The weather on the day was a bit uncertain. Emer & Geoff had hoped to have their ceremony outdoors. Unfortunately, on the day it was too wet to go ahead with this plan. So, things were changed, and everything went ahead indoors. Fortunately, the weather later improved enough to sit outdoors, but that’s often the way things go on a typical Irish wedding day.
They had chosen Rosedale House for their wedding, an elegant Georgian house in a unique location close to the sea in South Dublin. Apart from the house and grounds, there is also accommodation there for the wedding party. Some stayed in the house, and some in the nearby cottages.

Brooch and fabric wedding bouquets

Emer choose a striking brooch bouquet for herself, and fabric bouquets for the bridesmaids

Bridal preparation and makeup

Getting ready in one of the bedrooms in the main house – with a view out over the rear garden

Wedding & Bridesmaids dresses

Bride and Bridesmaids dresses

Wedding shoes - two styles

Two pairs of wedding shoes – one for before and one for after

Wedding details

Wedding party and bridesmaids

Wedding details and bird wallpaper

Wedding party portraits

Bridal portraits in Rosedale

Hallway wedding details

Some personal touches for guests in the entrance hall of Rosedale

Garden and Rosedale House

Some view from the rear of Rosedale House. There is also additional accommodation here, and the Groom and groomsmen were getting ready in one of the cottages

Gifts for the groom

A gift of cigars – among other things

Flowers in the hallway at Rosedale House

Lots of seasonal blossoms decorating the house

First Look at Rosedale House

The couple had decided to do a “first-look” that morning before the ceremony. So, we arranged this in the entrance hall of the house

Wedding room setup

Wedding Cocktail ingredients

Part of the ceremony included a symbolic wedding cocktail – which the couple blended following the main marriage ceremony.

Guests at the wedding ceremony

The Humanist ceremony was performed by Eithne Dempsey.

Humanist wedding ceremony at Rosedale

Blending a special Wedding Cocktail

Blending and drinking the cocktail. A bottle using the same mixture was also provided at the reception for every guest

Bride & Groom leaving to greet guests

Greeting guests in the hallway

Mirror reflections and celebratory drinks and food

Family portrait

Group photos - wedding party

Groomsmen having fun

Couple portraits in the Rosedale grounds

Bridal portraits at Rosedale House

Groom portrait and buttonhole

Wedding Cakes on the sideboard

Wedding cake details

Garden at Rosedale House

Guests int he garden at Rosedale

Out in the garden

Interior photos Rosedale

Wedding table centrepieces

Themed table centrepieces – famous film couples. The Mickey & Minnie one is for the top table

Wedding Rings

Wedding guests and top table

The day ended with a reception held in the covered courtyard of the house