We love hearing from our real Ronald Joyce brides to find out all about the dream dress shopping experience and which dress they picked and why. We caught up with the gorgeous Sinead over in Ireland to hear all about her wedding and amazing Amanda dress…

I met my husband John over 8 years ago at a wedding actually. I was working at the wedding and he was a guest! John romantically proposed to me in New York on my birthday in 2016.

The dress I had in my mind for my wedding day ended up being the complete opposite of what I ended up wearing! I visited 4 wedding dress boutiques and tried on so, so many dresses. I ended up crying thinking I would never find my dream dress… I promise I’m not usually that dramatic, I just found dress shopping quite stressful and thought it would be easier to find what I had set in my mind.

Real bride Sinead stood in a living room with two bridesmaids in pink dresses and a flower girl. Sinead wears an ivory Ronald Joyce 69153 wedding dress and a sweeping tulle veil.

I ended up finding my dream dress at Perfect Day bridal store, located in the North of Ireland. It was my mum who picked the dress out for me to try on. I didn’t really like it on the hanger but was trying it on to please her. Funnily enough when I saw it on me in the mirror, I knew instantly it was the dress for me. My mum shed a tear when I came our wearing it and so I knew this was the dress for me. The dress is called Amanda from the Ronald Joyce collection. It is a classic fitted dress made from a satin-like fabric with an off the shoulder neckline. I loved that is was a fit and flare style and has buttons up the back.

Real bride Sinead stood in a hallway in Ronald Joyce 69153, a plain ivory Mikado fit and flare wedding dress with an off the shoulder bateau neckline and ivory beaded waistband

I paired the dress with a subtle diamanté 2-tiered satin trimmed veil, and pearl drop earing’s. I just wanted something very simple to show off the dress.

John and I got married at Darver Castle in County Louth, Ireland surrounded by our nearest and dearest. The Castle is a romantic, fairytale wedding venue dating from the 12th Century with beautiful grounds for the photos. We didn’t really have any theme so to speak as I spent whatever money we needed to ensure we had a good band and a good venue with excellent food to keep all our guests happy and to make the day a memorable event. Everything else after that was a bonus

Photographer: Edel Fearon