Wedding of the Week: We married in Japan... but had a second wedding celebration back home in Cork

They married more than a year ago in Japan but returned to Cork to have a wedding celebration with family and friends - we catch up with Louise Corry and Wayne Sun
Wedding of the Week: We married in Japan... but had a second wedding celebration back home in Cork
Louise Corry and Wayne Sun on their wedding day. Pictures: Nelius Buckley

A COUPLE who were married more than a year ago in Japan, were delighted to return to Cork this summer to finally celebrate with family and friends.

SAYING THEIR VOWS: The couple had a handfasting. The ceremony was presided over by by a friend, which made it very personal.
SAYING THEIR VOWS: The couple had a handfasting. The ceremony was presided over by by a friend, which made it very personal.

Louise Corry, from Glounthaune, and Wayne Sun, from Montreal, Quebec, have lived in Nagoya, Japan, since 2017.

So how did they meet?

Cork-born Louise moved to Montreal about a year after finishing college and met Wayne in the Irish bar where she worked.

Louise Corry and Wayne Sun on their wedding day in Kinsale. Pictures: Nelius Buckley
Louise Corry and Wayne Sun on their wedding day in Kinsale. Pictures: Nelius Buckley

The ‘official’ engagement took place on a bright, snowy day, on a frozen pier in a very scenic part of Pointe Claire Village, where Wayne’s parents live.

Family and friends from all over the world travelled to be with the couple on their special wedding weekend in Cork.

Wayne is of Korean and Chinese descent so the couple kicked off their wedding celebrations with a traditional Tea Ceremony at Louise’s parents’ house on the Friday night.

SAYING CHEESE: Louise and Wayne had a savoury ‘cheese’ wedding cake instead of the traditional option.
SAYING CHEESE: Louise and Wayne had a savoury ‘cheese’ wedding cake instead of the traditional option.

They had their wedding ceremony and reception at Kinsale Hotel and Spa on Sunday, August 4.

“It was fantastic! Such a beautiful location and what a view!” said Louise.

HAND IN HAND: Louise Corry and Wayne Sun live in Japan. Louise is from Glounthaune and Wayne is from Montreal. Pictures: Nelius Buckley
HAND IN HAND: Louise Corry and Wayne Sun live in Japan. Louise is from Glounthaune and Wayne is from Montreal. Pictures: Nelius Buckley

“The food and wine were delicious, and the service impeccable. The staff were such a pleasure to deal with.”

Louise sourced her dress in Montreal — but it wasn’t without its drama: “On our way from Montreal to Japan, the airline lost my luggage with the dress in it. Luckily, after two weeks they found my bag… only for it to be lost again on the way from Japan to Ireland… the stress!”

A SPECIAL DAY: Louise Corry and Wayne Sun in Kinsale. They continued their wedding celebrations the next day, with a BBQ in the town.
A SPECIAL DAY: Louise Corry and Wayne Sun in Kinsale. They continued their wedding celebrations the next day, with a BBQ in the town.

Was there anything special about the ceremony on the day?

Louise said: “We wanted our ceremony to be short but meaningful. We asked a close friend to be our celebrant which added a very personal touch to the day.

Wayne Sun with his wedding party. Pictures: Nelius Buckley
Wayne Sun with his wedding party. Pictures: Nelius Buckley

“We had a hand fasting ceremony, which I loved as it allowed us to include our mothers, who each tied a knot representing their family.

“And we could end the ceremony in our own way, with a kiss and a shot of Jameson!”

The couple had a cheese wheel wedding cake, with cheese wheels from On the Pig’s Back in the English Market, Cork.

BLOOMING: Louise Corry with her bouquet by Ina McCarthy.
BLOOMING: Louise Corry with her bouquet by Ina McCarthy.

Flowers were by Ina McCarthy for Flowers, of Midleton, Cork.

Entertaining the guests were Bog the Donkey and a DJ and the floor was full all night.

Their entrance song was memorable — Wayne organised a Conga line!

Photographer Nelius Buckley “captured so many amazing moments without us even realising that he was there”, the couple said.

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