A fun carefree Dublin City Centre Wedding for this crazy bunch of Americans
“I can’t do a giant wedding! My Fiancé Joe’s family is from Ireland and still has members there so we are excited to be going back to his roots” This was my first introduction to my Lucy and Joe who wanted to elope to Ireland for their Dublin city centre wedding. This dynamic pair planned their destination wedding to Ireland in two months! They both got ready in the Hilton Garden Inn along the Dublin City Quays and Lee from Paddywagon Tours picked up all the guests to bring them to South Dublin for a commitment ceremony up at Killiney Hill. Lucy told me she started the day with an Irish Coffee and met another tour at the hotel heading off to see the Game of Thrones location and she was sorely tempted to join them!! But, she remained focussed and got ready for her own wedding. Everyone got on the bus and headed off to Killiney Hill for the commitment ceremony with a very quick pitstop to admire the views of Dalkey Island.Before the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a stroll through Dalkey village with a pint in the Queen’s bar. Lucy and Joe even got a chance to pull a pint behind the bar and chat to the locals. Then back on the bus to Killiney Hill. Lucy couldn’t resist on her walk up to Killiney Hill for the ceremony to stop and chat to every dog she met along the way. She did tell us that her future plan is to live on a farm with lots of animals inlcuding llamas, no pressure Joe! It was so cute that their friend Courtney performed their ceremony at their first viewing point. Then our Irish newleyweds got back on the bus to head to Dun Laoghaire to the cute Christmas market. Lucy who hadn’t had much to eat all day looked on with jealousy when her friend bought a hot dog! But true friends always share! After a quick stroll around the markets, it was time for a drink at the local pub. Time just slipped by and it wasn’t long before it was time to get back on board the bus to head back into Dublin City for the next part of the evening entertainment. A quick change by everyone, we loved Lucy’s elegant velvet dress and words could not describe how good the lads looked in their Christmas suits! The cocktails, shots, macaroon cakes, sliders, christmas crackers, good music awaited them at Bridge 1859. The atmosphere was electric and everyone just let their hair down and partied. Lucy’s dad’s words were so apt “To these high fliers, may they always have a tail wind“. Let’s hope that tail wind brings them back to Dublin to reminisce about their Dublin City Centre wedding. To view more photos from Dublin City Centre weddings click here.