John and Orla met by chance 8 years ago in Johnstownbridge, Kildare, where Orla was born and raised and working in a local shop at the time. John (from Clonmel) happened to be the head electrician at the Hamlet Court Hotel development in the town. Their romance blossomed and on their 8th year anniversary John proposed to Orla during a romantic holiday in Malta. John and Orla revisited the Hamlet Court Hotel, the place where they first set eyes on each other, to celebrate their wedding and their new future together. It doesn't get more romantic than that!!
Orla chose the very first wedding dress she tried on for her special day. It was love at first site! Orla chose a Pronovias dress from 'The White Room in Mullingar'. I think you will agree this style is both elegant and classic! A real beauty....
It was an emotional wedding all round as Orla's younger sisters flew in from London and Melbourne to be her bridesmaids and help with the wedding preparations. The girls found their dresses in Ophelia in Dundalk. They went very well with the Forest themed photo shoot later that day!
On the 4th of May, 2012 in the same church that Orla wore her communion dress, her father walked her up the aisle to Chris de Burgh's "In a country church yard" to her John, her husband, her future.
After a simple and elegant service we headed to Donadea Forest for some photos. What a stunning locations for a photo shoot.....
That evening John and Orla celebrated with their guests at the Hamlet Court Hotel. The champagne was flowing, lanterns were flickering and the music was flowing from the 'Black Nights'.
All the best to you both, John and Orla, on your new future together!