Sarah is a violinist and Dave plays the trumpet. That’s how they met. Their orchestra friends brought their instruments to the celebrations and, needless to say, the music was fantastic… But then so was everything else about this day.
Cloghan Castle is gorgeous; rich in colour, dark and romantic, a photographer’s dream! Sarah and Dave (with a little help from their dedicated team of family members) decorated it to perfection. It was almost empty when we met them there the day before the wedding and then full of amazing DIY details and surprises at every turn on the wedding day. Sarah made her own bouquets! ... and they were gorgeous. Even the cufflinks made me smile.
The weather brought us through a tour of the seasons (with glorious morning sun, hail and sleet in the afternoon and everything in-between) but Sarah and Dave never stopped smiling and laughing. Fr. Pat travelled down from Dublin to St Teresa’s Church up the road in Castledaly to give a lovely personalised service for the old friends he was marrying. Between that and the music even I was feeling a bit emotional.
I got to attend my first tea ceremony. From the first day I met Sarah and Dave I loved the meaning behind incorporating this Chinese tradition into their Irish castle wedding. It was that kind of day. Even the wedding cake was meaningful. If you follow the edible sheet music around the tiers it’s a real piece of music composed by a friend especially for the occasion.
Kevin and I were having so much fun we didn’t want the day to end, I just wanted to know what surprise was next. I can only imagine how much fun the lucky guests had... I’m still thinking about that candy corner!
Thank Sarah, Dave and your lovely families for letting us be a part of this beautiful day x