A COUPLE who met during the pandemic and had their first date at the beach were married recently.
Primary school teachers, Stephen Daly, from Onslow Gardens, and Emma Daly (nee Cashman), from Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, now live in Blarney.
They were married in St Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill on October 1, 2022, by Fr Patrick Winkle, followed by a reception in Garryvoe Hotel.
The couple had their photos taken in Ballycotton, and Garryvoe beach.
Oonagh Cashman was the Maid of Honour, while Tim Duggan was Best Man.
Recalling how they met, the couple said: “We met during the pandemic and went on our first dates to Ballynamona beach, East Cork.
“We got engaged at Powerscourt Gardens on June 18, 2021.”
Describing the wedding day, they said: “It was the best day of our lives. It was everything we could have hoped for and more.
"We celebrated with family and close friends.”
Emma’s hair and make-up was done at her family home in Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill. The dress was bought at the Moderne in Cork city. The dress was designed by Stella York. Her earrings and bracelet were bought from Keanes as a wedding day present.
The photographer was Dermot Sullivan, while the Videographer was Brian Dowling. The florist was Elizabeth Cott.
Suits for groom, best man and groomsman were bought in Red Church.
After a magical wedding day, the happy couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Rome for a week.