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Best wedding advice ever! Keep It Simple and Personal to make your wedding especially for you

Lisa and Iain marry at St. Michael’s Church, Rathbarry, and Drishane House, County Cork

These two gorgeous humans were married in West Cork on the 13th September 2019 with a
ceremony at one of my favourite little churches St Michaels Church, Rathbarry, County Cork
with 150 guests. The ceremony was followed by an elegant and beautiful reception at the
stunningly located  Drishane House .

For Lisa and Iain, their wedding day was always about the marriage. “We just wanted to
enjoy the day and make sure our friends and family felt relaxed. We are both lovers of the sea
and it was important that we could see and smell the sea from the venue. When we
saw  Drishane  with the beautiful views and gardens we knew it was here we wanted to have
our ceremony.”
And they made sure to do the whole day their way. “Having family and friends so involved
is what made the day so special. Our mums doing all the flowers (some of which we are
now growing in our garden), Ali doing all the invites and table planning and décor and
Lucy making our cake. I especially loved that Tim was playing as I walked down the
aisle. It just made the day so personal and special.” Keeping it personal and simple is
about the best advice ever, in my opinion. Reinventing Keep It Simple Stupid, instead, think
K.I.P.S. if you’re struggling with your wedding plans.
Finally, here’s some great advice from Lisa. “Enjoy every minute of it – as it goes so quickly!
Also, make sure to take 30 mins on your own after the ceremony, it’s nice to catch up away
from all the craziness.” I’d also add, why not make that an hour and factor in some fun with
your photographer snapping shots that will put other’s wedding day photographs in the
shade?
Scroll down to see the photos of the incredible wedding day Lisa & Iain arranged in glorious
west cork.

West Cork wedding at Drishane House

Venue: Drishane House, Castletownsend, West Cork

Church ceremony: St Michaels Church, Rathbarry, County Cork

Wedding dress: Wtoo by Watters in Memories Bridal Boutique in Cork City

Wedding shoes: Dune

Flowers: Grown, cut and arranged by Lisa & Iain’s Mum’s (WOW)

Groom suits: Louis Copeland

Bridesmaids jewellery: Momuse

Cake: Handmade lovingly by Lisa’s friend Lucy Dwyer.

Stationary: Ali Alves did all the stationary by hand.

Make-up: Laura O’Leary

Hair: Dominika Laureckis, Hair Passion

Wedding rings: Breretons Jewellers, Dublin

Ceremony music: Brother in law Tim Mays & https://violinicork.ie/

Caterers: Eunice Power

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