Derek Ryan sings at Country Wedding

Derek Ryan sings at Country Wedding

Edel arranged her complete wedding around her favourite country star Derek Ryan. He was on tour and playing in the Glencarn Hotel on St Patrick's Day.   He had one day free before travelling on to the next Gig in London.  Edel saw an opportunity to have her dream entertainer on her wedding day.  With the staging set up for the concert on the 17th, he agreed to keep the staging up for another day.  So the venue and date was set around Derek's schedule and the Country themed wedding arrangements had begun.

The day began at the brides Mother and Father's house where the bride and her bridal party were busy getting ready for what was to be an exciting day ahead. Edel's father was a cattle farmer and the groom John was a poultry farmer, which influenced their choice of a farming and country themed wedding. Having said that Edel was also quite the fashionista having a Galia Lahav inspired wedding dress designed for her big day from Laura Kates Bridal Boutique in Cork. This was then complimented by a gorgeous headpiece from Roslyn Rafferty - Bespoke by Roslyn, Michael Kors jewellery, beautiful Ted Baker shoes and finished with a squirt of our favourite Jo Malone perfume.

Galia Lahav inspired wedding

Wedding Ted Baker Bridal Shoes

Galia Lahav inspired wedding dress

Edel's bridesmaids were also dressed to perfection wearing navy three quarter length dresses from Emma Murnion Fashion Designs along with red shoes and a red headpiece made by Aimee Farrell Designs. Bride and bridesmaids had their hairs done by the fabulous Gifted Hair and Beauty Meigh, which complimented their dresses perfectly along with makeup by Fiona Murphy. The girls also carried flower bouquets made by Kay's Flowers Armagh. Previous to the wedding Edel and her bridesmaids were prepped for the big day in Beautylicious Beauty Salon in Portadown owned by the Brides Sister Lisa Livingstone. The girls were pampered here with tan, nails, eyebrows, eyelashes, etc.

Wedding makeup by Fiona Murphy Makeup

Country Wedding Bride

Wedding hair by Gifted Hair and Beauty Meigh

Bridemaid dresses Emma Murion Fasion Designs

To follow with their country theme the groom John and groomsmen wore tweed suits from SD Kells in Portadown. John then travelled to St Michaels Chapel in Armagh on a tractor and greeted his guests with signs made from eggs in cartons. This was how John had propsed to Edel with the words "Will You Marry Me"  So they decided to bring the theme throughtout the day and had "Welcome to John and Edel's Wedding"

Poultry farmer proposes with eggs

Poultry Farmer gets a wife

Tweed themed country wedding

Arriving to church on a tractor

Eggs greet wedding guests

Whilst John was waiting at St Michael's with the groomsmen, Edel travelled in style in a luxurious Bentley with her father Gerard, supplied by J&F Group Lisburn. Their beautiful flower girl Mia then started the procession by walking the isle with a sign that read 'Uncle John here comes your Deere", before the girls made their entrance followed by Edel and her proud father. The ambience was emotional as they said their vows and the lullaby voice of Deborah Bradley from Songbird really enhanced the ceremony. 

Father daughter wedding car j&f group lisburn

Country wedding here comes the bride sign

Father daughter walk the isle galia lahav inspired dress

Wedding i dos kiss the bride st michaels armagh

Country themed wedding tractor

Wedding tractor country themed farming photography

St Micheals Chapel Armagh Wedding

Bride & Groom travel in style ferrari wedding ni

Wedding family photography st michaels armagh

Edel and John stopped off at Muckno Lake a few minutes away from the hotel for a few photographs before heading to the Glencarn Hotel were they were met by their wedding co-ordinator Mellisa Mone. Mellisa worked hard throughout all the planning to keep everything a secret and make it all run smoothly for the couple. Edel and John have both passed on their praise for all the staff at the Glencarn. Their country theme also followed through fantastically to their reception where they had wellies boots filled with flowers again by Kays Flowers Armagh, country and farming themed stationary and a beautiful cake made by Yummy Mummy Cakes.

Wedding Muckno Lake Castleblayney

Bridal wedding photography muckno lake

Lake Muckno Leisure Park Wedding

Mr and mrs wedding sign glencarn hotel

Wedding bridal bride photography mr & mrs sign

Country themed wedding flowers in wellie boots

Country farming themed wedding glencarn hotel

The most important moment of Edel and Johns day had finally arrived when they stunned their guests and had Derek Ryan arrive on stage to perform their first dance song and entertain their guests. Derek performed 'God's Plan' for the couple as they shared their first dance as a married couple. This was a very emotional moment for everyone as they knew how much the couple loved this singer and how much this moment would mean to them.

Derek Ryan Country Performer

Derek Ryan performs at NI couples wedding

Bride and Groom dance to Derek Ryan at country themed wedding



List of Suppliers and Wedding Details:

Venue: The Glencarn Hotel

Makeup Artist: Fiona Murphy Makeup

Hair Dresser: Gifted Hair and Beauty Meigh

Beautician: Beautylicious Beauty Salon

Wedding Dress: Laura Kates Bridal Boutique Cork

Bridesmaid Dresses: Emma Murnion Fashion Designs

Bridal Shoes: Ted Baker

Jewellery/Headpiece: Bespoke by Roslyn and Aimee Farrell Designs

Rings: Jack Murphys

Groomswear: SD Kells Portadown

Flowers: Kay's Flowers Armagh

Cake: Yummy Mummy Cakes

Room Dressing/Stylist: Kay's Flowers Armagh

Videographer: Film It Studios

Car Supplier: J&F Group

Church Entertainment: SongBird

Entertainment at Venue: Derek Ryan

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