“Standing there and marrying each other was the most beautiful and surreal feeling and one that we will cherish forever.” – Jennifer and James
James and Jennifer envisioned a dream celebration of love at Adare Manor, and Olivia Buckley International turned it into reality by creating a stunning design that reflects the couple’s story. The location Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland is a historic place, combining royal elegance with serene greenery, it serves as a perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.
A welcome reception, enriched with local artisan cuisine, authentic traditional performances, and rich indigenous designs stimulated guests’ senses. This included a theatrical Guinness and Oysters station where chefs were shucking oysters in front of guests, wonderful artisan cheeses from our local cheesemakers and of course traditional Irish soda bread. Irish dancers and musicians performed on this night and sealed the night with fireworks. This Welcome celebration evening created the perfect atmosphere to encourage wonderful interactions between families and guests.
As the Bride lives in Australia she wished to represent the best of Australian fashion, hence she choose designer Stevan Khalil to create three gowns for her – one for the formal wedding the ceremony, then a second, vintage-style beaded dress for the reception and finally a playful, tulle-laden gown for their next-day barbecue. The stunning headpiece was designed by Australian designer Viktoria Novak.
James and Jennifer were blessed with a bright, sunny day to exchange their vows, surrounded by a beautiful green landscape and beneath clear blue skies. The couple took a lot of time carefully writing their vows and ensuring that the music and the readings that they chose were personal and had significant meaning to them. It turned out to be a truly wonderful celebration.
“Every element of our wedding was so thought through and the attention to detail was magnificent. From our first dance in a custom-designed Orangerie with a stunning floral backdrop to aerial performance artists to secret doorways leading to further experiences, right through to a balloon filled glass marquee for our beautiful post-wedding day White Party, all of the different rooms and custom-built venues kept our guests guessing and excited for each and every new moment. The mood was happy, fun and exciting and we wish we could do it all again!” – James & Jennifer
“Working with Jennifer and James to design their dream celebrations was a fabulous and rewarding journey from beginning to end. We wished to design magical experiences for guests over the three days, both in Adare Manor and within the beautiful grounds. The custom-built structure highlighted the historic setting of the walled gardens, merging the exterior beauty of the gardens with our interior 3D floral installations, showcasing the vibrant personalities of Jennifer and James creating an unforgettable dreamy, otherworldly atmosphere.” – Olivia Buckley, Olivia Buckley International
Wedding Designers and Planners: Olivia Buckley International
Venue: Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland
Dress Designer: Steven Khalil
Bridesmaids Dresses: Rachel Gilbert
Groomsmen Suits: Tom Ford
Photography: Jonas Peterson
Videography: We are Catch
Hair Stylist: Dylan Bradshaw
Makeup Artist: Aimee Connolly
Cake: MM Cookies
Stationery: Appleberry Press
Bridal Headpiece: Viktoria Novak
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanottis