Tony Smith and Robert Costello attended the same University in Limerick but a meeting with a mutual friend is how this love story began. After taking a year out to dance professionally, Tony was back in Limerick for a short time and a night of drinks led to a connection that is now forever. During a holid...Read More
July 21, 2017 - The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan, Co Meath
Paul and Michael got acquainted with one another at a bar in November 2011 and got hitched at the splendid Station House Hotel nearly six years later in front of 155 of their friends and family. The couple were engaged at a New Year’s Ball in Castle Newry and it came as a complete surprise to Paul when Michael plucked ...Read More
2017 – The Ardilaun Hotel
Menna was working with Julie’s brother Peter in London when they met and it was obvious immediately that there was a love connection. After some dinner and a few drinks, they arranged another date in London a month later and that led to a marriage at the Ardilaun Hotel in front of 150 guests last September. Julie and Menna got eng...Read More
Dublin couple Clive and James met over 11 years ago through a mutual friend and their initial friendship later blossomed into a beautiful romance.
28 June 2017 - The Haven Hotel, Dunmore East, Co Waterford
Following a blissful four-year romance, Julie and Erica got hitched over the summer in an intimate ceremony at The Haven Hotel, Co Waterford. The couple met on a random summer’s night in Dublin and the rest, as they say, is history.
Julie and Erica now reside in Dunmore East, with their seven-year-old daugh...Read More
28 April, 2017 - Blackwater Castle Fermoy
An online meeting nearly five years ago blossomed into a fairytale love story for Heather and Lauren O’Sullivan.
Surrounded by all their friends and family in Blackrock Castle in March 2016, Heather popped the question to Lauren and they were married last April where 120 guests celebrated their special day.
Heather ...Read More
September 17,2016 - Woodford Dolmen Hotel
For Gary Kelly and Michael Keogh, a first date at a bar in Dublin was just the beginning of a lifetime of love and laughter together. As the pair jetted off on a holiday to celebrate Michael’s 40th birthday, Gary had a surprise gift in store for his other half and popped the question to his future husband. ...Read More
Diarmuid Keane and Josh Paul had their first date over a few glasses of wine in White City, London and their connection on a dating website proved to be one that would change both their lives.
The couple have since made London their home with their dog called Sayang, a miniature Schnauzer, who they admit is the ...Read More
It was obvious to Shauna from the very beginning that she
wanted to spend her life with her best friend, Christina. They met in secondary
school and become fast friends, they were friends for a year or so until Shauna
told Christina her feelings and they started going out. The pair now reside in
Offaly, Christina’s home county, with their pets.
Three months after the girls got to...Read More
September 23, 2016 – Langtons House Hotel Kilkenny
Emma Breen didn’t have to look very hard to find the love of her live, Orla Neary. These two grew up together playing camogie since they were six but it wasn’t until they were 16 that Emma got a lifechanging text from Orla while she was in the library at school. Orla had asked her on a date and the lovebirds have been...Read More
2016 – Castle Dargan Hotel, Sligo
Photographs courtesy of Kathy Lyons Photography
Carrick on Shannon natives Catherine Murray and Kate Bohan both struck gold when they came across one another on the dating site Plenty of Fish back in 2013, little did they know at the time that it would lead to a lifetime of love. The couple have just bought a ...Read More
June 16, 2016 – Nuremore Hotel, Co.
Aoife McCormack met the love of her life, Emma Malone, at The George Bar in Dublin. The lovebirds instantly hit it off when Aoife started talking about being from Cavan. Naturally there was some slagging from Emma, a Balbriggan native, but Aoife gave as good as she got and they have been together ever since, despite Aoife’s l...Read More
August 4, 2016 - Beaufield Mews Restaurant, Stillorgan
Gillian Fagan, from Sandyford, met Dun Laoghaire native Dawn Austin on St. Patrick’s Day 1994 in the famous George Pub in our nation’s capital. The luck of the Irish was on their sides that day as they celebrated our national holiday. Despite getting along great that day they failed to swap numbers but fate was on their...Read More
June 11, 2016 – Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry
“A custom made romance in the city of love was just the beginning for fashion designer Don O’Neill and floral designer Pascal Guillermie”
Despite the attraction of the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre Museum, there is something far more alluring about the city of Paris; its ability to make you fall in love. ...Read More
September 9, 2016 – Killarney
Registry Office & Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
Paula O’Sullivan met Adeline Fahey Palma when they were both young. The pair, both from Tralee, were friends for many years before a romance ensued.
