Wedding of the Week: Not a dry eye in church

Laura Kiniry and Bernard Power who were wed in Farranree, share memories of their special day
Wedding of the Week: Not a dry eye in church
Laura Kiniry and Bernard Power with their four sons at the Church of the Ressurection in Farranree, where they were married. Pictures: Ray Terry Photography.

AN amazing day that was so personal… that’s how this couple who live in Fairhill described their dream wedding day.

Laura Kiniry, of Mayfield, and Bernard Power, from Henry Street, live in Fairhill.

They were engaged two years ago in Fota Island Resort Hotel.

Laura explained: “I came back to the room from the spa and had my four wonderful sons standing there with a banner saying ‘mummy will you marry daddy’?”

The couple got married in the Church of the Resurrection, Farranree, on August 2, 2019, before travelling onto Riverstown House for photographs.

They enjoyed their wedding reception in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, surrounded by family and friends — around 280 guests.

“It was an amazing day and we kept it very personal,” said Laura.

Laura Kiniry and Bernard Power on their wedding day.
Laura Kiniry and Bernard Power on their wedding day.

She added: “My two youngest sons, Evan, aged eight, and Davin, aged five, sang me up the aisle to Can’t Help Falling In Love, they were fantastic, not a dry eye in the church.”

Laura continued: “Our best friend Michael Blake sang our first dance, My oldest son Kian (aged 18) was a groomsman and my son Ryan (aged 12) was an usher.

The couple's sons.
The couple's sons.

“In total we had six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, two flower girls and two mini bridesmaids, two pageboys and an usher, and 280+ guests.”

Friends and family travelled from Australia and England to celebrate with the couple on their very special day.

Bernard with his bestman and groomsmen.
Bernard with his bestman and groomsmen.

The bride’s dress was made by Allure and sourced by the wonderful Denise O’Riordan. Shoes were by Jimmy Choo.

It was a black tie wedding so all the men were in black.

Diamond Divas did the hair and make-up, and Shannon O’Connor did the bridesmaids’ make-up too.

Helping to make the day special were Ray and Irene Terry, photographers, who captured so many special moments.

Tracy from florist4u decorated the church and did the bridal flowers, while the cake was from Trace of Cakes.

Laura with her maid of honour and bridesmaids.
Laura with her maid of honour and bridesmaids.

Ace entertainment provided all the extras in the hotel.

Caroline Bailey and Jen from Sparkle did the music at the church and reception and joined the band Night Shift that night. Ger Kearney, magician, the Verge Orchestra, Jason Callaghan, hypnotist, Ian Armstrong, videographer and East Cork cars, who supplied the bridal cars, and Billy Corkery, with his mini bus, all helped to ensure the perfect day was had.

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