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An English Rose and her Irish Gent. Gemma & Michael 6th September 2013

Gemma and Michael met back in 2003 while both working together in Sheffield England. Their romance was a dream until their relationship took a slight U-turn when Michael moved back to his homeland of Ireland. Determined to not let this stop their romance, Gemma and Michael continued with a long distance relationship for 5 years. After 7 years and everything they had been through, Michael knew Gemma was “The one” and proposed!

With their English and Irish roots they wanted to give their guests the most picturesque venue they could find and the Markree Castle in county Sligo was perfect.
On Friday 6th September 2013 Gemma and Michael were joined by all their family and friends to celebrate what Gemma calls 
“The best day of our lives”.

The theme for the day was Lace and ribbons and this is exactly what Gemma's gown showed. Purchased from Brides and Gowns in Derby, her ivory  A-line lace gown decorated with a flower and pearl waistband was stunning and classic which portrayed Gemmas personality perfectly.

The bridesmaids looked beautiful in mint green Grecian style dresses from Dessy. 
All the ladies make up was created by Ann young based in Sligo Ireland. The men looked rather dapper in their gunmetal grey suites hired from Evolve men’s ware in Letterkenny.

Gemmas Bouquet was a delicate arrangement of ivory roses and pretty green foliage to add to the country style theme. All the flowers and buttonholes were created by Ribbons and Roses, Sligo.

To bring together their English and Irish guests they came to us here at The confetti cone company and opted for our bespoke range. Both the Union Jack and Irish flags were the style of their cones, filled with white hydrangea petals to which their guests showered them with after the ceremony.

Their amazing four-tired cake was created by Janine "Cakewalk" in Sligo. Consisting of fruitcake, chocolate peanut, red velvet and coconut and raspberry.

For the evening entertainment Gemma and Michael wanted to give their guests something they would always remember and this was definitely the case when it came to Gino the singing chef who surprised everyone with his amazing performance of opera songs after the wedding meal.
For the evening they organized for Celtic Rhythm to entertain their guests with classic Irish dancing to really get the celebrations under way, to finish the day the fantastic band Bluemoose entertained everyone & ended the night with a bang.

So their day was over but the marriage has just began, the English Rose has found her Irish Gent, they got married and we’re pretty sure they will 
live happily ever after!

Congratulations from everyone @ The confetti cone company, 
we're delighted to of been part of your beautiful day x

All photography was provided by Mark Capilitan based in Sligo, Ireland.