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Edel & Adrian

The Couple

1. Tell us a little about how you met

On a random Saturday night out back in the summer of 2006. As the night went on we realised we had many friends in common and it all developed from there on.

2. Talk us through the proposal (how did he/she pop the big question?)  

We were on holidays in Thailand at the time and one day walking along Chaweng Beach on our last day there before we flew onto Kuala Lumpur, Adrian dropped down on one knee and popped the question. Most people would think Edel was expecting it but honestly was such a surprise. 

The Setting

1. Where was your ceremony?

St. John's Church, Tralee. It was Edel's parish church.

2. Where was your wedding recepton?

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa Tralee

3. Why Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?

Over two years before our wedding day we went on the search through out Kerry for our wedding reception venue, we saw many venues but it was the combination of the wedding team and venue at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa as well as especially the cuisine-food-menu that sold us straight away. We knew we would be well looked after for the wedding day there. The team showed nothing but hospitality, professionalism, care and time which continued throughout the planning process and lead up to the big day. The venue, the food, the whole atmosphere was perfect and due to the fabulous weather we were blessed to have our drinks reception out in the gardens which was a highlight for many but also took advantage of the beautiful gardens for photos. We dealt with Thys on the lead up to the wedding who was fantastic, we were blessed to have someone like him, in addition to all the other staff could not have done enough for us, everything was done with such ease and nothing was a problem. We have received so many compliments about the day but the food and service of the staff were top of the list with a lot noting it was the best wedding they ever attended. A venue like no other.

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

There's so many! Edel walking down the aisle, the speeches, the fabulous meal, it was a day full of great memories. 

5. Have you any advice for future couples?

Enjoy every minute of the day as it flies. All the planning has been done and trust it to Ballygarry to take care of everything on the day.   

The Dream Team

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa Wedding Manager: Thys Vogel

Wedding Stationery: Invite Hub, Killarney

Cake: Grace Moore Cakes, Tralee

Flowers: Every Occasion Florists, Tralee

Entertainment: Band- Truly Diverse & Singing Chef- John Frawley

Photographer & Videographer: Rory Kirby, Tralee 

The Glad Rags 

Wedding Dress: Unique Bridal Boutique, Castleisland

Groomswear:Suits Select, Tralee 

The Glam Squad

Hair:Patricks Hair Company, Tralee

Make up: Sharon Houlihan, Estee Lauder

Nails: House of Glamour, Tralee