A Romantic Wedding ceremony With A Commute Theme

Say hi to Helen and Cathal! After 4 years of being engaged, they tied the knot in a gorgeous marriage ceremony at Mount Druid. Because of their world way of life of travelling and dealing in another country, they opted for a go back and forth theme. This incorporated naming the tables after other nations and offering visitors with treats and snacks associated with the rustic their desk used to be named after!


Couple: Helen and Cathal
Engagement duration: Little over 4 years (2018-2022)
Wedding ceremony date: 2022-08-03
Wedding ceremony location: Mount Druid Westmeath
Photographer: Steven Sheehy
Videographer: Professional Media Area



Helen and Cathal met on an evening out in Helen’s place of birth, Naas. They were given engaged whilst shifting from Istanbul to Cambodia. Right here’s the tale from Helen’s standpoint:

“We would have liked to take footage of our favourite view having a look down over the city we lived in and the Bosporus. After Cathal had taken some footage, we went to a small native tea area for a cup of chi (Turkish black tea). Cathal requested if I sought after to look the photographs he had taken, as I appeared during the footage he had written on pages and brought footage of the phrases ‘Helen, will you marry me?’. Once I appeared up, he had the hoop open in entrance of me. Day after today we had a ship birthday party with a few of our closet pals in Istanbul.”



Since they’ve spent years running and dwelling in another country for many in their dating, they sought after the marriage to replicate their world way of life. As a result of this, they selected a go back and forth theme. Each and every desk used to be named after a unique nation that they had both lived in or traveled to in combination.


Cathal’s swimsuit used to be tailor made for him by way of a neighborhood tailor in Phnom Penh Cambodia, whilst they have been dwelling there. It used to be darkish gray with a white blouse. He purchased the golf green ties in Dublin.

Helen’s get dressed used to be by way of dressmaker Anna Kara and purchased in Folkster bridal store in Kilkenny. She first attempted at the get dressed in Dec 2019 after which didn’t see it once more till July 2022 (fortunately it nonetheless are compatible).



The groomsmen rented relatively lighter gray fits from Richie’s Menswear in Naas. The fairway ties have been purchased in Arnots in Dublin. The bridesmaids all selected their very own clothes to suit their taste and frame shapes. The one request Helen had used to be that the get dressed used to be any color of inexperienced.



Helen and Cathal had a standard church rite, with Cathal’s native priest officiating.

“This used to be vital to us as Cathal and his circle of relatives have a detailed dating with Fr Liam and he additionally did Cathal’s affirmation. Fr Liam used to be superb, made everybody really feel comfortable and used to be very humorous. He used to be additionally thoughtful that we had pals who had other spiritual ideals and didn’t hand out communion so the ones visitors didn’t really feel overlooked.”



They celebrated their dating with a gorgeous reception dinner at Mount Druid. That is what they needed to say concerning the venue:

“From the instant we were given again into the automobile after viewing our venue, I knew it used to be the one position that I sought after to get married. Mount Druid is comfortable, stunning, quirky and surrounded by way of the lovely Irish nature. We liked the opposite lodging (yurts, stone cottages and tin harm)”



Their marriage ceremony used to be fantastically documented by way of Cathal’s youth buddy, Steve!

“They grew up in combination in the similar close-knit easte (Steve’s complete circle of relatives have been visitors on the marriage ceremony). He’s a qualified photographer and videographer however doesn’t incessantly do weddings. He’s extraordinarily proficient and used to be superb at the day. As he’s buddy we felt so ok with him and he knew us neatly sufficient to not spend too lengthy on footage or give us too many instructions. He captured the laughter and love felt at the day.”



Marius from Professional Media Area created their improbable marriage ceremony venue!

“He used to be very attentive and captured an enormous quantity at the day. He went with the groom’s birthday party to a neighborhood whiskey distillery, captured the bridal birthday party getting able and used to be on the church stand up and able to head by the point I were given there. He labored laborious on making sure he had sufficient video and gave us loads of instructions to make the video glance herbal. He has there to seize the moments and main points we have now already forgotten, like the enjoyment of greeting our visitors after the church, the laughter and tears throughout the speeches and the power of the dancing. We have been hesitate on whether or not to get a videographer or no longer however after seeing the three minute highlights video have been so happy we had the verdict to get one. Marius did an important process at hanging the video in combination and modifying it. I’ve watched the video many again and again and shared it with everybody.”


To entertain their visitors, that they had HoneyVoom Duo carry out the church tune and reception tune and Flog the Canine because the reception band. They select Flog the Canine for his or her tackle conventional Irish tune.

For favours, they gave visitors bamboo straws. Each and every desk additionally had a particular candy or snack from that nation. For many who have been staying within the on-site lodging, Helen and Cathal made up small ‘hangover kits’ and left them of their rooms.



Helen discovered it laborious to select only one favorite reminiscence from the Large Day!

“Such a lot of moments all over the day spring to mind: strolling to the church with my dad and bridesmaids because the solar shone down on us and the venue canine ran along us; attending to the highest of the aisle and attending to be with Cathal; the laugher throughout the speeches; the 20 mins we took sooner than dinner to be in combination and take all of it in; our first dance after I noticed my brother and grandmother dancing. There are such a large amount of moments I wish to relive, fortunately we have now the video and images to take action.”



They gave some sensible recommendation to {couples} making plans their very own Large Day:

“Do it your personal approach. Everybody has reviews and concepts of what a marriage must or shouldn’t be and individuals are all the time prepared to proportion their reviews with you (even though you didn’t ask). My recommendation can be to do what you need as a pair. We didn’t get introduced into the eating corridor or have a reducing the cake second and we did our speeches sooner than dinner. Some folks would possibly no longer accept as true with that however we had the day we needed and it used to be highest for us. We had friends and family give a contribution to our marriage ceremony which made it additional particular, like our moms made the marriage cake, my aunt did all of the church plant life, bridal plant life and button holes and Cathal’s youth buddy used to be the photographer. If conceivable getting friends and family to actively give a contribution to the day added an additional loving contact.”



Rite venue: St Michaels Church Castletown Geoghegan | Reception venue: Mount Druid Castletown Geoghegan | Photographer: Steven Sheehy | Videographer: Professional Media Area | Photograph location for groomsmen: Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery | Church and reception tune: Honeyvoom Duo | Band and DJ: Flog the Canine | Hair: Artwork Hair Design – Christina | Make-up: Pamela Matthews | Couple’s outfits: Folkster Bridal and Richie Whelan’s Menswear | Cake: Moms of the couple | Cheese cake: Sheridan’s Cheese Corporate | Celebrant/solemniser: Fr Liam (Naas Parish) | Stationery: Withjoy | Jewelry/rings: Claddagh and Martina Hamilton | Equipment: Hair piece – Jingles, Sneakers – Folkster | Vegetation: Bride’s aunt

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Kelly is a former marriage ceremony planner and a lover of anything else red. She believes that any bride can plan her personal marriage ceremony, with a couple of guidelines and useful equipment.

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