Dave and Declan had set their wedding date before the historic ‘Yes’ vote last May. On May 22nd they both waited with anticipation and were so excited when the yes vote was announced and they knew that they would finally be able to get married.
The day finally arrived and Dave and Declan got married on Sunday 21st February 2016 in Finnstown Castle, Dublin surrounded by their close family and friends. Their wedding was the first official same sex wedding that took place at the venue.
At the ceremony both their mothers walked they up the aisle and the ceremony was a spiritual ceremony performed by the amazing Miriam Fitzgerald as they walked up the aisle to ‘A Thousand Years’ with saxophone sung by the lovely Angel Breannan and they had a harp playing throughout the ceremony which tickled at people’s heart strings. It was a real family affair, their brothers did a ring warming ceremony passing the rings to the guests as they filled them with well wishes and thoughts. Declan’s sister Roisin and Dave’s brother Owen lit candles for their grandparents. And finally with their fathers by their sides as their witnesses.
At the reception their guests were greeted with bubbly and canapés with Angel singing the afternoon away. As people took their seats for the meal, Dave and Declan made their great and surprise entrance played in by the bagpipes.
The speeches took place before the meal where both brothers and dads got plenty of laughs in. While the guest where enjoying their deserts, they were entertained at their tables by a magician.
It was then time to hit the dance floor for the first dance and they sure did it in style, see their great first dance in the video below. The bottle Brothers Band helped them dance the night away into the early hours of the morning. It is a day both Dave and Declan will cherish forever as ‘love is love and knows no boundaries whether your two men or two women it should be cherished when you find it’
Click on some of the amazing photos of their special day below:)