“Fall has always been my favourite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ~ Lauren DeStefano
Watching the leaves fall outside the office window this morning, as we snuggle up by the stove drinking hot cups of tea, we were reminded of Sarah and Gearóids stunning autumnal wedding in Castle Durrow.
We remember when we spoke with these two. Rebels so they were. We were made promise that we would not mention the wedding plans to any one as they had not yet told their families! They had wanted a short engagement and decided that the planning process would run a lot smoother if they were only two people making the decisions! We laughed as we told them that we ( Sean and Kate) had done the exact same thing when we were planning our wedding! Like Sarah and Gearóid, we had a venue that only catered for so many. So we planned everything before sending out the invitations. It was a surprise to everyone including our parents that we were getting married and everything was done! From those first giggles we were as thick as thieves!
We travelled up to the Heath to catch up with Gearóid and his family. He treated us to a trip out to his cows, Kate decided that they were the cutest and fluffiest cows she had ever seen. It was a battle to get her out of the field and over to Sarahs. When we arrived Sarah was gleefully telling everyone how she and Gearóid had met through a mutual friend and we all Aaaaghed when she mentioned the bashful Gearóid had proposed on Sarah Grans anniversary. There was a nod to Gran in many ways on the day which was so special, from the blue chair in Sarahs room to her stunning wrap.
The grounds of Castle Durrow are spectacular any time of the year, but in Autumn is glows vibrant with hues of bronze burgundy and golds. Sarah didn’t quiet rightly, didn’t have a theme for there day, leaving it to be a relaxed affair. However, the changing of the season stepped in and the castle was transformed with opulent various sized, carved and coloured pumpkins, leaves and trailing Ivy’s. It was the most opulent back drop for family and friends to snuggle up against the evening chill in the air.
Sarah and Gearoids Wedding Team:
Venue: Castle Durrow, Brides Dress Designer & Headpiece: Eliza Jane Howell, Brides Shoes: Jenny Packham, Bridesmaid Dress: Folkster, Groomswear: Louis Copeland, Groomsmen: Top Hat, Flowergirls Dress: Moonsoon, Flowers: Lawless Florist Durrow, Cake: Delightful Desserts, Stationary: Gilded-lili, Hair: Ego boost, Make up: Karen Hughes, Band, The Prickly Pairs