Paula and Adeline got engaged last year in the Maharees (beach) in Kerry, “I proposed to Adeline with a small single d...Read More
August 22, 2016 - Crover House Hotel
Breda Murphy, a site manager, locked eyes with Melissa Kelly, a care assistant, when they met in Griffith’s Barracks in 1998. The girls, originally from Finglas, had spoken about marriage many times before Melissa finally proposed in 2015.
They were out for an intimate dinne...Read More
September 18, 2016 - Leixlip Manor and Gardens
Elaine Grange, from Dublin, met Kilkenny native Lucille Furlong through mutual friends a number of years ago. They currently live in Lusk, North Dublin with their two sons Caodhan and Senan. Elaine is an operations manager with Three while Lucille is a stay at home mom.
July 15, 2016 - Conyngham Arms, Slane
Martina McHugh, from Crumlin, met Clondalkin native Lynette O’Brien through a mutual friend while celebrating Pride in 2011. Both had just come out of long-term relationships and fate brought them together.
It was a whirlwind romance for the girls, Lynette even suggested marriage after a month because they were both so happy,...Read More
July, 29 - Belleek Castle, Ballina, Co. Mayo
What’s the best way to a man’s heart? Well in Enda Harte’s case, it was through his adorable dog Bruno. Enda, from Sligo asked Mayo native Seán Murphy out on a date after a few weeks of flirtatious messaging over the internet, Seán showed up with two tennis balls to win Bruno over and didn’t stop with him. The couple now live in S...Read More
May 27, 2016 - Avon Ri, Blessington
Despite an interest from Aine Genockey’s friend Sandy in lovely Triona Reilly, fate intervened and these Dublin natives finally took the plunge to start dating in November 2008. When Triona went back to America, where she was studying and playing football, Aine missed her so much that she kindly asked Sandy’s permission to ask Triona out. “We ...Read More
June 19, 2016- The Glenview Hotel, Delgany,
Laura Corrigan, from Wexford and Tara Moloney from Athlone met while playing football. A deep friendship followed for the teammates over many years while playing club and county football. It took a while before Laura and Tara knew there was something a deeper to their friendship. A sneaky kiss solidified their feelings for each...Read More
February 19, 2016 - Dublin City Hall and Trinity City Hotel
Mark White, a hairdresser, met Kerwin Villalobos, a Venezuelan dancer, on a night out in Dublin in May 2013. The pair, who now reside in Cabra, quickly hit it off and a whirlwind romance led Mark to propose the same year. They went on a romantic getaway to Paris and Kerwin was taken by surprise when Mark got down on one knee at...Read More
October 21, 2016 - Bunratty Castle Hotel
Karen Byrne met Samantha Cummins in Quinn’s bar, Limerick in 2002. Their eyes locked from across a crowded bar! It was love at first sight. Karen’s first reaction was “I am going to marry her” and after a few years of friendship the couple eventually got together and subsequently tied the knot. They now live in Cappamore, Limerick with th...Read More
Novemeber 18, 2016 - Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare
Garda Eimear met her perfect match, Grace a healthcare assistant, online in 2012. They were both swept off their feet by one another and coincidentally planned proposals for the same week in 2015. Luckily Grace beat Eimear to the punch with a romantic proposal at Two Mile Gate, Killaloe but they both got a gorgeous sparkler to show off (Eimea...Read More
September 17, 2016 - West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen
Paul Delaney, from Skibbereen Co. Cork, met the love of his life Patrick Reynolds from, Ballinhassig, on a night out in Cork City in 2009. It took a while before their friendship developed into a loving relationship but these guys were meant to be together. The pair relocated to Glandore, West Cork, after a decade o...Read More
On Friday, Nov 4th Ireland's only same-sex wedding magazine, Irish LGBT Weddings, was featured on the Late Late Show.
