After a friendship turned into a romance, Dara popped the question on New Year’s Day while the two were on a romantic vacation to Amsterdam. Dara and Sandra dreamed of a vintage styled wedding that still felt relaxed. The Lodge at Ashford in Ireland offered an elegant venue lit by natural light. Mismatched tea cups and gorgeous chandeliers added to the romantic ambiance of the reception. Talented photographer Tomasz Kornas perfectly captured the happy couple as they tied the knot.
Dara and Sandra
The Lodge at Ashford, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland
From the bride: The theme was casual vintage! Dara was casual, I was vintage. From the start we wanted it to be relaxed. Dara set the tone early on and was adamant he would not wear a tie. The groomsmen all wore different shirts and different buttonholes. We had a lot of DIY aspects and some very helpful friends! We did the invitations, menus, table numbers, wedding favours, picture display, jars for the tables, road signs, mass booklets and the flowers for the church pews ourselves. We hired a MG and Dara was able to drive us away after the ceremony which kept everything laid back. The engagement ring started the vintage theme. I always knew I wanted a vintage style dress. I went to a vintage shop in Dublin and found a style I loved but certain aspects didn’t suit. Then I found a fantastic designer and dress maker. I showed her a picture of the vintage dress and she created an amazing dress.
Photography – Tomasz Kornas
Ceremony Venue – St. Patrick’s Church
Reception Venue – The Lodge at Ashford
Floral Design – Madden’s Florists
Catering – The Lodge at Ashford
DJ – Jason Shaughnessy
Live Music – Four Men and A Bass
Makeup Artist – Caroline O’Neill Make-up Artistry
Hair Styling – Bliss Hair Styling
Wedding Dress – Dinagh Modes
Bridal Accessories – Twice as Nice (vintage earrings and hair brooch), McCarthy’s Jewellers (bracelet)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Dessy
Groom’s Apparel – Eddie Murphy Menswear
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Eddie Murphy Menswear
Rings – Tempo Antiques (engagement ring and groom’s ring), Lorimat Jewellers (bride’s ring)
Transportation – Courtyard Classic Cars
A special thanks to Tomasz Kornas for giving us a glimpse of Dara and Sandra’s elegant wedding at The Lodge at Ashford! Want to see more vintage wedding inspiration? Head over to this vintage English inspired wedding in Brittany, France!