TV presenter, turned entrepreneur Grainne
Seoige, flew 6,000 miles to surprise Kerry award winning fashion designer Don
O’Neill and his husband Pascal Guillermie with the Editor’s Wedding Choice
Awards at the prestigious Brides of Kerry Wedding Industry Awards on Sunday evening,
Seoige, who now runs Grace Diamonds with
her South African born fiance Leon Jordaan, is good friends with the New York
based couple, and jumped at the chance to present the award when asked by April
Drew of Brides of Kerry magazine.
O’Neill and Guillermie, who are based out
of New York, were absolutely astounded and very emotional to see Seoige enter
the room. The couple were totally blown away with the surprise and later said
it meant the world to them to have their dear friend come all the way across
the world to do them this honour.
The Ballyheigue native and his French
husband graced the front cover of Irish
LGBT Wedding magazine after their spectacular wedding in 2016 and also
featured in Brides of Kerry, both
owned and operated by April Drew of Drew Media.
The couple tied the
knot at Ballyheigue Castle joined by some well- known
faces, including Grainne and her sister Sile.
Don, who has dressed some of the biggest
names in Hollywood including Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift and Oprah
Winfrey, was blown away by the night. Pascal and Don wore their
wedding suits, which were custom made by the designer, to the awards.
The event, which took place at Ballyroe
Heights Hotel in Tralee, was attended by 250 people in the wedding industry in
Kerry and was a resounding success.
Guests were also treated to a surprise
performance by the Mini Puppet Popstars of Ireland’s Got Talent fame and Don
and Pascal were serenaded by Contralto Grace Foley.