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Jennifer Hegarty & Paudi Bailey

June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
Tralee natives Jennifer Hegarty and Paudi Bailey share a classic romance, the flames of which were sparked in a Tralee pub many moons ago. There was an instant connection for the lovebirds and they now live in their hometown with their two gorgeous boys, Adam and Rian.

Paudi made Jennifer’s dreams come true with a low key and romantic Christmas-time proposal and of course she accepted the fabulous ring from Hilsers Jewellers with great excitement.

Planning was underway shortly after with the date set for June 18, 2016. Jennifer and Paudi chose to share their vintage and romantic themed day with 250 of their loved ones at Curraheen Church followed by a tasteful and romantic reception at The Earl of Desmond Hotel.

THE WEDDING PARTY
The bride chose two of her closest friends, Aoife Moore and Niamh Lynch, to be her bridesmaids and the job of chief bridesmaid went to her childhood friend, Michelle O’Dowd. Paudi’s brother, Kieran Bailey, took on the role of bestman and the groomsmen were his other brother Jim Bailey and his cousin and close friend, Danny O’Sullivan. The newlyweds included their sons in their day by appointing Adam as junior groomsman and Rian as pageboy which injected some cuteness in the day. Jennifer’s nephew Jack Hegarty took on the role of usher for the ceremony.

THE HEN PARTY
The bride was taken to Galway for a meal and a booze-cruise for a serious celebration, it didn’t end there though. The girls planned a second day and brought her to Limerick for some rollerblading and a lovely meal as well as cocktails and a long night out.

THE WEDDING TEAM
The couple chose to involve many of Kerry’s finest wedding vendors in their big day. The local element was very important to both the bride and groom so they were delighted to include as many vendors from their locality as possible. Grace Moore designed and created a stunning wedding cake for the special day from a picture the bride gave her. Every Occasion in Boherbee Tralee provided fantastic floral arrangements for the church and the hotel. The hotel itself supplied a sweet cart for the day and a photobooth was provided by Munster Photobooths.

Jennifer wore a Mori Lee bridal gown. She tried on eight or nine others but when she found it she knew it was the nicest one she would find. She had a comb headpiece made in Azure Jewellery to go with her long veil. She also wore a pair of Carvela heels which were bought in Brown Thomas. The bridesmaids wore dresses from ASOS and the suits were from Suits Select Tralee and Paudi’s suit came from Cork.  Jennifer’s mother wore a bespoke outfit designed by Tina Griffin Designs, Killorglin.

Aine McMahon make up artist was brought in to beautify the bride and her party and the extremely talented Amy O’Hara from The Hair Boutique did the bride’s hair on the day.

Horan’s Car Hire transported the newlyweds and the bridal party to the venue and John Walsh Photography captured the couple’s precious moments and memories perfectly. Dan Devane Productions caught all the action on film and created a stunning wedding video that Jennifer and Paudi will cherish forever.

Kerry School of Music provided the ceremony music and Bog the Donkey played early in the night. They were followed by Donal from Video DJ Kerry who had the guests on the dancefloor all night long. The bride and groom shared their first dance to the classic, Phil Collins’ ‘Groovy Kinda Love’.

The next day the couple had a low key celebration in their local pub, Skelper Quanes in Blennerville, Tralee. They had entertainment by Paulie O’Brien and Michael O’Brien and a barbeque with their close friends and guests.

Jennifer and Paudi flew to New York for five nights to begin their luxurious honeymoon, followed by nine nights in St. Vincent’s on the Carribean. 

Can you tell us about your experience at The Earl of Desmond Hotel? 

“The Earl of Desmond is just beautiful with very elegant décor.  We wanted our day to be in an atmosphere of luxury and romance and this was definitely what we got on our day.  The staff of the hotel could not do enough for us, especially Norella.  From the day we booked the venue she was helpful and encouraging and nothing was a problem.”

www.earlofdesmond.com

Fun Questions

First holiday together Turkey and I can’t remember the year it was soooo long ago
Fav TV show to watch together Power
If you were to marry a celeb who would it be? I couldn’t picture myself with anyone else except my husband now
If your hubby was to marry a celeb who would it be? I hope he’d say the same about me ;) ;)
Funniest moment during the wedding?  The best man’s speech
Which guest looked amazeballs?  My friend Sarah, she wore a jumpsuit from AQAQ and she looked amazing as she always does.  
Which guest (s) travelled the farthest for the wedding?  My cousin who lives in New Zealand had planned a holiday home with her husband and 2 daughters so it was so lovely to have them there with us and also family in Armagh and Birmingham travelled to be with us.
Whom did you tell you were engaged first?  Our families
One thing you would change about your day?  I would have taken a little more time to soak it all up

June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel
June 18, 2016 - Curaheen Church & The Earl of Desmond Hotel

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