Saturday 18 November 2017

Love without borders... Mack & Derby make a big trip for their Big Day

Mack and Derby wedding
Mack and Derby wedding
Mackenzie on her wedding day
The groom Derby on their wedding day.
Mack and Derby wedding
Mackenzie and her bridal party
Guests enjoyed some quick outdoor snacks
Mack and Derby and the wedding party proceeded through the streets of Dublin
A toast with the black stuff
The bride and groom and their guests enjoyed an impromptu trad session in O'Donoghues on Baggot Street
Mack and Derby's wedding menu
House Dublin on Leeson Street was the venue for their reception meal

Mackenzie and Derby became good friends whilst studying theatre at university. After graduating, Mack moved to New York while Derby started his career in London, but their friendship remained strong. Soon Derby decided to make the move to New York too, and after lots of worrying and debating "will this ruin our friendship" they progressed into dating. The worries were unnecessary and, as these beautiful pictures demonstrate, it was true love built on a lasting foundation of friendship.

For their wedding, Mack and Derby wanted to celebrate their Irish and Scottish heritages with a hint of spontaneity so they decided to travel to Dublin for a "destination wedding" with a difference. Bringing friends and family with them, they chose the beautiful Fitzwilliam Square for an outdoor wedding ceremony. For a Scottish feel, Derby's groomsmen each wore a tartan square and thistle in their boutonnieres by The Informal Florist, whilst bagpipes serenaded Mack as she walked down the aisle.

After their ceremony and some quick outdoor snacks, led by their bagpiper, Mack and Derby and the wedding party proceeded through the streets of Dublin. First stop was O'Donoghue's pub on Baggot Street and after pints of Guinness and an impromptu trad session, Mack and Derby then strolled on to House Dublin on Leeson Street for their reception meal. The stylish city venue was the perfect location for this intimate wedding party to toast the happy couple and party the night away.

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Irish Independent

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