table setting in mount druid

Lucy and Kevin’s wedding was all about creating a fun and laid-back celebration with their family and friends. Choosing an alternative Mount Druid Wedding in Castletown Geoghegan Co. Westmeath to say I do in Tin Chapel on site, and the result is breathtaking. It was probably one of the hottest day a 28-degree stunner. Check it below how a great day it was and the atmosphere was just awesome!

What’s your love story?

We met when I was moving home from London for 3 months before heading to Australia to travel. Tired of city life and partying we decided to each move home and save for 3 months. I visited a friend’s house one evening for a few drinks and Kevin was there. We were in the same year of school and knew each other’s names but had never met or spoken to each other! It was a big school….

We were together until the night before I left for my flight, and I think we both realised how hard it would be to be apart. I returned 4 months later and the rest is history!

How did the proposal go, if there was one?

I was living in Singapore and Kevin was working in Saudi Arabia. We had originally moved to Singapore together for my work and Kevin later got a contract in Saudi. He would fly back to me every 6 weeks. We decided to meet back in Ireland on one of our 2-week breaks to visit family.   (This isn’t where the proposal happened but would have made a good story!!) We stayed a night in the Galgorm hotel as a treat and when walking in the garden Kevin got down on one knee. After 6 years together it wouldn’t be expected as a huge surprise but it was!

Was there a theme idea for your wedding?

As laid back and fuss-free as possible!

How did you find your venue?

We found it on google by typing in alternative weddings Ireland, without knowing this was actually the website address at the time for our venue. We viewed the venue on another trip home and it was the first and only place we looked at…Mount Druid wedding is the perfect place for weddings.

Anything unique?

too much wine! We ended up with plenty of cases left over, result! It was unique how hot it was  – 28 degrees without a breeze. Getting married in a tin chapel where the heat was enhanced made it feel like we were in deep South America! Our little 1-year-old daughter Sadie was with us which made it even more special!

Did you or family make anything for the wedding day?

Mum Elizabeth made flower bouquets and all the chapel flowers. Sister Danielle made table displays – little Fox characters which the guests picked off a table display and the table number was written on the back so guests were mixed up.

Favourite moment?

For me, (Lucy) getting into the little chapel. I couldn’t wait to marry Kevin 

Any advice to brides and grooms-to-be?

Make it your own and cut out what you don’t think is important. For us, the venue and music were the most important. The band were fantastic!

Photographs : Darek Novak Photography

Venue : Mount Druid