Saturday 10 December 2016

Signed, sealed, delivered: Music is the food of love for Gareth and Grace

Published 28/06/2015 | 02:30

Grace O'Hara & Gareth Bowed tied the knot in a humanist ceremony at Mount Druid, Co Westmeath
Grace O'Hara & Gareth Bowed tied the knot in a humanist ceremony at Mount Druid, Co Westmeath
The tables were dressed with a nod to their love of music.
Mount Druid in Westmeath.
Grace & Gareth

Grace O'Hara and Gareth Bowe originally met through mutual friends, and it was Grace who made the first move on one particular night out. They kissed, but after that they lost contact. A few months later, while enjoying the revelries of St Patrick's Day, the pair bumped into each other again. They have now been together almost a decade.

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Down the line, Gareth surprised Grace with a trip to Paris. He proposed at night on the famous Pont des Arts, better known as the love-lock bridge. Overcome, Grace said yes and the pair began planning their once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

As Grace and Gareth were both the last of their families to get married, they wanted their wedding to be extra special. Embracing the alternative, they tied the knot in a humanist ceremony at Mount Druid, Co Westmeath. Keeping things personal, Grace and Gareth chose a variety of non-religious music, including the Rolling Stones song 'Not Fade Away' as they exited the chapel.

Grace was original in her bridal style, choosing a handmade love-heart veil and Topshop sunglasses to wear with her beautiful custom-made dress. She also chose top-and-skirt outfits instead of traditional dresses for her two bridesmaids.

The couple decorated their Mount Druid reception with lots of colour, with nods to their love of music and a delectable cake table they created themselves.

To end this perfectly stylish celebration, Grace and Gareth went road-tripping around America.

* To see the full wedding album by This Modern Love photography visit onefabday.com. If you would like your wedding featured here, email weddings@independent.ie

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