Real Weddings

Bespoke Tuscany Bistro wedding at the Granary

Real Weddings 23rd September 2019

Jenny O’Grady & Tommy Whelan   July 21, 2018 – Tuscany Bistro at the Granary  Photos courtesy of Black Diamond Photography     Limerick native Jenny O’Grady first met Tommy Whelan when he moved to Limerick for college in 2005. Although they were close friends for a long time, the pair made it official in later years. During a week of glamping in Cork, Tommy popped the question (after asking Jenny’s dad for…

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An new chapter for Amanda and James

Real Weddings 2nd September 2019

Amanda Fitzgerald & James Keyes  June 15, 2019 – St. Oliver Plunket’s Church & Hotel Woodstock  Photos courtesy of Tony Clancy Photography    Limerick native Amanda Fitzgerald and Clare man James Keyes first laid eyes on each other while out with a group of mutual friends at Smyths in Limerick. There was instant chemistry and the rest is history. The groom recalls the night…

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A fairy fort engagement leads to a fairy tale wedding day

Real Weddings 27th August 2019

A fairy fort engagement leads to a fairy tale wedding day   27 July, 2018 – St. Mary’s Church, Pallaskenry, & Dromoland Castle  Marisa O’Shea & Kevin Hayes   Photos courtesy of Evelyn O’Connor Photography   Housemates, Marisa O’Shea, from Kildimo, and Kevin Hayes, from Galway, didn’t think when they first moved into a shared house in Dublin that they would end up living together for the rest of their lives.…

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A Rome-antic proposal for Shannon lovebirds

Real Weddings 13th August 2019

SEPT 22, 2018- Castle Oaks House Hotel   Aimee Moloney & Greg Keane  Photos taken by Black Diamond Photography     Shannon native, Aimee Moloney, was taken by complete surprise when, then boyfriend, Greg Keane, also from Shannon, popped the big questions in Rome in 2016. The first evening in the Italian capital they went for a walk to the gardens at the Castle St Angelo. “That’s where…

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A stunning November wedding at The Lakeside Hotel

Real Weddings 3rd May 2019

Fiona O’Malley & Stephen Foster  November 24, 2018 – Church of Holy Rosary & The Lakeside Hotel   Photos courtesy of Baker Photography    Fiona O’Malley and Stephen Foster were introduced to each other through their cousins and sparks flew immediately. They had begun to build a life together and soon Stephen was planning on popping the question. “Stephen had a…

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A creative proposal from Thomas to Emma brought their Woodlands wedding day

Real Weddings 3rd May 2019

Emma Moore & Thomas Fox  August 3, 2018 – St. Patrick’s Church & Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel   Photos courtesy of McMahon Studios    Primary school teacher Emma Moore, and carpenter Thomas Fox had gone to primary school and secondary school together, but it wasn’t until after when Emma was working in Poc Fada Bar in Ballylanders that they started falling for each other. Tom was a regular…

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The perfect ‘I do’ for Amanda & Diarmuid at the Limerick Strand Hotel

Real Weddings 1st May 2019

Amanda Gardiner and Diarmuid Ryan  August 17, 2018 – The Limerick Strand Hotel  Photos courtesy of Memory Lane Photography    A night out in Limerick brought Amanda Gardiner and Diarmuid Ryan together. “We met over 12 years ago, first setting eyes on each other on a night in Limerick while out for my sisters‘ birthday. Her long–term partner Grant and my husband are best friends since secondary school. I can’t remember who made…

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A New Year’s wedding to mark the beginning of a new life together

Real Weddings 29th April 2019

January 1, 2019 – Castle Oaks House Hotel   Olivia Irwin & James Conway  Photos courtesy of Tony Clancy Photography       Childhood sweethearts Olivia Irwin and James Conway had an instant connection when they meet in their teens.   “I was 14 he was 17, he drove a fancy scooter and passed by every evening with his friends on their scooters, until one night he stopped in while I…

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Magical winter memories at the Devon Inn Hotel for Joanne & Lenonard

Real Weddings 10th April 2019

Joanne Lane & Leonard Murphy  December 29, 2018 – Devon Inn Hotel  Photos courtesy of Natalie Maher Photography    Joanne Lane, a personal assistant from Co. Kerry, first met Leonard Murphy, manager at the Devon Inn Hotel, when the pair were both working at the venue in 2009. But it wasn’t until the Christmas party that the two of them saw…

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