Hold on to your hats readers ’cause today’s post is a flurry of daring pink DIY, on a blustery day in Dingle… well what else would you expect when a milliner takes to walking down the aisle? There was a hurricane that day. “No joke.” Karen recalls, “My veil blew off n took off up the road as we went to go into church!”
I am a long-time twitter follower of the bride, Karen Flannery and I was so excited when the lovely Kate from Sean Curtin Photography sent me her wedding pics – so adorably quirky and all inspired by Karen’s pink streak. Her hair I mean.
“When myself and Cian met I had pink hair and was nicknamed Pinky so we had to go back to the roots for old times’ sake. We did want to keep it muted as I would have always wore magenta and felt that it was a bit too much and would blind people.” says Karen.
As Karen is from Dingle, and Cian is from Cork, they decided to keep it local and wed in St.Mary’s Church, Dingle. The creative bride even made her own dress. “It was a dusky pink and cream, duchess satin dress in sort of mermaid style with lots of hand stitched sparkle.” It instantly reminded me of Gwen Stefani’s iconic Dior gown. Cian’s reaction when he saw his bride wearing her dress was, “Subtle, Ka”. Sounds like the dusty pink did the trick!
And the dress wasn’t the only DIY project on the day, “The majority of the wedding was a DIY project, from flowers to table decoration to cravats, bridesmaid dresses and even my shoes!”
“My uncle married us and played a blinder he had everyone relaxed and smiling from the start making me flash my pink sparkly shoes to the entire church.”
The couple traveled around for the day in a vintage VW combi adorned with pink ribbons… suitably fantastic!
Love the room decor!
“The sweetie bar was also from when we first met ,we used to work late hours in a bar and kept each other supplied with sweets and flirted over tubes of love hearts. The whole day was amazing but seeing an Irish wedding with the bar empty because all the adults were at the sweetie bar was the best giggle, grown men running around wearing sweet jewellery and suit jackets filled with lollypops.”
You might recognise this fantastic ‘living room’ photo booth set from our Ultimate DIY Photo Booth post… It resides at Ballintagart House, in Dingle where photographer Sean and his wife Kate also tied the knot – the folks at Ballintagart House liked the set so much that they asked to keep it after their wedding, and so Karen and Cian’s guests could have the craic with it too. The house was lit up in pink for the night, and Karen couldn’t praise the place highly enough: “Faultless, personal and they let us – and helped us – create our dream day/weekend nothing was too much to ask for.” She also highly recommends Sean Curtin Photography; “Brilliant husband and wife team who captured our true personalities.” I totally agree.
And the highlight for the couple? “People smiling, simple but to us everyone enjoying our day made all the planning worth while,we love nothing more than having fun, life is short and you don’t have to take everything so serious. laugh, dance, sing and sparkle.” So well said.
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