Real Wedding: Aileen & Krigh's happily ever after!

This spectacular Real Wedding features lots of beautiful handmade elements which we absolutely love! If you are in the midst of planning your wedding and are in need of some inspiration then you’ll definitely not want to miss out on Aileen and Krigh’s DIY Wedding tips!

The Couple

Krigh and Aileen first crossed paths in London through work. Seven years on and they have just tied the knot in Aileen’s home country of Ireland, at Moyvalley Estate in Co. Killdare with close friends and family in attendance. Canadian Krigh and Aileen are now happily living in London with their two adorable kids, Kieran and Norah.

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We loved Aileen’s own words when she described how they make such a great couple. “At home we share the workload, share raising the kids, share all of the chores, Krigh has planned this wedding as much as I have. We try to do it all 50/50. Together it works.” Throughout their big day, photographer Paula O’Hara managed to capture the essence of this couple and the emotion at each and every moment of their big day.

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The Little Details

All the little details featured were of personal significance such as the heart shaped ring holder, which was also a Christmas decoration that graced their home every festive season. Another standout little touch of home that made the day special was that instead of having a wedding cake, the couple had the father of the bride’s famous homemade apple and rhubarb pies.

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They took DIY to new levels of chic by making all their own stationery, and Aileen conjured up some incredibly impressive paper rose bouquets. As if that wasn’t enough, what really stole our hearts were the button holes, which Aileen created from copies of written notes that were sent from Krigh over the years.

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The Photography

It’s clear to see from these evocative photographs that family and friends were at the centre of their day which was full of laughter and happiness. This inspirational twosome even organised family portraits by the wonderful Paula O’Hara before the ceremony allowing for more time to be spent with their loved ones at the reception. Scattered throughout the venue were frames depicting their life together, their travels, their children and their ties with loved ones. Every aspect of their special day reflected their warmth and love.

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The simple but powerful beauty of the day was fitting for a couple who so clearly put their relationships at the heart of everything. It wasn’t hard to see why so many people travelled so far to share the day with them.

Suppliers: Dress: Davids Bridal, Groom’s suit: Racing Green at Debenhams, Groom’s waistcoat: Ted Baker Catering: Moyvalley Hotel, Photographer – Paula O’Hara
For more inspo on how to wow your guests by whilst adding a personal touch, steal some of these DIY ideas and get creative!

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