Photographers Corbin Gurkin and Thatcher Cook first met at a workshop he was teaching in Uganda. Off to a worldly start, a trip to India would be their first real "date" where their romantic connection came into perfect focus. Back in the states, a proposal soon followed.
Given the couples' penchant for frequent-flyer-miles-accuring travel, there was no doubt they'd have a destination wedding. On September 19, 2012, Corbin and Thatcher tied the knot with their closest friends and family in tow at Longueville House, an 18th-century Georgian mansion in County Cork, Ireland.
With 37 guests in attendance, the wedding had the feel of an extended-family vacation, Corbin says. Many guests even arrived early to travel around Ireland together. They were greeted at Longueville House with pails full of local goods, including Irish brown bread and butter, Longueville House jam, elder-flower soda, and pear juice, as well as postcards and an area guide.
In Longueville house's 19th-century conservatory, tables and chairs were draped in hand-dyed blue linen by Rebecca of Duet Weddings. Centerpieces held local anemones, vining peas, dahlias, hydrangeas, garden roses, clematis vines, and apple branches from the estate. "I told the florist I wanted a really organic feel, with flowers spilling out of the vessels," Corbin says.
Location and catering: Longueville House
Event design: Duet Weddings
Event planning: Lucy Swift Events
Floral design: Flowerwild
Stationery: Ceci New York
Calligraphy: Love Jenna Calligraphy
Lettering on save-the-dates: Cynthia Warren
Bride's gown and veil: Vera Wang
Gown stylist: Lindsey Nowak Bridal Style
Children's attire: Tia Munzel Adams
Wardrobe stylist for the wedding party: Alexandra Munzel of Alexandra Styles
Hair and makeup: Ashley Brook Perryman
Cinematography: Living Cinema
Rentals: Set construction, maypole, and lighting, Pearl & Godiva
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