Weddings don’t always have to be in big, fancy ballrooms with excessive amounts of decorations and hundreds of guests to make them perfect. Sade and John’s wedding was a picture of joy, with sunshine and happiness as they celebrated their love with the most important people in their lives.
The two met when they were still in college at the University of Limerick. Sade claimed that it was love at first sight, but John was a little slow to react! Everything moved swiftly once they actually connected, and a month later they began dating. Little did they realize that it was just the beginning of their long journey together.
10 years later Sade and John planned a trip to Paris, but just as they were about to leave on their holiday Covid struck and shut down nearly everything in Ireland! John, however, was adamant for the trip to take place. So on they went to catch their flight, and three hours later they were engaged!! Amongst all the uncertainty that the Covid pandemic brought to our lives Sade and John were certain of one thing: they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
Two years later they finally got married on the beautiful grounds of Ballymagarvey Village. They fell in love with the venue at first sight and immediately booked on the spot!
Sade and John also wanted a wedding that was intimate and special to them and their families. They wanted everyone, even those unable to attend, to feel included in the most important day of their lives. Sade’s grandfather had recently passed away so she made five blue hearts out of one of his shirts to represent his five grandchildren, and sewed them onto the train of her wedding gown. And her bouquet charm was the friendship bracelet she’d made for her Maid of Honor 8 years ago!
Their wedding with all its personal touches and heartfelt moments was a beautiful celebration of them as a couple but also the union of their families and friends. The day flowed beautifully, we had gorgeous weather and a stunning sunset, and the fireworks display at the end was a cherry on top!
The Team Behind It All
Venue: Ballymagarvey Village
Dress: Made with Love Bridal
Suit: Louise Copeland and Sons
Bridal Shoes: ASOS
Florist: A Room in Bloom
Cake: Camerino Bakery
Makeup: Audrey O’ Connor
Hair: The March Hair
Music: The Cazettes
Videographer: Make My Day Productions
Celebrant: Tia Sully Celebrant