Sinead and Niall got married by the skin of their teeth on the 14th of March right before the lockdown. Today, I get to share this stunning wedding which is fit for a king and queen.
“Once we got engaged, I knew the suppliers I wanted so I booked their time and then as the wedding approached I got in contact to firm up ideas and designs. I did most via images and social media, very little face to face. I’m fairly organised so I wanted to sort as much as possible early on.“
Sinead and Niall started their wedding planning journey by selecting the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey. This venue has a great reputation for food and service including an amazing wedding planner in Rhonda.
Unfortunately, 12 weeks before the big day, Rhonda had to make the call that all wedding coordinators dread and all couples fear…..due to a big GAA match in Ballybofey, the venue would no longer be a feasible option meaning that they had to move venue…. Luckily, their sister hotel Jackson’s was ready to welcome them with open arms and Rhonda continued to look after their wedding. Phew!
You would think that a change of venue would be the biggest bump in the road you could have but Sinead and Niall were only 24 hours away from the wedding not going ahead at all. On the 12th of March, just days before their big day, Leo Vradakar announced that indoor gatherings of over 100 guests cannot go ahead. As soon as this was announced, Sinead and Niall were inundated with texts! That evening, the church also announced all public masses were cancelled.
They had no idea at this point what was going to happen and the follow day, Friday, was the most stressful that any couple will endure. Luckily, they got the go ahead from Jacksons Hotel as they were ready to put hygiene measures and social distancing in place and then luckily, the church gave the green light. They couple had to reduce numbers down to 100. Unfortunately their honeymoon couldn’t go ahead but there’s always time when all is right in the world.
“We love a good colour co-ordinated spread sheet!!! Initially, we were very good at budgeting and had a fair idea of our budget but the week before the wedding I think It goes out the window. But it’s all worth it. Niall is better off not knowing what I spent on Bra’s the week before the wedding!!!! lol”
The Big Day
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