Wedding of the Week: Surrounded by the ones we love

This couple were wed in the North Cathedral, followed by a reception in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig
Wedding of the Week: Surrounded by the ones we love

Pamela with her wedding party, which included her daughter Nicole, far right. The party also included Maid of Honour Nicola Turnbull, bridesmaids Teresa Howey, Jemma Keane, Elizabeth Hayes and Maria Ricken.

A PERFECT day surrounded by family and friends and all the ones they love.

That summarises the wedding day of Pamela Howey and Roy Ricken.

Pamela and her daughters Caoimhe and Nicole.
Pamela and her daughters Caoimhe and Nicole.

Pamela is from Fairhill Drive and Roy is from Gurranabraher. They live in Farranferris Place.

The couple met nearly seven years ago, got engaged on December 16, 2017, and were married on August 3, 2019.

Roy Ricken and Pamela Howey with Pamela’s daughter Nicole Howey and the couple’s daughter Caoimhe.
Roy Ricken and Pamela Howey with Pamela’s daughter Nicole Howey and the couple’s daughter Caoimhe.

They were engaged during a visit to Santa in Fota. Pamela explained: “We were there with my older daughter Nicole and our daughter Caoimhe. Roy got down on one knee during the visit with Santa.”

Pamela and Roy signing the register at the North Cathedral. Pictures: Ray Terry Photography
Pamela and Roy signing the register at the North Cathedral. Pictures: Ray Terry Photography

They were married at the North Cathedral Church, followed by their wedding reception in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig, with almost 200 guests.

The bride’s dress was bought from Modern Bridal and designer was Ronald Joyce. Make-up and hair was by 3 Degrees.

It was a black tie wedding, the groomsmen suits were from Morley’s and Roys suit was bought at Simply Suits. The bridesmaid dresses were from Diamond Bridal.

Pamela Howey and Roy Ricken, who live in Farranferris. They were wed at the North Cathedral, Cork city. Pictures: Ray Terry Photography
Pamela Howey and Roy Ricken, who live in Farranferris. They were wed at the North Cathedral, Cork city. Pictures: Ray Terry Photography

Pamela’s brother walked her up the aisle, while her wedding party included Maid of Honour Nicola Turnbull, and bridesmaids Teresa Howey, Jemma Keane, Nicole Howey, Elizabeth Hayes and Maria Ricken.

The groomsmen included best man Alan Ricken and groomsmen, David O’Callaghan, Timmy Marshal, John Paul Ricken, and Graeme Ricken. Flower girls were Caoimhe Howey Ricken, Robyn Howey, Amy Howey, and Caoimhe Marshal. The page boys were Emmett Ricken, Kyle Ricken, Jordan Ricken, Cian Ricken.

The bridal party travelled in a vintage bus from Mackey Coaches and they also supplied the wedding car.

The couple with their family and friends at the North Cathedral on their wedding day. Their reception was hosted in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig.
The couple with their family and friends at the North Cathedral on their wedding day. Their reception was hosted in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig.

The cake was by Trace Of Cakes. The band were Alley Cats. There were two Djs — an 80s v 90s night by Patrick Ahern Entertainment. There were also interval dances by Aileen Coffey Dancers, and Gerard Kearney entertained the guests at the drinks reception. The videographer was Ian Armstrong of Storybegins.

The music at the drinks reception was by The Busker while the singer in the church was Claudia Rose Long. The couple’s first dance was to Ed Sherran’s Perfect.

As to the most memorable part of the day?

Pamela said: “The day was so special, everything went perfect and so calm.

“Seeing everyone enjoying themselves made the day so amazing.”

The couple enjoyed their honeymoon afterwards to the Dominican Republic and Miami.

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