The art of the chilled out wedding

A move toward ‘more authentic’ weddings is good news: it means shopping for bridalwear on the high street is acceptable - and Monsoon is there with some not-so-dear ways to dress yourself and your dearly beloveds, writes Elaine Prendeville

15th April, 2018
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Vegan wedding cakes, ceremonies held in walled ruins and vows made by hand-fastening: the modern Irish wedding is becoming earthier by the invite.

And where gilded everything once felt desirable, Irish couples who care about these kinds of things are feeling increasing pressure to create an authentic, personal and often ‘unplugged’ - no phones, please, we’re getting hitched - occasion. Since legalisation in 2014, the Irish outdoor wedding ceremony has reached fever pitch, and with...

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