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Real Irish Weddings: Love island for Laura and Micheál who met on Inis Mór

Laura and Micheál met on Inis Mór

About six years ago, Latvian native Laura was looking for a new adventure, when she made the move to Inis Mór off the Galway coastline.

She certainly found more than an adventure when she met Micheál there. An island native, Micheál wooed Laura with dinner in a local hotel before showing off his dancing skills over a few drinks in Joe Watty's bar.

Several years later, while holidaying in Dubai, Micheál popped the question as the pair took a walk on the beach beneath the Burj al Arab.


"I was so shocked when Micheál was on his knee in front of me with the ring that I actually went down on my two knees too!" says Laura.

The pair had a Catholic ceremony in Barna, which was officiated by their friend, Father Ciaran Blake, before celebrating their marriage at the G Hotel.

"The second we walked into the G Hotel we knew it was the place for us. It was intimate, cool, and we had never been to a wedding in a place like it, so it felt unique," says Laura.

The couple decided on a lavender colour scheme for their big day - a perfect complement to the G Hotel's luxurious interiors. The bride found her dress in My Fair Lady boutique in Tullamore, and came across her bridesmaids dresses in a boutique in Dublin's St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.

After all the preparations for their big day, Laura and Micheál jetted off to Dubai for two weeks to enjoy their honeymoon and relax.

* Words by Dee Finnerty. Photography by Michelle BG Photography, see If you would like your wedding featured here, email