One Fab Day Wedding Band Ireland- The Jukebox Kings
One Fab Day recently Contacted Wedding Bands Ireland JBK HQ To let us know that we were featured in one of their Wedding articles. One Fab Day is one of the leading online Wedding Directories. The Jukebox Kings provided entertainment for James and Katie at the Super Tinakilly House in Wicklow. We do not advertise with One Fab Day so as such this was a nice objective mention. It was a fantastic Day and the Wedding was wonderful and a delight to perform at.
Super Pretty with Pops of Pink in Tinakilly
With so many ideas on florals, venues, decor, etc., it can be tough to whittle it all down. What are you and your betrothed going to love…? But what are your guests going to enjoy too? Well, if this is the predicament you find yourself in, don’t worry. You’re not alone! And today, we are delighted to bring you the beautiful real wedding of Katie and James it could easily serve as the guidebook to The Perfect Wedding. Captured by Danielle O’Hora, Their countryside wedding took place in the quaint surroundings of Tinakilly House in Co. Wicklow. This wedding was filled with crowd-pleasing favourites, intimate moments and pretty floral touches. Pretty much everything you’d want your wedding day to be! Scroll on to see this adorable day come to life!
Katie’s incredibly beautiful beaded dress came from Folkster Bridal. I’m absolutely in love with all of their bridalware, so I’m sure Katie found it difficult to pick just one!
“Although we are both from Kildare, we met on a night out in Kilkenny over nine years ago. We were both there for the Bank Holiday weekend with our friends. In Kytelers Inn, James happened to be standing in my way to the bar! After (kindly) asking him to move, chatting ensued, numbers were swapped and… the rest is history.”
Flowers? Check. Vintage milk pail? Check. Okay, sounds like they’ve covered all of the wedding essentials…!
How cute are these cookies? Almost too pretty to eat (but I’d eat them anyway because they look delicious!).
When it came to the proposal, James knew how to do it! He took a location and activity they already loved and made it extra special. “We both love to hike and our favourite route is The Spinc in Glendalough. To make the most of a gorgeous summer’s day we set off on a hike. When we reached the top of the valley, at our usual picnic spot, James bent down and started rooting around in the bag. I assumed he was organising the picnic, but instead he pulled out a ring. The beautiful and familiar surroundings were the perfect spot for the proposal.”
“Here come the girls!” The matching floral pyjamas made for such a cute picture.
The flower crowns (made by the bride herself!) looked so pretty on Katie’s flower girls.
Katie’s simple and elegant up-do meant the beaded bodice of the dress was undisturbed. Such a gorgeous look!
N’awh! Dads’ first looks are always one of the most special shots from the wedding.
The plaid blue suit is such a cool, retro-inspired alternative. Love it!
The illustration on the signage is very Rifle Paper Co.-esque (the goal)!
The turquoise and pink colour scheme of the church matched the bouquets and flower girl dresses perfectly.
Oh my gosh, this is just too cute!
The couple’s family were troopers, helpful in lending a hand to ensure Katie and James’ day was filled with personal, homemade touches. “Katie’s sister conducted the Gospel Choir that sang during the Mass. James’ aunts made the wedding cake and his cousin carved the cake stand. Katie’s brother and his girlfriend made the save-the-dates, invitations and booklets. Katie’s dad gathered and arranged the flowers for outside the church and along the church pews.”
The wedding was laid-back, fun and full of everyone’s favourite food. “The day was extremely personable and fun. From the ice- creams outside the church, to the outdoor drinks reception to the crisp sandwiches at 2am! We wanted our friends and family to enjoy our big day as much as us.” Crisp sandwiches? Sounds like our kind of party!
“I scream for ice-cream!” A post-ceremony sweet treat is always well-received.
Oh, to be a child again!
The venue, Tinakilly House in Wicklow ticked all the boxes for Katie and James. It was high-impact but low-maintenance! “We chose Tinakilly because it had a fantastic sense of uniqueness about it. We loved how the pavilion had floor to ceiling windows and views over the sea. Although we both enjoy being creative, we did not want the added pressure of having to decorate an entire venue and we adored how Tinakilly needed very little additional touches to make it the perfect wedding venue.”
Such a stunning venue! Katie and James definitely chose well!
This vintage-inspired outdoor seating area was a lovely spot to catch up with friends– not to mention sit down to stop your feet from aching. We’ve all been there ladies!
When it came to adding unique elements to the wedding décor, Katie scoured bridal websites and Pinterest and found some amazing, yet doable, ideas. “I like to be artistic and really enjoyed creating a few little touches for the wedding day. Throughout the year I pinned a number of different ideas that I tried my best to recreate, or adapt to suit our wedding day.”she explained.
She looks so happy! Such an amazing shot by Danielle!
“We involved many of our family and friends in the entire process. It was great that so many of them were able and willing to help us out. Even if they thought I was daft (I was questioned why on earth I needed two milk churns at the wedding) they did their best to help us out!”
The maids dresses were simple and elegant. This colour is super flattering on all skin tones too, which makes it a great choice if you’re having multiple bridesmaids.
A girl after my own heart! Katie made table names inspired by the couple’s favourite biscuits.
There’s nothing more romantic and nostalgic than carving your names in a tree, is there? I’m obsessed with the idea of using a carved tree trunk as a cake stand!
If wedding-planning is overwhelming to you, Katie has some advice for your approach; “The idea of planning a wedding can seem very daunting to some. Just take it step by step. We had over a year to plan the wedding and took each decision one at a time, instead of trying to complete everything at once and feeling overwhelmed by it. And most importantly – Do whatever suits you!”
Tinakilly House looks so beautiful lit up at night. It looks like the atmosphere at the reception was amazing!
Katie tells us that she’s a big advocate for the mini-moon if it isn’t feasible for you to take a full honeymoon right after the wedding; “After the wedding we had a few days away in Portugal. It was absolutely perfect. We both loved the chance to relax together and relive the big day. During the Easter Holidays we are going to South Africa and cannot wait!”
Thanks to Danielle O’Hora for sharing these beautiful photos with us! We wish Katie and James all the very best for the future!
• Reception: Tinakilly Country House
• Hair: Hair by Martina King
• Photographer: Danielle O’Hara
Louise Scott was the second photographer for Katie and James’ wedding
• Videographer: Diga Video Productions
The Wedding Details
• Wedding Dress, veil and hairband: Folkster
• Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy
• Shoes: Rainbow Club, House of Fraser
• Flowers: ABsolutely FABulous Flowers
(flower crowns, pew ends and flowers outside church by bride and family!)
• Groom’s suit: Herbie Frogg, Best Menswear
• Groom(smen)’s suits: Love Suits
• Stationery: Bride’s Brother and girlfriend
• Make Up, Tan and Nails: La Prima Rosa
• Church choir: Our Lady’s Nativity Gospel Choir
• Reception Music: The Canapé Cruisers
• Wedding Band: The Juke Box Kings
• Ice-Cream: Rockfield Ice Cream