Irish Indian Borris House Wedding Photographer – Copal & Myles
Fun, Relaxed, Colourful and Welcoming are the words that come to mind when I look at this wedding. Copal & Myles had guests coming from all over the world. They wanted to create a unique wedding which would bring together their different cultures. Enjoying the lead up as well as the day was very important to them.
Copal says they didn’t really have a colour palette in mind! It developed as they went along – “I like to call our style ‘Elegantly Eclectic’!” Their invites and menu cards were sourced in India and were fuschia pink, orange and gold- they carried that theme into the decor but also introduced some blues, greens and yellows (in the kite wall). They knew they wanted to have a fusion of elements from both Indian and Irish cultures. So, the flowers were in Irish Autumnal shades. For the food- they had Indian Canapés at the drinks reception, followed by a nice hearty Irish dinner.
They both agree that their favourite part was the ceremony, which was unique and specially written for them by their celebrant Tara Carroll. It was the perfect way to bring the two cultures together as it included 2 Celtic traditions of Unity candle and Hand binding and 2 Indian traditions of ‘Aarti’ (welcoming the grooms family into the brides family) and Varmala (it is one of the oldest traditions followed in the Indian wedding ceremony and signifies the affection between the bride and groom). The readings included a special poem written by the groom’s aunt and an Indian love poem.
As for DIY, Copal’s mum and sister masterminded all the lovely details. “We had a ‘kite wall feature’ in the reception room made with Indian kites and colourful hanging garlands to add a splash of colour to the beautiful rustic ballroom. A photo corner under the tree in the garden decorated with marigold garlands and lanterns. Paper lanterns decorating the granary and my mum hand painted ‘Rangoli art’ for the walls in the granary. Bride and groom wine glasses and the cake topper were decorated by my sister. “Flowers, fairy lights and ceremony backdrop were done by Tina from the Wild Bunch” , she really helped pull all the various ideas, and decor into a cohesive wedding!”
When I asked them what is the best piece of advice that they could give couples getting married they said “Don’t forget the real reason you are doing all this- to celebrate your love and the coming together of two families! There will be a lot of work involved in the weeks and months in the lead up to the wedding but on the day just ‘let go, enjoy it and take it all in’. We did that and honestly had the best day of our lives.”
Without further ado, I give you Copal & Myles’ multicultural, Indian-Irish Borris House Wedding!
Wedding Dress: Custom made in India
Bridesmaids dresses: Custom made in India
Shoes: From India
Flowers: Tina, The Wild Bunch
Groom(smen)’s suits: Remus Uomo
Stationery: Custom printed in India
Make Up: Ken Boylan
Hair: Lorraine Browne
Wedding Rings: Corrs Jewellers
Venue: Borris House
Celebrant: Tara Carroll
Reception Music: Ruth Lydon (Harp)
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