Equestrian Theme Wedding

Equestrian Theme Wedding

Eimear's life revolves around beautiful horses so when she started planning her weddings she knew it had to be an equestrian theme.  She has been obsessed with horses all her life, so her mode of transport on the day had to be 4 strong beautiful horses with ornate carriage.  I always think that horses and carriages are perfect for weddings as they create that princess feel to the day.  The preparations began at Eimear's parents home.

Wedding dress by justin alexander

Bride and bridesmaids

Eimear and Jerry have a beautiful baby boy call Con.  All my nieces and nephews are redheads - so I could have hugged him all day as he was such a smiler. You will see this in the photographs later as the day went on.  

Bride and her son on wedding day

Baby pageboy

Make up artist for the girls was Fiona Murphy.  You can see her amazing work in the head shot of Eimear below.  Her make up is always perfect for weddings. Its very elegant and beautiful.

Wedding makeup by fiona murphy

Eimear's sister dressed her in her Hollywood Glamour style dress designed by Justin Alexander from Elody Bridal in Newry.    To compliment the dress, she teamed it up with shoes from Dune. Just check out the bling and ankle bow straps.   The other bling on the day was Michael Kors Jewellery which she got from Bennetts. 

Bridesmaid helps bride get ready in justin alexander wedding dress

Dune wedding shoes and justin alexander dress

Holywood Glamour bride

Holywood style bride at Chandelier

Eimear walked down the amazing staircase at her parents home.  I just had to include this shot.  Check out her little nephew getting a sneak preview of the stunning bride.  It is moments like this that are so precious on a wedding day. 

Bride staircase

Elody bride justin alexander wedding dress

The men's preparations were also underway at Eimear and Jerry's home.  Jerry is from Cork, so his family came to stay with him at his new beautiful home.  The men were dressed in suits from Bogarts Menswear in Newry. The men then traveled to St Mary's Parish Burren in a limo supplied by Exotic Limos. Groom getting dressed suits from bogart newry

Flowergirl helping groom get ready


Groomsmen in suits by bogart newry

Groom bogart suits father of groom and son of groom

When the boys arrived at the Church there was beautiful flowers supplied by Central Florists and mass booklets by Rings and Roses.

Katies delights mass booklets

Wedding ceremony decor

To continue with the equestrian theme, Eimear and her father Ciaran traveled to St Mary's in a horse and carriage supplied by John O'Grady, this was always a dream of Eimear's whilst growing up and was the start of their equestrian themed wedding.  

Bride and father of the bride leaving house

Wedding horse and carriage john ogrady

Equestrian theme wedding horse and carriage st marys parish burren

During the ceremony the guests were entertained by Amy McAllister and Deidre Galway. Eimear and her bridesmaids all had their hairs done by Mary Maguire, as you can see from the picture below the bridesmaids matched with Eimear's Hollywood glamour style with their beautiful upstyles.

Hair by mary maguire wedding

Father walks daughter down the aisle at st marys parish in burren

Bride and groom say their vows at st marys parish burren newry

Wedding Vows at St Marys Chapel

After the vows were said the bridal party made their way to Ballmascanlon House Hotel where the equestrian theme followed. Eimear and Jerry traveled to the hotel in the horse and carriage and when we arrived the room decor also followed the equestrian theme. The bride and groom had a horse themed cake and table plan made from the traditional lucky charm at a wedding - real horse shoes. Their cake was supplied by Corn Dolly and table plan and room decor by Katie's Delights.

Equestrian theme wedding horse and carriage ballymascanlon hotel

Equestrian theme wedding horse and carriage ballymascanlon hotel bride and groom and their son

Beautiful Wedding Couple

Pageboy running

The back of the bridesmaids dresses were very different with their little lace trail.  These very unique style dresses were found at the dress heaven known as Rosie's Closet. All the girls floral bouquets were from Central Florists, Newry. 

Ballymascanlon hotel weddin bride bridesmaids and flower girl

Bride and flowergirl wedding day photo

Bride in dress from elody bride and bridesmaid in rosies closet dresses

Ballymascanlon hotel weddin bride and groom cathedral veil

Bride and her mother

Bridal party at Ballymascanlon

Rose Garden Area at Ballymascanlon Hotel

Wedding rings entertwined

Wedding cake by corn dolly newry

Equestrian themed wedding table plan horse shoe katies delights

Wedding decor by katies delights

Equestrian theme wedding bride and horse

Once the meals were over comedian Dave Young entertained guests for an hour before Sugartown Road entered the stage and finishing the night with DJ Sound Functions. We are sure that the bride, groom and their guests partied the night away. The day was also covered by videographer Purple Box Productions.  Eimear's one big request on the day to Purplebox Productions was to get the sound of the horses hooves clicking up the grand tree lined entrance to the Ballymascanlon. So here it is - the most wanted video clip of the day.  I love it that baby Con is on the horseman's knee as they approached the hotel. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Eimear and Jerry all the best for their future and thank them for letting us be apart of your big day!

List of Suppliers and Wedding Details:

Venue: Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Makeup Artist: Fiona Murphy Makeup Artist

Hair Dresser: Mary Maguire

Wedding Dress: Elody Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: Rosie's Closet

Bridal Shoes: Dune

Jewellery/Headpiece: Bennetts Jewellers


Groomswear: Bogart Menswear

Flowers: Central Florist Newry

Cake: Corn Dolly

Room Dressing/Stylist: Katie's Delights

Videographer: Purple Box Productions

Car Supplier: Exotic Limos

Church Entertainment: Amy McAllister & Deidre Galway

Entertainment at Venue: Dave Young Comedian, Sugartown Road, & Sound Functions DJ

Other: Horse and Carriage by John O'Grady

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