RUGBY stars Trevor Hogan and Denis Leamy wed their respective partners Claire Brock and Grainne Brosnan in glamorous ceremonies this weekend.
Leo Cullen and his wife, designer Dairine Kennedy, also attended.
But all eyes were on the happy couple.
The couple have been together for 12 years - having met when both were studying journalism in DCU.
They began going out after Trevor wrote his future wife a Valentine's card in shorthand (shorthand was part of the course) and sent it to Claire unsigned.
However, he soon revealed himself as the hopeless romantic behind the gesture as he had approached a college lecturer to ask for their assistance in writing the card. Soon afterwards, the pair began dating.
Claire (33) was the epitome of elegance in a bias cut dress with a gentle cowl neck. The gown featured a subtle bow under the bust and the skirt spilt into a small ‘court' train.
She steered clear of spray tan and sunbeds and her ivory dress highlighted her glowing complexion. She swept her blonde locks in a bouffant do and accessorised with a feathered hairband.
Claire completed the look with a bouquet of cream and blush pink rosebuds tied with alencon lace.
Trevor looked sharp in a three-piece suit and brown brogues as they posed for pictures on the lawn.
The former rugby star is now back studying History and English and has a keen interest in political issues – he was part of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.
He popped the question on Christmas Day last year when he and Claire were taking a morning stroll.
“It was really romantic and a complete surprise,” Claire said at the time.
“We went for a walk first thing in the morning and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was totally surprised.”
Once she'd said ‘yes', the pair made their way to Claire's family home to share the news.
“We went to my parents' house and we told them straight away. They were delighted – my mum was over the moon,” she said.
“It was lovely because we were all together; my sister had just flown in from London, so it was a really special moment.”
Famous rugby faces graced the hallowed grounds of the rugby college's church today to give former team mate Leamy a send off.
Leamy, from Cashel, and his new wife Grainne Brosnahan are headed for the glamorous Puerto Banus on the first of a two-stage honeymoon, also stopping in America.
Retired rugby All Black and former Munster winger and full-back Dougie Howlett arrived dressed in style for the black tie affair with his pregnant wife Monique.
"I'm wearing black tie as per instruction," he quipped as he posed with his "my lovely wife" for photographers.
"This is from New Zealand," Monique Howlett said, pointing to her orange and salmon dress.
Dougie added: "We are delighted to be here today. Weddings are great occasions and when it's one of your good mates like this - to help celebrate in his day - there's nothing better."
"Things are good, good. I'm spending a lot of time with my little kids and my lovely wife and enjoying the Irish summer," he said.
Former Irish rugby manager Declan Kidney was also a guest.
Denis, from Cashel, wore a three-piece grey suit from Esquire in Limerick and waited three quarters of an hour for his bride to be to arrive.
Love blossomed three years ago when the couple met in Grainne's native Limerick.
Beautiful bride Grainne arrived just before 2pm, driven in a black Mercedes with her proud father Clem.
She wore a Mikaella 50s style one-piece dress with a veil.
Her bridesmaids, including sister Anne Marie, Lissie Hickey, Bridget Ryan and Laurie Hickey, wore vintage pink and sage green long dresses from Ivory Lane in Limerick.
Grainne described her classic style wedding dress: "It's a Mikaella dress, which I got in Aibheil of Adare, Co Limerick.
"They had to take it in after I bought it. It's vintage lace 50s style with a kick out the bottom, with a veil. My flowers are peony roses," she said excitedly as she prepared to meet her husband to be.
"I'm very nervous. I'll be okay when i get outside again. I got very nervous as we drove up and I saw the church, but I'm okay now," she added.
She spoke of her excitement at their upcoming American honeymoon, saying: "We're actually only going away for a few days to Puerto Banus, and then we are going away in April to Chicago in America.
Proud dad Clem said he was "nervous" but "very proud" of his only daughter.
"Well, I'm his only daughter so he has to be proud, and I'm the baby (of the family)," Grainne cheekily added before walking down the aisle to say "I do".
The couple's reception took place in the nearby Dundrum House Hotel where Beef, Salmon and Seabass were on the menu.