Valerie & Colin had their wedding in the well-known Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan (formerly the Stillorgan Park Hotel). The day started in the hotel with Valerie’s French relatives calling in to visit while she was getting ready. An occasionally boisterous and fun morning because of the children present.
Once everyone was ready, this was followed by a very personal ceremony conducted by Niamh Davis (who you might just notice was pregnant at the time of the wedding). There were the normal vows, and a few short readings, the exchange of rings and then on to the celebrations.
Getting ready in one of the hotel bedrooms
There were Wedding Booklets in both French & English, with some readings in French and some in English to cater for all the guests
Greeting the guests following the marriage
The groom and his brother – who was also the best man
A few quick photos in the hotel grounds
Guest photos before the main reception (yes – that’s an ice sculpture of a swan in the background)
A quiet kiss before going in to the main reception
Travel and city themed table names – all based on places of significance to the couple
The reception room and table settings in the hotel
A few speeches before the start of the meal
The wedding rings and bouquet