Laid-Back Destination Wedding With A Homey Feeling

Hazel and John decided to get married after 8 years of being together and they wanted a far location for a special feeling

Hazel and John decided to get married after 8 years of being together and they wanted a far location for a special feeling

Originally from Kerry, and having looked at virtually every wedding venue in the county, Hazel and John had almost given up on finding the perfect marquee wedding venue. That was until a friend suggested the wonderful Hotel Doolin, in the equally wonderful coastal village of Doolin, Co. Clare. Taking a risk Hazel and John booked Hotel Doolin and invited friends and family to travel to celebrate with them.

The ceremony itself was kept intimate and informal with friends reading carefully selected poems and readings, and even an impromptu sing-along to ‘All You Need Is Love’ by The Beetles as Hazel and John walked down the aisle as husband and wife.

Hazel and John’s Doolin reception was a family affair with Hazel’s uncle providing the transport. The look was rustic and romantic with lots of DIY and natural elements. The feel was very much relaxed with lots of little touches to make sure our guests had a great time, from the ice-cream cart, sweet table, and disposable cameras for the kids to the DIY photo booth and stilt-walker complete with balloon animals.

Although asking people to travel to Doolin was originally a concern Hazel and John testify that in the end it worked out even better than they could have imagined. The priorities were that the guests thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed themselves and that the couple stayed true with the wedding they had. The guys managed to have a homey wedding in a far from home location, that’s amazing!

The bridal style was all about elegance and romance with an illusion neckline gown and an embellished sash

The bridal style was all about elegance and romance with an illusion neckline gown and an embellished sash

neutral glitter shoes and clutch along with a textural bouquet finished her look

neutral glitter shoes and clutch along with a textural bouquet finished her look

The groom's style was simple, a grey suit with a neutral tie

The groom's style was simple, a grey suit with a neutral tie

Look at this blush floral arch - it's gorgeous and so romantic

Look at this blush floral arch - it's gorgeous and so romantic

The bridesmaids were also wearing blush dresses

The bridesmaids were also wearing blush dresses

The views around are just stunning, that's why the guys chose this location

The views around are just stunning, that's why the guys chose this location

the weddign had a fantastic homey feeling, and the guys wanted to stay themselves while decorating, so they managed to do it

the weddign had a fantastic homey feeling, and the guys wanted to stay themselves while decorating, so they managed to do it

There were a lot of DIY projects incorporated, and most of family participated in preparations

There were a lot of DIY projects incorporated, and most of family participated in preparations

Animal images were used instead of table numbers

Animal images were used instead of table numbers

A gorgeous naked cake with berries was a perfect fit for this homey celebration

A gorgeous naked cake with berries was a perfect fit for this homey celebration

The decor was home-inspired, cozy and comforting, that's so unusual for a destination wedding

The decor was home-inspired, cozy and comforting, that's so unusual for a destination wedding

Source: onefabday

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