What a busy 3 days we had! Our flight to Dublin was Monday at stupid o'clock..7am... so I had to be up and out of the house and picking up Nicole, Ben and Moira (Ben's mom or MOG as she's affectionately now known as lol) at 5. All went smoothly this time...I didn't lose my passport in the toilet...I'm sure Mr Custom's man appreciated that lol.
FIL picked us up and we headed to their apartment where we had our first appointment at 10:30 with the makeup girl Claire...she had just finished working on a movie with Glenn Close! Nicole's makeup was gorgeous...a bit more than what she would normally wear but still very natural and will look fantastic in the photographs. After that we had to see the florist. He was supposed to have a sample for us to see but forgot and to make it up gave each of us a rose...the biggest rose I've ever seen! He also arranged for an arrangement to be at the food tasting on the Wednesday.
Tuesday was the hair trial which was brilliant. Michael started out doing Nic's hair one way then before you knew it he had it in another style so effortlessly. Again she looked beautiful (I guess I'm going to always say that lol) Then I got in the chair and ended up with a do I wasn't thinking of having but loved so now I'm sorted :-D BIL picked us up and we headed to Wicklow to the registrar then were dropped off at a mall to meet SIL for a quick bit of retail therapy for the girls in Dunnes and Penny's and a pint for BIL and Ben. LOLOLOL...BIL and Ben...get it!!??
We were all looking forward to Wednesday....the food tasting!!! Emily (hubby's sister) drove us to the hotel where we were met by the in house Wedding Planner Ciara. It was MOG's first time to see the venue and I think she was very happy indeed :-D
There's a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in the hotel and that's where we were headed. Ciara said she had a surprise for us and I thought Gordon himself was going to cook for us lol. In fact she had arranged for us to sit at the Chef's Table in the kitchen!!! What an amazing experience...have a look...
The Chef's Table... Apparently you can book this table for a special occasion
This is the view when sitting at the table. The kitchen to the right is for the Gordon Ramsay Restaurant and the one on the left is for the hotel. The gentleman on the left was our server for the afternoon
This was us all settled in waiting impatiently lol. From the left Ciara, Fottini (she's on 'work experience' for a few months) Moira, Nic, Ben, Me, Emily
This was the head chef...we got our first starter to try and he'd forgotton something and came running up...it was very funny lol. After we tried everything I wanted to take him home!
The flowers arrived and although they weren't the ones we're having (not quite in season yet) they were stunning and I don't think we'll be disappointed.
Emily and I...it was Lent so we had ashes on our foreheads!
It was fantastic, the food was amazing and it was hard to choose what to put on the menu but we managed in the end. Luckily we're having BOTH desserts :-DD
I'm going to finish off the rest of the wedding invites today and once they're out on Monday I'll show you what it looks like.
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