Tralee beauty Ailís Daly first met her UK born other half, Sean Bromfield in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago. “It was genuinely love at first sight, both of us were intrigued by each other’s accents. We were both travelling the world separately at the time but after our first date to the Australian Open, we completely derailed our respective travel plans and decided to tour the length and breadth of Australia together for three months,” Ailís shared.
The globetrotting came to an end for the couple when Ailís returned to Ireland for her law exams, but with some expensive phone bills, they made it work long distance. “When I completed my Barrister training, I moved to London and the following year we both moved back to Dublin where we have lived since. We are halfway between Kerry and Kent so it’s a good compromise!”, the bride said.
Taking a step away from tradition, the pair made the decision to get married together.
“In September 2016, we had spent an amazing weekend at Electric Picnic and were recuperating from the revelry on a beach in Nerja, Spain. Over a sunset cocktail, we both decided the time was right and that 2017 was going to be the year. I didn’t want an engagement ring, instead I picked a pair of Jimmy Choos of my dreams ”, Ailís gushed.
June 2, 2017 was set as the date for their wedding day, with a ceremony at St Vincent’s Church followed by a stunning reception at the scenic Dingle Skellig Hotel.
BRIDES OF KERRY TEAM
Venue Dingle Skellig Hotel
Cake O’Carrolls Cakes
“After the ceremony we left our guests to enjoy a drink in Ballyferriter whilst we went down to Clogher beach to take some photos. The sun was shining and the views were incredible. There is nowhere more beautiful on earth than West Kerry in the sun. I kicked off my Jimmy Choos and had great fun prancing around the beach and soaking up some quality time with my new husband before the party started”, Ailís recalled.
The Kingdom charm
“The Dingle Peninsula was the real star of the wedding weekend. The UK contingent were overwhelmed by the warm Kerry welcome, the stunning scenery and the Guinness in Tigh TPs, where we had our second day party.
“Sean had a special present delivered to me on the morning of the wedding- a painting of Dingle Bay by Tralee-based artist, John Hurley. I cried so much I nearly ruined the make-up that had just been so carefully applied. My mother in law, Maureen arranged the flowers for the church, bridesmaids, flowergirls and buttonholes. With some help from her assistants, Sean’s aunt and cousin, she pulled off some stunning rustic arrangements incorporating lavender brought all the way from Kent. People looked at me strangely when I said I wanted to wear an Aran jumper with my dress at some stage in the day, but I went ahead and loved the look.”, Ailís said.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE DINGLE SKELLIG HOTEL?
“All the staff at Dingle Skellig were incredible, especially our coordinator Rosarii, who was so professional and offered us impeccable advice throughout. On the day she delivered a masterclass in coordination. The food was perfect, and you couldn’t ask for a more impressive backdrop with Dingle Bay.”