Tuesday 27 September 2016

The path to love

Making memories at a city wedding and a silent disco

Published 09/08/2015 | 02:30

Dearbhail and Tony walked down the aisle at Trinity College chapel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Dearbhail and Tony walked down the aisle at Trinity College chapel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Anthony proposed to Dearbhail on a sunny afternoon in Howth. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Dearbhail and Tony. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Dearbhail and Tony. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Dearbhail and Tony. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The couple enjoyed a four-course meal at the Merrion Hotel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The wedding cake which was lovingly made and decorated by Dearbhail's mum. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The intricate detail of Trinity College Chapel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The couple married in Trinity College where Dearbhail studied dentistry. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The marriage ceremony of Dearbhail and Tony at Trinity College Chapel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
The flower girls with the bridesmaids. Pictures: Will O'Reilly
Dearbhail and Tony dined at the Merrion Hotel. Pictures: Will O'Reilly

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon on Howth head in June 2014, when Anthony O'Connor got down on one knee and proposed to sweetheart Dearbhail Cafferty. The pair, who first met on a night out with their respective friends in Dublin, immediately celebrated their engagement by going for some ice-cream.

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Just under a year later, the couple walked down the aisle at Trinity College Chapel in Dublin, where Dearbhail had studied dentistry. The bride wore a gown by Kerry-based designer Delphine Grandjouan - the only designer she had considered for her Big Day.

After the ceremony the wedding party moved to the nearby Merrion Hotel. There, they enjoyed a sumptuous four-course meal followed by wedding cake which was lovingly made and decorated by Dearbhail's mum.

As the GAA fans from Cork and Mayo put aside their county rivalries to dance to the Velvet Lounge Band, caricaturist Niall O'Loughlin was on hand to create some humorous memories for the guests. Later, a silent disco with two different music channels entertained young and old alike.

With the celebrations over, the newlyweds began their new life together with a trip to Paris, Mexico's Riviera Maya and New Orleans.

* Photography by Will O'Reilly Photography, visit willoreilly.com. If you would like your wedding featured here, email weddings@independent.ie

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