An Intimate Wedding in the National Gallery from Eric Molimard

Maura & Alan's intimate wedding is another example of a bride and groom really letting their personality shine through on the day. The selection of the National Gallery for the ceremony and celebrating with family and close friends made it a really intimate affair. Then their choice of style, Maura's dress and Eric Molimard as photographer gave a vintage feel overall. And finally it's inspiring to know that Maura's beautiful birdcage veil was created by herself!


From the bride: We got engaged in Italy in May 2011 and began planning our wedding. Our style was loosely based around the colours green and white, but we weren’t fixed on a theme.

My dress was designed by Jennifer Rothwell and purchased at Project 51 South William Street. Jennifer designed a matching kimono style jacket to go with it. I felt very relaxed in the dress and it was very light and easy to move around in.

Our ceremony took place in the National Gallery, a beautiful setting for a wedding. Billy Huchinson of the Humanist Association of Ireland officiated at the ceremony, which was simple and personal. Afterwards, we had some photos taken around the gallery and also in Merrion Square which provided beautiful and interesting backdrops for the shots. We then had a drink at the Lincoln Inn before heading to the venue.

For our reception we wanted a venue with a relaxed atmosphere within easy distance of Dublin City Centre.  Good food and wine was also high on our list of priorities! The Angler’s Rest ticked all the boxes and all the staff, particularly Mary provided wonderful calm, friendly and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble and Mary had lots of great ideas about how we could decorate the space and make the most it.

My favourite part of the wedding day was seeing friends and family all gathered together for us. Seeing people enjoying themselves and having fun on the dancefloor! The food was a high point, particularly the Pork Belly. Sampling all the gorgeous cakes which had been made by family, friends and my two nephews.

My piece of advice for other brides would be to try and take a few moments here and there during the day to take it all in! Spend some time with your new husband/wife during the day as it flies by.  Be flexible – you don’t have to have all the trimmings if you don’t want them or can’t afford them. Family and friends are usually delighted to help out.


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