Aoife and Colman on their wedding day. Photography by Will O'Reilly, visit

The Vow

Real Irish Weddings: A winter wonderland for Colman and Aoife at Mount Falcon Estate

Colman, from Castleknock in Dublin, and Aoife, from Dalkey, met while working together as trainee solicitors and have been a couple for just over six years.

When Colman decided to pop the big question, he sent Aoife out for the day on a false errand and when she returned to their apartment later, he was ready and waiting to propose.

The pair decided to have their Catholic ceremony in Bangor Erris, Co Mayo, as Aoife has family ties to the area. Their priest for the mass was a relative of Aoife's who flew in from New York especially for the nuptials.


Having visited Mount Falcon Estate previously, Aoife and Colman both loved it as a venue and knew it would be ideal for their winter wedding.

Aoife found her dream dress in Myrtle Ivory in Dublin, and the bridesmaids wore silver dresses from Brown Thomas, while Colman's suit was by Louis Copeland.

The couple wanted to make their day personal and involve family wherever possible, so they used family addresses as table names, and had framed pictures of their parents' and grandparents' weddings near their guestbook at the reception.

After their elegant winter wedding, Aoife and Coleman took off to the sun for a honeymoon spent between Argentina and Brazil, where they had both previously spent time travelling, and where they were excited to return together as newlyweds.

* Words by Dee Finnerty. Photography by Will O'Reilly, visit

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