What a glorious day, the sun is certainly a welcome sight around the GMINI office! Not only has it fuelled our excitement for the onset of wedding season, but we’ve been bitten by the spring cleaning bug, if it’s not either nailed down or useful it’s finding a new home.
This lovely weather reminds us of one of our lovely summer weddings we share in the current issue of the magazine, (if you haven’t got a copy yet, why not?!) Carmen and Mark were married last June at Riverdale Barn, Aghagallon. The stunning location proved the perfect backdrop for their beautifully crafted day. Carmen’s DIY touches were everywhere to be seen including the personalised music CD favours each guest received and the quirky Polaroid guest book. The day was captured by Emma Kenny Photography.
Carmen is the manager of bridal boutique, La Boda Bridal in Banbridge and planning her wedding came very naturally to her. Along with her own ideas, her helpful bridesmaids, input from her Mum all the way from Australia and a healthy dose of Pinterest, her wedding grew into an elegant and stylish day, filled with plenty of DIY elements and a little touches of shabby chic.
Being at the front line of bridal fashion, Carmen decided on not one but two Pronovias bridal gowns from La Boda. For the ceremony her floor length strapless lace gown with full skirt detail from the knee. For the evening reception Carmen slipped in to a high-neck, short lace dress- perfect for dancing in! Her stunning bridesmaids wore lace back dresses by JLM Couture in varying shades of pretty pink, whilst they carried full bouquets of lush pastel peonies.
Not to be outdone in the style stakes, Mark wore a black Javier Arnaiz suit, whilst the rest of the grooms party wore co-coordinating black suits, from Groom Formal Hire. As Mark’s brother Gareth owns Groom, the party certainly cut a dash.
Looking back on their day, Carmen’s highlight was waiting at the top of the aisle and seeing Mark smiling back at her. Mark can’t narrow the day down to one highlight; “From the moment I woke on the morning to kissing goodnight to my new wife Carmen was one whole highlight. The entire day was exceptionally brilliant and Carmen looked fabulous,” said Mark.
Ceremony & reception: Riverdale Barn, Aghagallon, tel: 07767 161 340.
Wedding dress: La Boda Bridal, Banbridge, tel: 028 4062 8811.
Bridesmaids dresses: La Boda Bridal, Banbridge, tel: 028 4062 8811.
Groomswear: Groom Formal Hire, Banbridge, tel: 028 4066 2405.
Flowers: All Seasons, Dunmurray, tel: 028 9030 1737.
Room decor: SBD Events, Banbridge, tel: 028 4066 0803.
Transport: Cloud 9 Car Hire, North Coast, tel: 07818 447 482.
Photographer: Emma Kenny Photography, Belfast, tel: 07851 982 286.
You can read more of Carmen and Marks gorgeous story in the current issue. Enjoy the rest of your week!