Valerie and Joey, Clanard Court Hotel – April 2013

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Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare – April 2013

Valerie and Joey got married in the church of our lady and St Joseph Prospserous and had their reception in the Clanard Court Hotel Athy.
“We both knew for a while that we had wanted our reception there as we had been to weddings there and loved the hotel and the surroundings. The staff were first class and helped us so much to piece together our amazing wedding day.”


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Val’s wedding dress was by mikaella and it was bought in Truly Bridal in Naas. Valerie’s bridesmaids dresses were by Belsoie and also got in Truly Bridal in Naas. “Lorraine was so good at helping me choose the right dress and the moment I tried on that dress I knew it was for me.”


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Joey got his and all the Groomsmen suits in Ritchie Whelans Menswear in Naas where “Ritchie was very helpful and the lads all looked fabulous in their suits.”

All the make up on the day was by make up artist Hayley Mc Gowan. “I was so happy with all the make up which Hayley done, she really listened to what I wanted and gave me the natural look that I wanted. My mam and sister all looked amazing and were delighted with their make up.”


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“The day could not of got off to a better start, when I woke at 6am, the sun was beaming in the window. This was a welcome surprise as up to then the weather had been miserable with rain and wind. There was definitely someone looking down on us.”


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“One of the highlights for me was the music in the church by Adele Whelan. We chose all the songs we loved and wanted the music to reflect on us as a couple.” Adele went out of her way to learn At Last by Etta James for us as the couple really wanted this song for their wedding. “Since the wedding everyone has been talking about how beautifully she sang and a lot said she reduced them to tears!!”


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From the beginning, Valerie and Joey wanted their wedding to be a simple but classic wedding with all their closest family and friends. “We wanted everyone to share in our happiness and have an amazing day. The best part was that friends and family came from Canada, Australia and London to be with us on our special day. This meant so much to us.”


Music on the wedding night was provided by Men In Black. “They really took the time to get to know us before the wedding and were brilliant on the night. They had everyone up on their feet for the night.”

“We are so glad that we chose Frame It Weddings for our wedding video and pictures. The video is brilliant and we love the funny guest interviews that Ritchie done. Les done an outstanding job on our pictures, he really listened when we said we loved more natural pictures and wanted moments caught. The pictures are more than we could have ever wanted and are so so happy with them.”

We swear the couple wrote this!!! 🙂

Congrats again to both Val and Joey.

Highlights video below via youtube.

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