The lovely Caoimhe & Ciaran met at a Debs in 2008. Caoimhe recalls 'there was nothing all that romantic about how we met as I remember some pretty skeptical dancing'. Ciaran's dance moves must have been memorable as Caoimhe agreed to a date in October of that year!
Caoimhe tells us that Ciaran proposed on a ski trip in Blue Mountain, Ontario, about 2 hours from where they live in Toronto. 'He couldn't get down on one knee because he was in ski's and I kind of ruined some of the romance on him as I didn't believe him for a couple of minutes. Ciaran is a joker almost all of the time so I thought this was another funny prank on his part, but eventually I had to believe him and say yes. My parents were over with us for Christmas so that made it very special also!'
We asked Caoimhe if she could some up their wedding in a couple of sentences, she tells us 'our wedding day was so relaxed, exactly how I wanted it. Fernhill took care of everything, and I didn't have to worry or have concern for anything on the day. I picked Fernhill mostly for their amazing venue and gardens and thankfully the weather played ball and we could enjoy so much of the gardens on the day! An outdoor ceremony was such a treat and something I never thought could actually happen.'
'The most important things for Ciaran and myself were to enjoy the day and to spend as much time as I could laughing with my friends and family and I definitely achieved that! It was amazing not to have to travel from a church to the venue and Fernhill have such gorgeous grounds that we didn't even leave to take photographs anywhere else and utilised the entire grounds to get some amazing shots!'
We asked Caoimhe what made Fernhill 'the one' for them? '100% the beautiful gardens as I have really gotten into plants and love nature! Once we spoke to Ann, the wedding coordinator also, we knew it was the right place for us as she was great to deal with and answered so, so many of my emails and questions.'
Caoimhe & Ciaran's advice to other couples planning their special day in Fernhill is to 'enjoy every minute of this venue! I literally didn't have to do a thing to prepare the venue, all outside decor we brought with us was set up seamlessly by the team meaning I could just enjoy the time with Ciaran, my bridal party and family.'
Caoimhe & Ciaran went on a small getaway to Paris straight after the wedding before returning to Toronto and plan to enjoy the Summer weekends camping around Ontario and enjoying the events in Toronto.
to view their stunning wedding video.
Thank you so much Caoimhe & Ciaran for sharing your gorgeous photos with us & your tips for wedding planning from Toronto. We wish you both every happiness in your future together.
Ceremony: Fernhill Wedding Gardens
Photographer: Dermot Sullivan