They didn’t see each other before the wedding, they sent each other gifts and love notes. The bridesmaids wore identical dresses and carried matching bouquets. The proud mums wore great hats and the proud dads struggled to hold in the tears during their speeches. Someone observed in Alish’s house that morning how classically traditional a wedding this was, apart from the two brides. Because that’s not an old tradition, it’s a new one in Ireland since 22 May 2015.
On that glorious sunny day four years earlier, we voted overwhelmingly to write it loud and clear into our Constitution that “Marriage may be contracted… by two persons without distinction as to their sex”. Dublin baked in the sun that day in 2015 and we partied all night under a massive sea of rainbow flags and YES balloons.
Four years later Sarah and Alish got another gloriously sunny day (a miracle for October!) for their own celebration. Watching them in love and watching 150 of their friends and family cry tears of joy, toast to their happiness and party into the night, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time, or that there are still places, where this isn’t possible. It would make you proud to live in a country where love is simply love.
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