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.
Emer choose a striking brooch bouquet for herself, and fabric bouquets for the bridesmaids
Getting ready in one of the bedrooms in the main house – with a view out over the rear garden
Bride and Bridesmaids dresses
Two pairs of wedding shoes – one for before and one for after
Some personal touches for guests in the entrance hall of Rosedale
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
A gift of cigars – among other things
Lots of seasonal blossoms decorating the 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
Part of the ceremony included a symbolic wedding cocktail – which the couple blended following the main marriage ceremony.
The Humanist ceremony was performed by Eithne Dempsey.
Blending and drinking the cocktail. A bottle using the same mixture was also provided at the reception for every guest
Greeting guests in the hallway
Out in the garden
Themed table centrepieces – famous film couples. The Mickey & Minnie one is for the top table
The day ended with a reception held in the covered courtyard of the house