Relaxed city HALL & Pub Wedding
RECEPTION IN DUBLIN
Bek and Tim got married on chilly but beautiful Spring day in Dublin. Yes folks, I got to go to the land of Guinness, and a place special in my heart since it’s where most of my family hail from - Ireland! I love pub weddings, and a proper Irish pub like the Storehouse was an amazing setting. In the heart of Temple Bar with beautiful brickwork, and colourful graffiti back drops a-plenty on it’s neighbouring streets. I danced my socks off and laughed a lot too, it was so much fun.
“Kate was I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! She captured the intimate moments and the absolutely hilarious moments”
Bek and Tim described their wedding as full of love, dancing and lots of Guinness - sounds about right to me. I’ll let them fill you in on the rest, scroll on down to read more of what they had to say about their day.
How did you meet?
We were introduced by Tim' sister, Hannah. He wanted to know if she had any single friends and I was the first person she thought of. A date to Wetherspoons, McDonalds and John Bright Street was all it took.
How did your day go down?
We planned a late afternoon wedding so we both had time to enjoy the morning (and because we hate waking up early). Our ceremony was short and sweet, just how we wanted it, and was followed by a beautiful meal and incredibly fun pub reception. The best bit for us was taking a quick trip to The Guinness Storehouse during our couple shots. We returned and then had a lovely stroll through Temple Bar. It was wonderful to spend some time alone and, although Tim usually hates being the centre of attention, we both loved being stopped by tourists for photos and a chat. The reception was brilliant too - all of our favourite songs being drunkenly danced to by our favourite people was exactly how we pictured our day!
What made you choose City Hall and The Old Storehouse Pub as your wedding venue’s?
We've been visiting Dublin regularly since we've known each other and have always said it would be the perfect place for us to get married. City Hall is a gorgeous building and after both of our mom's visiting it, it was confirmed that it was the place to hold the ceremony. We had at least 10 reception venues to check out but after walking into The Old Storehouse - the first one was saw - it was decided. It had the quintessential Irish aesthetic we were looking for and the staff there were so accommodating - it was perfect on the day!
What made you choose your decor and styling?
We knew that the room in the pub was quite dark so it was important for us to have as many twinkly lights and candles as possible. Lots of glass vases and some cute touches, like our personalised beer mats made the room come alive. We used artificial flowers that Bek put together after lots of flower shopping and YouTube tutorials. We were sceptical about how good they would look and were prepared to see florist if we needed to. They looked pretty amazing so they stayed and we have had so many compliments for them!
What did you love about your outfits?
I bought the first dress I tried on - an Alfred Angelo gown with a layered skirt and spaghetti straps. I'd been eyeing it up on Pinterest before we even got engaged so when I found it and felt like an absolute star in it, I had to have it! My favourite part of my outfit, though, were my Charlotte Mills shoes. I loved their quirkiness and they were super comfy! Tim and the groomsmen wore Ted Baker suits in a beautiful navy blue, and paisley ties - because Tim has to have paisley! The bridesmaids wore dresses from Boohoo.com - they were bloody gorgeous!
Did you have any particular music planned?
Well.... Bek was supposed to walk down the aisle to Everlong by Foo Fighters but the venue sort of messed it up. We were also supposed to sign the register to The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys and First Aid Kit, and then leave to She Is Love by Oasis. That also didn't happen. At the time though, we didn't care - we were too happy! The reception music made up for it. We had a live two piece Irish band, followed by the best music playlist of our favourite songs - the perfect mix of indie, pop and a bit of country!
What was it like to work with Kate Jackson Photography?
Kate was I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! In no particular order, some words to describe Kate as a photographer: professional, accommodating, fun, talented, creative, non-invasive, ninja-like, energetic. We could go on but the main thing to know is that the photographs she produced for us were absolutely everything we wanted. She captured the intimate moments and the absolutely hilarious moments. Kate is like working with a really good friend - but a really good friend who is super talented with a camera.
What advice would you give to couple’s planning their wedding day?
Choose 2 things that are really important to you and put all of your time and money into that - for us it was food and photography. Everything else doesn't really matter.
PUB WEDDINGS SUPPLIER SHOUT OUT
Venue City Hall Dublin and the Old Storehouse Pub
Wedding Dress The Wedding Quarter
Accessories Shoes - Charlotte Mills
Make Up Artist The Make Up Rooms
Grooms Suit Ted Baker
Flowers DIY by the Bride!
Cake Tony Bardini - Donegal, Ireland
Planning your relaxed pub wedding? I’d love to chat to you about it.