VENUE Harvey’s Point, Donegal Town
PHOTOGRAPHS Simple Tapestry
WORDS Katie Phelan
THEY ARE Sara-Kate Wilson, Pharmacist and Thoma Reeve, Senior Strategist.
THEY MET On a New Year’s eve night out in Manchester during Sara-Kate’s final year at university.
WE LOVE Sara-Kate’s tousled down-do; soft bohemian waves to complement the bride’s gorgeous 1960s broderie anglaise gown. Less really is more.
THE WEDDING Organising a wedding while travelling the world may seem like a hare-brained idea, but these eager lovebirds did just that. From finding a venue to booking accommodation and photographers, Sara-Kate knew that time was of the essence if she and Thomas wanted to secure their preferred suppliers. Dress shopping began in earnest as soon as the bride and groom returned from their travels. After trying on scores of uncomfortable designs, Sara-Kate found “the one”: a full-length, vintage, white broderie anglaise gown with an empire waistline and gently flared hem. Sara-Kate and Thomas allowed for plenty of quirk and whimsy on the day with Arco, a Belfast-based string quartet, reworking Bon Iver’s “Perth” as Sara-Kate walked down the aisle of St Mary’s Church in Dregish.
THEIR GUESTS SAID The relaxed nature of the day impressed the couple’s guests. Sara-Kate and Thomas made sure to prioritise the comfort of their friends and family by taking care of accommodation bookings and transportation.
THEY WISH THEY HAD Although the couple thoroughly enjoyed their sightseeing honeymoon to Venice, Rome and northern Croatia, a chilled-out beach escape might have been a better bet after the stresses of organising their do.
Bride’s dress Archive 12 Headpiece and veil Blue Meadow Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses BHLDN Flowers The Rosehip and Berry Floral Studio Make-Up Paula Fraser Hair Pauline McShane Groom’s suit Reiss Groom’s shoes Loake Music Arco and Beatclub