Wedding Albums: The sun shone on an early spring day when Caoimhe Martin and Peter O’Donnell tied the knot in Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal.
Caoimhe, a primary school teacher from Letterkenny and Peter, a psychiatric nurse from Kilmacrennan, were wed on March 25th in St Columba’s Church Kilmacrenan.
A special feature at the church ceremony for Caoimhe and Peter was the music, provided by the couple’s friends and local artists Colm Breathnach and Sinead Gibson.
They didn’t expect to be greeted with a stunningly beautiful day, Caoimhe told Donegal Woman.
“A most memorable moment from our wedding was the day itself. The weather was just amazing.”
Their iconic wedding album would not have been possible if it weren’t for the weather. The bridal party took time out after the ceremony to visit Lough Salt for photos with photographer Paul Doherty.
“Peter and Paul had chosen Lough Salt. It was just wow, it was amazing. We loved being up there and being away from everything. It was like you were abroad somewhere. It was lovely to just be there with your bridal party,” Caoimhe said.
Peter’s groomsmen were Gavin Friel, Brian O’Donnell and Best Man Stephen Clinton. Caoimhe’s bridesmaids were Cathy Martin, Caoimhe Ward and Aisling McClafferty.
The reception and party took place at Harvey’s Point on the shores of Lough Eske, where 200 guests toasted to the happy couple in the hotel’s new reception area.
“It was a lovely relaxed and simple kind of day,” Caoimhe said.
“There was not too much fuss and that’s exactly how I wanted it to be.”
Caoimhe chose a simple design for her wedding dress, which was created by leading Dublin designer Kathy de Stafford.
The long-sleeved gown was Caoimhe’s dream dress, which was made bespoke to her. “I knew what I wanted in my head, I don’t know where it came from. I just wanted something simple, with nothing on it and sleeves.”
The result was an elegant design and classic silhouette. “It was simple, light and easy to move in,” Caoimhe recalls.
The bridesmaids wore pretty pink dipped hem dresses from Elite Brides. The mens’ suits were from Evolve Menswear.
Caoimhe and Peter jetted off on honeymoon shortly after their big day. They spent two and a half weeks touring Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Maldives.
Congratulations to Caoimhe and Peter!
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