Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Dinning room in Ballymagarvey Village,

How did your love story begin?

We met in DCU, where I was studying Journalism and Séamus was studying Economics, Politics and Law. Our mutual love of media led us to work in the student radio station, DCUfm, where we were both part of the news team, and the rest is history!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Wedding party

Describe the proposal?

We visited London back in 2012, and during a boat trip of the Thames, we decided that we were hooked and would love to live there one day. In 2014, we moved over, and ended up there for just under 5 years. On my birthday in 2017, Séamus planned a lovely day for us, and one of the parts of it was a private boat trip on the Thames where our London adventure had began so many years ago. The boat stopped in front of Big Ben, and he proposed!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Wedding dress shot
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, bridal party, matching bridal nightmare

When planning your wedding, what drew you to Ballymagarvey Village?

As soon as we first visited Ballymagarvey Village, we just knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Anybody who has stepped in to their banquet hall will understand how special it is. The staff were so helpful and friendly, and we wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration

What is your highlight from the wedding day?

The part between the ceremony and the meal where we had 5 minutes together just to soak it all in. You can see from the photos that we both looked so relaxed, it was brilliant!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration

How did the live illustrations add to your day?

Having Linda there on the day added so much. Our guests had a little token to take away, and our illustration is something that we will cherish forever.

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Irish wedding artist, Wedding artist Ireland, Draws at your wedding
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Irish wedding artist, Wedding artist Ireland, Draws at your wedding
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Irish wedding artist, Wedding artist Ireland, Draws at your wedding
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Irish wedding artist, Wedding artist Ireland, Draws at your wedding
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Irish wedding artist, Artist at wedding in Ireland

Anything you would change or do differently?

I would love to do the whole day all over again, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. It was the most wonderful day filled with laughter, love, food, dancing and singing!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Saying vows in Ballymagarvey Village , Walking down the aisle in Ballymagarvey Village
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Bridal couple on the dance floor, Irish wedding venues

Advice for future brides

Don’t sweat the small things, and try and take a moment on the day with your new husband or wife to soak up the magic of what’s happening around you!

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, the avenue in Ballymagarvey Village wedding venue

Wedding Suppliers

Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Wedding stationary, the avenue at Ballymagarvey Village
Sarah and Seamus, Real wedding in Ballymagarvey Village, Irish Wedding, Linda Byrne Illustration, Sparkler shot

Quick thank you to Sarah and Seamus for asking me to share in their day, Linda x