place where all good love stories start; Emma Behan and Brazilian native Bianca
Soares Martins met on a night out at the George in Dublin and instantly knew
they were right for each other. In March 2015 Emma and Bianca had a civil
partnership after the Brazilian beauty popped the question. Unfortunately
Bianca’s family couldn’t come to Ireland in March so the newlyweds decided to
have a second ceremony in December while the family were visiting for
Christmas. The marriage equality bill passing in May meant that the girls could
make the wedding official and everyone was there to celebrate.
Cellbridge Manor Hotel for December 28, 2015. The excitement was building in
the lead up to the wedding. The couple decided to go for a rainbow theme with a
“bit of a winter wonderland feel to it too.” Bianca designed the invites,
printed them and sent them out to 100 of their family and friends.
their day, Bianca chose to wear a stunning two piece ivory suit with a blue
silk top underneath. It was made in The Bridal Lodge in Athy. Emma wore a
stunning House of Mooshki short ivory dress with blue underneath the layers of
tulle. This dress was bought in Frilly Frocks, Drogheda. Bianca carried a white
rose bouquet and Emma opted for a rainbow rose bouquet.
There were a few
special touches throughout the couples’ day including Caipirinhas (a Brazilian
cocktail) for the guests, made by Bianca. They also had a fingerprint tree as
their guestbook with rainbow fingerprints. Emma’s dad made a rainbow photo
booth for people to use with rainbow and Christmas props. The pair also had
charity pins for Down Syndrome as their favours.
favourite memory of the day is “coming down the stairs in my dress, seeing
Bianca so beautiful waiting at the top of the aisle and finally being married.”
For Bianca it was when she recorded a special video before the wedding to send
to her sisters who unfortunately couldn’t be there. She also shared that when
she “saw Emma come down the aisle looking gorgeous, and when my mam made a
personal reading at the ceremony. Those two moments stand out for me.”
officiate the ceremony the girls went with Spiritual Ceremonies and Berenice
Farrell was their solemniser. “She put us at ease from the first time we met
her. She took time to ask about us both so she could make the ceremony more
personal for us. She sent us lots of sample ceremonies and readings and made it
all so easy. She performed the ceremony beautifully and all of our guests
commented on how lovely the ceremony was.” Both Emma and Bianca had the perfect
day and shared their first dance to Jesse Glynne, “Hold my Hand.” For their
honeymoon the pair jetted off to Rome for a long weekend in February.