A Simple & Beautiful Irish Wedding: Anna & Mirko

November 3, 2012

Anna & Mirko wanted a simple wedding with tons of personality. The day was held at Fallon & Byrne, a restaurant in the heart of Dublin.

“We met 12 years ago and we never talked much about marriage until two years ago”, wrote the bride. “I was getting dressed one Sunday morning and we were chatting away when he just came and out and said ‘Do you want to marry me?’ I didn’t realise it was a genuine question and replied ‘Ah yeah why not’. He grabbed me and we start jumping around in a circle laughing. Mirko was shouting ‘We are getting married!’ and I was like ‘Oh Really? Yay!!’ It was so funny and this situation sums us up really.”

“We were so relaxed about the whole situation and just wanted to keep it small with close family and friends”, she continued. “We managed to arrange everything and enjoy the organising stress-free. I think this helped us to get the most out of the day and enjoy every second.”

The ceremony was particularly important to this romantic pair. “The ceremony was held in Fallon & Byrne at 3.30, so everybody was in the room waiting for me at 3pm. I was a little late so didn’t really have to much time to think or get nervous. When I entered the room and looked at Mirko and all our family and friends my heart skipped a beat. It was so surreal and very emotional. It’s a memory I know I’ll never forget. The day went so fast like a dream, we really felt so over whelmed with happiness.”

And finally, to come up with a wedding theme was was quintessentially ‘them’ they decided to sit down and really think about what mattered to them both. “We spent a lot of time researching ideas on how we could add in our own Rock n Roll vibe into our day”, Anna concluded. “We wrote down a few words that described us both, to help us come up with a theme. We chose words like vintage, rock n roll, colourful, quirky, alternative and rustic. We then created a mood board based on these words. We collected ideas on flower bouquets, buttonholes, room decorations, table displays and a colour palette containing peaches, creams, greens, oranges, reds and lemons. This was unbelievably helpful as we could email the moodboard to our venue and florist to give them an idea on what style we were going for.”

“It also set us on the right track and helped us stay within our budget. We really wanted to get involved creatively, so we decided to make our own room and table decorations with the help of our good friends. We worked many weekends sitting in with a bottle of wine making pom poms. We had 56 in total and it took at least 40 minutes per pom pom between the two of us! You can only imagine how many hours we spent on them, but it was so worth it. When we walked into the venue on the day we felt so proud to see them hanging in the room.”

Gorgeous! Thank you to Anna & Mirko and their photographer Siobhan Byrne for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast

Photography Credit: Siobhan Byrne Photography
Venue: Fallon & Byrne, Dublin
Bride’s Dress: DRESSCODE
Bride’s Shoes: Bertie, ‘Hathaway’
Bride’s Headpiece: Louise McCoy mccoy_louise@hotmail.com
Bride’s Handbag: Topshop
Bride’s Jewellery: Djinn Jewellery Designed by Simon Phelan
Groom’s Outfit: Valentino Group – OXON 
Flowers: Tiger Lily Flowers Camden Street 
Band: Left Right & Centre
Stationery: Floral Heart designed by Illustrator Anna Deegan
Illustrations for Centrepieces: Whimsical Birds & Nature Series  by Illustrator Anna Deegan