The wedding took place yesterday of the very lovely Miss Yvonne Ryan, daughter of Mrs Noreen and Mr Patrick Ryan, to Mr Patrick Ryan, latter son of M/s Marie Horrigan and Mr Daniel Ryan.
The Bride was chauffeured to her native Church of St. Patrick, latter situated in the picturesque village of Doon, Co Limerick, by Mr Michael F. Hogan, in a rare vintage 1963 Silver Cloud III, formally owned by William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor.
Shortly thereafter the happy couple were united in a wedding ceremony, beautifully conducted by Rev. Fr.Tony Ryan, latter a close friend of both families.
Escorted down the aisle by her father Pat, the bride looked stunningly beautiful; wearing an intricately beaded ivory afternoon wedding gown with sweetheart neckline, latter from the ‘Mori Lee’ collection by Madeline Gardner. Same was beautifully foiled by a two-tier chapel bridal veil attached to a tiara, delicately embellished with cubic zirconium.
Equally beautiful were her two accompanying bridesmaids; Niamh Hanley (Maid of Honour) and Aishling O’Mahony, both of whom who wore full-length, cadbury purple, V-necked evening gowns. Also adding to the splendour of this occasion were Flower Girl Miss Sophie Ryan and Pageboy Master Jake Ryan.
The groom, Pat, together with Thomas Ryan (Bestman) and Michael Collins (Groomsman) all looked dashing in dark grey evening suits, elegantly highlighted by white ‘Oxford Plain’ shirts with ivory waistcoats and matching cadbury purple silk cravats.
The couple proclaimed their love for each other in front of a large gathering of family members and close friends, with music and vocals provided for the ceremony by the well known and very popular ‘O’Connell Sisters,’ from Kilcommon, Co Tipperary.
Scripture readings were undertaken by Kathleen O’Mahony and Ann Lafferty, while prayers of the faithful were read by Mary Horrigan, Michelle Ryan, Mary Holohan, Karen Ryan, Eoin Ryan and Mike O’Dowd. The Offertory Procession of bread and wine were carried to the Alter by Yvonne Clifford and Martina Rainsford. The customary wedding day ‘Communion Reflection,’ was recited John O’Mahony.
Following a very beautiful and relaxed ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Ryan retired to the ever popular Tipperary wedding venue, The Abbey Court Nenagh, Hotel, where guests were entertained to a Champagne and Wine reception, together with other light refreshments.
Following family photographs in the wonderful private gardens attached to the Hotel, the newly married couple joined their guests in the venues main Banqueting Suite for dinner, latter which was followed by dancing very late into the evening with music provided by popular band ‘News.’
The couple have chosen Lanzarote as their favoured honeymoon destination and so to Yvonne and Pat go all our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous long life together.
From all your guests in attendance, thank you for a most wonderful and enjoyable evening.