Katie-May and Marc’s Cashel Palace Wedding was absolutely breathtaking. The perfect wedding venue overlooking the stunning Rock of Cashel. Straight away, I knew that Katie-May and I were a match made in heaven once we spoke about her ideas!
Katie-May is originally from Cork and Marc is Canadian. They have been living and working in Toronto for a number of years. Katie-May was in the midst of looking at venues when I came onboard as their Wedding Planner. The final selection was the stunning Cashel Palace for their Wedding Day.
Christina Brosnan, their photographer, captured every detail of this Cashel Palace Wedding beautifully. See below a snapshot of some of my favourite photos. Christina is such a joy to work with – so relaxed and calm!
A Cashel Palace Wedding
Katie-May and Marc’s Cashel Palace wedding was such a highlight. Katie-May wanted it to be light, filled with flowers, and wanted to create an enjoyable experience for their guests over the 3 days. Many guests were traveling for the wedding, so we really had the opportunity to show Ireland off at its best. I absolutely loved working on the guest welcome bags. They greeted guests as they checked into their bedrooms with a welcome note from the bride and groom, and a Schedule of Events.
Wedding Welcome Evening
Champagne and Canapes were served in the Queen Anne room at Cashel Palace, where guests were entertained by the beautiful sound of the harp. I always love the welcome evening, seeing guests greeting the bride and groom for the first time, and greeting friends and family that they have often not seen in some time. The biggest worry for me the night before was would the rain. All Katie-May wanted was an outdoor ceremony so we hoped the rain would stay away! Me and her dad shook on it the night before the wedding – he was fully convinced it would stay away, and it did!
In the background, the team at Gorilla Design were already busy setting up the ballroom for the Wedding Day. Niamh, The Studio at No. 2 and Mary Quinlan were on hand to glam up the bride and her crew for the night before, and the day after the Wedding.
The Wedding Morning
Katie-May had her sister and sister-in-law to be as her bridesmaids, and with her mom they had a lovely relaxing morning having their hair and makeup done by Nas Gaedi and Aidan Darcy. Downstairs it was less relaxed, as all the fabulous wedding suppliers ran around getting everything set for the day ahead. Katie-May and Marc did a first look because they were having a late ceremony (4PM). This was the perfect opportunity to get the couples shots complete in the best light of the day.
Wedding Day Styling and Design
The styling for this Cashel Palace wedding was one of my favourites. Creating something that encapsulated what Katie-May wanted, and enhanced the features of this amazing venue was so enjoyable. Cashel Palace is a beautiful canvas to work with. A special mention for the Wedding Florist Tina of The Wild Bunch and her crew. Tina could not have nailed the brief any further. Seeing everything coming to life on the day was truly magical. Seeing the bride and groom’s face when they saw everything coming together – the best gift! From the meadow that was created by Tina for the ceremony, to the floral filled ballroom, oh to be a guest.
Shona Weymes, officiated the ceremony which included the Hand Fasting ritual and Ring Warming. The Mother of the Groom had created the hand fasting material in the Irish colours – green, white and gold. The Dublin String Quartet played for the ceremony and drinks reception.
Annie Design created the signage which included embossed vine detailing and elegant wax seals. We wanted the cake (by The Fox and The Flour) to be a feature and gave it its own stage with florals cascading to the floor. The stage set up by Gorilla Design was to become the focus of the room. We brought the outdoors inside which included some trees to add the additional greenery. And, of course added some disco balls for the most epic entertainment that rocked the room – The Event Band.
After the delicious 5 course meal served by the wonderful team at Cashel Palace, the night included a special surprise for guests. This was a fireworks display provided by Rocket Pyro over the Rock of Cashel. A beautiful custom-made sword was presented to the bride and groom. The sword was used to cut the Wedding Cake, and the fireworks ended with the bride sabering a champagne bottle!
It was an absolute joy to work on this Cashel Palace Wedding. Photos by Christina Brosnan.