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A new RTÉ documentary airing tonight will celebrate The Irish Wedding. There are many things that make Irish weddings unique but perhaps the most distinctive and special tradition is that of the speeches. © Provided by Evoke.ie
Braving the line between slightly inappropriate, downright cheeky and tugging at the heartstrings, the speeches are often the part of the night that have brides and grooms both holding their breath, sighing with relief and shedding tears of joy.
The Irish Wedding will capture the union of over half a dozen couples from all around Ireland, sharing snippets of their special day with audiences from the vow exchanges to the first kiss and dance.
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In the fly-on-the-wall documentary, described as ’a portrait of Ireland through the Irish wedding or more particularly the wedding speech,’ we’ll met eight couples as they say ‘I do,’ each sharing their special love stories. © Provided by Evoke.ie Esther and Sinead, The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One
Viewers will be introduced to Esther and Sinéad who pulled off a stripped back lockdown wedding, Kim and Paul who met on a dating app before taking their love into the real world and Jenny and Anne who met at a gig in Limerick – Anne was performing and Jenny instantly knew she was ‘the one’.
The documentary, produced by Alex Fegan whose credits include Older Than Ireland and Abbeyfealegood, will also tell Patrick and Rua’s story. The stars aligned for the pair via Facebook with Nigerian native Patrick and Estonian native Ruta embarking on a very modern fairytale romance.
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American couple Cait and Bobby will also share their big day on Valentia Island with audiences, as will Skibbereen couple Trish and Mick who bonded over laughter and their quick with. © Provided by Evoke.ie Cait and Bobby, The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One
For anyone who has every been rejected on a date, Katie and Daniel’s story will instil some hope. The couple met in a night club where Daniel offered to walk Katie home. She quietly turned him down that night when he made his move – but didn’t reject him outright as a relationship ensued and, almost a decade later, they finally tied the knot.
We’ll also met Kerry couple Siobhan and Shane who caught each others eye in a Tralee bar. Shane recalled seeing Siobhan “fist bumping” at the bar and said to himself, “That’s my kinda woman”. © Provided by Evoke.ie Patrick and Ruta, The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One
Following a local mating tactic, he gave her a good long ‘shtare’ until she noticed him and then he looked away with embarrassment. The tactic worked and the rest they say, is history.
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Catch The Irish Wedding on RTÉ One this evening at 9.35pm. © Provided by Evoke.ie Mike and Trish, The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One © Provided by Evoke.ie The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One © Provided by Evoke.ie Anne and Jenny, The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One © Provided by Evoke.ie The Irish Wedding. Pic: RTÉ One © Provided by Evoke.ie Pic: RTÉ One
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