Siobhan Moriarty & Eoin Casey
November 1, 2016 - St. Thomas More Church, North Stonington, Connecticut & Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut
Project manager Siobhan was never too far away from the man
of her dreams, self-employed IT consultant Eoin Casey. The Killarney woman met
her Rathmore beau when he was consulting for a company she had worked for 14
years ago and the lovebirds have been together ten years.
Siobhan’s engagement ring was purchased in Keane’s
Jeweller’s, Killarney and the couple decided to buy their wedding bands there
as well as they had such a good experience with them.
Siobhan and Eoin chose to have a destination wedding in
Connecticut, USA. They had an intimate day with close friends and family which
started with a beautiful ceremony celebrated by Fr. Dennis Perkins at St.
Thomas More Church, Connecticut. They then celebrated the wedding reception at
the stunning Foxwoods Resort.
THE HEN PARTY
Siobhan’s maid of honour Denise and her mom organised a
luxurious hen party which started off with a pamper session in Sean Taaffe’s
where they had their hair done and then they all went for breakfast in the
Towers Hotel. They then made their way down to Kinsale and embarked on a boat
tour around the bay with plenty of prosecco flowing. There was a beautiful
dinner later on and a bit of a sing-song in some pubs around the town. The
night came to a close after the ladies hit a local nightclub for some dancing.
THE WEDDING PARTY
The role of maid of honour was given to Denise Moriarty and
the gorgeous bridesmaids were Marion Moriarty and Noreen Moriarty. The handsome
bestman was Kieran Casey and the dapper groomsmen were Don Casey and Brian
THE WEDDING TEAM
The hotel took care of some big parts of the wedding
including the cake which was strawberry shortcake and chocolate fudge cake.
Siobhan and Eoin decided to give their guests goodie bags full of Irish treats
like Tayto and Cadbury’s chocolate as wedding favours because they were
celebrating so far from home.
The bride wore a Ronald Joyce dress from Finesse Bridal in
Listowel. Her mom purchased a headpiece to go with it and it turned out
perfectly. She borrowed her veil from her now sister in-law Carmel. Her shoes
were Kurt Geiger which she had her eye on and her sister picked up the exact
pair she wanted for her without knowing that.
The bridesmaids wore some fabulous dresses which were
purchased in David’s Bridal, Connecticut. Siobhan let the girls choose their
own dresses so they would be comfortable in what they would wear on the day.
Ryles menswear, Tralee supplied the suits for all the
gentlemen and they were delighted with them. Siobhan’s mother wore a stunning
outfit from Fashion World Castleisland.
“My very creative cousin Samantha had a fantastic idea after
the marriage ceremony in the church, she gathered all the pew bows and the two
flower arrangements and she did a wonderful job of setting the up at the top
table back at the venue. They even lit our unity candles and Eoin’s fathers’
remembrance candle right in front of where Eoin and I sat and I have to say it
was really special.”
The lovebirds went with Emma in Killarney Printing Works to
design and create their fabulous invites and mass booklets. “I had the idea in
my head but Emma, the graphic designer did the most fantastic job on our
invites and mass booklets and really brought them to life, setting the whole
theme for our wedding (autumn),” Siobhan remembers.
The extremely talented Philip Faulkner, a friend of the
bride’s sister Marion, did the girls’ hair on the morning. Siobhan had a trial
with him in September and he was just fantastic, she was delighted with what he
came up with straight away. Frankie Kennedy, an Irish DJ based in New York,
provided the music for the night.
Siobhan’s sister Noreen’s partner Mike drove the bride and
her dad to the church and Marion’s partner Paul drove her mom and the
bridesmaids. They rented out a van which Siobhan’s uncle John used to drive
people to and from the ceremony.
Tom and Lindsay from Great Island Photography captured the
couple’s day amazingly. Tom did the photography while Lindsay took care of the
video and they both caught extremely precious moments.
Siobhan’s brother couldn’t make it to the wedding as his
wife was due with their baby Holly so he wrote her a letter to read on the day
and it was a profound moment for the bride. “I had about 30 minutes to myself
just to take it all in before our hairdresser and make-up artist arrived and
have that time by myself just to relax. Even though he couldn’t make it, his
letter meant more to me than words.”
There were so many different things that people did for the
bride and groom in the run up to the big day, from making banners to having Aer
Lingus make an in-flight announcement on the way over. These are the things
that make weddings amazing, especially weddings away from home.