John popped the question during a walk along Kinnegar Beach in Rathmullan in February 2017. He got down on one knee behind the sand dunes and proposed. As many of Eimear's family members were on holidays at the time, the couple had to keep their engagement a secret until they returned.
The couple chose the Everglades Hotel as Eimear worked in the hotel while studying at university and know first hand how well the wedding guests were looked after at the venue. The couple wanted a venue close to home so guests could relax and make the most of the day.
What most impressed the couple about the venue?
Eimear and John were most impressed by the service they received both before and during the wedding celebration. Eimear added that Mairead the Events Manager and JP the Food and Beverage Manager were so accommodating and easy to work with. Nothing was too much. I knew that the day would run smoothly as JP was there to coordinate everything. We could sit back, relax and enjoy the day.
Did Eimear and John follow any specific themes or wedding trends?
The couple chose a grey and pink colour scheme for their day – but didn’t really follow any trend as such. It was quite a modern but classic theme. Eimear's dress was from Pearls and Lace in Donegal Town. Although she didn't have a specific style or designer in mind, she knew she didn't want lace. Her dress was accompanied by a cathedral length veil with scalloped edges.
What were the highlights of your day?
For Eimear, the most special moment of the day was walking down the aisle with her dad to one of her favourite songs: “On Raglan Road”. Nothing really prepares you for that walk and having all eyes on you. Oh and seeing John at the end of the aisle looking very nervous too I suppose!
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Photography: Donal Doherty http://www.donaldoherty.com
Wedding Dress: Pearls & Lace, Donegal Town, Essence of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: Elite Brides, Letterkenny
Menswear: Red Menswear, Cookstown
Makeup: Live Beautifully by Bronagh Mimnagh
Hair: Mary Quinn Hairdressing
Flowers: Flowers by John Paul
Band: The Edition
DJ: Gerard Dillon
Flower Wall: Ultimate Touches
Invites: Invites by Shelley