Real Irish Weddings- Emma Mitchell and Tim Cush

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6th August 2016, Ceremony at St. Mac Nissius, Tannaghmore followed by reception at Ballygally Castle

Photography by Juanita Cummings

This couple went for a classic and elegant vintage theme

The couple

Emma and Tim worked at the same company for three years but it was only on his last day that Tim plucked up the courage to ask Emma out for dinner.

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The proposal

Tim popped the question on a surprise trip to Versailles! The couple stayed in Trianon Palace and after a delicious lunch they took a rowing boat out on the grand canal where Tim got down on one knee. They finished off the magical day with a photo shoot in the palace gardens.

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For the big day Emma and Tim chose the beautiful Ballygally Castle for its stunning location on the coast. They loved how they could have their wedding photographs on the beach.

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“I love all things vintage so I had many quirky ideas for the wedding,” Emma says. “We kept things simple as we love neutral colours. Lots of rustic wood pieces like the apple crates, personalised wooden  table log, the milk churns, the naked cake with a touch of country style with the lavender, roses and gyp flowers.”

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Photography was by Juanita Cummings. “She is absolutely amazing from the moment we met her we knew she was the one,” Emma says. “She loves her job and that comes across in her work, she blended in so well and just felt like part of the family on the day.”

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Wedding dress

Emma wore a stunning gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace detail from LA Bridal. She accessorised the look with a full length two-tiered veil and Pink by Paradox peep toe shoes.

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Tim wore a Herbie Frogg suit from Bogart menswear. It was a slim fit style in navy blue.

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The bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses from Forever Bridal in Belfast

Wedding flowers

Emma carried a beautiful bouquet of ivory roses and the bridesmaids had huge bunches of gypsophilia. The couple also included lavender in their ceremony decoration. All flowers were from Antrim florist Bernie McCollum.

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Handmade fresh lavender stationery was by Ciara Patrick designs. Emma says, “They smelt and looked amazing.”

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Wedding cake

The couple opted for a rustic naked wedding cake to fit their theme by Angel Cake bakery in Coleraine.


Top Tip

Have someone keeping an eye on time. “We ran late all day,” says Emma. “Time really is the last thing on your mind.”

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