Eric and Mary, who met through mutual friends, became husband and wife on December 2, 2018.
Mary chose a romantic sleeveless ballgown with a deep V-neckline, illusion straps, a lace bodice, and a full skirt. Her accessories included drop earrings, a jeweled headband, a full-length veil. Her bouquet was composed of a variety of white flowers accented with succulents, pine cones, and pine fronds. Her five bridesmaids wore coordinating full-length flowing sage-green dresses. They carried bouquets of small white flowers tied with white ribbons.
Eric got married in traditional Irish dress. He wore a dark gray jacket and vest with a light gray shirt, blue-green tie, and white flower boutonniere, along with a gray plaid kilt with black sporran, gray fly plaid with a circle brooch, and black socks with gray flashes. His five groomsmen dressed to match him, minus the fly plaid and brooch.
During the ceremony, the officiant, who was one of the bride’s friends, told the story of how the couple met and fell in love. Mary and Eric recited personal vows to each other. Then, they performed a unity candle ceremony along with Mary’s two sons to symbolize their new status as a family. A traditional pipe band provided music during the ceremony.
Later, at the reception, guests dined on Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, potatoes au gratin, and rice at tables that were decorated with homemade winter-themed centerpieces.
Toasts were given by the best man, who spoke about how happy he was for the groom that he found the one, and the matron of honor, who talked about how much she loves the couple.
Mary and Eric’s first dance was to “Only You” by Sinead O’Connor. Mary and her father danced to “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral” by Emmet Cahill.
Other wedding fun included an Irish band performing during the reception, as well a bouquet and garter tosses.
The three-tier square wedding cake was trimmed with pearl effects and gray ribbons at the base of each tier and decorated with white roses.
Eric and Mary left their wedding day under the signature sparkler exit.
We wish them love, joy, and the luck of the Irish in their new marriage!
Photography: Melissa Ivy Photography
Videography: Creative Drone Works
Officiant: Erin Ronald
Ceremony Music: Phoenix Pipe & Drum
Reception Music: Saints of Eirinn
DJ: Ray the DJ
Florist: Flowers by Jodi
Cake: Piece of Cake