Haybales & Peonies…A Real Irish Wedding
by Pawel Bebenca Photography

For a couple who wanted a rustic vibe to their wedding, it looks like today’s bride and groom got all that and more! With an eclectic mix of family furniture, accents of burlap  and the talented eye of Pawel Bebenca to bring it all together, Leesa and Rob’s wedding was a day filled with beautiful details and a myriad of emotions.

With just a six month engagement leading up to the big day, they were off to a good start when it emerged Rob has perfect taste in jewellery (who doesn’t love that trait in a man?!)

“Rob proposed on New Years Eve just after the countdown at home in our apartment, I was completely surprised, The ring he picked is beautiful, wouldn’t of picked a nicer one myself and it is a perfect fit, don‘t know how he did how he managed to get the right size as I don’t wear any other rings.”

Two dapper young gentleman proved the perfect helpers for the day, which started in the same church where Leesa had been christened!

“We got married in Kilmeague Church, where I was christened in that church and it is only a mile from where I grew up on a farm and that is where we chose to have our wedding photos taken. The reception was in Tulfarris Hotel, which was a fab venue.”

I love the personal touches they brought to the church decor, creating little posies of flowers in milk bottles, alternated with pretty burlap bows. Take note engaged folk, a little bit of creativity can go a long way to make your ceremony venue sparkle.

I wanted a small rustic style wedding as the church is small and old. I used Jamjars and vases to display the flowers and furniture from my Dad’s house to dress the church. We did the flowers ourselves and dressed the church with our own furniture and candlesticks. I made the hessian bows for the pew ends  and dressed jamjars with hessian and pink ribbon to tie in with the pink and rustic theme. The flowers were transferred to the reception and were used for the table displays.

I may be biased (I chose pink peonies for my own wedding bouquet!), but I just can’t resist the full and fluffy blooms. Leesa decided to embrace the DIY challenge and arrange her own flowers for the whole day. They brought the perfect pop of colour to offset the rustic elements of the day.  Pawel chose well bringing them to a farmyard for their portraits, what a stunning backdrop!

Leesa and Rob made the genius move of reusing the flowers from the church at the reception venue. Just make sure you have some willing helpers, or a professional to sort that for you, it’s not something you want to be worrying about on the day of the wedding!

It looks like one hell of a party anyway and Pawel captured the special moments and little glimpses of emotion so perfectly. Leesa and Rob couldn’t recommend him more, and I can see why!

“Pawel was a fantastic photographer he was so discreet (practically invisible) and took so many photos, he was really easy to work with.”

Huge thanks to Pawel for sharing such a beautiful wedding, and there’s plenty more gems to be seen over at his blog! Congratulations Leesa and Rob and thank you too for allowing us a glimpse of your day!

Wedding Details: Photograpy: Pawel Bebenca |  Dress: Roberto Cavali | Shoes: Debenhams | Handbag:  Denise Fenwick |  Stationery: Envelopments | Venue: Tulfarris Hotel Co.Wicklow | Hair: Scissors, Naas  | Makeup: Niamh Cosgrove | Groom’s Suit: Patrick Cox | Bridesmaids dresses: Monsoon

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by Pawel Bebenca Photography

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