Ballyvolane House Ireland

It is the time of year when Ireland takes center stage and celebrations are being planned worldwide. Today we share an Irish Countryside wedding that we know you will love! Thank you to Savo Photography based out of Wicklow, Ireland for this lovely wedding submission at Ballyvolane House in Cork.

Holly and John wanted  their wedding to be a relaxed, informal and fun day full of laughter. The involvement of their friends and family was also important to the couple. To include them on their day, family members participated in a Hand Fastening Ceremony.  Different coloured ribbons were bound around the couple’s held hands and each colour represented the things they wanted the bride and groom’s marriage to be blessed with, devotion, happiness, romance, patience, wisdom, loyalty and permanence.  John’s nanny took the ceremony quite literally and told the couple that they were not getting away from each other and tied her ribbon tight in a double knot around the couple’s wrists!

The beautiful bride had a cocktail length Mori Lee gown with the most wonderful bowed shoes. We adore the Woodland Flowers bridal bouquet and love that all other floral at the wedding was prepared by aunties and grown at John’s nanny’s garden! The couple also contributed to the DIY projects. Holly created all stationery for the day and trained chef John used a recipe that belonged to his nanny to make the cake. This recipe had been used to make her own wedding cake and the groom’s parents cake, a  lovely way to honour her memory.

While the rainy weather may have forced their outdoor wedding into the barn, it left a stunning rainbow and a memory that few couples will have on their wedding day.

The newlyweds traveled to the West Coast of Canada for their honeymoon. With visits to Calgary, through the Rockies to Vancouver.

Congratulations Holly & John!

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Photography: Savo Wedding Photography//Venue: Ballyvolane Country House//Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Kathryn S Truman//Bridesmaids dresses: Jacques Vert //Men’s Attire: Next//Men’s Bowtie & Pocket Squares: Mrs Bowtie//Bridal shoes: Irregular Choice//Bridesmaids Shoes: New Look//Bouquets: Woodland Flowers//Make Up: Makeup By Martha//Hair: A Touch of Elegance //Wedding Bands: Bradleys Jewellers//Bridesmaids Jewellery: Jon Richard//Ceremony Music: Here Comes the Trio//Band: Crystal Swing//Stationery: Bride//Cake:Groom//Decor: Family








Michelle Djorsev-Kasubeck
Michelle Djorsev-Kasubeck
About me

Seeker of happiness and beautiful life moments. The constant party hostess and event advice contributor with a love for innovative inspiration of all aspects of weddings. A free spirited artisan entrepreneur of all things elegant, a DIY crafter, baker and flower growing enthusiast. Avid traveller, expert shopper, TV marathoner and animal lover.


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Reply November 7, 2016

All the love for this post.

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    Reply November 18, 2016

    Thank you! xoxo

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