Luxuriously Lemon: Ben & Laurens’ Summer Celebrations


Lauren & Ben made the most of the sunshine and brought Italy to Ireland with their lemon-themed wedding!

You have to check out this Positano inspired wedding which took place at the gorgeous Georgian styled Tullyveery House! We are obsessed with the lemons and Italian olive leaves in this real-life wedding.

Keep reading to find out more on their wedding day celebrations.

Tell us about the proposal!

It all happened so fast and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We met August 2020 on a blind date! A year later in September 2021 we went ring shopping! Ben proposed to me December 2021 at the Dark Hedges. It was magic! 

When did you start planning your wedding?

Wedding planning started over the Christmas period as we were able to go wedding viewing together as we were both off! We planned to get married August 2022, 2 years after we met. I absolutely loved planning our wedding. I’m a student nurse, therefore, I found it such a good way to escape from the busy wards and relax doing something fun and exciting! 

We did everything ourselves. I think as a women, your wedding day is something you start planning and dreaming about from the moment you start talking! Ben maybe not so much but he trusted my vision and it all paid off. I had so many Pinterest boards which helped me piece the vision together. 

In terms of decorations, we did most of it ourselves. Like I said before, it was an escapism for us!

Tell us more about your suppliers!

Tullyveery was the first venue we viewed and even though it was at the start of January, Tullyveery speaks for itself even when there is snow! Tullyveery has so many secret gardens, outstanding views of the mourne mountains and beautiful rolling hills of County Down. The grounds just sold it to us! We went to 3 other venues but nothing compared to Tullyveery! 

We wanted to try and do our wedding as reasonably priced as possible – don’t we all! We decided on The Hatch, Newcastle which is basically the most amazing street food you could ever taste! I couldn’t recommend them enough,  everyone complimented our food for weeks after! We even had Churros for dessert!

Who captured your day?

I don’t know what we would do without social media! It helped us so much when picking a photographer and videographer.

We decided on Matty Wenlock as our photographer and Matthew from Blank Canvas Cinematics as our videographer. 

What did you and the wedding party wear? 

My dress was from the Justin Alexander Signature collection and I purchased this from Pronuptia Belfast! The suits were from Gowdys in Belfast.

What was your favourite part of the day?

I knew this question was coming! Of course it was all magical but I think one special memory was when we went down to the swing in the garden to sign the registry.

It allowed us some privacy but our guests had a beautiful view of what was going on! I also remember during the ceremony hearing the birds sing in the trees. It relaxed my nerves and reminded me how peaceful and tranquil this venue was, surrounded by our closest. 

Any advice you can give?

I suppose you want to ensure all of your guests are happy and content with decisions you make. Even though so many people tell you “it’s your wedding day, don’t worry about what other people think” it’s hard not to feel responsible for creating a perfect day for your guests too in which they feel part of.

Other than that,

  1. Do
  2. What
  3. Makes
  4. You both 
  5. Happy 

The Dream Team

Venue @tullyveeryhouse
Photography @mattywenlockweddings
Videography @blankcanvascinematic
Cake @laurentaylorbakes
Catering @thehatch2016
Dress @justinalexander from @pronuptiabridalbelfast
Suits @gowdys_belfast
Music DJ Andy Murray
Groom @benorr

Bride @lauren.0rr

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