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.

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan - formerly the Stillorgan Park Hotel

Wedding shoes and Wedding Dress during Bridal Preparation

Wedding Bouquet and hair piece

Bridal Portrait during the getting-ready

Getting ready in one of the hotel bedrooms

Wedding Ceremony room

French & English versions of the wedding booklet

There were Wedding Booklets in both French & English, with some readings in French and some in English to cater for all the guests

Groom and best man (his brother) wait for the bride

Just Married - couple and guests leaving the ceremony room

Greeting the guests following the marriage

The groom and his brother – who was also the best man

Couple portrait in the Talbot Hotel garden

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)

Bride chatting with guests

Bride and groom have a quick kiss before entering for the main reception

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

Bride listening to her father's speech

The wedding rings and bouquet