Our wedding story: Friday the 13th proves a charm
Spiritual and humanist marriages arising from a wandering dog, ghoulish liasions and Friday 13th dates
Audrey-Maura Ferguson & Cormac Meaney
Audrey-Maura, a solicitor, grew up in Zambia where her parents moved for work in the 1980s. When she was 16, the family returned to Dublin.
Almost eight years ago, she met Cormac from Salthill in Galway on a night out in Dublin.
He proposed on Friday the 13th in February 2015, in Chameleon Restaurant, Temple Bar at the same table they had sat at for their first date. The following day they flew to Antwerp to buy Audrey-Maura’s engagement ring.
The bride, daughter of Frank and Colette, designed her own dress and, while visiting her father in Dubai, where he was working, met a designer who made it. She wore a veil with her name embroidered on it.
As Friday the 13th had proved to be lucky for Audrey-Maura and Cormac, they married on that day this May.
The wedding cake, made of cheese, was served at the drinks reception in the garden, followed by dinner and dancing in the pavilion overlooking the sea.
The first dance was to VCR by The XX – a song that reminds them of their first holiday together in Spain.
The bride’s favourite parts of the day were, “Cormac’s speech and having my closest friends and family all together.”
And her husband’s? “Seeing Audrey-Maura walk up the aisle and hearing my dad’s speech.”
Photograph: Pawel Bebenca,