WHEN Carlous Nyhan from Ballinspittle planned a romantic proposal to Jayne Barry from Cobh, she led him up the garden path…
The bride explained: “One morning Carlous wanted to take me to Fota House and Gardens. I know those gardens inside and out, but he had never been in there. He kept asking me if there were nice views in there and was acting very strange, so I had a feeling something was up and the only thing I could think of was that he was going to propose!”
“So I thought I would have a little fun with this and led him up and down every different pathway in the gardens until he eventually got annoyed and, as we walked by a bench he just said; ‘Will ya sit down Jayne, for God’s sake, I’m wrecked’.
“He finally dropped to one knee, took my hand, said my name and asked if I would marry him. I knew I was going to marry him since we had started dating so it was an easy answer for me.”
The couple were married on September 20 i
n St Coleman’s Cathedral, Cobh. John Daly provided the music and Dominic Finn was on organ.
The bride wore a dress from Say I do Boutique, Midleton, the bridesmaids’ dresses were from The Princess Rooms in Cobh and the suits were from Suit Distributor.
Shirley Ryan of Mua, and Debbie and Aoife from DKH Hairdressers, all from Cobh, took care of make-up and hair. The bride’s headpiece was handmade from Azure Jewellery, as was the bridal party jewellery.
The reception was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little island and the couple are glowing in their praise of Joanne O’Donoghue, the wedding and events coordinator and all staff there: “We couldn’t have been happier with the whole experience,” they said.
There was a jazz band to welcome the 250 guests, magician Gerard Kearney entertained, while Gemma and the Jets performed late into the night. Their first dance was to The Vow by Ruth Anne. As to the highlights of the day, Carlous said: “Seeing Jayne walk up the aisle. She was honestly the most beautiful bride I’ve ever have seen.”
He also said the couple’s entrance as Mr and Mrs, at the reception, to the sounds of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck caught everyone by surprise.
Jayne said: “Having my father walking me up the aisle was one of the greatest days of my life. He looks so proud and happy on the day. And seeing the smiles on my mother and daughter Megan’s face as I married the love of my life. Also, when my best friend and Maid of Honour Lindsay made her speech at the reception. What she said meant so much to me.”
The couple said there isn’t one thing they would change about their day: “It was the most perfect wedding from start to finish. It’s a day that we will remember for the rest of our lives.”