It’s our 5 year wedding anniversary!
I thought I would take a wee look back and show you some of the photos.
Aaron (my lovely husband) and myself have played music at so many weddings that were fun and suited the couples we played for but none would have suited us. So we did it our way!
Yep, I wore purple. I would have had purple hair but my hairdresser wouldn’t let me! That changed soon after. My dress was an eBay find and I spotted some lace while walking past a shop in Dublin that I thought might match so bought it and a mum added it to the skirt of the dress. Aarons suit was from Addam Menswear.
I picked my bouquet from Mums garden the morning of the wedding. I made the bridesmaids bouquets with paper flowers. There was a LOT of DIY. No hairdressers or makeup artists for us! The flowers on the tables were made by myself, as well as the large paper flower wall, I roped in a few family and friends to help me! They made gorgeous signs with love quotes, bunting, set things up, and so much more, they all helped out with so much!
The ceremony was in Creevy Pier hotel. The day was a bit grey and blustery so we didn’t get the views we had been hoping for but it was still lovely. I had bought bubbles thinking I’d give them to a few people or to nieces/nephews to blow bubbles after the ceremony instead of confetti. I however forgot to say this, and instead my two sisters partners (fully grown men in their 50’s) decided to stand either side of the entrance as I walked in with Dad and blew bubbles! Laughter, smiles and cheers were the order of the day for sure! There were a few emotional tears too though, as we were lucky enough to that my Dad sang and also played the clarinet. We were so happy that he was well enough to not only be there but to sing and play too! So very special.
We had the big party in the Bluestacks Centre. What lovely people. They let us take over the place! Pig on a spit and lots more for dinner. My brother made the cake. Or should I say cakes. 3 different ones in tiers. He used some of the lace that was left over from my dress as part of the decoration. That Tunisian orange cake was amazing! My Goddaughter made the topper. And lots of people brought other homemade desserts to feed the gang!
Now the wine was a funny one… Aaron had booked a selection of bottles and when he went to collect them they had not reserved them for us. The only option was to get boxes of wine instead! 🙈 They weren’t exactly the classiest contribution to the day but they were certainly a talking point! And nobody sent complaints our way!
Dale from the Swagman and some of his crew set up a bar for us and we had Shane making cocktails for a while. Kelesa and the Undercovers were our band. We chose Ain’t Nobody for our first dance. Full floor all night, they had an audience who were up for the craic and ready to rock. Followed by Kenny on the decks. I think it may have been 7am when the last few went to bed (including the bride and groom!). It was a great day that flew by.
All followed up by day 2 which was a day of barbecuing, hot *ahem “homemade” drinks and jamming.
Now I’ve got to go get ready to go out for our anniversary dinner!