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Published: June 16th 2017
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we made no plans for the day of the wedding, since we weren't sure what was going on. at breakfast, everyone seemed a little stressed, so we decided to disappear and get out of the way. we decided to road trip to the Ciffs of Moher and be back in time for the wedding, I was slightly stressed about getting back in time, but we allowed plenty of time. Wouldn't want to come all this way and miss the wedding.
great views, which are posted elsewhere on the blog.
we got back around 1:30 and everyone had calmed down. Mary had hair and make up done, just waiting to put her dress on. Marilyn was deciding which dress to wear...she brought two. she ended up wearing the one from Macy's. She looked great and she didn't fall off her shoes...although she changed to flats as soon as we got back to the b&b.
the church was very quaint. There were about 35 guests, so the church was not overwhelming. Mary ordered a beautiful flower arch around the door to the church. All of the flowers were amazing.
all of the music at the church was done by an irishman playing Irish
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The b&b where we all stayed and where the reception was. Lovely
bagpipes, flute and something else. I loved it. seemed very intimate. by Catholic standards, it was a pretty short wedding mass. Not really a sermon. Paul walked Mary down the aisle. Paul (Ash) looked more nervous than Mary. Mary looked fabulous as you an see from the photos. she flashed that smile and lit up the room. Brendan did a fine job as pageboy and looked very grown up in his suit. the priest was really good and had a light touch.
They make a big deal out of signing the paperwork here. it was done at the end of the service, up front with the entire wedding party.
Nobody blew their lines or fell off their shoes. Paul (martinez) didn't run in the other direction after meeting the family.
After the wedding at 3pm we returned to the B&b, where they must have been cooking all day. we were greeted with champagne with something in it????
fancy appetizers followed. We sat down to a four course dinner. I posted a pic of the menu, but it seemed like the food was endless. Not only did they have steak and mashed potatoes as the 3rd course, but they brought out sides of more
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Night before the wedding
potatoes and vegetables, and of course, bread. there was dessert with the meal, because the wedding cake was served at 10pm when they brought out fresh fish and chips, Crazy! even I was too full to eat wedding cake and even Dee, who has never passed up french fries in her life, was too full to eat them.
After dinner, the D.J. Started and went till after 1am. I got a lot of steps on my pedometer dancing. the boys, brendan and Joseph set the example and danced up a storm. eventually, everyone was dancing. Mary was going full throttle by then. The DJ played a mixture of everything from crocodile rock, grease, Beatles, love shack, rhinestone cowboy, Abba, etc. thankfully Mary and Paul did not pick the playlist, so we all enjoyed the music.
I finally gave up and went to bed around midnight dead tired. it was an exhausting day, but a wonderful celebration. they both seem very happy.
Some videos and pics are posted. Lots more when we get home.
long life and much happiness to Mr and Mrs Martinez.
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It was a wonderful day with an absolutely radiant bride and truly happy groom. You could tell by watching them how happy they were. Thank you to the Ash and Martinez family for letting me a part of the excitement and of course the food...still full!
Thanks for sharing your videos and pics. I felt like I was there (and wished I were) Looks like a fun trip and you really captured the flavor of the places you visited. Look out Rick Steves!!!
It was a wonderful day with an absolutely radiant bride and truly happy groom. You could tell by watching them how happy they were. Thank you to the Ash and Martinez family for letting me a part of the excitement and of course the food...st