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Pamela & Sarah: Black Tie Garden Ceremony at Waterford Castle

We’re so happy to share with you the beautiful wedding of Sarah & Pamela at one of our top favorite venues, Waterford Castle! Their wedding was a classic style, using a color palette of white-gold-emerald green, and was full of fun details like their special ring bearer. The gorgeous flowers were provided by Lamber de Bie, cake by Clare Anne Taylor Couture Cakes, and beautiful stationary by Calligraphy by Laura. And of course, gorgeous photos by the uber-talented Aspect Photography


Ireland was an easy choice for the couple. “With Sarah being Irish, Ireland was a natural choice for us. I am originally from El Salvador where unfortunately gay marriage is still no legal yet,” recalls Pamela. Waterford Castle had everything they wanted for a venue. And they were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day for their garden ceremony that featured a unity candle and handfasting tradition. And let’s not forget an adorable star of the show: Coco — the couple’s adorable 4 year old cocker spaniel who served as ring bearer. We are loving the sweet babysbreath collar custom created by Lamber de Bie! 



The guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the lawn in front of the castle, complete with lawn games and lots of champagne and great food. Pamela and Sarah took advantage of the gorgeous landscape for some stunning portrait shots before returning to the castle for dinner. The table setting was done in a classic formal style. Champagne would be a detailed featured throughout the day, including as decor for the tables. The stunning cake took heavy inspiration from the emerald and gold theme. And no Irish wedding is complete without a customary pour of Guiness! 










The Details 

A classic, black tie formal style was expressed throughout the day. Pamela and Sarah’s looks were to die for. Sarah wore Lazaro for her wedding dress then changed into a Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo suit. Pamela wore Pronovias for her wedding dress then changed into a stunning Bronx and Banco white gown. Their bouquets were all-white, featuring orchid and roses — both classic wedding flowers — done in the cascade style. The bridesmaids wore emerald green gowns and carried white posy bouquets. 

The ceremony and reception were both decorated in a traditional style, featuring white flowers. Candelabras and stunning statement floral runners down the tables that pooled to the floor added the perfect castle drama for the evening’s dinner. 

Favorite Moments 

“The pre-look and pouring our own pint before dinner. The pre-look was a very special moment as it really allowed us to have that private moment to enjoy a little walk, laugh about how nervous we were prior to the big day and just enjoy the beautiful weather. Pouring our own pint was very special too, we were able to have a little chat after getting married and relax around a fresh pint of Guinness.” 

A Piece of Advice

“Don’t be too hard on yourself! Everything will turn out amazing. Also, turn your phone off 24 hours before your wedding day. We were very relaxed during our big day, we really made sure to enjoy the day and not to care about anybody else but about us.” 
We love that advice! Thank you Pamela and Sarah for letting us be a part of your beautiful day! We wish you both a wonderful and happy life together, full of more pints of Guinness and lots of champagne! 


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