Iain Lawn


Metaya Nakin


Clothing Tips for Ireland

Wondering what to bring? You'll need to be adaptable, so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes. Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; and comfortable walking shoes. Don't be fooled into thinking you won't need sunscreen in the summer months – when the sun shines in Ireland it's quite strong, so wear sunscreen and bring a sunhat. Short-term forecasts are viewable at Met Éireann.
Okay, it does rain in Ireland, but long bouts of rain are pretty rare. So, you can either put on suitable clothes, or duck into a nice cosy pub to wait out the shower. You can imagine which one is our favorite strategy.

Welcome Dinner

Cocktail Attire
I will be wearing a short black cocktail dress, and Iain will be wearing a plaid suit.
Prior to dinner Iain and I will be wearing casual comfortable clothing.


You may wear whatever you want to wear for breakfast both mornings. I will be wearing a short dress and Iain will be wearing jeans and a polo.

Ceremony and Reception

Formal Attire/Black Tie Optional
Men - a tuxedo or a dark suit with a dress shirt and dress shoes
Women - a formal cocktail dress, long dress, or dressy separates
Please see photo above for our color scheme for the wedding. We would love it if you wore any of these blue, pink/peach, and deep burgundy color ranges to the wedding ceremony and reception; otherwise neutrals, pastels, and metallics like: nude, black, navy, gold, and grey are preferred. Please see pictures below for examples of what other guests have worn to a wedding at Markree Castle.
I will be wearing a white gown for the ceremony, a lilac silk gown for cocktail hour and dinner, and a navy tulle gown with silver celestial embroidery for the after party; Iain will be wearing a black tux.

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