James Bond Themed Wedding in Fota Island, Ireland that You’ll Want to Copy

James Bond Themed Wedding in Fota Island, Ireland that You’ll Want to Copy

Themed weddings are getting more and more popular. These kind of weddings really allow for a bride and groom to live a fantasy they have always dreamed to be a part of. It the last few years, James Bond themed weddingshave gained a lot of buzz and attention. And we can most certainly see why! James Bond movie series represents that classic old Hollywood glamourfull of sophistication and elegance. And that is basically what a couple would want for their dream wedding, right?

And we must admit that newlyweds Oriel Lawton and Niall Tynan had the most creative one yet! Their James Bond themed wedding really included everything you could see in the movies; from a smoking hot tux to the fun casino night and we simply can’t forget the martini glasses with the Champagne sorbet! Wedding and wedding reception looked like they were taken right from the scenes of a James Bond movie, just look at these pictures! Check out below to find out how they organized their perfect wedding day!

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Bride and Groom [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

But first, let’s start the story with how Niall proposed Oriel

“It was a beautiful sunny day on 27th April 2015. We took our chocolate brown Labrador Denzel to the beach in Kinsale for a walk and there Niall went down on bended knee”. – Oriel

Ceremony was held in St. Josephs SMA Church, Wilton. And it was simply magical! Beautiful red roses and fabulous The Hallelujah Gospel Choir created the most stunning and breathtaking atmosphere. Cork Weddings and Events was in charge for the church decor and flowers.

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[photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

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Groom [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Cork weddings & events have quite a lot of experience in the wedding industry.  Iris is a wedding planer and also a florist. You can pick out plenty of various things that will make your special day even more special like  Beautiful Wedding Flowers, Chair Covers, Venue Decoration, Sweet Carts, Chocolate Fountains and lots more.

The funniest moments for our bride and groom were certainly the ones when their dog Denzel, a chocolate brown Labrador, waited for them in front of the church looking all posh and cute wearing a dickie bow, and when the bride and her dad danced to the altar while holding hands.

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Bride and groom with their dog [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

As the couple really wanted a wedding venue that look like it is taken away from a James Bond movie, they have opted for the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland, Fota Island Resort located in Cork. It’s nestled right at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by the gorgeous scenery in County Cork. If you look at the pictures you will see that Fota Island Resort is a glorious combination of elegance, amenities, natural beauty, luxury and service, just perfect for a James Bond themed wedding, right? The most important thing for Oriel and Niell was to accommodate all their guests, and Fota Island Resort was a perfect place for that task. Fact that it can comfortably accommodate between 120 and 300 wedding guests was the decisive factor in picking out the venue.

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[photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

When it comes to wedding decor, this couple has taken themed weddings to a whole new level of planning and taking care of the details! From the elegant and classic black table clothes and golden table runners, to the James bond movie names for table assignments instead of simply putting numbers.

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Wedding decor [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

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Wedding decor [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

And those balloon lights centrepieces? All we could say is WOW! They are so cool, so unique and so different to anything we had ever come across before at any other event. It has really made the whole reception absolutely stunning and breathtaking! For the balloon centrepieces all the credits goes to Jenny and Red Balloon team. Congratulations on a job well done http://www.redballooncork.com/  !

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Wedding decor [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

But that true James Bond atmosphere was created using unique black display with lights, amazing led dance floor and James Bond props by Stephens Display Solutions. Again, congrats!

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Wedding decor [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

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Wedding decor [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

As for the menu, bride and groom opte for a classic one, but appealing to most of the guest’s appetites. As in all of the 007 movies, James Bond is often seen with martini glass in hand (we all remember his most famous line “Shaken, not Stirred”) and Oriel and Niell really wanted to incorporate that in their wedding too. So to do that, they served Champagne sorbet in martini glasses. It was a pleasant treat for their wedding guests.

We all know that wedding cake is a pinnacle of the reception, and that almost every guest snaps a picture of it. So we can understand why the couple opted for the black and orange color scheme. The gorgeous cake stayed true to the theme and it is made by Trace of Cakes, Ballincollig, know for their widly unique wedding cakes.

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Wedding cake [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Bride was wearing a beautiful Paloma Blanca dress, a brand founded way back in the 1937. by Manny Bernstein. Brand was originally named Blue bird dress and was based in Toronto, Canada. The company today is still family owned, making women happy with it’s fantastic dresses and having clients from all over the world. They are proud of their unique and special designs, as well as using only high quality materials, details and patterns. Because of all that, it is not a surprise that the bride opted for their dress, the Paloma Blanca Style 4614.

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Wedding dress [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

With it’s elegant, attractive and especially modern look which achieves to look timeless at the same time, it is surely a  choice made by a lot of brides to be. It is made out of satin, which makes it to have a beautiful flow. It has a bateau neckline, beaded straps, making it look expensive, as well as formal. Also, a belt is made out of beads with organza tie, which you could say, lifts the dress up.

