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