Celebrity fashion designer Don O'Neill- who will grace the cover of our Winter issue with his husband Pascal was a guest on the show talking to Ryan about his design inspirations and up pops the front cover of our winter issue- out in shops on Dec 1st. D...Read More
We’re working hard to bring our LGBT engaged community a
super winter issue- on sale in shops on December 1st.
In a short few weeks you can read all about the level of detail that goes into planning a same-sex wedding- think rainbows and fireworks. We’ve an abundance of real weddings from all corners of Ireland to share with you and we are extremely excited to announce that ...Read More
Jason Bryan and Joe
Westman began their love story six years ago. It just so happened they were in
the right place at the right time, or so they recall. Jason, from Daingean, Co.
Offaly is currently studying and Joe, a Tullamore native is a psychiatric nurse.
The pair first set eyes on each other in their local town just over six years
After chatting, it wasn...Read More
Songstresses Louise Brady and Deirdre Duffy met 2 decades ago in the Mourne Road Church choir where both girls shared a passion for singing. They are both from Drimnagh in Dublin and after 21 years their friendship turned into a loving relationship 7 years ago, following the sad passing of Deirdre’s brother. “We think he had a helping hand in bringing us together,” Loui...Read More
The place where all good love stories start; Emma Behan and Brazilian native Bianca Soares Martins met on a night out at the George in Dublin and instantly knew they were right for each other. In March 2015 Emma and Bianca had a civil partnership after the Brazilian beauty popped the question. Unfortunately Bianca’s family couldn’t come to Ireland in March so the newlyweds decided to hav...Read More
Lorna Geraghty from Bray, Co. Wicklow, first met Carrie Graham from Ballymun, Dublin, online over six years ago and after chatting for a couple of days the pair agreed to meet for a date in Temple bar. They got to know each other through their shared interest in theatre. Sparks were flying on that faithful night as the couple enjoyed a meal, a production of their favourite play followed by d...Read More
David Casey, a Waterford native, met Declan McFadden, from
Killybegs in Donegal, on a night out in the country’s capital which lead to a
romantic walk along Howth pier. Sparks flew and the rest is history. It was a
touch of Irish luck on St. Patrick’s Day 2011 when Declan, a sales assistant
and comic improviser, proposed to Dave, a dental professional.
“My brother and both...Read More
Tony Mc Cann and James O’ Brien had no idea what fate had in store for them when they got to know each other almost 18 years ago. Tony had moved from Dublin to Wexford as his family had relocated. James is originally from Wexford and so it wasn’t long before they found each other. “We got chatting on ICQ, (an instant messaging type programme lik...Read More
For Eóin Curran and Gary Martin, a work night out in Dublin
was more than they bargained for and all in the name of romance. Eóin is from
Dublin and Gary is a Belfast native but they are now living in Ashbourne, Co.
Meath. They both work for Aer Lingus. Eóin is a Safety Instructor and
Cabin Manager while Gary is a Team Manager for inflight Services.
They own two furry friends,...Read More
John Dunning and Wayne Price began their love story in cyber space two years ago. John is from Dublin and Wayne is from Kildare. John owns a courier company called Super Couriers. The couples’ two ‘children’ Butch, a boxer and Odin, a great dane (their dogs) are their pride and joy.
