Following the great feedback on last weeks gorgeous Anniversary shoot, I’m delighted to feature Black Box Photography’s beautiful work once again, who captured Michelle and Jason’s special day in County Fermanagh. Meeting on a night out in London, Michelle knew Jay was the one for her from the minute they met, but was still caught unawares when the proposal came!
“Im quite the detective and would have picked up on ‘big plans’, so it was a Saturday afternoon before remembrance Sunday 2010. We decided to have an early dinner that day so off I went to the kitchen to start cooking, when I came back into our living room he was there on one knee with the most beautiful ring(which fitted)! He had picked it himself and had asked my Dads permission some months before! It was so special as he did it in our first home and it was just us!”
After the royal wedding in April there’s no doubt many girls were swooning at the thought of their man getting married in uniform, and lucky for Michelle, as Jason is a Royal Marine, he did just that! They decided that the navy and red tones of his uniform, were the perfect inspiration for the colour scheme for the day.
Not only is Michelle’s veil absolutely stunning, it was custom made by her bridesmaid Gemma Barry! Every girl should have bridesmaids as crafty as that, so impressive!
It’s lovely to see that Michelle and Jay couldn’t contain their excitement about becoming husband and wife. I think Jay’s big smile, caught in the car mirror says it all!
They chose to get married in Michelle’s home parish of Lisnaskea, a place that held lots of special memories and significance.
“This was the church that I was christened and confirmed in, my family still goes to it. We asked the minister who was there when I lived at home –Rev Bennett. He left the parish 12 yrs prior – he was my biggest influence in the church and having him marry us was very special to me.”
I love that they have taken the colour theme right through the day, coordinating the flowers and the dessert table. My favourite detail though, has to be the navy and red mini’s. It could be a scene right out of the Italian job!
They were lucky enough to have plenty of help bringing the whole day together, particularly with the desserts!
“Our cake was made by our fantastic friends and family, a fruit cake which we cut was made by my mum, sister in law made a fresh fruit and cream sponge, God mother made yummy cupcakes, a friend made a chocolate cake and my little cousin made raspberry ruffles! The table was magnificent!”
I know sometimes it’s hard to delegate and accept help from others but it really can make life so much easier! And as always, as Michelle reminds us, don’t forget to enjoy and take in every little bit of the day!
“Accept all help that is offered during your planning – there is lots to do! But remember to do what you and your groom wants – its your big day and you don’t want to regret anything! On the big day, relax and enjoy every moment – take it all in – it goes fast!!”
Thanks so much, yet again to Louie and Louise from Black Box Photography for sharing such a lovely day! And congrats to Michelle and Jason, special thanks to you both for giving us a glimpse of your celebration!
Photography: Black Box Photography | Dress: Pronovias at Bonita Bridal | Shoes: Irregular choice | Veil & Accessories Bespoke veil made by my bridesmaid Gemma Barry | Stationery: Ann Chamberlin, Exmouth | Venue: The Valley Hotel | Flowers: Skea Flowers | Makeup: Cocoon | Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Sung