On March 17th 2018 Stefanie was asked to conduct the wedding ceremony of Victoria D’Arcy and Matthew Irwin at Victoria Warehouse for an Old School Hollywood themed bash with a bit of a twist.
Both Vic and Matt are of Irish descent and coincidentally ended up picking St. Patrick’s day for their wedding. Not wanting to miss an opportunity they decided to honor their Celtic roots by including a romantic hand-fasting in their ceremony (as well as the exchanging of rings) and also sang a raucous rendition of ‘Wild Rover’ instead of a traditional hymn. They even went as far as inviting their guests to toast the newlyweds with a shot of Baileys. The guests clearly could not have been having more fun!
As you can see from the pictures Victoria Warehouse is in no way a traditional wedding venue, it’s a converted cotton mill warehouse with low-ceilings and lots of original industrial features. With a few well placed additions such as an Edison style light bulb rail and pillar candles in beautiful glass holders, the Northern charm of this historical place gelled wonderfully with a lavish wedding theme.
Stefanie had a lot of fun in the months before their alternative wedding figuring out how to make the script funny, fitting and heartfelt. She wanted to tell the history of Matt and Vic in a playful manner whilst keeping the core values of a wedding ceremony and binding ritual intact. Above all, she made sure their personalities shone through and that their wedding was a celebration of everything they loved the most.
CONGRATULATIONS MATT AND VIC, MAY YOUR LIVES AS HUSBAND AND WIFE BE AS JOYFUL AND FREE-SPIRITED AS YOUR WEDDING DAY!
Photos courtesy of Emma Wright Photography.