An engagement ring mishap and a last minute A&E visit didn’t stop Caitlin + Taylor celebrating their day in style at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park.
Bride Caitlin tells us more about her gorgeous wedding and shares some of the pics from Jenniflower Photography…
I met Taylor on a night out and then randomly bumped into him again the very next week – from then on, I couldn’t get rid of him!
We both share the same values, and when my dad very suddenly passed away, having Taylor by my side really strengthened our relationship.
We got engaged on Christmas morning and it was lovely to be able to celebrate with our families the same day.
I’m actually now on engagement ring number two, though; Taylor had the first one made in NYC but it accidentally got lost down the drain. We got a replacement one from the Love Story collection and it’s gorgeous!
Finding the perfect venue was our first priority. The Parsonage was the first we visited but we instantly loved it. The contemporary interiors and stunning, historical architecture made it feel like we were getting two venues in one.
Even Taylor, who’s normally quite quiet, said it was the place for us straightaway!
I was adamant I wanted a dress with lace, but when I started trying them on in Eleganza Sposa none of them felt right.
The consultant there talked me into trying on this dress and that was it! My mum was so emotional and I definitely got that ‘wow, this is the one’ feeling.
I really wanted to find young and fun dresses to suit my beautiful bridesmaids – these rose gold sequin gowns were perfect!
Taylor broke his ankle right as he was about to board the plane for his stag do. I thought it was a joke at first! He ended up getting emergency surgery just six weeks before our wedding.
The doctors advised us to postpone but Taylor got through it and managed to enjoy a lot of the day without crutches.
We always use Party People for family events and they didn’t let us down for our wedding.
Despite only having an hour’s turnaround, they totally transformed the marquee between dinner and the evening reception with the décor, lighting and backdrop. It was magical and exactly what I wanted.
We wanted our cake to make a bold, grand statement that would really wow our guests! No one had ever seen anything like it.
We couldn’t bring our dog, Willis, with us so we had this cute statue made of him, just so he could have a part in our day!
Taylor’s mum made a lovely memorial table for the reception to honour all the guests who wouldn’t be there. It featured a white tree with photos of Taylor’s family, whilst underneath were photos from my side.
It was a lovely and perfect way to include my dad in our big day.
I honestly loved planning our wedding! I wanted everything to feel really personal so I took a very hands-on approach.
I actually found planning it so addictive and really missed it in the weeks after our wedding.
A lot of grooms are really laidback, but Taylor was very much involved with planning our dream day. He came to basically every appointment!
Being married is amazing! That’s us now and we can just get on with making memories and celebrating our life together. We also just found that we’re going to be having a baby, so we’re absolutely ecstatic!
Stationery: Laura Reece | Cake: Caketastic by Linda