Shannon & Dino’s Destination Wedding in Ireland
“My dream would be to have the ceremony at Hag’s Head and a small and simple reception in an Irish castle.” This was Shannon’s request when she first contacted us. With a guest list of less than thirty people, we knew exactly which Irish castle would be the perfect place to make Shannon’s wedding dreams come true… Fanningstown Castle of course!
Shannon and Dino loved the idea of privatising the quaint little castle in the West of Ireland for their intimate destination wedding in Ireland. The castle with it’s five bedrooms was exactly the right size to accommodate their immediate families, whilst the rest of the guests stayed at the nearby Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa.
The plan for the wedding weekend was simple – to have as much fun as possible! Festivities began with a casual rehearsal dinner at Timmy Macs Bistro within the Woodlands Hotel. On the wedding morning, Shannon and her girl squad, and Dino with his brother and Best Man, got ready at the castle. As customary, the couple also exchanged gifts. Shannon gave her husband-to-be a stylish Shinola wrist watch, whilst Dino surprised her with a romantic message on a real tape recorder!
The ceremony took place in front of Moher Tower at Hag’s Head, the most southerly tip on The Cliffs of Moher. Shannon and Dino exchanged vows in front of twenty five of their closest friends and family in a beautiful symbolic ceremony, which included a traditional Irish hand fasting. The guests were blown away by the amazing views of this destination wedding in Ireland. It was like nothing they have ever seen before.
On return to the castle the group enjoyed a hearty Irish meal catered by local chef Anne Lloyd and her team. Of course, no destination wedding in Ireland would be complete without a pub crawl. And that’s exactly what they did afterwards!
Yana was the best! She truly made our wedding and experience with a destination wedding in Ireland so easy, memorable and perfect. Her suggestions and vendors were spot on and I never had to worry for a second on the day of. She was prompt and easy to get in contact with and made my wedding a delight.