Headfort House, on the outskirts of Kells in County Meath, is a truly extraordinary place to tie the knot. Built in the late 18th century, this 100-room mansion’s exterior was designed by George Semple and its rooms are the only example of Robert Adam’s interior design in Ireland. Robert Adam became architect to King George III in 1761 and his Neoclassical style is so extraordinary that Headfort House was named as one of the 100 Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Fund.
However, it’s not only the lavish interior of this mansion that makes it so stunning. The manor is surrounded by over twenty-six acres of gardens and woodlands. The landscaping at Headfort House is so exotic that it includes the only Spur Leaf Tree (native to China) in Ireland as well as rare magnolias, Chinese tulip trees, Taiwanese firs and many others. The entire estate has been home to the Headfort School since 1949 and continues to amaze everyone who visits. The exquisite grounds, façade, and opulent interior make Headfort House the perfect place to get married and one of our couples, here at Marry Me Ireland, have chosen to do just that.
Les and Przem’s story began on 25 October 2003, it’s a story of love at first sight, glamour, lavish style, riches, scandal and burlesque. Dancing the night away at the Pod, a Dublin nightclub, the music changed, eyes met and the rest was history. It only took a moment for them to realise that the other was someone truly special, and five months later, they moved in together. In 2008, the couple traveled to 4 continents and 21 countries in 365 days, falling in love with Buenos Aires as well as falling even more deeply in love with each other.
When talking about their relationship they said, “The thing we love the most about living together is that we have so much in common. It’s easy, natural, and it’s just meant to be. We are best friends even though Przem despises the country music that Les enjoys and Les hates the drum and bass that Przem likes! The best of all, is snuggling under a warm blanket, eating Hagen Daz together and watching movies. That’s heaven. We love our time together, and also our time apart, on Mondays, Przem spends nights staying up late and cataloging his favourite music, and Les, an early bird, goes to bed at half nine.” Both have their heaven, together and apart. And that is what marriage is, two amazing individuals, perfect together in every way, that want to spend their lives together, forever.
Les and Przem chose the stunning Headfort House as their wedding venue. The recently-restored Robert Adam Ballroom features Classical motifs and views of the formal gardens in the rear of the building. Les and Przem entered together, shared their vows, and had a Celtic handfasting. Les’ aunt Caroline paid tribute to his granny who died a year and a half previous in a heartwarming story of their relationship from the beginning until the end. They were then pronounced married.
Their wedding was one of the more truly spectacular weddings Marry Me Ireland have had the honour of officiating, one we will always remember. The entire team wish Les and Przem the very best and hope their special day at Headfort House was everything they always wanted!
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!