Claire & Robert | A Modern Skerries & Castleknock Hotel Wedding

Posted on August 26, 2015 by DesignWorks Photography under Bridal, Weddings
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A Castleknock Hotel wedding made in Hogwarts!

 

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“After all this time?” “Always.”

*sniffle*

The above words won’t mean much to some people (Muggles mostly) but our nerdgirl hearts swelled when we saw them discreetly printed on the wedding invitations of Skerries couple Claire & Robert who married on 31st of July this year.  It is, after all, arguably the most romantic quote in modern literature, unusual only for the fact that it is found in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It tells of a love that will never die and is filled with enormous devotion in the face of much danger. None of us may ever have to fight a dark wizard (hopefully!) but it is easy to see this devotion in Robert and Claire, who charmed us all day with their giddy joy at being together and for all the world looked like two people who had quite literally married their best friend, the person with whom they have the biggest laugh ever.

This was a deeply personal wedding, with restrained nods to Claire’s passion for all things Harry Potter while remaining endlessly stylish and without ever becoming ‘themed’, as well as other lovely touches such as a sneaky trip to Skerries institution Storm in a Teacup for ice-cream (despite the hearty breeze!), a visit that morning from their darling doggie Fudge, hand stamped wedding favour tags on gorgeous lovebirds shaped salt & pepper shakers and a gorgeous sweet cart. Robert’s beloved father passed away last year and was honored in a very touching way, leaving not a dry eye in the house (including ours!). He never drank except for at wedding when he would have a pint of Harp, so guests were greeted with a mini pint of Harp at every place setting which was then used to toast the great man.

Our time with Claire & Robert ended after speeches which were the perfect balance of funny, touching and romantic. I believe we speak for every woman in the room when we say we all wish someone would say this about us with as much sincerity as Robert did…

“I know I’m meant to say she’s beautiful but honestly, white dress or not, Claire is always the most beautiful woman in the world” – Robert

*swoon*

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Wedding Photography: Denise Cannon & Brónagh Cannon of DesignWorks Photography
Flowers: Wisteria, Skerries
Dress: The Bridal Studio, Drogheda
Shoes: LK Bennett, Brown Thomas
Cars: Absolute Limos
Groomswear: Dorian Black
Flowergirls: Nola Collections, Etsy
Bridesmaids: Coast
Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes
Engagement and Wedding Rings: Ultra Diamonds, New York
Makeup: Katherine Brown, Skerries
Hair: Lorna’s Hair Design, Skerries
Girls’ Beauty Treatments : Glow Beauty, Skerries  &  Belinda’s Beauty Salon, Skerries (8490244)

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