John and Wayne met online in March 2013. After three failed attempts, they finally met in person.“Joh...Read More
THE VICTORIA AND JULIANNE STORY
The beautiful dark haired Victoria Duffy and the pretty faced Julianne Gillen first laid eyes on each other across a sitting room at a house party of a mutual friend. Julianne was shy and Vicki took her under her wing. Little did these two ladies know that that very day at their friend Andre’s new home they would fall in love and have the most am...Read More
Declan Doody’s father had been in a near fatal accident resulting in an extended period in hospital. There were times when Declan really believed this could be the last time he would see his father alive. The support Declan received from his loving partner Alan Doyle helped him through the tough time.“That was when I realised that I was going to spend the rest of my life with Alan. He...Read More
A BIT ABOUT THE COUPLE
Joy Neville, former ladies Ireland rugby captain and Six Nations Grand Slam winner, is the rugby development officer in Limerick Institute of technology, Joy hails from the North Circular Road in Limerick and Simona Coppola, also a Limerick native, is a project manager at Intel.
Scott's bar three years ago
A bit about the brides Jolene Coady is from Waterford and Aine Maher is from Carlow. the couple currently live together in Waterford City. Jolene is a full time student and part-time care giver. Aine works in outdoor activities.
THE MEET At Pride in Waterford
THE DECISION TO GET MARRIED Read More
17th September 2013
Don Donnelly and Garreth O’Mahony first laid eyes on each other eleven years ago. The pair initially met online and got on so well they decided to meet in person to see if anything would come out of this blossoming friendship. They met for dinner and have had many meals together since.Don, who works for Tesco, had lived in many exot...Read More
1 May 2015
My name is Lisa Hogan. I come from a small town in north Tipperary called Roscrea. I recently got married to my partner in America on May 1st. We wanted to wait and see how the referendum went here but we didn’t want to leave it to chance. Now thanks to the result on May 23, I will get to call her my wife. Her name is MyLinda Hogan (she took my name)...Read More
20th August 2015
For Connie Lynch and Sinead Murray, the old adage ‘love at first sight’ certainly rang true when the pair met at an LGBT adult group in 2010.
Sinead, a Letterkenny native first laid eyes on Connie, also from Letterkenny, when she was facilitating a meeting at an LGBT adult group. That night Sinead fell head over heels for the marketi...Read More
It was an accidental meet online for Ashna Devi and Marilyn Huijgens in 2009. Ashna, originally from Fiji Islands and Marilyn, born in the Netherlands to an Irish mammy and Dutch daddy, hit it off immediately, Skyping for six months before the big meet. Ashna recalls the beginning of her relationship with her beloved ‘Mars’. “Mars flew to New Zealand to meet me on May 12, 2010. I ...Read More
July 28 2015
A BIT ABOUT THE GROOMS Frank Wynne is from Sligo and David O'Sullivan is from Dublin. Frank and David are both cabin crew with Aer Lingus and live in Swords.
THE MEET Despite knowing each other 20 years, Frank and David met 12 years ago on a night out in the George and love blossomed from there
THE PROPOSAL There was a few proposals by both of the guys ...Read More
29th August, 2014
VENUE Absolute Hotel, Limerick
CAKE They had a two tier cake, bottom tier was Belgian chocolate biscuit cake and the top tier was chocolate fudge cake. They also had personalised cake toppers that were dressed like them. The cake was made by Confetti Cakes. “The cake was delicious"
PHOTOGRAPHER John McGarry Photography
16th January 2015
VENUE The Radisson Blu Hotel
THE DRESSES Both brides wore wedding dresses which were purchased from Butterfly Brides but neither knew until the day what kind of dress they chose. They wore converse runners with the dresses for comfort.
FLOWERGIRL/PAGEBOYS Outfits from Littlewoods. All seven nieces and three nephews played a part in the cer...Read More
After a short visit to Ireland, Shawn Quish, a meeting and incentive planner from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was so inspired by Ireland voting yes in the same-sex marriage referendum last May that he returned to his hometown of Dallas, Texas and suggested to his fiancée Matthew Skelly, a self-employed Oracle software consultant from Key West, Florida, that Ireland was the perfect destination for them to ti...Read More