Tuesday 25 July 2017

Newlyweds search for wedding ring lost in Dublin taxi en route to ceremony

Photo: Niamh Ni Chonchubhair
Photo: Niamh Ni Chonchubhair
Photo: Niamh Ni Chonchubhair
Photo: Niamh Ni Chonchubhair
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A newlywed couple are searching for a Dublin taxi in which the groom's wedding ring 'came loose' from wedding cushion last Saturday en route to the ceremony.

Best man Darragh Doyle posted a heartfelt plea on his Facebook page on behalf of the couple, searching for a Dublin taxi driver who "picked up a fare outside the Shelbourne" on Saturday the twelfth of December.

Three ladies from Donegal hailed a taxi outside the Shelbourne, headed a wedding in Newman University Church on the Green.

The mother of the bride, dressed in pink, was seated in the front passenger seat, carrying a "cushion with wedding rings on it".

Doyle said that the three Donegal women "discovered one was missing (after) the taxi had driven off".

"More than likely, it has fallen off in the taxi".

Doyle told Independent.ie that the bridal party "substituted" a ring and the ceremony continued, but the couple would "love it back" due to "huge sentimental value".

"It was a beautiful, amazing, intimate, gorgeous wedding. This was a minor blip...but we've learned our lesson about trying knots!"

The lost ring is a "bright shiny platinum flat man's wedding ring".

Doyle and the groom, Sean Earley, are asking that if the taxi driver remembers picking up the ladies and finds the ring, that they give it to either to the reception at the Shelbourne or contact Darragh here or Sean here.

The couple have had their fair share of wedding troubles after the parents of the bride were marooned in their home in the Donegal gaeltacht by flooding in the aftermath of Storm Desmond and used their fishing boat make the journey to their daughter's wedding.

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