there with us, as we shared our vows for each other was a wonderful feeling.
Groom: Talk it over and decide what you really want your day to be like and stick to your guns. Many people (especially family) have ideas and thoughts on how your day should go, where it should be, and this can be very stressful. If you’ve always dreamed of getting married abroad don’t hold back, it was the best decision we have ever made.
Bride: Don’t worry about the little things, and try to be in the moment as much as possible throughout the day.
Our wedding photographer, Ashling and her husband Dan
, really went above and beyond to make our day extra special! The photos speak for themselves and truly capture the magic we felt that day! We can’t recommend them highly enough.