Many of Niamh & Barry’s guests were complimenting the couple for their choice of ceremony venue. Niamh & Barry got married at the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire under the 1902 working optic from the Baily lighthouse in Howth and surrounded by nautical memorabilia. The spiritual ceremony included a ring warming ritual and I could feel the couple’s emotion when Barry’s niece played piano and sang for everyone.
The ceremony starting at 3:30pm, I didn’t have any trouble convincing Barry & Niamh to have a “first look” before the ceremony. It meant that they could relax and enjoy their drink reception with their guests and see each other for the first time in the lovely Library Bar at The Haddington, without anybody watching (except lucky me!).
This has to be my favourite moment of the day. Seeing your other half for the first time on your wedding day is a very emotional moment whether you are walking down the aisle or not. I tried to make myself as small and discreet as possible while they looked at each other, kissed, smiled and chatted about things I didn’t hear. It was very intimate and just… perfect!
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Niamh & Barry’s wedding is a perfect example of what happens when great vendors join their efforts to make sure the couple experience a perfect day.
- Ceremony: National Maritime Museum of Ireland
- Reception: Oliveto / The Haddington
- Hair: Michelle O’Halloran
- Make-up: Alyson Smyth
- Flowers: VP Flowers
- Dress: Bridal Corner (Essence of Australia)
- Ceremony Music: The Goods
- DJ: Vivify Entertainment
- Suits: Brown Thomas
- Bridesmaid dress: Debenhams
- Cake: Groom’s mother