Real LGBT Weddings

Jolene Coady and Aine Maher

28th August 2015

A bit about the brides
Jolene Coady is from Waterford and Aine Maher is from Carlow. the couple currently live together in Waterford City. Jolene is a full time student and part-time care giver. Aine works in outdoor activities. 

THE MEET At Pride in Waterford

THE DECISION TO GET MARRIED "Six months in we just knew! Aine had been paying off for a ring for me which i didn't know but I bought a ring and proposed to her on Tramore beach," Jolene recalls fondly. 

WEDDING DATE August 28th, 2015

VENUE Waterford Theatre Royal


WEDDING ATTIRE Aine wore a shirt, dickie bow, pants and red converse. Jolene wore a complete 1950's Rocabilly vintage dress 

WEDDING RINGS Jolene's is white gold to match her engagement ring. Aine's is 125 years old and belonged to her great, great grandmother.

FLOWERS Different colour gerberas

CAKE Traditional fruit white wedding cake

WEDDING THEME Red and Black vintage 

MUSIC 'Hallelujiah' by Leonard Cohen and 'Make you feel my love' by Adele, all sang and performed by Eoin O'Meachair and Liam Merriman

FIRST DANCE 'The One' by Kodaline

WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO MARRY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE? Jolene is elated to have married the girl of her dreams. "I grew up in foster care and never thought I would find my soul mate who would become the best friend I ever had."

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL "The Theatre Royal was beautiful. A period building full of character. It was amazing to get married amongst art, history and culture. The staff, especially Patsy and Kelly, were very attentive and during the ceremony they asked if they could take a photo to put on their website as we were the first same sex wedding they had hosted."


PHOTOGRAPHER Paddy Tubritt Photography
HAIR The Sculpting Studio
MAKEUP Make up by Aura Beauty
ENTERTAINMENT Liam Merriman and Eoin O' Meachair

Aine and Jolene were granted an official marriage certificate in exchange for their civil partnership certificate on April 4th, 2016.

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