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Superheroes and Care Bears: An 80s TV Themed Irish Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

Ladies and gentlemen, Nicola and Michael. These guys are one quirky couple whos unique style filtered through their entire wedding. From Nicola’s cropped locks to their Eighties cartoon table theme, today’s real wedding – captured by rising Irish photography star Elisha Clarke – is definitely tailor-made for the gorgeous couple, with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Bride Nicola says, “For our reception we had a barbeque which gave the day a less formal air.” Nicola – with a little help from her friends – took on lots of DIY projects to help make the details more personal – more details below.

He Man She Ra Wedding Program

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

“My dress was made by a local dressmaker. It was an idea I had in my head and she sketched it out for me. I was so happy with it. It was simple but exactly what I wanted. As I have very little hair I just had a simple flower on one side.” Nicola’s shoes were by Christian Louboutin.

80s Cartoon Wedding
80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

“We had a Unitarian service in the chapel in BrookLodge and then the reception in Brook Hall. We loved that it was all in one location and made the day more relaxed.”

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme WeddingI am a bit of a sucker for offbeat cufflinks. They’re a great way for grooms and groomsmen to express their quirkiness. The boys wore superman cufflinks and socks, too cool.

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

Nicola and Michael’s personalised cake topper was hand-made by Cake Toppers Ireland.

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

Ok, time for some DIY! For table numbers, Nicola and Michael printed images from 1980s cartoons – CareBears, SuperTed, Rainbow… and the Top Table? He-Man and She-Ra of course! The 80s nostalgia doesn’t stop there, “We had baskets of sweets from our childhood on all the tables and the sweets we got ourselves in Musgraves.” Nicola says.

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

Nicola made 200 desserts – individual meringue roulades. She also built the towers for the the mini cupcakes, which they had as wedding cake. I’m very impressed!

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

“Our favourite part of the day was having everyone we love in the same place. That was a real bonus.”

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

“The advice I would give any bride to be is to just enjoy it all. Don’t get stressed, it is such fun to organise but it doesn’t need to take over your life.”

 

80s Cartoon Theme Wedding

Location Brooklodge, suits from Best Menswear, photographer Elisha Clarke.

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5 Comments

  1. Care Bears…it’s been too long!

  2. Cris of Kiss My Tulle

    Baskets of favorite childhood sweets at each table? Totally Awesome. Wish I had been at this wedding!

  3. love the programs! how fun is this wedding?!

  4. SO CUTE!! Weddings are a THOUSAND times better when a couples unique & most awesome personalities SHINE! :)

  5. Yay for the Care Bears! Love how they put their own unique stamp on their day.

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