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Aisling & Donal

The Couple 

Tell us a little about how you met.

Donal and I met through our mutual friend Maria while we were both working in Dublin. Eyes locked across the dance floor of Copper Face Jacks on a night out and the rest as they say is history!


 Talk us through the proposal (How did he/she pop the big question?)

I was away in Saudi Arabia working for a year and came home to Ireland for my cousins wedding. On my trip home Donal suggested a night away in Parknasilla, Donal is from Kildare but has been holidaying with his family in South Kerry his whole life, so I thought nothing of it. I arrived back to our bedroom after a day of relaxing and it was covered with roses and a photos of memories from our relationship. He got down on one knee, produced the ring, I cried hysterically and said YES!


The Setting 

Where was your ceremony?

St. Brendan’s Church, Ardfert.


Where was your wedding reception?

Ballygarry House Hotel


Why Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?

We fell in love with the place when we attended a family wedding at the hotel. It has a wonderful unique homely charm while being elegant and luxurious. Its exquisite gardens and grounds. The wonderful and helpful staff. Exceptional service and mouth watering food! The list is endless. We couldn’t be happier with the decision we made. We would like to thank Tadhg and the team for their advice and support through the whole process!


  Tell us what was the most memorable part of your day?

The walk up the aisle, closely followed by the drinks reception in the gardens at Ballygarry – Sun, Gin & Prosecco, Jazz and a great opportunity to relax and mingle with our family and friends!


  Have you any advice for future couples?

When you book Ballygarry and sign on the bottom line your wedding planning is complete. They think of, fix and organising EVERYTHING! There is nothing too big or small. Don’t get too bogged down worrying about the little things, take it all in and enjoy every minute of it!


The Dream Team


Ballygarry House Hotel Wedding Manager: Tadhg McGillicuddy

Wedding stationery: The Invite Hub

Cake: Heavenly Baked

Flowers: Tie the Knot

Entertainment: Truly Diverse

Photographer: Padraig Healy

Videographer: Jerry O’ Riordan


The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell purchased in Ivory & Pearl, NI

Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS

Groomswear: Brendan Kidd Tailors


The Glam Squad

Hair: Pat O’ Neill

Make up: Michelle Kinsella

Nails: Exposé Tralee