Nessa & Martin opted for a DIY wedding that embraced the couple’s love of all things rustic and country. With a strong focus around their family, they opted for a traditional wedding with lots of sentimental touches and handcrafted details.
Nessa & Martin’s main priority from the beginning was that their wedding could be an occasion for the whole family. The couple had personal gifts for everyone who had played a part in getting them ready for their big day. They had lots of traditional Irish touches throughout their day, even using Ogham on their stationery and Martin’s ring. When it came to their style for the day, the couple tried to tie in their love of all things rustic and country, so even Martin’s suit was in keeping with the vibe of their day.
The bride was wearing an off the shoulder embellished neckline wedding dress, her bridesmaids were rocking seafom and black dresses, and the groom and groomsmen opted for vintage three-piece brown suits and capes.
All the time she spent on the DIY details was totally worth it. But the bride wasn’t doing it all alone, it was certainly a group effort. Her dad helped her recycle wood from trees that had fallen in their garden to create the stunning cake stand, the centerpieces and the wooden scroll for the guestbook. The flowers for the reception were gathered from her aunt’s garden, and arranged in her late grandmothers’ brown bottles, by her friend Aimee. Nessa’s uncle printed the sign for the church and her aunty baked the cake. Another friend created books for the couple, Nessa’s sister looked after the stationery, Martin’s friend supplied the vintage cars, and both the bride and groom’s mothers worked on the jam jars and burlap details.