Louise & Gavin’s Scot­tish ro­mance

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Louise, from Co Dublin, met Gavin, from Fife in Scot­land, through mu­tual friends more than six years ago while she was work­ing in Scot­land. When Louise had to re­turn to Dublin af­ter her year in Scot­land came to an end, the pair parted ways just months af­ter they’d be­come an item. But they con­tin­ued their long-dis­tance ro­mance for two years, be­fore Louise made the big move to Scot­land to be with Gavin.

Not long af­ter, Gavin de­cided to pop the ques­tion, sur­pris­ing Louise on her 27th birth­day. Know­ing she was get­ting a gift of a Pan­dora charm, Louise didn’t sus­pect Gavin would be propos­ing with his great-grand­mother’s ring — which he’d hid­den in the box in­stead.

The cou­ple de­cided to get mar­ried in Ire­land at Tul­far­ris Ho­tel and Golf Re­sort, Co Wick­low, where they held a Spir­i­tu­al­ist cer­e­mony. The cou­ple’s moth­ers took part in the Celtic hand­fast­ing cer­e­mony while their fa­thers poured whisky for a Quaich cer­e­mony — a Scot­tish tra­di­tion of drink­ing from a two-han­dled cup. Guests were also treated to tra­di­tional bag­pipes played by Pat Caf­fer­key, set­ting the mood for this Scot­tish day.

Louise found her stun­ning lace gown in Ciara Bri­dal in the Pow­er­scourt Town­house Cen­tre, Dublin, while her brides­maids wore em­bel­lished blush-toned dresses from Deben­hams. The groom wore a tra­di­tional Scot­tish kilt from his home­town.

Louise and Gavin em­bark on their dream hon­ey­moon this month, trav­el­ling to Dubai for three days be­fore they re­lax in Mau­ri­tius for a fur­ther 10 days. Words by Dee Fin­nerty. Pho­tog­ra­phy by visit If you would like your wed­ding fea­tured here, email

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