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 spoke for hours on MSN and the phone and she was the first person I really came out to.”
On Christmas day 2014, the pair were on their way to visit their nephews and Triona took a detour to Phoenix Park, a place frequently visited by the couple. Aine felt as though Triona was acting weird and her suspicions were right, she was hiding something. “After a short walk she got down on one knee with the most amazing ring and asked me to be her wife,” Aine remembers. A date was set for May 27, 2016 at Avon Ri, Blessington. A festival themed day was subsequently organized with 120 of their nearest and dearest family and friends attending.
THE WEDDING DETAILS
Both brides wore gowns from Berketex Bridal and the staff went above and beyond to make sure that Aine and Triona didn’t know eachother’s dresses (or pick the same one). Flowers were provided by The Flower Factory in Clondalkin. They went for rainbow roses and yellow gerbera for the bridesmaids and rainbow rose buttonholes for their dads and brothers. They wanted a lot of colour and including the pride colours was a no brainer. The bouquets they carried were made with purple and white fuschias. Their cake had rainbow bunting going around each tier to reflect the festival theme and was made by Cake Creations in Gorey.
THE WEDDING TEAM
The music was provided by the band ‘Pump Up the Jam.’ Ronan Shaw captured the day flawlessly and the couple couldn’t be happier with their wedding album. Their invites resembled festival tickets, created by Splash Graphics. “Oona was amazing, she really put our personalities into the invites,” Aine recalls. The whole bridal party was beautified by Venus hair and beauty, Clondalkin. The ceremony was officiated by Vanessa Livesey whom the brides describe as “a beautiful woman who put our nerves at ease.”
Both brides gushed over each other, recalling their favourite moments as “seeing Triona walk up the aisle,” for Aine, and “seeing how beautiful Aine looked”, for Triona. They shared their first dance to ‘Everything’ by Michael Buble. The girls made their day about everything they love, their guest book was Aine’s guitar and they had vinyl records as their table numbers, with all of the bands they have been to see together. “We had the most amazing day, we have been fully supported by our family and friends and to us that’s all we needed. We want to thank everyone who was involved in making it the best day of our lives.”
Aine and Triona jetted off on a romantic honeymoon to Cancun and Orlando, when all the celebrations were over. The pair currently live in Whitehall with Triona’s dad and are hoping to start a family of their own in the near future.