Real Kerry Weddings


Dancing into marriage set the tone for Muireann and Michael's big day

Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O’Donoghue Muireann Quane married Michael O’Donoghue, her best friend and now partner for life, on the fabulous day that was July 22, 2016. The lovebirds held their wedding ceremony at St. John’s Church Ballybunion, which was followed by a beautiful reception at The Listowel Arms Hotel.

Seána Quane, Ciara Quane, Nonie Quane and Niamh Quane all served as stunning bridesmaids and attended to Muireann’s every need on the day and in the run up to the wedding. The easy-on-the-eye groomsmen were John O’Donoghue, Hugh O’Donoghue, Niall O’Mahony and Andrew Garnett.

Muireann and Michael chose to support and utilise the amazing talents and services of some of Kerry’s fantastic local suppliers available to them right on their doorstep. They were delighted with everything at the end of the day.

The bride stunned in an exquisite Martina Liana wedding gown. Her hair was taken care of by the very talented Hair by Sinead, Muireann had her makeup done by Beauty by the Beach in Ballybunion and she couldn’t have been happier with the results.

The special day was captured on camera by the excellent Padraig Healy, and LM Wedding Videography caught everything on film for the bride and groom. The couple were transported to the venue in a Bentley.

Michael’s Aunt, Mary Kavanagh, designed and made the gorgeous wedding cake with love for the couple.

Muireann and Michael decided to dance into their wedding reception along with the bridal party, families and even the priest. They all haphazardously learned ‘The Cupid Shuffle’ which, according to Muireann, “wasn’t a major success, but it was great fun and set the tone for the evening.” The pair shared their first dance to Emeli Sande’s “Read All About It”.

The hotel arranged a cocktail reception, serving ‘Muireann and Michael Mojito’s’ a shared favourite tipple of the newlyweds.

This bride has some wonderful advice to give all you brides-to-be, “Don’t let wedding preparations stress you out and trust the professionals. Remember, it’s a day savoured by all, including you! When all is done, you will be husband and wife, and that’s all that matters.”

Muireann and Michael jetted of to Rome a week after the wedding, “the perfect mix of sunshine, sightseeing, relaxation, good food and better wine,” Muireann remembers. A second longer honeymoon was planned for January.

Tell us about your experience at The Listowel Arms hotel?

“Once we visited the Listowel Arms and met Patrice our minds were made up. We booked our wedding that very day and from that moment on we were blown away with the warm but professional approach from everyone in the hotel. The hotel is the complete venue with a cosy Georgian lobby, leading to a conservatory with ample space for a drinks reception, which in turn leads to the balcony overlooking the River Feale. The reception venue itself was perfect and the staff set it up exactly to our tastes with all last minute changes done without issue. We had heard great reviews about the food in the Listowel Arms but it was even better than we could have imagined. Everything was prepared to perfection despite one or two speeches running very over schedule! Many of the guests commented on the friendliness of the staff throughout the day and the service they provided. Even at check in the staff ensured that guests with individual needs were accommodated in suitable parts of the hotel. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Listowel Arms to any couple getting married. In fact, it is a pity we’re only getting married once!”

Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue
Muireann Quane & Michael O'Donoghue

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