From Etain: Michelle proposed on a beach in Spain in 2012 (think “Will you marry me?” written in the sand), and I proposed back by projecting it onto a building in Dublin’s docklands 6 months later (picked up by the national Irish news!). We decided to get married in Spain, a small affair in the hills somewhere… In the end we had 150 guests join us for a big, bright wedding full of love and laughter. We were blown away by overwhelming happiness in the air at the wedding.
The ceremony was officiated by a lady called Lizzie Marriage. It was like Mary Poppins had flown in on an umbrella – she rocked it. It was moving, it was fun, and it was serious business all at once. The roar of applause when the ceremony finished was amazing, and we were immediately handed two ice-cold glasses of cava before saying hello to all the guests.
We thought it would be funny to enter to the Eurovision winning song “Euphoria.” Little did we know the place would go wild – people standing on seats, pumping fists in the air (to the bewilderment of some of our straight guests). It blew the roof off the place and really set the tone for the rest of the night.
There were embarrassing, hilarious and tearful speeches before the meal. We dined on local dishes like lobster, slow roast peppers, pork and seafood skewers. The meal was wrapped up with a gin and tonic sorbet, and later followed by a tower of white chocolate, orange and pistachio cake balls. There were Flamenco dancers in to entertain the masses after the food – it was a lot of fun and of course we ended up being pulled on stage to join the dancing. Our first dance was to Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere.”
The following day we invited all of our guests back for a BBQ and pool party. Between the mojito bar and seriously competitive volleyball in the pool the day flew by in sort of splashy, delicious blink of an eye. It was unforgettable.
Check out a video of Etain & Michelle’s wedding here.
Photos courtesy of Albert Pamies.