Two countries & Two weddings
Barbara + Mike
When a couple are from different countries, and live on the other side of the world, where do you hold the wedding? Barbara, from Ireland, and Mike, from Scotland, are both now Kiwi citizens and have made their home in Wellington. They decided to have two Weddings, one in Ireland, and the second in New Zealand.
Barbara wore the same gown for both weddings, the Sottero & Midgely Taiya, with the Taiya Jacket. As the Kiwi wedding was less formal, she removed the train and hoop.
Mike wore his full Queen’s Own Highlanders regimental attire with a kilt in MacKenzie tartan. For the Kiwi wedding he again wore his full regimental attire but this time with the Cameron tartan kilt.
Barbara + Mike not only incorporated gorgeous korowai into the ceremony, they also found other ways to honor their adoptive country as well as their homelands. The flowers feature the Thistle - National Flower of Scotland, and the table settings used a small kete, wrapped in a Scottish tartan.
Bride: Barbara Murphy
Dress: Sottero & Midgely Taiya, with Taiya Jacket
The korowai was made by Dorothy Stowers from Dream Weaver
Finnstown Castle Hotel, Dublin, Ireland www.finnstowncastlehotel.com
Foxglove Bar & Kitchen, Wellington, New Zealand www.foxglovebar.co.nz
New Zealand Photographer Mel Waite, www.melwaitephotography.co.nz
Ireland Photographer: Will O'Reilly www.willoreilly.com