Real Irish Weddings: Love’s journey... for travel-loving pair
Olaf’s Tokyo proposal was a surprise to Clare
Published 12/10/2015 | 15:51
Meeting at a friend’s birthday party in London just two years ago travel-lovers Clare (from Dublin) and Olaf (German-English) followed up with a first date that started with coffee and ended with cocktails.
Later, the pair took their first holiday to Japan where Olaf popped the question to a surprised Clare at the top of Toyko’s skytree tower. “When he said he wanted to buy me something to remember Tokyo, I thought Diesel jeans!” Clare laughs.
It was important to both of them to share the planning of the wedding, so they took time to finesse the details together.
Clare and Olaf opted to have their reception at Ballybeg House, Co Wicklow, where they gathered friends and family from four countries — but not before the couple put them to work to help create the perfect wedding. Clare’s mother made the cake; a friend designed the invitations, wine list and ceremony booklets; the car — a beautiful Morris Minor — was borrowed from a cousin, whilst various German sausages and wines were brought for the big day. Clare’s dress was from Myrtle Ivory in Dublin and the groom was kitted out in Paul Smith. Alongside jars of delicate blossoms, mini honey pots from the local beekeeper decorated the tables as wedding favours.
After their big day the couple had an action-packed honeymoon — surfing, white water rafting and volcano trekking in Bali.
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