Meet Rebecca Horan, she’s a fabulous broadcast journalist for the likes of News Talk FM, Today, FM 98FM and is a recurrent panelist member on forums such as RTE Today and TV3’s Midday. You can follow Rebecca’s busy life on her charming blog Rebecca & Corinna. We want to thank Rebecca and her partner Jason for ever so kindly sharing their storey of their special day in the dreamy Mediterranean with us.
How did your partner propose?
Well, we all know the phrase ‘the lady doth protest too much’ well I had said point blank I would never marry. So after living together for over a year Jason took me to his hometown for a holiday (he is from a small seaside village in South Africa) and on this three week family trip he proposed.
Jason’s house is located right on the beach with a little path leading down to the sea, towards the end of the trip we went for our usual evening beach stroll, it was very dark with just the African stars for light. After an hour or so Jason stopped me, asked me to sit down and asked me if I would be his wife, it was very romantic but I can’t give all of the details away, he produced a little box and in it was a beautiful ruby ring, he had designed the ring with the local jeweller. We sat and chatted for what seemed like ages and shed a tear or two and enjoyed a glass of bubbly under the stars. We then went back to his house to celebrate with his mum and dad. They were in on it all along!
Did you have a hen party? If so, do you have any hilarious stories you would like to share with us?
My hen was truly spectacular – my sister and two best friends organised a wonderful day – with a tea party, cooking course, party bus and wine bar in Dublin. There were a few surprises but a lady never tells 😘
Describe your wedding dress for us.
My wedding dress was designed by wonderful irish designer Que Va (Caoimhe Keane) it was the first dress I tried on in Jenny Vander in Dublin and the dress I went back to buy after weeks of looking at other styles. My mother took it in and took it up and it fit like a glove on the day. It was simple but elegant and feminine with beading, it sparkled beautifully in the sunlight.
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?
Something old. The dress was a few seasons old and it was a sample dress so it had a slightly vintage feel, something blue, I changed into a blue and lace silk dress after dinner for the dancing, it’s my absolute favourite dress of all time and I could really let my hair down in this dress, I kicked off my heels and danced barefoot. Comfort is key for me. Something new was a perfume bought for me by my bridesmaid, it was a stunning L’occitane scent called Acacia that I had never tried before.
Where did you hold the wedding ceremony?
We legally married in front of a small group of family and friends in Dublin’s City Hall and exchanged our vows and had our party in Son Marroig in Deia, Mallorca, in front of 90 guests.
What was the most memorable moment from your special day?
The most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with my dad with the sun shining and Jason waiting with a wide smile, the music we chose and the hand written vows we exchanged. Very special.
If you had to describe the day in 3 words what would they be?
It was intimate, romantic and lively.
And finally, any words of advice for brides to be out there?
My advice would be to mind your guests – particularly if you are asking them to travel – we made sure transport was easy and that the food and drink flowed, make sure you make choices that are honest and well thought out, that means guest choices, music choices and focusing on what the day is really about, don’t sweat the small stuff – the details aren’t important – the important thing is to make sure your ceremony is special but short. Also, mind each other in the run up to your wedding as it can be a stressful period, take a week or two with your new spouse after the wedding and let go on the day.