Wedding of the Week: Our very special day

Yuki Kato from Japan and Philip Hayes from Mallow met at UCC - they recently wed. Here's their story...
Wedding of the Week: Our very special day
Yuki Kato and Philip Hayes who first met at UCC. Pictures: Bernadette Hayes, Hayes Photography

AN engagement in Tokyo last year led to the wedding of this couple, who live in Mallow.

Yuki Kato from Japan and Philip Hayes from Mallow met at college.

 Philip Hayes, who hails from Mallow.
 Philip Hayes, who hails from Mallow.

They were engaged in Tokyo, Japan, on January 31 last year.

They had a civil ceremony at a venue in Cork on February 25.

The couple in the grounds of Blarney Castle.
The couple in the grounds of Blarney Castle.

Yuki got her dress at Sharon Gregory Bridal in Mallow and hair was done by hairdresser Karen Murphy in Mallow.

Philip got his suit, shirt and shoes in IT Suits in Blackpool.

Yuki Kato and Philip Hayes on their wedding day.
Yuki Kato and Philip Hayes on their wedding day.

Philip’s mother and father and his two brothers were present at the ceremony, along with some of the couple’s closest friends.

The couple strolling in the grounds of Blarney Castle.
The couple strolling in the grounds of Blarney Castle.

The newlyweds had their wedding reception in Tung Sing Chinese restaurant in Blarney.

The wedding cake was made by Dano’s Supervalu Mallow.

Looking to a bright future together.
Looking to a bright future together.

As to what was the most memorable thing about the day?

“We loved the photo shoot at Blarney Castle. Given that the weather was pretty miserable, our photographer Bernadette Hayes only kept us out in the cold for very short time and managed to take spectacular photos without us being dragged around in the rain.”

If you could like us to feature your wedding in the Wedding of the Week please email elaine.duggan@theecho.ie 

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