The ceremony took place on June 21 in Trinity Chapel, Dublin. In the morning I woke to the sound of cars sloshing through the rain. As we waited to leave the hotel I overheard a man in the foyer telling his friend that if someone gets splashed with rain on the longest day of the year, their life will be long and their beauty preserved. My man incorporated this gem of wisdom into his Father of the Bride’s speech.
During the service a friend read from the lovely Song of Songs: ‘the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come’. As we emerged from the chapel the rain stopped and the gorgeous bride and groom were able to step over the puddles to have photographs taken at the bell tower in College Square.