Longterm lovers Majella and Timothy had a perfectly intimate and classic ceremony with a creative twist to include friends and family from afar.
Majella and Timothy Fisher from Longford, both knew they had always wanted a personal and intimate wedding, so covid certainly wasn’t going to prevent them from having their small and stylish do!
With a wedding of six guests, Majella and Timothy had a classic and traditional wedding at their hometown in St Mary’s Church in Edgeworthtown on the 22nd March, before heading to their elegant reception at Bloomfield House Hotel.
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One of their wedding photographs even won an award for their photographer, Paul Callaghan Photography, when he captured the two love birds beaming with joy on Lough Ennell at their reception.
This perfect pair met six years ago on the dance floor in Dublin and the rest is history.
“We bumped into each other years back in a bar called Coppers and Timothy asked me on our first date,” Majella says.
“We kept it very casual and comfortable and just went for a drink and a burger – little did we know we would be getting married six years later!”
Although their first date was cute and casual, there was nothing too casual about their proposal in Amsterdam!
“We went on a lovely trip to Amsterdam just before coronavirus really kicked off and Timothy brought me to this really nice park – I just thought we were going for a nice walk, so it was a huge surprise when he proposed and I didn’t expect it all, but of course I said yes straight away!” Majella explains.
One year later, they walked down the aisle as husband and wife with a classic and traditional ceremony, although this wasn’t the day Majella and Timothy first had in mind.
“When we first got engaged, we were actually thinking of going abroad to Rome to get married because that’s what my parents did,” Majella says.
“But with everything going on, we decided to go for a small and cosy wedding and my sister ended up having a big wedding before that, so Mum and Dad didn’t mind at all!” She laughs.
They decided to hold their intimate and relaxed ceremony at St Mary’s Church, a place very close to Majella’s heart.
“It’s my hometown church and is a very personal spot to me – I’ve grown up there and had my baptism and communion there, so I really wanted to have my wedding there too and it’s a beautiful church,” she says.
Afterwards, Majella and Timothy had an elegant reception at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar where they had their wedding photographs taken.
“We loved the whole look and scenery – they had lovely gardens and they really went above and beyond for us,” Majella says.
“There was an amazing room set up for our intimate reception and it was beautiful – they styled the place with candles, flowers and it was all neutral colours which we loved.”
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Paul Callaghan Photography captured Majella and Timothy’s intimate and relaxed day perfectly and won an award from ‘Wedisson’ for their romantic picture on Lough Ennell behind Bloomfield Hotel.
“He was a pure gent and so professional and since the wedding was so small, he actually felt like a part of the celebration as well and he was great at making us feel comfortable and relaxed,” Majella says.
Majella looked stunning in a Enzoani lace silhouette wedding dress from The White Room in Mullingar which was love at first fitting!
“I got very lucky with my dress because I went dress shipping a while back last August while the shops were open and it was the first shop I went to – I just fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on and knew I had to get it straight away!” Majella shares.
Majella had one bridesmaid, her sister Mary, who wore a sparkly and flowy mint green dress from Pamela Scott online.
Timothy also looked dapper in a dark blue suit from Galvins in Mullingar and his dad, who was the best man, looked sharp in a Mark and Spencer’s number.
Although they had to downsize on the guestlist due to covid, Majella and Timothy thought came up with a creative solution to make sure their loved ones were still involved in the celebration.
“We were actually quite lucky in a way because we had always wanted a small wedding, but Timmy’s brother, James, and his partner couldn’t make it as they were in Australia,” Majella shares.
“He was meant to be the best man, so it was hard not having them there, but we did set up a Zoom call with them at the reception!
“James was all dressed up and we sent a photo of our reception room which he made his background cover and Timmy had sent him a food hamper beforehand so he could have his meal with us.”
For other brides-to-be planning a wedding in these strange times, Majella has some positive words of advice.
“I would actually really recommend a smaller more intimate wedding to other brides because it can end up being a lot less stressful and relaxing,” she says.
“It was such a chilled and personal day and I felt really calm having just family there and we wouldn’t have changed it for the world, except that James couldn’t be there.”
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