You could be forgiven for thinking that Conor and Ruth’s wedding was deep in the English countryside, perhaps near the lake district but this was in another equally stunning place, good aul Northern Ireland of course!
They said I do in Ruth’s family church “just down the road a mile and take the first left”. It was quaint country church and we couldn’t imagine these two saying yes to forever any place else. After a beautifully personal ceremony they danced their way down the aisle to what else but Hall and Oates.
Afternoon tea was waiting across the road in the Church Hall, complete with sammiches, a wee bun and a drop of tae. Once everyone was fed and watered we headed on to the reception at Field of Dreams near Bangor. We were completely blown away by the effort that Conor and Ruth and their families and friends had put in to decorating the venue.
Every element of the day had something to reflect them both as individuals and as a couple. From Ruth’s spectacular vintage Edwardian wedding dress complete with flower crown, to Conor (the carpenter) making all the dinner tables by his own skilled hand to the table names being their favourite Father Ted quotes.
The speeches were pure comedic gold. Ruth’s cracker about the amount chick peas consumed for the center pieces went down a storm!
For the evening they invited their friends to perform (we didn’t catch if they were an actual band or just doing it for the lulz) but they were fantastic! And when you know the band personally having a wee go on the mic is a must! But what happened next we didn’t expect – a full 10 minutes (maybe more) of Conor and his groomsmen bebop riffing to the classic “I want to be like you” from the Jungle Book – it was immense!
They did things their own way and we adore those weddings. It was truly a celebration of them as a couple and the joining of their two families, that’s what a wedding should be. We wish Conor and Ruth every happiness in their life together and we are so happy we got be a part of such a wonderful day!