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Annie from Aislinn Events contacted me a while back and told us all about Katie and Andy’s wedding. We chatted all about it and got very excited about the big day. The couple’s style felt very close to mine.

Katie and Andy live in America. When Katie’s parents were visiting Dublin, they thought that the city would be a lovely place to get married. My first chat with Katie was very easy and laid back. I loved her ideas! She told me that she was looking for a "botanical / forest feel” for the wedding.
  The venue for the ceremony was the Martello Tower on Howth head with the reception being held in the Abbey Tavern, just across the road and down the hill. After living more than 10 years in Dublin, I was delighted to discover this Martello Tower which is another hidden gem in this city with stunning views of Howth Harbour and out to sea.

Katie wanted lily of the valley in her bouquet. There were two reasons; firstly she has it in her garden at home and secondly the scent is astonishing and she loves it. For the bridesmaids, the wanted bells of Ireland and a blue flower as a finishing touch. Because Andy’s family has roots in Scotland, I wanted to bring a Scottish feel to his side of things and so the thistle buttonholes were used. A very manly flower!
The wedding chairs were dressed with loads of different types of foliage. For Andy and Katie’s chairs though, we used David Austin roses (the king of roses!) and foliage.They looked spectacular. For the ceremonial table, I used rosemary and lots of candles to bring scent and light to the day. 
Decorating the reception room was a huge amount of fun. I used jars, candles, heaps of greenery, moss, bark, twigs, ferns and small white plants. I also sourced timber slices from a Wexford carpenter.
This completed the woodland feel. Katie had the idea for the table numbers of putting them on stones, so I went and found some smooth stones and painted the numbers on.
The pictures say it all. It was a magical and inspirationally different wedding. I hope that Katie and Andy enjoyed the day and also enjoyed Ireland and the mentality and culture of this country.We hope to see them back again some day...
Thanks to Ros for some of the photos from couple.ie

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