Elizabeth and Martin were married in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix and followed that with a reception in the stunning Castle Durrow Hotel.
The wedding could hardly be considered a local affair, as Liz hails from Limerick and Martin from Sweden. They met while Liz was studying in Sweden, completing her Ph.D, in Lund University, having initially started in UL, which is were I met her, many years ago !
The wedding was a mix of Irish and a Swedish traditions, As most of you no doubt know, it’s customary to have a the brides father, the groom’s father, the best man, and the groom to speak at an Irish wedding. At a Swedish wedding anyone can give a speech or toast the happy couple, and this was certainly the case at Liz & Martin’s wedding with several friends and family saying heartfelt words of congratulations and best wishes for the newlyweds, However, it was the groom’s speech, about his beautiful bride, that stole the show and by the end of it I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room !
Below are a few off my favourite images from the day.