Tuesday 25 October 2016

Weddings: Love stories... Romance blossoms for David & Siobhán

Published 21/06/2015 | 02:30

Siobhán and David Morrissey on their wedding day.
Siobhán and David Morrissey on their wedding day.
Borris Castle, Co Carlow
Siobhán arrives for her wedding.
A notice at Siobhán and David's wedding.
The groom and groomsmen.
The bridesmaids and flower girls for Siobhán and David's wedding
Siobhán and David Morrissey after the wedding ceremony
The wedding cake for Siobhán and David
The attention to detail at Siobhán and David's wedding
Siobhán and David's wedding ceremony

A Kilkenny nightclub is the scene of many a first meeting, but not all end in a lifelong commitment. For Siobhán and David Morrissey, however, that first encounter on a crowded dancefloor was the beginning of a great romance.

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When it came time to propose, David planned a secret Valentine's Day picnic, during which he gave Siobhán a book containing photos from different stages of their relationship. On the last page, David had placed a picture of the Step House Hotel and Borris House in Co. Carlow, with the caption, "These might play a part in our future someday!"

For their wedding ceremony at 500-year-old Borris House, Siobhán and David decided to do things differently, decorating the rustic ballroom with woodland-inspired florals and including a traditional Celtic handfasting as they "tied the knot".

Sadly, Siobhan's dad had passed away suddenly just six months before the wedding, so, as a nod to his love of nature, groom David created the floral ceremonial arch to symbolise his presence. David also gifted Siobhán a vintage locket with two charming photos of her dad inside. Vintage was a key theme throughout the day with beautiful bride Siobhan choosing a soft blush and ivory 1950's-inspired tea-length wedding dress, which she originally spotted on Instagram.

After drinks on the lawn, the party wandered down the estate drive to the charming Step House Hotel just outside the gates. It was decorated with lots of DIY vintage-inspired touches, including family photos, shabby chic bunting and accessories.

* To see the full wedding album by DKPhoto, visit onefabday.com. If you would like your wedding featured here, email weddings@independent.ie

To see Siobhán and David's full wedding album by Daniel at DKPhoto, as well as lots more stylish Big Days from real Irish couples,

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