Wedding of Week: Together since they were 14 - how's this for a love story...

Carolyn O'Connor and Cian O'Brien, both from Ballyphehane, met when they were 14 and have been together since
Wedding of Week: Together since they were 14 - how's this for a love story...

SEALED WITH A KISS: Carolyn O'Connor and Cian O'Brien from Ballyphehane, Cork city, who were wed recently. Pictures: Eddie Hennessy

THEY grew up just a road apart in Ballyphehane, now Carolyn O’Connor and Cian O’Brien are on a new path, having become Mr and Mrs.

BRIDAL PARTY: Carolyn O’Connor of Ballyphehane with her bridal party, which included maid of honour, two bridesmaids and flower girl.
BRIDAL PARTY: Carolyn O’Connor of Ballyphehane with her bridal party, which included maid of honour, two bridesmaids and flower girl.

Cian said: “Myself and Carolyn met when we were just 14 and have been together ever since we had the same circle of friends.

“I proposed to Carolyn on Christmas Day 2016, 12 years after we got together. Recently, we bought our first home together, also in the Ballyphehane area, before the wedding.”

ECHO WEDDING OF THE WEEK: Carolyn O'Connor
ECHO WEDDING OF THE WEEK: Carolyn O'Connor

The wedding ceremony took place in their local parish church, at the Church of Assumption, Ballyphehane, on May 4.

SEALED WITH A KISS: Carolyn O'Connor and Cian O'Brien from Ballyphehane, Cork city, who were wed recently. Pictures: Eddie Hennessy
SEALED WITH A KISS: Carolyn O'Connor and Cian O'Brien from Ballyphehane, Cork city, who were wed recently. Pictures: Eddie Hennessy
BY THEIR SIDE: The couple were wed in their local parish church, The Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane
BY THEIR SIDE: The couple were wed in their local parish church, The Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane

The bride looked stunning in her dress purchased from the Moderne Bridal, where she also sourced the bridesmaid dresses. The suits were purchased in Suit Distributors.

The bridal party included three bridesmaids and three groomsmen, one flower girl and two pageboys.

A MAGICAL DAY: Carolyn O’Connor and Cian O’Brien, of Ballyphehane, had their wedding reception at the Radisson Blu, Little Island. Pictures: Eddie Hennessy
A MAGICAL DAY: Carolyn O’Connor and Cian O’Brien, of Ballyphehane, had their wedding reception at the Radisson Blu, Little Island. Pictures: Eddie Hennessy

Hair was done by the amazing Hayley in 3Degrees. Make-up was by Jennifer Keating and Shannon O’Connor. The bride’s and bridesmaids’ earrings were from Azure jewellery. Flowere were by Florist4u.

LOOKING TO A BRIGHT FUTURE: Carolyn O’Connor and Cian O’Brien at their wedding reception venue, the Radisson Blu, Little Island, Cork.
LOOKING TO A BRIGHT FUTURE: Carolyn O’Connor and Cian O’Brien at their wedding reception venue, the Radisson Blu, Little Island, Cork.

The reception was hosted in the wonderful Radisson Blu in Little Island and the bridal couple described it as an “amazing venue” where staff went above and beyond, and they couldn’t thank them enough.

Entertaining guests on the night were J90 who the couple described as “fantastic”.

As to the most memorable moment of their special day?

Cian said: “Becoming husband and wife. The entire day was memorable, especially everyone who came to the wedding.”

Pictures on the day were taken by Eddie Hennessy, while memories were also captured by videographer Ian from Story Begins.

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