Jessica & Ciarán’s Vibrant Autumn Wedding ceremony

Pardon the pun, however it is a seasonal wedding ceremony you’ll ‘fall’ in love with! If you’re in seek for autumn inspiration bursting with vibrant colors and vivid blooms – then no have to look any additional than Jessica and Ciarán’s actual wedding ceremony. A crisp October morning noticed the The Mill at Ballyduggan, Co. Derry, an 18th century restored flour mill, remodeled by rays of daylight, blossoming love, burnt orange dahlias and even a touch of Irish mythology. Photographer Francis Meaney captured all of the golden moments so put together to be colourfully blown away…

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There have been many particular touches seen through the morning preparation. From the personalised message embossed on the bridal footwear and the hand-painted bottle of bubbly, to the draped velvet ribbon hanging from the bridal bouquet. And naturally particular point out goes to the furry visitor of honour. Earthy greens took the highlight coming via within the bridesmaids’ clothes, the groomsmen’s ties and the beautiful tri-fold invites. As for the breathtaking bouquets by Victoriana Floral we are able to see a gleeful collection of hydrangea, roses, dahlias amongst different significant flowers tied loosely collectively making a relaxed asymmetrical form.


Ciarán and Jessica each reside in Belfast and work in museums. When selecting a marriage venue, this resolution was easy. “From the outset we wished a venue that was a little completely different and historic. We selected the Mill at Ballydugan for a lot of causes, however primarily the friendliness of the homeowners, the historical past of its restoration and the colors of the timber and foliage across the lakes for an autumn wedding ceremony,” says Jessica.

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Jessica’s wedding ceremony costume mixed class with craftsmanship. The small print within the skirt characteristic 3D leaf applique while the half-sleeved bodice is timeless and complex. The bridesmaids contrasted magnificently towards Jessica’s golden tones and the purple and copper foliage. The pearl hair embellishment within the bridesmaids’ hair complemented Jessica’s single pearl necklace.

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bride and father

The proposal was an enormous shock for Jessica. Ciarán purchased the engagement ring with a plan to suggest across the couple’s second yr anniversary. He then determined to ship the ring to his dad and mom home to make sure Jessica would not grow to be suspicious. “When the lockdowns hit, he was unable to go and go to to get the ring and our anniversary handed,” mentioned Jessica. Ciarán’s second arrived throughout a stroll within the sunshine round Helen’s Bay. They sat all the way down to mirror on their transfer to Northern Eire and swiftly, the ring field appeared and the remaining is historical past!

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The brick partitions, burnt orange leaves and rustic surrounding created essentially the most pure and earthy color palette for the couple’s autumn wedding ceremony. I do not imply to ‘harp’ on however I want to provide the flowers the appreciation they deserve. A daring floral association framed Jessica and Ciarán as a ceremony backdrop. Conserving with the color palette, the identical florals continued to create that wow-factor all through the eating tables. Maintain scrolling to see!

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The day was a celebration of all that’s necessary to Jessica and Ciarán; household, pals and creating fantastic recollections. “We wished our personalities and pursuits to be an enormous a part of the day. We each love music, so we had been delighted that Ruth performed the harp for our ceremony and reception. The band positively introduced the craic within the night! One other precedence was positively the fashion of the pictures,” Jessica added.

bride and groom confetti
bride and groom confetti

We love an excellent confetti throw shot!

bridal party / wedding party autumnal green and orange
bridal party / wedding party autumnal green and orange
green bridesmaids

Jessica’s gals appeared oh-so-gorgeous of their inexperienced bridesmaids clothes.

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wedding table decor autumn orange rustic
wedding table decor autumn orange rustic
wedding cake green

Because the dinner bell rang, the friends had been welcomed to a heat, cosy, candlelit room. Every eating desk was styled with an vintage gold floral bowl with overflowing blooms and foliage. Amongst all of it sits the beautiful gold leaf wedding ceremony cake.

wedding table decor autumn orange rustic
wedding table decor autumn orange rustic

As a little bit of enjoyable and a nod to their wedding ceremony going down over Halloween, the couple creatively got here up with an Irish mythology desk plan. “We made desk playing cards for friends to examine numerous myths and legends such because the Clurichaun, Dullahan, Oilliphéist and Púca, however we assured them it wasn’t private,” laughed Jessica.

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bride and colourful bouquet
bride and groom colourful bouquet
bride and colourful bouquet
bride and bouquet
bride and groom

The daddy of the bride speech included asking numerous relations for his or her marriage recommendation. “It was a humorous and heartwarming contact that so a lot of our family members had contributed to that a part of the day,” says Jessica. One other particular second recalled was through the ceremony: “We lit two candles initially to symbolize our two households. As soon as we had accomplished our vows we then used these to gentle one candle collectively as a mixed household and married couple. It was a beautiful suggestion by our officiant and the candles are one other souvenir from the day.”

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bride and colourful bouquet
cottage bride and groom colourful bouquet

Jessica and Ciarán share some invaluable recommendation for {couples} who’re of their planning course of: “Talk about collectively what you want to you and your friends to recollect out of your wedding ceremony day. Additionally agree if there are any explicit issues which can be necessary to you. This helped us prioritise the place we wished to spend our funds and the place we felt we may make financial savings. Our images are our predominant reminiscence of the day, so would say this is among the most necessary distributors to get proper in capturing the fashion and really feel of your wedding ceremony.”

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After the marriage, the newlyweds selected to discover regionally and had a improbable glamping mini-moon. The couple loved their honeymoon stress-free within the non-public sizzling tub and star gazing via the clear roof of their hut. Magical!

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Thanks to the stunning couple for sharing their lovely Northern Irish wedding ceremony with us. A particular thanks additionally to Francis Meaney for permitting us to share these unimaginable photographs.

Pondering of getting an autumn wedding ceremony? Try our seasonal inspiration for flowers and muffins.

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