IT was third time lucky for bride and groom, Emma and Kieran McLaughin. After cancelling their wedding twice due to Covid, they finally had their magical wedding day on August 30.
They were wed in Union Hall Church, followed by a reception at Inchydoney Lodge and Spa, surrounded by 85 family and friends.
It was a day filled with love and laughter, the bride said.
Emma, nee Miles, is from Union Hall and Kieran is from Cork city. The couple now live in Union Hall, and met while working in the Airport Search Unit at Cork Airport.
Emma explained: “We officially became a couple while volunteering in Kenya, Africa. A place that now holds a very special place in our hearts.”
Kieran proposed on August 12, 2018, at the Old Head of Kinsale, where they originally had their very first date.
On the wedding day, the bride wore a dress from Brides of Eire, Clonakilty. Her hair colour was done by Zyhna in Wayne Lloyd hair and the upstyle on the day was done by Suzanne at Aislings Hair Studio, Skibbereen. Suits were bought in Simply Suits in Cork city.
Emma wore a chain bought by her dad for the wedding before he passed away last year.
Emma explained: “It says ‘Las Mo Shlí’ which means light my way. Something I’ll cherish forever and brought me great comfort on the day.”
Kieran and his brother Liam wore pocket watches belonging to their late grandad Gussy.
Emma’s brother Lee walked her down the aisle, which was a special moment for them both.
The reception was held at Inchydoney Lodge and Spa
The cake was made by the maid of honor Laura.
The wedding car was a 1925 Model T driven by William Cuddy. It was a special token to remember Kieran’s late grandfather, Gussy McLaughlin, who worked in Ford for many years.
Their first song was to The Little Things by Keywest.
As to what was most memorable about the day?
Emma said: “Due to Covid, live music wasn’t allowed on the day in Inchydoney so we had our first dance by the beach during sunset with our immediate family and bridal party, which was such a special moment.”
The photographer on the day was Sean Clarke Photography. Videographer was Lifetime Pictures.