Wedding of the Week: A birthday proposal

We find out about the wedding of Adam and Marian Joyce, who live in Dublin. Marian originally hails from East Cork
Wedding of the Week: A birthday proposal

A DAY TO REMEMBER: The happy couple, Marian and Adam Joyce, with dog Bella, who wore a matching corsage. Pictures: Laura and Benny Photography

A THIRTIETH birthday proposal led to the marriage of Adam and Marian Joyce, nee Flanagan.

Marian is from Garryduff, Lackaroe, via Youghal, and Adam is from Dublin city, where they now live.

The happy couple lighting the candle on their wedding day.
The happy couple lighting the candle on their wedding day.

They met online in 2013. Adam proposed in Glendalough on her 30th birthday, in 2017. They had a Civil Ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, last September.

Marian with her bridal party.
Marian with her bridal party.

Marian found her dress at Timeless Bridal, in Trim, Co. Meath, by Donna Salado, an off the shoulder Chantilly lace ball gown with five skirts and a blush tone running through it. Her shoes were from Ruby Shoe, while the pearl earrings and headpiece were from Etsy.

Adam with his bestman and groomsman.
Adam with his bestman and groomsman.

She chose an old upstyle for her hair, by Emma Fleming from Cobh, and natural make-up was by Charolette O’Mahony. Adam got his three piece suit from Love Suits, in Dublin.

The couple had an interfaith ceremony.
The couple had an interfaith ceremony.

The couple had an Interfaith ceremony, where they chose the readings, music and content such as unity candle. A remembrance candle was lit for Marian’s deceased grandad. They also had wine box ceremony, where they placed love letters to each other, along with a bottle of whisky. They will open it in five years, read the letters and enjoy a drink.

A special box of whisky and letters which they wrote to each other, which they will open in five years time.
A special box of whisky and letters which they wrote to each other, which they will open in five years time.

Ceremony music was provided by the talented Niamh Murphy, while Kathryn Cashman from Interfaith conducted the ceremony.

Beautiful vintages touches.
Beautiful vintages touches.

The reception was in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island. The couple were full of praise for the venue. The cake was by the Baker Boy, while the fresh flowers and bouquet were by Jesse from Bloomsday Flowers.

The stunning wedding cake.
The stunning wedding cake.

The Boogie band provided the entertainment and the couple’s first song was a mix of Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi and Get Lucky by Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams.

Adam and Marian Joyce wed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, County Cork.
Adam and Marian Joyce wed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, County Cork.

A lot of DIY work went into the wedding, with a vintage theme throughout, from old books, teacups and teapots with flowers and many more beautiful touches.

What was the most memorable thing about the day?

The couple enjoying a photo shoot at Fota House and Gardens.
The couple enjoying a photo shoot at Fota House and Gardens.

“During the drinks reception, the day was beautiful outside and it was nice to walk out into the sunshine to our family and friends and spend time with them.

“The other memorable thing for me was having my grandparents there on the day. My grandmother on my mother’s side did one of the readings, which was lovely. Also having my dad’s mother there was special, as she witnessed her first civil ceremony. However, sadly she passed away six days after the wedding. This was a harsh blow, but I have very fond memories of her there and she really enjoyed the day.”

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