A New 12 months’s Eve Marriage ceremony at The Previous Rectory Killyman

A New 12 months’s Eve Marriage ceremony at The Previous Rectory Killyman

What higher method to ring within the New 12 months than by saying “I do” to the one you’re keen on, and that is precisely what Emma and Paul did once they tied the knot. Their massive day in Tyrone fell on December thirty first and their luxurious nation feast definitely a glamorous affair to encourage anybody pondering of tips on how to model their winter wedding ceremony. With the Previous Rectory Killyman, which Emma and Paul are the homeowners of, because the backdrop to their wedding ceremony day, photographers Adam and Grace had no issue capturing the magnificence and romance of the couple’s unbelievable nuptials. Learn how their love story unfolded in a spot which means a lot to them.


Jimmy Choo Bridal shoes heels with pearl headband

flowers and bridal bouquet with orange, pink and purple

Bride preparing on morning of wedding

Imagine it or not, though Emma and Paul, who each hail from Dungannon, lived simply 10 minutes away from one another, their paths did not cross till that they had each travelled to the opposite facet of the world. “We met once we had been hundreds of miles away on the Burning Man Competition in Nevada,” says Emma. “Satirically, I ended up getting the spare ticket that Paul had.” After a couple of stints of travelling and dealing they bought the Previous Rectory Killyman in 2015, the place the place they’d ultimately maintain their wedding ceremony. “We fell in love with the distinctive attraction of the Rectory and the historical past behind it. It was by no means really our intention to show the Rectory right into a venue. This occurred in some ways accidentally and we have now spent greater than three years renovating it.”

white vintage car with ribbon

wedding dress with sheer sleeves

groom waits outside church before ceremony

After taking the leap of religion Emma and Paul had been simply able to launch for his or her first full 12 months of enterprise in March 2020 when Covid had different plans. “Within the intervals of lock down we rolled up our sleeves and made the most important adjustments that the Rectory had seen but,” explains Emma. “We had been consumed in work, effectively a minimum of I assumed we each had been, however I used to be blissfully unaware that Paul had different plans for us and November 2020 a couple of hours right into a hike at Slieve Donard (in the midst of me consuming a ham sandwich) Paul received down on a shaky knee.” Identical to each couple who’ve deliberate a marriage up to now two years that they had instances of uncertainty, nonetheless, they felt life and celebrations should go on, and the time felt proper for them so the planning started.

Bride arrives and gets out of car with shoes on show

Bride outside church with flowers and bridal bouquet with orange, pink and purple

The couple received married of their native church of St Patrick’s Chapel in Dungannon. Emma’s stunning wedding ceremony robe was by Milla Nova which she discovered due to the award-winning workforce at Verona Bridal Boutique in Magherafelt, Nation Derry. Her diamond earrings had been very kindly gifted to her by her finest mates to enrich her jewel encrusted Jimmu Choo heels.

Bride with flowers and bridal bouquet with orange, pink and purple with head piece and veil

bride and groom couple in church at altar

bride walks up the aisle with her father

What was most essential to them for his or her day was to create a relaxed and welcoming environment for his or her visitors. “The Rectory is our house so preserving the venue actual and homely is on the coronary heart of every little thing we do. For our flowers we used numerous foliage, nothing too structured accompanied by pops of color. We added heat and ambiance by way of utilizing numerous candles and fairy lights and the touches of glamour had been integrated by way of our distinctive desk décor.”

bride and groom couple light candle


bride and groom married celebrating

So as to add that non-public contact, and so visitors might convey house one thing to remind them of the day and place, Emma and Paul gifted them damson gin, which they made themselves utilizing handpicked damsons from the Rectory gardens.

bride and groom couple kiss after wedding

wolfhound dog sits outside venue

“We had been so lucky that our workforce of distributors knew precisely what we wished and everybody labored so arduous with nice imaginative and prescient to create our day. We are able to say although that Christmas holidays had been mild for us that 12 months, as a substitute we labored by way of (even on the night earlier than the marriage) to convey adjustments to the venue that we wished to do for some time, nothing like your individual wedding ceremony to be the proper excuse for this!”

Garnishes and fruit for cocktails and drinks at reception

Marquee at The Old Rectory Killyman

Bride and groom couple with their dog

There’s clearly one thing very particular and distinctive to have your wedding ceremony in your individual venue and there have been moments all through the day when Emma and Paul discovered themselves questioning how did they even get right here? “It was so valuable to us that we had been surrounded by our household, mates, and wonderful employees. These are the individuals who have supported and inspired us by way of thick and skinny. It was equally essential for us that Leah the canine, our Rectory mascot, who has been with us because the begin was at our wedding ceremony. She wandered carefree across the grounds sporting a good looking floral head piece made by the wonderful Kim at Victoriana Floral. All of us rang the New 12 months in collectively, it was extremely particular.”

Grrom waits at Marquee at The Old Rectory Killyman

Bride and groom couple

Bride and groom couple outside The Old Rectory Killyman

Their clever recommendation to different {couples} is solely to do your individual factor and make your day distinctive to you. “Time waits for nobody so bear in mind to be within the second and take time to go searching and realise that every one the people who find themselves there are there for you each. Don’t get caught up on the issues that aren’t in your management, however get pleasure from and embrace the issues which might be.”

Thanks to Emma and Paul for sharing their dreamy New 12 months’s Even winter wedding ceremony with us, and to Adam and Grace Photographers for offering the attractive imagery! There are extra images to swoon over within the gallery under.


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