Robyn & Jordan Real Wedding
Were Married on Oct 16 2016
Jordan was one of the first people I met when I moved to Canada in 2010. I was working in a little ski and snowboard shop in Whistler B/C. and Jordan arrived to train me on the sales system. We became friends and we worked together for a couple of years. We did not start dating until after we stopped working together when we reconnected at a Damian Marly concert, I had not seen him in months. We decided to grab a drink together and catch up after the concert. We hit it off at the bar sharing stories from the past. Upon leaving the bar we realised we lived just up the street from each other, so we walked home together. Once he walked me to my house he asked if he could take me on a real date another day some time soon we have been together ever since!
It was Christmas 2013 when Jordan proposed in our apartment in Whistler B.C. I asked jokingly if there were any more small presents for me hidden in the apartment. I was totally distracted by all of the gifts, anyone who knows me knows how much I love presents!. I think poor Jordan might have been on one knee for a while as he had to call my name, for me to turn around and face him. He was kneeling on the floor next to me with a little box which contained his grandmother’s engagement ring, he had been given it the previous Thanksgiving – it had been hidden in our apartment for over a year!. I didn’t even take a second to process the proposal, I just yelled Yes! We had been together since October 2010, so it was always going to be Yes!
I immediately got on the phone to call my mom and sister back home in Dublin, they were ecstatic and opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate, my dad however already knew as Jordan had called earlier and asked for his permission. We decided to be engaged for a while before planning the wedding. It had already been a very busy 2014, I had started a new job, college and we purchased our first home. There really was no time for wedding planning. By the time Christmas rolled around I was home in Ireland, everyone was asking when the big day was, I had no clue. It was not until my family came for a visit in Canada 2015 that we really started to make some plans. I went wedding dress shopping with my mom, sister and a family friend and I found my perfect dress that day. After we found the dress we started to properly consider wedding locations and venues. This was more difficult to plan as our families and friends live all over the world. Really the only thing we knew for sure was we wanted to have a smaller size wedding with a more intimate environment, so that we would have more time with our guests.
After some searching we finally found the perfect location, Tankardstown House in Meath. I fell in love with the house and the gardens immediately. I contacted the venue via email, and within a day I had a response from Eve (wedding coordinator). After some correspondence via email we set the date October 16 2016. We had 12 months to prepare. Everything fell into place quite nicely, I started choosing bridesmaid dresses, flowers and the menu with some help from my mom and my bridesmaids. Jordan and his brother picked their suits together – with a little help from me!
The day of the wedding my Dad surprised us with a Bentley Limousine to bring myself and the bridal party to Tankardstown House. We had our hair and make up done in the comfort of my family home before we headed to Tankardstown House to finish getting ready. I want to say a very big thank you to Richard Keaveny and the amazing Danielle Brolly from Peter Mark, Blackrock, Co Dublin for our gorgeous hair on the day. Also an extra big thank you to Sara Golding for our incredible make up.
When I arrived at Tankardstown House I was putting my dress on in the bridal suite and I could see Jordan out of the window having photos taken with his family, he looked so handsome and nervous, I was just so happy and excited to see him and to begin the big day. I walked down the aisle trying to hold back the tears of joy and excitement, everything was perfect. A big thank you to Rebecca from Boutique Blooms for the gorgeous flowers It had been cloudy and grey all morning but the moment we said our “I do’s“ the clouds cleared and it became sunny for the rest of the day. This of course made it easier to get some beautiful photographs.
Our photographer Suzanne was just amazing, she just seemed to capture every moment perfectly and at just the right time. One of the highlights for us about Tankardstown House was the great reviews for their restaurant and head chef and they certainly didn’t disappoint. After the most delicious dinner they pulled the tables aside to clear the dance floor for our first dance and the start to a crazy night filled with dancing and laughter.
Our band The Trips and DJ were fantastic and played great songs all night, many thanks to Neil Eurelle. That evening there was also a full moon which you could see through the glass roof of the orangery, it gave a lovely glow onto the dance floor.
The following day we were able to relax and enjoy a BBQ with our families and some of our closest friends who had all travelled to celebrate our big day with us, it was a great way to spend time together before going our separate ways.
The next morning we headed off with some of our friends and travelled some of the west coast of Ireland, one of the gang nicknamed it the “minimoon”. We made many stops along the way taking in all of the sights we found on the Wild Atlantic Way. After five days with our friends around the west coast, we spent one more day in Dublin before heading off on our own honeymoon to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dubrovnik was full of beautiful views and stunning old architecture, lined with some great cafes and restaurants. It was an amazing way to end our perfect wedding. Our day would not have been so perfect of course without the help of Eve Roe from Tankardstown House and our amazing photographer Suzanne Fahey from Circus Photography.
Photography by: Circus Photography. www.circusphotography.com