The pair decided on a New Year’s Eve wedding to coincide with family and friends’ travel plans. Looking forward to a homely venue the pair sought out a private house and were cheerful to come across Leixlip Manor in Kildare with Anne-Marie saying, “As soon as we stepped into the amazing ballroom with the gorgeous chandeliers, we knew it was the perfect place.”
After some shopping around Anne-Marie found her dream dress at The Bridal Corner in Dublin’s Glasnevin and owing to the New Year’s celebrations, her bridesmaids wore “sparkly dresses to look like champagne glasses”, from Julien McDonald at Debenhams.
Anne Marie added lots of pretty personal touches to the day personalising clothes hangers for the bridesmaids, upcycling a Christmas decoration for the cake topper and even personalising the clocks dotted around the place with their names.
And as their new year and life together started, Stephen and Anne-Marie honeymooned in Cuba, fulfilling a lifelong dream for them.