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Sun, Shots & Surprises - Tasha and James' September Wedding at The K Club

Four years in the making, Londoners James and Tasha pulled out all the stops for their Irish wedding at The K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare. With blazing sunshine, Baby Guinness shots and a tonne of surprises for their guests (including a chance encounter with Irish rock royalty!), their day was meticulously planned down to the last detail, blending their personalities, passions and quirks into every aspect of their special day.

Happy bride walks up steps of The K Club in Kildare, Ireland, with bouquet in hand and holding her groom's hand

Tasha and James' love story began with a mutual appreciation for the TV show Peep Show, igniting a spark that would turn into a 10-year-long partnership. Bonding over their shared love for animals and nature documentaries, with their beloved pets Bailey and Betty by their side, James said he could get used to this: "In 30 years I see us living somewhere hot, drinking a beer with Bailey the 4th at our feet".

This surety of a lifelong bond was clear to James after their first trip together - he'd heard horror stories of couples travelling but "it was all so effortless, and everything just seemed to fall into place. From then, I knew I could spend the rest of my life with her". Aw! Tasha didn't see the proposal coming - James gave her "pure anxiety" on the day by continuously trying to wind her up and catch her off guard. Safe to say she was delighted!

Beautiful bouquet of flowers with Jimmy Choo heels and Tom Ford lotion on wedding day at The K Club in Kildare, Ireland
Photo by Kevin Kheffache Photography

Bride smiles in her dressing gown as she gets ready for her wedding day at The K Club in Kildare, Ireland

Bride has first look with her family at The K Club in Ireland

Groom and groomsmen cheers with champagne at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

Bride sitting drinking red wine on vintage cream couch at the end of four-poster bed at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

Groom gives dad who is sitting with pint of beer a firm handshake at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

Groom in checkered bowtie, cream jacket, black pants and white shirt stands with hands in pockets in doorway of red doors at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

After an extensive search, James and Tasha found their dream venue at The K Club. With its rich history and timeless elegance, the 5-star venue was the perfect backdrop for the day. They said of the stunning location, "We are honoured for this special place to be the place we begin our future". The team at The K Club were instrumental in pulling everything off without a hitch, from the little touches to personalised service that made Tasha and James feel so taken care of.

The K Club's manicured lawn set up for a wedding ceremony with floral deconstructed arch and fairy lights along large hedges

Bride walks down long aisle from The K Club's drawing room to lawn on sunny day in Ireland

When Tasha and James sat down to plan their wedding with us, they envisioned a day that oozed elegance and beauty without the fuss and extravagance of a traditional big day. With no bridal party, long speeches or a lengthy ceremony, they instead opted for a laid-back affair (in black-tie, no less!) where they could simply enjoy the company of their favourite people. Wedding planner Emma from Wednesday Wedding Club helped them encapsulated their vision, blending luxury, alchemy, edge and romance into every element of the day.

Wedding menu at The K Club

Blue, teal, orange and pink tapered candles in gold candelabra on wedding guest table, surrounded by colourful flowers and table number at The K Club

Nervous excitement of their first look.

Bride holding bouquet in a golf cart buggy on the way to her first look at The K Club

Bride in white wedding dress with corset walking to her first look with groom at The K Club

Groom in checkered bowtie, cream jacket, black pants and white shirt stands waiting for bride at first look at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

Bride looks delighted to see her husband for the first time on her wedding day with hands out - at the K Club

With a big Irish family and no siblings on James' side, and a smaller mixed-heritage family and five siblings on Tasha's, the couple wanted to include their family in their big day in more unconventional ways. The most special of all was exchanging vows in a ceremony officiated by Tasha's mother, Barbara, who is a retired wedding celebrant.

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar on their wedding day on the lawn at the K Club in Kildare, Ireland

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar on their wedding day on the lawn at the K Club in Kildare, Ireland

A triumphant walk down the aisle as newlyweds!

Bride and groom walking down the aisle surrounded by confetti at The K Club

And the day just kept getting better: Tasha and James were lucky enough to meet Danny O'Donoghue - lead singer of The Script!

Bride and groom at The K Club with Danny O'Donoghue from The Script

In lieu of vows at their ceremony, the newlyweds opted for a personal vow exchange after they said 'I do'. They revelled in taking a private moment to soak up the excitement of the day, and of course a few happy tears were shed.

Bride and groom relax in vintage chairs at The K Club

Bride shedding tear as she reads letter from husband in private vows

Bride in foreground reading private vows, groom in background at The K Club

Magician Jamie Skelton wowed the guests with amazing tricks during the drinks reception, while children enjoyed a playful photo treasure hunt, which made sure they felt included in a day that is often not child-focused. How sweet!

Bride and friend shocked at magician trick at the K Club

Bride and friend laugh at magician trick at the K Club

Child taking photo on Kodak disposable camera at The K Club

The couple's attention to detail and thoughtfulness for their guests was obvious from the get-go. From a wedding newspaper featuring fun facts and interviews with the couple, to a Baby Guinness shot for guests on their way to the reception room, to an audio guestbook and a guest-curated end-of-night playlist (with a special exclusion request of the infamous "Dance Monkey"), every little detail reflected James and Tasha's desire to give their guests an amazing day.

Wedding guest reads wedding newspaper at wedding at The K Club

Bride and groom cheers as they drink a shot of Baby Guinness at The K Club

Wedding guest takes shot of Baby Guinness at The K Club

As the day drew to a close, James and Tasha danced the night away to the electric sounds of The Event Band surrounded by their friends and family. Reflecting on their journey to marriage, they were overjoyed to have created a day that was truly theirs: a celebration of love, laughter and simply just having an awesome time with everyone they love.

Bride and groom smile with sunglasses on a sunny afternoon between the trees at The K Club

Bride and groom walk hand in hand on the bride crossing the River Liffey at The K Club

Groom touches his wife during his wedding speech at The K Club

Bride and groom enter the Legacy Suite at The K Club

Bride gives her wedding speech at The K Club

Bride leads the conga at The K Club

In crafting their wedding day so carefully, James and Tasha showed how you can stay true to yourselves and celebrate your unique love story. It was an honour for Emma, Chief Wedding Planner at Wednesday Wedding Club, to bring their vision to life, and to witness the joy and happiness that radiated from this awesome couple. "We're a new us now. It's crazy how a little legal piece of paper can change all of that". Cheers to that! Sending you both so much love and happiness for your future!

With special thanks to on-the-day suppliers:

✖ Wedding planner: @wednesdayweddingclub

✖ Photographer: @kevin_khaffache

✖ Videographer:

✖ Hair Stylist: @callahcrowns

✖ Makeup Artist: @misscruzmakeup

✖ Venue: @thekclubireland

✖ Decor hire: @forever_blossom_sandra

✖ Magician: @dublinmagician

✖ Band & DJ: @theeventband

Want a truly unique wedding day in Ireland? Chat to us! We love creating incredible weddings like Tasha and James' that are full of personal touches and are anti-tradition.


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