We respect and appreciate the amount of effort and expense that can come with attending weddings, especially if you have to travel any distance. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to celebrate with us. The most important things to us is that our wedding celebrations be stress-free and fun for our guests as well as us.

There’s so many people that we want to celebrate with, but we simply cannot fit everybody into a room at the same time. If we have only one event, we fear we’ll only have fleeting meetings with the friends and family who have come to celebrate with us.

Hence we’re arranging more than one occasion/opportunity where we can meet and celebrate with people. It gives our friends and family some choices about the type of event, location and date that suits them most. We will be inviting our guests to different occasions of our wedding celebrations in a way we hope will make it as easy as possible for them to celebrate with us.

We’ve also had to make a very tough decision about vaccinations against Covid-19 and young guests.

To help with our planning, we’re asking all guests to fill out a form to tell us which of our events they would like to attend. Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions.

The Celebrations

18th – 27th September 2021 The Great Claddagh Ring Hunt Brian is taking Holly to Ireland for two weeks to get their wedding rings and meet members of Brian’s family and friends on their travels. They will arrive in Shannon, and then visit: Galway City; Clashmore, near the resort town of Youghal, Co. Cork; Dungarvan and Knockboy, Co. Waterford; Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; Naas, Co. Kildare; and Dublin City before returning to Manchester.

November/December The London Leaving Event will be an informal affair – a send off to our new life in Greater Manchester – where we can welcome our friends and family as well as their children. It will be light on ceremony with a few events you can choose to participate in over a weekend.

30th April 2022 The Wedding Ceremony & Breakfast 2pm will be a more formal affair for grown-ups. A ceremony followed by some light entertainment, dinner and speeches. It will be in Altrincham, Cheshire, where Holly grew up.

30th April 2022 Wedding Reception Music & Dancing 8.30pm – 1am many of the formalities are over, so now’s time when people will be informally drinking, dancing and celebrating into the early hours.

1st May 2022 The Recovery: a barbeque lunch served with Hairs Of The Dog That Bit You in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Meeting personally another time will give us the chance to have a far more in-depth conversation so you and your family can get to know us more deeply as a couple.