Lynsey and Pado, the happy couple. Photography by Syona Photography

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Real Irish Weddings: Love blossomed on an orange farm for Lynsey and Pado

Love blossomed on an orange farm for one couple

Fashion designer Lynsey (from Armagh) and systems engineer Pado (from Dublin) enjoyed a beautiful outdoor humanist ceremony in the Apple Orchard at The Millhouse, Meath.

Now living in Dublin, the pair met while working and living together on an orange farm in Australia and in 2014, Pado popped the question to Lynsey as she returned home from a hen party - but only after his best friend greeted and presented her with a puppy.

"I walked through the hallway over scattered petals with my new puppy, only to find Pado in the living room on bended knee," she said.


Not only did Lynsey design and create her own dress (working on it up until two weeks before the wedding) but she also got crafty, creating a vintage Australian map table plan with luggage tags to indicate where guests were seated. As a reference to where they met, the couple had oranges within the flower arrangements and on each place setting. And there was no shortage of love on the style front either as Lynsey's bridesmaids all wore something different that suited their styles, and she bought them vintage handbags to suit each of their different looks. Pado gifted the groomsmen with personalised pocket watches and monogrammed cufflinks on the day.

Lynsey and Pado enjoyed an Italian honeymoon, jetting off for 16 nights where they spent time enjoying the sights and the food in Sorrento, Positano, Rome, Siena, San Gimignano and Florence.

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