We are excited to share the Picturesque Ireland Wedding of Thang & Erin with you on Vivacious Weddings. This beautiful couple planned their destination wedding all the way from Chicago in the United States. They had an amazing wedding planner in Ireland who helped them plan they’re once in a lifetime adventure. Thang and Erin got married in County Clare, Ireland and we absolutely love the scenery.
Erin’s wedding dress is just gorgeous! So flowy and those sleeves are stunning. It works so well with the surrounding area the couple got married in. The ceremony location is gorgeous! We love the old-world feel of it. Ireland has such rich architecture and gorgeous landscapes. Her bouquet is stunning and matches so well with Thang’s tailored Burgendy suit. Sebastian from Art Wedding Photography captured every moment of this wedding so well. Love his work!
For their honeymoon, they travelled through Ireland with friends and family. Thereafter they set off for Paris, France, which is every couple dream honeymoon destination. It is after all the city of love. If you are looking for the perfect honeymoon destination click here to read more about Vivacious Weddings’s honeymoon destinations.
The story behind your wedding dress:
My dress was from Magnolia Bridal. It was the second bridal shop I attended after no success and the first. I was so glad I held out. Once I put it on, it took my breath away. I could instantly envision myself in this dress, with its gorgeous train and lace detailing, saying my vows in an Abbey ruin in Ireland.
We spent the entire day exploring Big Sur California, ending the day at beautiful Pfeiffer beach. Thang asked me to marry him as we stood in front of the scenic rock formations and he knelt down in the purple sand.
We were inspired by a wedding we had found on Pinterest. It was through that post we found the exact planner. Our planner, Kate Deagan made sure everything was perfect, which was a huge relief since we were planning a wedding in Ireland from overseas in Chicago.
Advice for couples planning their wedding:
Sometimes with opinions of friends and family, it can be hard to make your day everything you want it to be. Remember to make this day for you.
Favourite Wedding Memory:
When we woke up on our wedding day it was (not so surprisingly) raining in Ireland. Luckily it was only a light drizzle and turned into grey clouds in time for the ceremony. This seemingly grey weather created our favourite memory for as we said our vows, the clouds parted and the sun shone down on us, creating the most magical moment.
Where did you get the inspiration from? Our wedding Colors were burgundy and deep emerald green. The inspiration for these colours was a mixture of my husbands and my heritage. My family is from Ireland which inspired the green and My husband being Vietnamese, we chose deep burgundy (red) since that is a prominent colour in their traditions.
What was the inspiration behind your decor?
Because our destination was so picturesque, very little decor was needed. For the reception, we simply used lights to create ambience and simple flowers and table settings. Our favours were vials of some Irish, some Vietnamese tea accompanied by a heart-shaped tea infuser.
We wanted something that was unique and related to our destination, so we settled on an Irish Baileys cake. Delicious!
Our only requirement was a fantastic Irish band. We researched and found The Fiddle Case. They played us a traditional Irish song that we took our first dance to, with Guinness in hand. It was perfect.
Photographer: Art Wedding Photography
Planner / Designer: Perfect Details Ireland
Venue: Vaughans Pub
Suite: Gregans Castle
Live Music: Harpist/ Fiddle Case
Grooms Apparel and Accessories: MVMT
Suit: Suit Supply
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Jerilyn
Floral Designer: Perfect Details Ireland arranged.
Table Settings: Perfect Details Ireland arranged.
Bridal Dress: Magnolia Bridal
Wedding Cake: Perfect Details Ireland arranged.
Wedding Cake Topper: Etsy
Headpiece: BHDN (by Anthropology)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom
Wedding bands: The Fiddle Case