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Destiny brought Leah-Anne & Stephen to their dream day

Real Weddings 1st August 2018

Leah-Anne Bourke & Stephen O’Neill  February 9, 2018 – Bunratty Castle Hotel   Photos courtesy of Tony Clancy Photography    By Ann Cronin Leah-Anne and Stephen O’Neil first met at a mutual friend’s wedding in Tralee. Stephen was seeing someone at the time so their spark was one of friendship, until their freind’s first wedding anniversary when the couple re-connected over Facebook.    “Our mutual friends’ put up their Facebook…

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A day of pure joy for Yvonne and Christopher at Listowel Arms Hotel  

Real Weddings 1st August 2018

May 27, 2017– St Mary’s Church & The Listowel Arms Hotel  Yvonne O’Brien & Christopher Kelly  Photos courtesy of Landy Photography  By Ann Cronin    The Wedding Team  Bridesmaids Tracy Brosnan, Lorraine Horgan  Flower girl Zara Horgan  Groomsmen Steven McEnery, Marco Lo Faro, John Murphy, James O’Flaherty  Photographer Brendan Landy, Listowel  Cars A classic Rolls Royce, gifted by the bride’s cousin  Favourite memory  “Having a sing-song led by my Dad until the sun came up, surrounded by friends and family…

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Young love turned to ‘I do’ for Tara Jane and Brendan

Real Weddings 1st August 2018

Tara Jane O’Connor & Brendan Hamilton  June 9, 2018 – St. John’s Church & Castle Oaks Hotel Limerick  Photos courtesy of Baker Photography  By Ann Cronin  Tara Jane O’Connor and Brendan Hamilton first met in 1993 when Brendan was a university student and Tara Jane was in school. “We were very much inseparable, like two peas in a pod,” Brendan says. The two temporarily diverged when Tara Jane…

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A paradise proposal led to a magical mountain-top wedding

Real Weddings 19th July 2018

Ashling Martin & Kenneth Conroy  May 19, 2018 –Bansha Church & Aherlow House Hotel   Photos courtesy of Morgan Kilgallen  Insurance agent Aisling Martin and construction worker Kenneth Conroy  met in Mojos nightclub, Mullingar and this encounter sparked a romance that has withstood the test of time. After a proposal outside Aherlow House Hotel in the heart of the surrounding mountains, the couple knew this location was the ideal venue for their reception, with the nearby Bansha church as host…

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A beautiful day at Bunratty for Edel and Mark

Real Weddings 19th July 2018

Edel Greaney & Mark Woodland  November 3, 2017- Our Lady Queen of Peace Church & Bunratty Castle Hotel   Photos courtesy of Wedding by Diarmuid  A meeting through mutual friends in Limerick’s Icon nightclub was the beginning of a love story for Edel Greaney and Mark Woodland.  The pair became parents to their handsome son Robbie, whose presence on their wedding day made…

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Puppy love- A yes from Karen to Matthew with the help of their beloved dog

Real Weddings 19th July 2018

Karen Cotter & Matthew Clark   November 25, 2017- St. Joseph’s Church & The Strand Hotel  Photos courtesy of Mrs Red Head Photography  Dooradoyle native Karen Clark met Scottish man Matthew Clark while working in Toronto, Canada.   “We were both intrigued by each other’s accents and quickly became great friends”, the bride fondly recalls. The friendship soon turned into more, and it wasn’t…

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A winter wonderland day at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel

Real Weddings 18th July 2018

December 22, 2017- St. Paul’s Church & Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and Spa  Kelly Murphy & Peter Fitzsimons  Photos by Baker Photography     Kelly Murphy from Dooradoyle met Kildare man Peter Fitzsimons on a night out in Dublin and after numbers were swapped a date was planned and the couple have been together ever since. After years of making memories together, Peter knew that he would…

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Two cultures combined for an Absolutely perfect day

Real Weddings 18th July 2018

Photos courtesy of Philipe Photography  August 26, 2017- St Cronan’s Church & The Absolute Hotel   Karolina Wozna & Jason Fletcher  Polish beauty Karolina Wozna first met Jason Fletcher in her first year studying at Waterford Institute of Technology, while Jason was in his third year. The pair have been inseparable ever since their college days and after years of dating, one Christmas would become very special to…

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Local Limerick Weddings

Real Weddings 24th November 2017

With so many Limerick couples tying the knot, here is sneak peak of the weddings of some of our amazing local newlyweds.     Cheryl Keyes & John McCarthy –  June 17, 2017-  Ballygarry House Hotel – Photos courtesy of Darren Kirwan Photography                Lisa Hickey & Dave Devery – July 30, 2016 – The Castletroy Park…

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Hilary’s musical talents swooned a young bouncer a decade ago

Real Weddings 23rd November 2017

Hilary Orpen & Stephen Ryan  January 13, 2017- The Wells Church, Loughrae Hotel and Spa, Galway  Photos courtesy of Gary Collins Photography  Hilary Orpen met Stephen Ryan, or fondly known as Ryano, while working in a nightclub in Shannon. Ryano, a bouncer at the time was taken with Hilary who performed at the club with the Shannon Musical Society. Once the pair realised they were more than friends, a romance sparked between them. They…

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