Transatlantic Wedding in Ireland with an Intimate Feel

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We are delighted to be featuring Britni and Andrew’s Irish wedding today, especially as they chose our green isle to tie the knot, travelling all the way from Washington! Their day was simple and perfect with a small number of guests making the journey to share in their special day.

Thanks to Alan from Golden Moments Photography for sharing their day with us.  

After meeting at work over three years ago Andrew planned a beautiful beach proposal in Seattle, Washington. “It was a day of adventure and surprises with the night ending with Andy planning a surprise Irish themed engagement party with our entire family there to celebrate us and our new engagement,” said Britni. 

“Our only theme was to go to Ireland to get married. We both come from very large families and if we stayed in the states to get married, our invite list would have been over 350 people and that is not us. We wanted small, intimate and to spend our most precious day with our closest loved ones. Before flying to Ireland for our wedding ceremony, we did however have a small back yard summer BBQ to celebrate with our closest friends and family who were not going to come to Ireland with us as only our immediate family was coming to Ireland. With only 20 of us in Ireland, our wedding turned out just the way we had envisioned it,” explained Britni. 

With the help of well timed phone calls and emails, Britni and Andrew planned their entire wedding and journey to Ireland successfully even with the 8 hour time difference! 

Following their first look, Andrew and Britni were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend. 

“The day was really great. We had a lot of fun with the pictures, our first look and our family really made the day go smooth and stress free. The ceremony at the church was speedy but very moving. We felt the joy that each of us had for our marriage but we also felt our family’s joy with the day as well! I walked down the aisle to a version of Canon in D that we liked and then walked out of the church to a Led Zeppelin instrumental song,” she added. 

With their 20 guests the wedding party travelled to Wrights Angler’s Rest for the reception. 

“We had a wonderful time at the reception. The food was amazing and cake was delicious! We loved the venue because of its wonderful character and aesthetic charm. We felt that we hit a home run in choosing the Angler’s Rest for our reception as well as our photographer. Alan was so great in staying late and getting amazing shots of our crazy family celebrating!! He took the two of us out the next day to get some amazing Ireland location shots! We felt he truly went above and beyond in helping us create a wonderful wedding!” said Andrew. 

Planning Advice

“Our advice to other couples is start your wedding research and planning early. Make sure both the bride and groom are able to have aspects of the wedding that are important to them. Set a budget and stick to it! Also, less is more, bigger is not always better.”

 

 

Wedding Suppliers

Photographer: Golden Moments Photography, Waterford.  

Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend.

Reception: Wrights Angler’s Rest, Dublin. 

Wedding dress: Lainee Meg Bridal, Snohomish. 

Hair: Zinc Hair & Beauty, Dublin. 

Makeup: Alyson Smyth Make-up Artist.

Cake: The Wedding Cake Boutique, Dublin.  

 

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