Bainis na Bliana

The Wedding of the year!

Cáit – got married recently and it was the best day ever! The weather was amazing, the food was fantastic, the band were excellent and the beautiful couple truly had the happiest day of their lives! Cáit and her new husband Niall, put a lot of work into their DIY wedding and their personalities certainly shone through on the day, with a lot of personal touches that really made it special.

We promised that we’d share some of the details with you all, so here is a sneak peek of some of the bits and pieces I managed to snap with my phone while we were setting up the day before the wedding. We are really looking forward to getting the professional pictures of how everything looked on the big day, but in the meantime, you’ll have to make do with these.

First up – the invitations! (of course)

So far Cáit hasn't designed any cards for Cártaí Rúbaí - but that might just have to change!

So far Cáit hasn’t designed any cards for Cártaí Rúbaí – but that might just have to change!

Cáit designed these invitations herself and printed them on gorgeous paper from Daintree. The invitations really set the theme for the wedding with sage green for the bridesmaids,  pale pink for the flower girls and bunting and birds for decorations.

Cáit Wedding Tábla 1

Can you guess where the groom is from? Clue: he uses ‘Tábla’ istead of ‘Bord’ for table.

Bride and Groom both spent long hours making the bunting by hand!

Bride and Groom both spent long hours making the gorgeous bunting by hand!

Cáit kept the design from invitation for the menus and favours/place settings. The menu was tucked neatly into the napkin and every guest received a personalised Cártaí Rúbaí pin badge – pink for the girls, green for the boys.

My place setting on the big day.

My place setting on the big day.

Béile den scoth!

Béile den scoth!

The badges made it a fun way to learn people’s nicknames too.

Cait Wedding loopy

and it was also a nice surprise for the guests to have their nickname at their place setting, as their proper names were used on the fabulous table plan.

The table plan was written in chalk paint on an old window, which was found in the garden of the venue

The table plan was written in chalk paint on an old window, which was found in the garden of the venue

Another of my favourite details from the day was this sweet banner, which was carried down the aisle by two of the flower girls. It was made by my husband who is just starting out in business as a traditional sign-writer (in fact, this was his first commission!) and everybody loved it. He’s not online yet, but if you’d like to order something similar for your wedding do contact us and we can put you in touch with him.

Hand painted fabric 'Here Comes the Bride' banner - contact us if you'd like one too!

Hand painted fabric ‘Here Comes the Bride’ banner – contact us if you’d like one too!

The final detail I’ll share for now was the guest-book table. We rescued an old typewriter from our parent’s attic and set it on a lovely table we found at the venue. We then added pictures of both sets of parents when they were dating and on their wedding day and a gorgeous big blank book for people to sign.

A string of bunting drew attention to the table

A string of bunting drew attention to the table

Cait Wedding Guest Book Close Upand a jug of sweet-pea finished it off perfectly. It was a lovely spot for guests to sit for a quiet moment and leave a sweet blessing for the happy couple.

Cáit & Niall are enjoying their honeymoon now, but maybe when they get back I’ll have a few extra pictures to share!

Slán go fóill,

Sadhbh x

 

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4 Responses to Bainis na Bliana

  1. Emily says:

    Oooh, it all looks so lovely! Love the details :) and more photos too!!!!!

  2. Christine says:

    That is BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous wedding. I really love the name tags and the table plan is amazing – what a lovely idea. And now I really wish we’d had a guest book at our wedding.

    • Sadhbh says:

      Go raibh míle maith agat! I didn’t have a guestbook either! To be honest, Cáit’s wedding makes me want to re-do my entire wedding!

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