Maura and Paddy’s Irish wedding was full of gorgeous florals and stunning bridal style! Maura’s Rime Arodaky flowing tulle gown had contemporary lace cut-outs that balanced her timelessly romantic flower crown. From the pew markers to the huge flower wall at Deanes at Queens, we love how every inch of this Ireland wedding was decked out in showstopping botanicals. Chris Copeland Photography captured the couple’s special day beautifully, including amazing shots of the sophisticated reception hall décor!
Maura and Paddy
St. Therese Church, Deanes at Queens, Belfast, Ireland
We wanted a relaxed day with all our friends and family, making sure we had time to spend with everyone. We didn’t want to be away from all the fun for the photos which Chris our photographer managed perfectly. We ended up with a fabulous party, great music, a packed dancefloor and enough happy memories to last a lifetime.
I really enjoyed the whole process of finding the dress, it was such a fab excuse to have lovely days out with my mum & bridesmaids. I loved the elegance of my Rime Arodaky dress and the silhouette created by the flowing tulle fabric. The lace appliqued detail really made the dress.
I knew I wanted a flower crown – probably inspired by the fact that I loved wearing one so much on my first holy communion day! Every girl should get to wear a flower crown, I never wanted to take it off – it was just so beautiful.
From Paddy: There are so many favorite moments. From being at the church to greet everyone, to Maura walking up the aisle, to the evening when all formalities were done and the last order of the day was to party! The dance floor was packed from the minute our first dance ended.
I always envisioned my wedding day being full of beautiful flowers and thankfully Janet from the flower room made this come true. Walking into the church and seeing our church filled with the most incredible flowers was really a wow moment!
Processional – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Performed by Arco String Quartet
Recessional – Caledonia by Dougie MacLean, Performed by Arco String Quartet
First dance – Latch (Acoustic) by Sam Smith
From Maura: I absolutely loved the whole day. I’ll always remember that feeling I had when walking up the aisle with my dad, I was just so excited to be seeing all our friends & family and of course Paddy. It is really so lovely to see everyone that you love so happy for us both.
Deanes at Queens was the only place we looked at and we absolutely loved it- the food, the light, the space – it was perfect! We were able to have the most relaxed day as the staff looked after every little detail. The food was incredible, the service impeccable and the mojitos seemed never ending!
All it took was a coffee with Chris for him to understand the sort of couple we are and what sort of vibe we had planned for the wedding day. He was able to fade into the background snapping away the magic of the day but always at hand if we wanted a particular shot. We loved that he was able to capture the emotion of the day. His photos allow us to relive the memories and feelings of the day, so we will always be able to remember how we felt on the day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Chris Copeland Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. Therese Church in Belfast
Reception Venue & Catering – Deanes at Queens
Floral Design – The Flower Room
Cake – Chocolate Orange Soup
Officiant – Fr. Seamus O’Reilly
Live Music – Arco String Quartet
Makeup Artist – Kathy Brennan Makeup Artist
Hair Styling – Sarah McCammon
Wedding Dress – Rime Arodaky
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Statement Menswear
Rentals – Electric Alphabet, Innocent Chaos
Congratulations to Maura and Paddy, and a big thanks to Chris Copeland Photography for sharing this wedding with Junebug! Want more Ireland wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this sophisticated wedding in Doonbeg, Ireland!