Ciara and Cian McCarthy

Ciara and Cian McCarthy

In the February issue of Hi Magazine I wrote about Ciara and Cian McCarthys wedding on 30th December 2015. Take a look below and you can read Hi Magazine free online here too!

As a Wedding Coordinator every wedding I work on brings something new and exciting. Every couple is different and they all want their wedding day to tell a story about their relationship in some way. When we created The Wedding Experience at Occasions little did I know that I would get the chance to work on a wedding as lovely as that of Ciara Murphy and Cian McCarthy.




The 30th December 2015 will be remembered by many due to the weather conditions but for us, we will remember it as the winter wonderland, fairytale wedding that saw Ciara and Cian walk down the aisle in St Mary’s Church in Passage and become husband and wife. Together with their handsome little boy Tiernan, their family and friends, they said their “I Do’s” to the chorus of a choir and headed off to Midleton Park Hotel for what can only be described as a massive celebration.




When getting caught up in the little details of planning your wedding, it can be hard to remember that this day is a celebration and a chance to have an amazing night with your loved ones. Ciara made sure to embrace the celebrations throughout her engagement and planned her wedding with her guests in mind.



We decorated the room with white tree centrepieces covered in snow and crystals, with little candles around each table on frosted mirrors. There was a lovely touch of simple rustic décor running through from the flowers to the pinecones added to the centrepieces to really give it a Christmassy feeling. Cian’s grandmother made the wonderful cake that was pride of place as you walked into the room, we then decorated this with some of the flowers left over from Ciaras bouquet which rounded off a lovely personal touch that you could sense throughout the whole wedding.



The guests were treated to one surprise after the next, from the amazing food to the show stopping Irish dance show to the band and then DJ! It was an absolute honour to work with Ciara and Cian on planning their wedding day and I wish them all the happiness in the world.


A big thank you to Davitt Vaughn for the wonderful pictures! You can check out his work here!


“I just want to say a huge thank you to Alexandra Manning and the team of The Wedding Experience for organising our wedding on the 30th December! Ye are amazing! Nothing was too much of an ask. They took the stress out of everything for us, from the church to the dj everything was perfectly organised. Would highly recommend your service, thanks to all who helped to make our day perfect!”

30th December 2015 – Ciara and Cian

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