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Cora & Paul

The Couple

1. Tell us a little about how you met
We both didn’t venture too far as Paul hails from Kiltallagh, Castlemaine and Cora three miles over the road from Boolteens. Our paths crossed during our school years in Milltown Presentation Secondary School (Always loved the term ‘high school sweethearts) Paul was repeating his Leaving Cert and I was entering 6th year, although we weren’t in any classes together he caught my eye on that 1st day, in September 2007.

2. Talk us through the proposal (How did he/she popthe big question?)
7 years later, it was the 11th June 2014 while out for a Sunday Road trip we decided to go for a walk around Glentannassig Woods. It was a beautiful sunny day and I turned around as I heard ‘ahem’ and there he was on one knee…declaring his love!

 The Setting

1. Where was the ceremony?

St. Gobnaits Church, Boolteens

2. Where was your wedding reception?

Ballygarry House Hotel

3. Why Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
It was always going to be our wedding venue. We have been to many functions over the years and we both felt you could not beat the service, food, style or atmosphere that the Ballygarry and its staff possess. Always top class!

4. Tell us what was the most memorable part of your day?
Arriving at Ballygarry Hotel and having no more worries about the running of our day. Padraig took over the rest of the day and we were able to fully relax, enjoy our drink reception outside, have fun with photography shots around the garden, listen to the jazz music and see all our guests enjoying themselves.

5. Have you any advice for future couples?
Start planning and booking your preferred suppliers early, delegate jobs leading up to the wedding and have comfortable shoes on the day. Take time out together 15-20 minutes just to sit down and relax away from everyone. Enjoy your meal, sip on champagne and dance the night away. Oh and book in for a foot massage the next morning!! 

The Dream Team

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa: Padraig McGillicuddy

Wedding Stationery: Lisotwel Printing Works

Cake: Father of the Groom, Mike Carroll

Flowers: Christina in All Seasons Florist, Kilflynn and our neighbour Eileen Murphy.

Entertainment: Our Church Wedding Music was compiled by family members, Martina Ryle O’ Sullivan and Neily O’ Connor, Deirdre Ryle, Lily Parker and Owen O Connor. I even attempted a (surprise) little song from the alter for my new husband after the ceremony-‘The One’ by Kodaline. Our Guests enjoyed the Outdoor Drinks Reception of Prosecco/ Jameson and Baileys at Ballygarry House Hotel which was entertained by Jazz Band David Rath. After our Meal we had Our First Dance ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ (The Lion King/Elton John) sung by Our Unbelievable Band ‘Truly Diverse’ who were followed by ‘Video DJ Kerry’, Donal Clifford.

Photographer: Paudie Healy, Killarney 

Videographer: Rory Kirby 

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro Collection, Say I Do Bridal Boutique, Middleton

Bridesmaid Dresses: Tina Griffin Designs

Groomswear: Groom wore a Blue/Navy Ed Oliver Suit,

Groomsmen wore Remus Uomo suits supplied and fitted by Ryle Menswear, Tralee. Twickenham Shoes by Tommy Bowe. 

The Glam Squad

Hair: Imelda Mc Garry

Make up: Annette O Brien

Nails: House of Glamour, Tralee