We are childhood sweethearts and met when we were sixteen years old. We were together thirteen years when he finally proposed! It was certainly worth waiting for however, on a rainy day in September 2016 he took me to one of our local beaches in Ireland where he had hired a sand artist to cover the entire beach with an enormous heart containing the question ‘Orla will you marry me?’. Meanwhile a brass band marched around the perimeter of the heart playing beautiful music. I saw the message written in the sand from the cliff top above and he dropped to one knee. Of course I said yes!
I fell in love with Paloma Blanca dresses and searched for a retailer in Ireland. When I first saw style 4363 I knew instantly before I even tried it on that I had found my dress! The Aleçon Lace is so pretty and the ruffles fall so beautifully. When the church doors opened on the day of our wedding you could literally hear the guests gasp on first glimpse of the dress!
We got married in Lake Maggiore in Italy on the 23rd of September 2017. It was a perfect day in my perfect dress!