May 21, 2016 - Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
Paul Carroll didn’t have to look hard to find the stunning Catherine Tierney after meeting her first on a night out in Killarney in July 2012. They got on great but parted ways that evening. They bumped into each other on a few nights out in Killarney that summer, but didn’t have a date until October, when Paul was driving through Tralee and saw Catherine happily walking through the streets of the town. He recognised her immediately and got her phone number from her sister and they arranged a date in the Killarney Avenue for the following week. Fast forward to New Year’s Eve 2015 where Paul proposed to Catherine at a party in his parent’s house.
On May 21, 2016 Paul and Catherine had a gorgeous ceremony at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee followed by a fabulous reception at Dromhall Hotel Killarney. The bride and groom were surrounded by 190 of their nearest and dearest family and friends. THE WEDDING PARTY
The bride was flanked by her stunning bridesmaids, Ann Marie Tierney, Trisha Tierney and Aine McCarthy while the groom was accompanied by his trusted best man, Kieran Counihan and groomsmen Anthony Carroll and Darragh Regan. THE WEDDING TEAM
Catherine’s engagement ring and both of the wedding rings were bought in the acclaimed Keane’s Jewellers, Killarney. Catherine’s aunt gifted the happy couple their wedding cake from CakeArt and they made up their own sweet table with the help of the staff at Dromhall Hotel. Flowers by Ann provided the extraordinary floral arrangements and Emma from Killarney Printing made the invites. The groom made the wedding booklets himself which was a special touch for the day.
Fiona Kennedy was the church singer. Final Touch provided entertainment into the wee hours on the wedding night. The day was captured on camera by Catherine Tagney of Lee Photography and Kingdom Video Productions documented it all on video.
Catherine and Paul went on a romantic getaway to San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas which they booked through Abbey Travel Killarney and booking.com. ADVICE
Catherine has some great advice for all you brides-to-be, “I heard so much from people to enjoy the build-up and they were not wrong. It is a very special time. Do not feel pressure to have lots of bells and whistles, have the wedding you want! Once the bride and groom are happy the rest will fall into place. Trust your service providers they do this all the time, relax and enjoy your day!” Catherine got engaged in January 2015 which coincided with the launch of our magazine Brides of Kerry
, “I loved it as it was local and had so many suppliers and tips for weddings from other brides. I looked forward to the magazine for the rest of the year and also followed the Facebook page. It’s great to have this resource in Kerry. I also got the name of my band and videographer from the magazine.”
Tell us about your experience at The Dromhall Hotel
“The Dromhall hotel was the perfect choice for our wedding. Mike talbot, manager and sue ryan wedding co-ordinator looked after us so well on the lead up to the wedding. on the day Mike was fantastic looking after everyone and everything. When we booked our wedding Mike said that he does not go to bed until the bride goes to bed and sure enough he was still there as the day/night was drawing to a close at 5.30am in the morning. i knew once we got to the dromhall that day that we could relax and everything would be taken care off. you can see me in the wedding video visibly relax as i go into the hotel! the menu tasting a month before the wedding was so much. on the day the room was set up beautifully, the reception, the food, staff and service was all perfect. all dietary requirements were catered for which is very important. the dromhall hotel know how to do weddings, their wedding packages are the best!”