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Cork Lives
Mick and Caroline Ryan. Pictures:  Finbarr Murray
Mick and Caroline Ryan. Pictures:  Finbarr Murray
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Wedding of the Week: Everyone was in tears...

WHEN Corkman Mick Ryan proposed to the love of his life, Kerry woman Caroline Kennedy, he had a very special little helper.

Mick taught the couple’s daughter, Chloe, then aged two, how to say ‘Mammy, will you marry daddy?’ She then presented the ring to her mum. It was the perfect proposal on May 24, 2018 in Muckross House — as it also marked Caroline’s birthday.

 TWO COUNTIES UNITED: Mick and Caroline Ryan, live in Castletownroche, where the groom is from, but Caroline is from Beaufort in County Kerry.

TWO COUNTIES UNITED: Mick and Caroline Ryan, live in Castletownroche, where the groom is from, but Caroline is from Beaufort in County Kerry.

The couple live in Castletownroche in Co. Cork, where Mick is from, while Caroline is from Ballymalis, Beaufort in County Kerry.

The couple met on a night out in Killarney, when Mick was on a stag, five years ago.

They got married on Friday, September 13 in a civil ceremony, outdoors, at the Killarney Oaks Hotel.

The couple said: “We had it out in their garden, it was absolutely amazing, the sun was shining it was just perfect.”

 A CHANGE MEETING: The couple met when Mick was on a stag night in Killarney, five years ago.

A CHANGE MEETING: The couple met when Mick was on a stag night in Killarney, five years ago.

They wish to thank the hotel staff, and especially Eìlish, who they said were ‘outstanding’ from the day they first booked the venue, right up to the big day itself.

“They couldn’t have done any more for us!”

The bridal party included Caroline’s sister Karen Kennedy as maid of honour and best man Garven O’Callaghan.

 CELEBRATING WITH THEIR LOVED ONES: Mick and Caroline Ryan had a civil ceremony, surrounded by family and friends at the Killarney Oaks Hotel, where they also enjoyed their reception.

CELEBRATING WITH THEIR LOVED ONES: Mick and Caroline Ryan had a civil ceremony, surrounded by family and friends at the Killarney Oaks Hotel, where they also enjoyed their reception.

Flower girls were Caroline’s goddaughter Emilee and the couple’s daughter Chloe.

The bride got her dress in Cinderella’s Closet in Cork, while the suits were from Simply Suits, also in Cork.

Hair was by Brenda O’Brien of Salon B, Killarney, and make-up was by Marie Heasman of Milltown, Kerry.

Steven Cullen, from Wexford, played music for the ceremony and Caroline’s niece Saoirse Kennedy sang Bright Blue Rose as they lit the candles.

 LOOKING TO THEIR FUTURE: Mick and Caroline Ryan were wed on Friday September 13 in an outdoor ceremony at the Killarney Oaks Hotel. Pictures: Finbarr Murray Photography

LOOKING TO THEIR FUTURE: Mick and Caroline Ryan were wed on Friday September 13 in an outdoor ceremony at the Killarney Oaks Hotel. Pictures: Finbarr Murray Photography

The band on the night was Dueces Wild, who had the floor full. The couple had their first dance to Kodoline’s The One.

As to the most memorable thing about the big day, they couple said it was their daughter Chloe running into the civil ceremony and seeing her daddy and running straight up into his arms and saying: ‘I love you’.

“It had everyone in tears,” the happy couple said.

The newlyweds would like to thank their parents Mike and Margaret Ryan and James and Maire Kennedy and both families for all their help in the run up to the wedding day.

They also praised photographer Finbarr Murray and videographer Pat O’Hara and said they can’t wait to relive the whole day all over again, by seeing the photos and also watching the wedding video.

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