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Clonoulty Rossmore Macra Members “Tie The Knot”

The wedding took place yesterday, under a warm, sunny August sky, of the very lovely former Clonoulty/Rossmore International Miss Macra festival Chairperson, Miss Mary Lyng, daughter of Mrs Helen and Mr Edward Lyng, Ballymore, Gouldscross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, to former International Miss Macra festival Treasurer, Mr Laurence Buckley, son of Mrs Margaret and Mr Patrick Buckley, Finnahy, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mary & Larry following their wedding yesterday in Clonoulty.

Mary & Larry following their wedding yesterday in Clonoulty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The marriage ceremony took place in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Clonoulty, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, with the ceremony jointly conducted by Rev. Fr. James O’Donnell and Rev. Fr. Joseph Walshe, both close friends of the Bride and Groom.

Escorted down the aisle by her father Edward, the bride looked stunningly beautiful wearing an off the shoulder bespoke lace afternoon wedding gown, highlighted by an accompanying delicate all lace jacket and full length train. Equally beautiful were her two accompanying bridesmaids, her sister Miss Anne Marie Lyng and her close friend Miss Angela O’Dwyer, who both wore full-length, “Sophia Tolli,” teal coloured (deep bluish green) evening gowns with cross pleated bodices.  Also adding to the splendour of this occasion were Flower Girls, Caoimhe and Moira Ryan, Clíodhna Maxwell and Pageboys Tadhg and Diarmuid Ryan.

The Groom Laurence, together with his best man, Séamus Farrell and groomsman, Shane Tynan, all looked dashing in dark evening suits, elegantly highlighted by white Oxford Plain shirts with cream waistcoats and white and teal matching coloured silk cravats.

The couple proclaimed their devout love for each other in front of a large gathering of over 230 family members and close friends, with music provided for the ceremony by Pianist Miss Fiona O’Connor and vocals by former County Tipperary International Rose of Tralee contestant, Miss Noirin Ryan and her sister Miss Aoife Ryan.

Scripture readings were undertaken by Mr Thomas Lyng twin brother of the bride and Mrs Mairead Maxwell sister of the groom, while prayers of the faithful were read by Angela Buckley, Kaye Duffy, Derek Ryan, Kate Maher, Seamus Ryan and Niamh Ahern. The Offertory Procession of bread & wine was carried to the alter by Mrs Helen Lyng and Mrs Margaret Buckley, latter mothers of the newly married couple.

The customary wedding day Communion Reflection was recited by Mrs Claire Ryan, Primary School Principal and sister of the groom, with a video recording of the full day’s events undertaken by top videographers, Mr Paidraig Nolan and Mr Declan O’Sullivan (Jr.) employees of Star Systems Ltd.

Following a very beautiful and relaxed ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Buckley retired to the ever popular local wedding venue, Dundrum House Hotel & Golf Resort, Dundrum, Thurles, Co Tipperary, where guests were entertained to a Champagne and Wine reception, together with other light refreshments.

Following family photographs in the beautiful manicured woodlands & gardens surrounding this luxurious hotel complex, the newly married couple joined their guests in the hotels main Ballroom for dinner, which was followed by dancing late into the evening.

The couple have chosen Las Vegas, in the U.S. state of Nevada and Cancún in south eastern Mexico, as their favoured honeymoon destination.

To Mary and Larry, go all best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous life together, from your family, friends and well wishers here in Tipperary and further afield.

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