Nikita and Darragh both come from Swords and grew up together. As Darragh said in his wedding speech, he was cheeky and loud whereas Nikita was quiet and shy. But he looked for her attention every time he walked past! They eventually started dating at 15 before parting ways for a few years. 3 years later though they got together again – this time for good.
15 years and 2 wonderful children later Nikita and Darragh decided it was time to tie the knot and celebrate with people they loved most. While they originally booked and planned a destination wedding in Spain, Covid had other plans. As it turned out, it was a blessing in disguise. They brought their wedding home to Ireland, and what better place than their favourite Dublin where they’ve spent their lives together?
Change of Plan
Nikita says she’s so much happier with how their new plan turned out as they were able to make both of them a priority and really think about what they wanted from their day. “Our wedding was relaxed, intimate and so full of joy & love. It was a small, alternative, city, boho style wedding. My main goal for the day was for everyone to feel relaxed and just enjoy the day which I think we achieved!”
In the Heart of Dublin
When choosing their venue for the ceremony, there was no alternative to Dublin City Hall. “It was one of the most beautiful buildings we had ever seen. We viewed it after booking it and were blown away by the space. Every picture captured both inside and outside of the building was just amazing”.
After the ceremony we took in the best parts of Dublin on a relaxing walk through the city centre. It was a sunny weekday June, we couldn’t have asked for better weather, and everyone was out and about enjoying the sunshine. Nikita says, “That hour was my favourite part of the day. The people of Dublin City are amazing and made
us feel like royalty!” There was so much cheering, clapping and joy all around it was absolutely amazing!
Intimate and Special
Even though Nikita and Darragh could only have 25 guests at their wedding due to the government restrictions at the time, “it actually made the day more intimate and special. Every person I looked at on that day I loved so much and meant so much to me so it really was a special time for everyone.”
It also meant they could book the beautiful space at the Grayson for their intimate meal. The airy atrium room was perfect for the drinks reception. Afterwards they proceeded to the moody and inspired room upstairs to have their dinner. Nikita’s best advice?
“Please do not stress over the little (or even the big) things that might pop up along the way. It really is true that on the day nothing else matters but you and your partner! Enjoy every second and live in the moment! Also, please consider a small, intimate wedding – I couldn’t recommend it more!”
Morning – The Dean Hotel
Ceremony – Dublin City Hall
Reception – The Grayson
Dress – Jill Jones Bridal
Suit – Protocol for Men
Make Up – Robyn Byrne Make Up
Hair – Sian Sharkey Hair
Hairpiece – Rosie and Dott
Flowers – Poppy & Hive