Olivia and Oliver’s Irish Garden Party Wedding

It’s Friday – and we all deserve a little treat for working so hard all week! So feast your eyes on this beautifully elegant garden wedding. The wedding was planned seamlessly by Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events, and I’ll hand over to lovely Annie to tell you all about it:

All images © Nazarin Montag

“Olivia and Oliver got married in Co Cork Ireland on 13th August 2011. Even though Olivia is Irish this was a destination wedding because the couple live in Hong Kong. The wedding feeling was glamorous garden party and family was a big priority for Olivia and Oliver. A very elegant but natural feel.”

“The venue was an elegant old Georgian style Irish country House complete with a croquet lawn, tree house, formal garden and walled kitchen garden. Olivia chose Ballyvolane House because of the beautiful location, great style of owners Justin and Jenny and the fact that it is a working farm and family home. The freshly prepared food for her wedding was sourced as much as possible directly from the grounds of the house. So helpful were Justin and Jenny at Ballyvolane that when I needed a ladder to use as the table plan, Justin immediately cut his in half!”

“This wedding was very much about family. Olivia has 8 sisters and countless nieces and nephews just on her side! There was dining area in the house especially for the kiddies and an evening scavenger hunt arranged for the kids. Oliver’s nephew, Henry said the grace before meals and the speeches were full of laughter, love and tears.”

“Olivia fell in love with a photo I showed her of a hanging chalkboard table plan so I went about making the chalkboards for her table plan along with 150 mini chalkboards for each guest’s place names.  Because her theme was more relaxed elegance than rustic I used extra wide white satin ribbon similar to what was on her dress to hang them and paired them with hanging single flower blooms. Thankfully she was delighted with the result.”


Coordinator/Planner, Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events

Photographer, Nazarin Montag

Venue, Ballyvolane House

Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ballycotton Co Cork

Make up Derrick Carbery

Hair, Noel Sutton

Florist, The Best of Buds, Cork

Brides shoes, Jimmy Choo

Cake, Patricia from A Touch of Magic

Wedding Cars, Executive Wedding Hire

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