I'm in love with Bride Ann Marie's bridal look. So stylish, yet so elegant and undoubtably beautiful in every way. From her stunning veil, to the chic chignon and the most exquisite David Fielden gown with delicate lace details. Then there's the fabulous city streets of Dublin providing a stunning backdrop for some truly beautiful portraits captured by Paula Gillespie Photography. Not to mention the amazing architectural venues where this gorgeous couple say I do & celebrate. Prepare for this contemporary Winter wedding to knock your socks off and fill your hearts with love.

The Dress

Ann Marie the Bride: I wore a dress and veil by David Fielden and shoes by LK Bennett. For something old, borrowed and blue, I wore my Mother’s diamond and sapphire earrings.

Grooms Attire

Malcolm wanted a suit that he could wear not only for the day of the wedding but for special occasions after too. He decided to go with a blue coloured 3 piece suit from Henry Jermaine a great suit shop just off Merrion Square in the heart of Dublin city. He paired it with a classic Armani black tie with tiny white dots, Hugo boss white shirt and a pair of Kurt Geiger back shoes to round it all off. I also gave Malcolm a silver tie clip as a wedding present and it really finished off the look.

Wedding Party

Bridesmaid wore dresses by Lauren Ralph Lauren. The Flower Girls dresses were from Marks and Spencer, with coats and shoes by Next.

The Venue

We had searched high and low for the perfect wedding venues across Dublin and eventually decided on Thomas Prior Hall in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. It’s in a part of the city where we both first met and have a lot of wonderful memories from. The room that is Thomas Prior hall is like no other function room we saw, high ceilings, huge chandeliers surrounded by beautiful stain glass windows. It oozes character ands elegance and we thought it was the perfect venue for our reception.

The Ceremony

A humanist wedding ceremony was held in the stunning Dublin City Hall in the heart of Dublin City. We both had dreamt of getting married there from the moment we got engaged and were lucky enough to be able to book the venue on the date we wanted. We had harpist Deirdre Seaver playing some of our favourite songs during the ceremony and one of my bridesmaid's and close friends, Niamh MacAlister, is a writer and wrote a beautiful piece ‘Knots’ which she read during the ceremony. We also held a prosecco drinks reception after for our guests before going to the reception venue.

The Entertainment

Friends of ours recommended a band called the Poorboys to play at the wedding so we went to a showcase they did and really loved their set and decided to go with them. They didn’t disappoint on the night and had the dance floor full until the very last song.

The Photographer

Paula Gillespie was our photographer for the day and her photos are amazing we couldn’t be any happier with them. As soon as we saw some of her previous work we knew she was the photographer for us. She was such a pleasure to deal with and never made us feel uncomfortable or rushed at any minute. Paula has a unique style and the photos speak for themselves, they are amazing.


We love cake and we wanted to have as many of our friends and family involved as much as possible. My Aunt Magser traditionally makes all of the Christmas cakes for the family so she made one of the wedding cakes. Malcolm’s niece Isobel made a beautiful two tier chocolate cake with icing and the two tier naked sponge cake was made by Lolly and Cooks.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Dress Designer: David Fielden | Bridal Boutique: Myrtle Ivory | Bridal Shoes: LK Bennett | Make up: Alyson Smyth | Grooms Suit: Henry Jermyn | Tie: Armani | Grooms Shoes : Kurt Geiger | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Flower Girl Dresses: Marks and Spencer | Flower Girl Coats & Shoes: Next | Venue: Thomas Prior Hall | Ceremony: Dublin City Hall | Entertainment: The Poor Boys | Harpist: Deirdre Seaver | Florist: Florabelle | Cake: Lolly and Cooks | China Hire: Tea Darling | Table Plan: Jane Design

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