An Intimate, Classic Wedding at Beech Hill Country House Hotel in Londonderry, Ireland
Kathleen McCloskey (27 and an HSEQ manager) and Sean McGurk (31 and a plumber) met at a local bar, after Sean came over to stop one of his buddies from pulling Kathleen's hair after one too many drinks. What started out as an apology became a full conversation, and Kathleen and Sean have been together ever since. The couple had a gorgeous, vintage style wedding their hometown of Londonderry, Ireland, captured beautifully by Donal Doherty. They chose a color palette of white, pale blue and ivory for their celebration, which took place at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel. The ceremony was held in a nearby church, where Kathleen's parents were married over 30 years ago. Kathleen and Sean's wedding party traveled in style, migrating from the ceremony to the reception in a classic Volkswagen bus, while the newlyweds themselves traveled in a vintage Beetle. Dining tables at the reception were arranged with crystal chiavari chairs, and centerpieces of white and blue hydrangeas were surrounding crystal lamps. This intimate wedding was exactly what Kathleen and Sean had dreamed of. "I think the best element of our day was the time we got to spend with our friends and family," says Kathleen. Having a smaller wedding meant we could spend more time with each of our guests."