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Wedding dress [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

For us, the most beautiful and most special part of the dress is most definitely the back. It is open and it flawlessly rounds up the whole dress. Bride opted for a veil that perfectly matches the dress. With it’s minimal design and bride’s loose hair it has a really nice flow. The whole combination is complemented with glitter shoes and earrings.

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Shoes [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Jacqui Murphy Hair was in charge for the hair, and Liz McCarthy Makeup for the makeup. Award winning hairdresser from Cork, Ireland Jacqui Murphy has more than seventeen years of experience working  in the industry, 13 of which in the famous Toni and Guy brand. She has also worked on many magazine shoots (Image, RSVP, VIP, Tatler, Cork Now and many bridal mags), as well as backstage at some of the industry’s top fashion shows and fashion weeks at both home and abroad.

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[photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Liz McCarthy is one of the Munsters most accomplished make up artists, and having worked extensively on editorials, videos and commercials and by having many top models and celebrities as her clients, her work is very much in demand, both in Ireland and abroad.

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Makeup [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

She made bride’s make up quite minimal, with emphasis on the eyes and light smokey eyes. Lips were in their natural shade, and peachy shades were used for the blush. Jacqui made the hair wavy and of course, beautiful. Pretty nice and minimal, right?

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Flower girls [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Flower girls wore dresses that were from princessly.com store. Dresses were in a beautiful shade of gray, having a really unique design. If you take a closer look, you’ll see that the upper part is made out of lace, and the lower part is modernly designed by having 3d roses. The whole dress is fully lined so it’s not against the skin at all. Back is opened in a heart shape, giving a really fun and playful look. The whole dress i completed with a black satin bow around the waist. Girls wore comfortable flats decorated with a bow and they all had little red bouquets. Pageboy had a super cute suit combined with a red bow tie.

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Bridesmaids [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Bridesmaids also had dresses in a similar tone, they were long and decorated with a bow around the waist. They fitted the whole minimal wedding concept perfectly. Because the wedding had all red flowers, the bridesmaids had bouquets made out of red roses.

Groom’s suit was a navy tux with a black satin lapel. Niall wore a red dickie bow, and the groomsmen wore platinum bow ties to match the girls. The suit was so elegant, refined and timeless, perfectly fitting the wedding theme. And what certainly lift the whole suit to a higher level were personalized cuff links bought on Cufflink.ie page.

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Groom [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

CufflinkSuperstore.com is 100%  Irish owned family business which has served the jewelry and gifts industry for over 50 years. For 3 generations they are striving to create the best and finest products available, and they offer quality, excellent service and a very friendly staff. Also, a great thing is that you can get personalized cufflinks, which are just the right thing for a big day such as a wedding or a gift for you loved ones.

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First dance [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

One of the most important, and maybe among the most stressful things while organizing a wedding  is choosing a perfect photographer. But, luckily, that wasn’t a problem for the newlyweds because they saw the pictures from sister-in-law Lisa’s wedding and the really liked them so they picked her photographer Emma, who made a ton of perfect pictures at their wedding as well.

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Wedding dress [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Emma Russell Photography has a very relaxed approach to photographing weddings. She captures the day naturally as events unfold, documenting the emotions, whether they be laughter or tears! Emma really likes weddings, meeting new people and pretty dresses and shoes make her happy, so is there a more ideal photographer for a wedding than her? And we have to mention tha Emma is a finalist in the Weddingsonline Awards for Photographer of the Year! If you wish to book Emma for your wedding, you can find her on this link .

Newlyweds really love to make their guestbook in a different and more unique way than the usual for the last few years. There are a lot of ideas out there, from photo album guest books where guests take their picture with Polaroid cameras, to the ones made like puzzles and many more. The newlyweds opted for a really creative idea in form of a caricature made by Niall O’Loughlin where all of the guests signed around it, making it really fun and great as a keepsake afterwards.

wedding[photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

We all know that fine details are what separates a good wedding from a great one. They put a touch of uniqueness on a wedding like nothing else can, and can often leave a better impression on a guest then, for example, the food. We can see that in all red flower selection, party’s theme, custom made cufflinks, and a unique guestbook. But we simply must mention personalized candles with family crests on them. We haven’t seen this kind of detail so far, so you can see how much attention to details was put into planning this wedding. Candle zone is a place that personalizes candles in a pretty unique way. You can choose between 8 designs that will make your wedding more special and unique.

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Bouquets [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

Along with personalized cufflinks and candles, bride and groom decided to personalize dressing gowns and socks as well, and they found those on Etsy. If you would like to personalize your wedding like Oriel Lawton and Niall Tynan, we would recommend Etsy as you will find tons of great ideas and inspiration. And of course, stores that can make your ideas come to life.

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In the latest James Bond film, Spectre, 007 carries out his mission in Mexico, and Oriel and Niell opted for the same location to be their honeymoon destination. They said that it was luxurious and fabulous, and we believe them, because when you plan a superbly detailed wedding, you definitely save the best for last, and we can only imagine the fun they had in Mexico, continuing the James Bond experience that they had on their wedding day.

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Bride and Groom [photo: www.weddingsonline.ie by Emma Russell Photography]

 

We wish this beautiful couple all the luck and happiness in their marriage!

 

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