Siobhan & Stephen • Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal

We are delighted to share with you one of our summer weddings from stunning Donegal. Siobhan & Stephen, living in the UK but soon to make a big move to Qatar, choose Solis Lough Eske Castle for their big day. Lough Eske, the Donegal coast line and our newlyweds were bathed in sunshine early in August and everyone had smiles on their faces! Every detail of the day was thought through and planned meticulously, making the day a breeze for all involved and, most important, for the bride and groom.

We asked the newlyweds about their day and this is what they said:

“Originally it was the beautiful scenery of Lough Eske Castle that drew us to making it a possible venue location. However, after having our wedding tour around the castle and meeting with Stephen Bell the wedding manager there, it was the staff that made the final decision for us. The service from that first experience was just amazing and it continued right through to the big day. They really do offer a 5* and beyond experience and we can not recommend it enough!”

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“We didn’t really have a theme, but just more of a colour and flower focus. We knew that we wanted everything to be navy from suits to bridesmaid dresses and then incorporated this into our wedding favours etc. also. From day one we knew that flowers would be very important to us and so a lot of our decoration was through neutral green and white flowers, we can still remember the smell of the flowers now when we walked into the room, simply amazing!”

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“It was one of the most amazing experiences when we greeted each other at the top of the aisle in the church, it was a really special moment between the two of us. The first glance at each other whilst grasping each others hand and having a quick kiss on the cheek is both of our first memories. Seeing all our friends and family gathered together in the church also just added to the build up of excitement we both had to see each other!”

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“If your budget allows then definitely hire entertainment for that gap between dinner and the band setting up. We did this and found it acted as the perfect warm up to get the guests into the partying mood after having their bellies full from dinner so that they hit the dance floor straight away! Also, if you want a full dance floor then you have to make sure you (the bride & groom) are on it. This was a piece of advice we were given by our band which we followed, and it worked!”

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