Couple who met in Ireland return for wedding
A couple who first met while studying in Dublin have returned to Ireland for their wedding.
Family and friends from Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, the USA and Australia joined Sam Davies and Jennifer Billington at Borris House, County Carlow in November for the celebrations.
The groom, the younger son of Ruth and Gareth Davies, of New Hedges, Tenby, is a senior trainee actuary with the Government Actuary’s Department in London.
The bride, a paediatric surgical registrar at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, is the second daughter of Jackie Greene, of Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
The wedding blessing ceremony took place in the Chapel of St. Moling at Borris House, when the bride wore an ivory 1950s-style tea-length dress by Ellis Bridals with long lace sleeves and a keyhole back.
The bridesmaids were the bride’s twin sister, Elisa Billington, the groom’s twin sister, Annie Davies, and the bride’s youngest sister, Aoife Billington.
The best man was the groom’s lifelong friend, Joel Rees, and the groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Tom Davies, and Elisa’s fiancée, Bryan Coughlan.
The ceremony featured music on harp and flute by Geraldine O’Doherty, principal harpist of the RTE Symphony Orchestra, and Cathy Hare, of Saundersfoot, who is a final-year student at the Royal College of Music, London.
They were joined on flute by the groom as the bride entered the chapel.
The Rev. Tom Gordon officiated and readings were given by friends of the couple, Rebecca Bott and Charlie Ratcliffe.
A reception in the West Wing of Borris House was followed by an evening celebration which included an Irish dancing show starring the bride and groom.
Guests also enjoyed a Friday-night ceili dance and a hog roast on Sunday morning.
The couple, who honeymooned in Dubai, have made their home in Greenwich, London.