After being long-distance for years, this couple finally tied the knot in a beautiful garden wedding in Ireland. It was important to both of them that their families felt seen and acknowledged in the ceremony, so they made it a point to combine their two cultures into one beautiful wedding. The bride looked stunning in a simple yet elegant crepe mermaid gown and the groom wore a dapper three-piece blue suit with a red tie. Red was a reoccurring color throughout the entire wedding design, from the elegant tea ceremony to the florals.
The unique walled garden at Mount Juliet Estate was the perfect location for this whimsical ceremony. Lamber De Bie created these incredible floral arrangements, but it's the over-the-top floral arch from the ceremony that we simply can't get enough of! Eden Photography followed this adorable couple as they explored the grounds of the vast estate, capturing sweet candids along the way. Keep scrolling to hear more from Eden Photography about this beautiful day and make sure to check out the full gallery for even more wedding inspo!
Jean and Donal’s love is the epitome of how distance can never hinder a love that is destined to be. And I was more than grateful to be able to witness their intimate outdoor ceremony at the romantic Mount Juliet Estate. You can easily lose yourself in the delicate details of their ceremony, from the beautiful floral moon arch to the grand setting of Mount Juliet's walled garden, everything was elegant and timeless.
This intimate celebration of their love leaves you with a strong lasting impression of the simple elegance and charm of a sophisticated wedding, which easily depicts the personality of Jean and Donal. The couple also wanted a cultural wedding to pay respect to their beloved families who were willing to travel despite all the additional travel requirements nowadays, just to attend their intimate outdoor ceremony. That definitely showed how deeply rooted their love within the family is. Jean and Donal, opted for a traditional tea ceremony while Jean also played a piano piece–a moment that will forever be cherished by everyone present. This marks the part of the cultural wedding where two worlds, no matter how different, became one because of love.
Truly, this intimate outdoor ceremony was so special, not just because of how glorious the weather and view were, but also because of how emotional and love-filled the day was. A day where another chapter starts for two people who met overseas and were tested by distance but never gave up. They always knew they had something special and that nothing could ever get in between them, not even Jean needing to go back to Singapore and Donal taking up a medical post to go to Africa to volunteer as a doctor. They knew they could make it work and they did.
1. Go with your heart and have a wedding that truly reflects you.
2. Include elements from both of your cultures to truly make your day unique.
3. Planning a destination wedding during a pandemic can be done, it just takes a little more organization.