Tara McSwiney and Mark Davies married on Thursday March 1st 2018 | Pic: c/o Liveline

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'Come hell or high water': Couple defies Storm Emma by tying the knot in snowy Dublin ceremony

The couple exchanged vows in Smock Alley Theatre on the quays in Dublin

It was a nice day for a white wedding today for couple Tara McSwiney and Mark Davies, who tied the knot in Dublin city centre despite extreme weather conditions.

The couple exchanged vows in Smock Alley Theatre in front of friends and family.

"Sheer determination," the bride said was what it took to walk down the aisle during the storm adding that her now husband Mark, who hails from Wales, told her he would marry her "tomorrow come hell or high water."


The couple were expecting guests from the UK, however many couldn't make it due to flight cancellations.

The bride's maid of honour was unfortunately ill, but her stand-in flew from Cardiff before jumping on a coach to Dublin.

"She wouldn't let it defeat her," the bride told Joe Duffy on Liveline, adding that she had arrived in last night 'dishevelled', to witness the couple tying the knot today.

"It was an interesting journey getting here, a lot of people cancelled," she said. "But a lot of people made a huge effort to be here, including Mark's aunt and uncle who surprised us this morning."

The couple met in Cardiff, when Tara moved to do her masters and 'that was it!' she said.

The couple are celebrating in The Morrisson Hotel where they will be enjoying some tea, coffee and brandy "to warm up".

They'll honeymoon in West Wales with the fire on, Netflix and a bottle of wine.

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