Real Wedding-Aisling & Brendan-Radisson Sligo
We are very pleased to show this Real Wedding of Aisling and Brendan. After a quick and nice meet-up a few days before the wedding for their pre wedding shoot we were very much looking forward to photographing this fantastic couple again. Brendan and Aisling have known each other since the age of 12 where they met at school. These two high school sweethearts got engaged in a gondola in Venice, how romantic. Thank you Aisling & Brendan for having Wedding Moments capture your special day.
Brendan & Aisling got married in one of our favourite venues in the northwest, the beautifull Radisson in Sligo. Contact Denise Meenaghan for enquiries.
The couple: Aisling & Brendan Groarke
Length of engagement: 2 years 1 month
Wedding Date: 16th June 2018
Wedding location: Meelick Church in Swinford Co. Mayo and Radisson Blu, Rosses point Sligo
Videographer and Photographer: Johnny & Mairead Moran, Wedding Moments
We met… At school!! We have known each other since we were about 12
Our proposal… Brendan proposed on our 8 year anniversary on a Gondola in Venice, very romantic!
Our wedding theme/colours… The colours were blush pink
My dress… I got my dress in a bridal shop near where we live in the UK, it is a Maggie Sotteto dress
My hair and make up… Make up was by the fantastic Charlene Flanagan make up (she’s an absolute dream and was such a bit of craic to have in the house that morning) , and hair was by the hugely talented Lynda from LS bridal in Westport (the amount of comments I had on my hair was unreal she is a magician)
His suit… We bought it from Eddie Murphys menswear in Mayo
What our bridal party wore… The girls wore dresses I got online in the UK from Dorothy Perkins, the brand was Showcase and they had matching shoes. They were blush pink and the girls looked stunning in them. The boys wore suits rented from Eddie Murphys again who were very accommodating with people flying in from all over and only getting fitted the week of the wedding
Our ceremony… our ceremony was in my local church in meelick, Swinford. The fabulous Nicola McGuire did our ceremony music and we couldn’t recommend her enough
We chose our Videographer and Photographer because… We looked at all the different styles and Johnny & Mairead seemed to capture the most real and natural moments . Plus we knew when dealing with them they were down to earth and would be easy to get along with on the day
We chose our venue because… We had been to weddings in the Radisson previously and always knew we wanted it for our wedding. The food and the venue itself is amazing and their wedding coordinator Denise is fantastic.She was so helpful and knowledgeable and made so many recommendations that really added to our day
My favourite part of the wedding day… This is so hard to pick!! We had some nice time just the both of us in the wedding car travelling from the church in Mayo to Sligo ,it was lovely to take it all in. Another nice moment was looking around the dance floor at all our guests having such a good time,after all the planning this was a great feeling. And also you can’t beat the craic of a 4am residents bar sing song!
My piece of advice for other couples… As long as you have good music/ entertainment , good food and good people it will be an amazing wedding. Spend more on those things rather than things people don’t even notice such as favours etc.
Flowers – All about weddings ( they were artificial and amazing)
Car – Abbey limos – absolute gents to deal with
Hair – Lynda LS bridal
Makeup – Charlene Flanagan
Church Music – Nicola McGuire
Photographer – Wedding moments
Video – Wedding moments
Band – The Elastic Band
DJ – DJ Tommy Elliott
Venue – Radisson Blu , rosses point Sligo
Cake – Lovely natural cakes
Stationary – Optimal print