Landmarks and significant birthdays in Emma and Tom’s romance

They identified they experienced chemistry throughout a physics course and Emma-Louise (Emma) O’Brien and Thomas (Tom) Barry a short while ago exchanged vows. 

Emma, at first from Cheshire, in Britain, and now dwelling in Clashmore, Co Waterford, and Tom from Lismore, County Waterford, met throughout their times at Blackwater Neighborhood School in Lismore, and commenced likely out on Emma’s 18th birthday.

Quickly-ahead to one more landmark birthday, and Tom popped the dilemma in the gardens at Versailles in 2020, when they have been on a trip to Paris to mark Emma’s 30th. 

The couple introduced their engagement when they moved into their permanently dwelling in Clashmore past 12 months.

Properties that hold deep that means for the couple star in their romance story. The subsequent chapter began in Could 2022 at a historic County Waterford estate — the locale of their intimate marriage ceremony, which was led by Marian Dooley, interfaith solemniser.

“Tom previously lived in the gatehouse of Tourin House & Gardens. Tourin House is the home of the Jameson family members and Tom and his family have been friends with the Jameson sisters all of his everyday living,” claims Emma.

“They do not aid weddings, but we had been delighted when they agreed to enable us to conduct the ceremony on the grounds all around their dwelling. Tom’s father Keith jokingly stated on the wedding day day: ‘Barrys have been born there, died there and now a person of us has gotten married there.’ 

“With this kind of a long-standing relatives link to the estate and friendship with the loved ones, we felt privileged to be the 1st, and quite possibly only, individuals to get married below.” 

Chris Healy, David O'Brien, Emma-Louise O'Brien and Thomas Barry, and Rose and Keith Barry
Chris Healy, David O’Brien, Emma-Louise O’Brien and Thomas Barry, and Rose and Keith Barry

The father-of-the-bride, David O’Brien, arrived from Perth in Australia for the occasion. “My father experienced a lengthy way to travel to stroll me down the aisle,” jokes Emma.

Also toasting to their pleasure were Emma’s mother, Christine Healy, and Tom’s mother and father, Rose and Keith Barry, Emma’s grandfather, Ray Milne, and Tom’s grandparents, Brenda and Billy Barry.

Carla Sullivan, Emma-Louise O'Brien, Niamh Coughlan, Dermot Horgan, Isabella and Nadia Sullivan
Carla Sullivan, Emma-Louise O’Brien, Niamh Coughlan, Dermot Horgan, Isabella and Nadia Sullivan

Emma’s cousin Carla Sullivan was matron of honour and her friends Niamh Coughlan and Dermot Horgan were the bridesmaid and bridesman respectively, even though her cousins Nadia Sullivan and Isabella Sullivan were the flower women.

Carla’s partner James Sullivan was also the marriage photographer although a buddy, Ruairi O’Neill was the videographer.

Paul O'Mara, Ben Haynes, Kevin Barry, Tom Barry, Dave Barry, Sam Wilson
Paul O’Mara, Ben Haynes, Kevin Barry, Tom Barry, Dave Barry, Sam Wilson

The groom’s brothers David and Kevin Barry were by his facet as very best male and groomsman although his friends Paul O’Mara, Ben Haynes and Sam Wilson had been groomsmen.

Emma was picture-excellent in a Madison James Bridal design and style sourced in Cinderella’s Closet, Cork. “They had been actually pleasant and I felt so relaxed currently being a in addition-sized bride right here,” she claims.

“The drinks reception took spot at Tourin Dwelling, with Prosecco and juice provided by Keniry’s Centra in Tallow, with thanks to Tim for serving to us previous minute,” says the bride.

Then it was off to The Previous Financial institution, Dungarvan, for the marriage ceremony food. “It was yet another historic building for us to celebrate our day in even though experiencing regionally-sourced great meals, a excellent atmosphere and wonderful support,” states the bride.

The wedding afters celebration unfolded in The Creamery, Dungarvan. “My close friends Dermot Horgan (bridal social gathering), Gustavo Zepeda, Lisa Hartnett, mother (Christine Healy) and fairy godmother (Angela Welwood) aided to embellish the location alongside with the wonderful Debra who performs there,” says the bride.

DJ Tomcat equipped the audio even though the wedding ceremony cakes ended up created by friends and family and embellished by Emma and Rachel Wilson, yet another shut close friend.

Mother-of-the-bride Chris Healy and Emma-Louise O'Brien
Mom-of-the-bride Chris Healy and Emma-Louise O’Brien

The wedding day occasion travelled in type in Emma’s mother’s restored Mini. “It appeared to be the ideal car or truck for the task, though obtaining into it was enjoyment,” claims Emma.

“We won’t be able to tension enough how a lot we value the circle of persons that supported us in generating this day truly specific, specially my mother.” 

Emma-Louise O'Brien looks fabulous in a Madison James Bridal design from Cinderella's Closet, Cork
Emma-Louise O’Brien seems to be fantastic in a Madison James Bridal structure from Cinderella’s Closet, Cork

The bridal hairstyling was by Kim Glam Hair, Aglish with make-up by Outrageous Dolls MUA, Cork, and the floral arrangements have been by Ina McCarthy Flowers, Midleton.

The satisfies ended up by Ideal Menswear, Mahon Issue. “Scott was great to offer with,” suggests Emma.

The wedding decorations were being hand-designed by the couple’s buddies, Aisling Byrne, Lisa Hartnett, Naomi Lawlee, and Emma’s mom, Christine.

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