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Tuesday 2 September 2014

No budget blues here as couple wed in lavish ceremony

Pearly horseshoes, pumpkin carriage and personalised bottles of champagne for couple who say ‘I do’

Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 17/10/2013 | 19:09

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15/10/13
Annie and Patrick McDonagh at their wedding in Leixslip  Church of Nativity
Photo Garrett White
15/10/13 Annie and Patrick McDonagh at their wedding in Leixslip Church of Nativity Photo Garrett White
15/10/13
Annie and Patrick McDonagh at their wedding in Leixslip  Church of Nativity
Photo Garrett White
15/10/13 Annie and Patrick McDonagh at their wedding in Leixslip Church of Nativity Photo Garrett White

THERE were no budget issues with this wedding.

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Bride Annie McDonagh turned plenty of heads when she stepped out of a pumpkin shaped horse drawn carriage in her glittering fairy tale wedding dress.

With items such as pearly horseshoes, and personalised bottles of champagne – which featured pictures of the couple – this celebration must have costs tens of thousands.

LAVISH

Annie, who married partner Patrick McDonagh in The Church of the Nativity in Leixlip, went for a lavish white gown with a fitted and sparkling diamante encrusted corset.

One guest told the Herald that the family “went all out” for the big day, holding a reception afterwards in the Pavilion in Monasterevin. 

“While the rest of the country was focused on the Budget on Tuesday, Annie and Patrick were walking down the aisle. It was definitely more colourful than the Budget.”

The bride’s corset featured chevron cut out detail on the waist, allowing Annie to show off her tanned stomach and belly button piercing.

Her hooped skirt was covered in reams of white satin and gathered chiffon.

Glimmering pearlised horse shoes were dotted around the bottom of the voluptuous skirt; a symbol of good luck and a reference to the couple's Traveller

roots.

This was a statement dress with stand out accessories; a shimmering lightning bolt shaped arm band wrapped around her forearm, a spiked collar framed her face and a twinkling love heart pendant rested around her neck.

On top of her golden and tumbling ringlets Annie wore a tiara fit for a princess; the sparkling headpiece featured generous round baubles and delicate pointed spikes reached into the sky. But Annie wasn't the only member of the bridal party in an eye catching ensemble.

Her bridesmaids and flower girls were fitted out in frothy peach and white dresses; the three tiered skirts had gold Venice lace embroidered on the hem.

The puffed sleeves and lace up bodices gave the dresses a distinct medieval feel.

The bridesmaid finished the look with fluttering and feathered fascinators, while the flower girls carried baskets of petals.

Bespoke bottles of champagne were embossed with a photo of the smiling couple and commemorated the day they said 'I Do'.

Evening Herald

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