Margaret O’Connor and Cormac O’Mahony met New Year’s Eve 2008/2009 in a nightclub in Newmarket.
Together for 10 years on their wedding day, the couple got married in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue on Friday, June 28, 2019. They had their reception in Kinsale Hotel and Spa.
Tell us about the proposal?
Margaret: Everyone always has such romantic stories. Ours could have been if I didn’t ruin it! He had arranged to take me for a surprise dinner. I instead arranged for us to go out with my family for dinner and got mad at him for not wanting to come! He asked me in our sitting room, before we met my family!
Why did you choose that particular venue?
The Kinsale Hotel and Spa is such a beautiful setting for a wedding and the wedding coordinator and the manager were both brilliant.
Did you have anything out-of-the-ordinary planned for the day?
A rumour went around that we had a helicopter booked for the day, as Cormac works in aviation. Unfortunately, we didn’t!
Also, neither of us really like wedding cake, so we had a donut wall instead provided by The Shack in Cork – it was a big hit!
Most enjoyable and most stressful parts of the wedding planning experience?
Most enjoyable was the meal tasting – the food was lovely.
Most stressful part was the guestlist. We both come from big families, I’m one of seven and Cormac is one of six. It was hard to keep the numbers within the hotels capacity.
Did you ‘lock horns’ on any of the wedding details?
To have a video or not to have a video… He won and we didn’t! I shouldn’t have given in!
Did your other half have much input into the planning?
Yes, he really did. I wasn’t allowed to have anything to do with the suits, he organised the donuts and the wedding car was his choice. We did the rest together.
What was your favourite part of the day?
The most enjoyable part of the day for me was meeting everyone on the way out of the church. Everyone is so happy for you – it’s a lovely experience.
Cormac’s favorite part of the day was the speeches!
Any funny stories from the wedding planning experience or day?
I got a comedian to do a sketch as a surprise for Cormac – it was hilarious
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went to Villamoura, Portugal for five days after and we plan on going to Oz for a trip this Christmas.
Hopes for the future?
To win the lotto, so we can buy a house.
Advice/tips for other couples about to tie the knot?
It’s your day. It was really lovely to get advice from lots of people. But at the end of the day, it’s your day, so do what you both want or what makes you happy.