Childhood Sweethearts Declan & Samantha Wed

“The Kiss.”

The wedding took place today, under sunny skies, of the very lovely Miss Samantha Fennelly, daughter of Mrs Shirley and Mr Pat Fennelly, Willowmere Drive, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, to Mr Declan Curtis, son of Mrs Noeleen and Mr Denis Curtis, President Childers Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The marriage took place in the historic Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, with the ceremony conducted by local parish priest Rev. Fr. Martin Hayes.

The new Mr & Mrs Curtis.

Escorted down the aisle by her father Pat, the bride looked stunningly beautiful in an ivory & lace, v- necked fitted Fishtail afternoon gown with Satin Ruched bodice, embedded with Swarovski Crystals and highlighted by a Puddle Train & Veil.

Equally beautiful were her accompanying bridesmaids, Miss Lisa Morris (Maid of Honour), Miss Carol Irwin & Miss Elaine Gleeson, who all wore full-length, Teal, one shoulder Chiffon evening gowns.

The groom, Declan, and his three groomsmen, Mr Garry Mernagh (BestMan), Mr Noel Morris & Mr Ger O’Grady all looked dashing in Silvery Grey Evening Suits, elegantly highlighted by White Oxford Plain Shirts with Waistcoats and matching Grey & White ties.

Also adding to the splendour of this occasion were Flower Girls & sisters Miss Molly & MissRuby Dwyer, together with Pageboy Master Sean Dwyer & Ring Bearer Master Brian Whelan.

The couple proclaimed their love for each other in front of a large gathering of family and close friends, with a video recording of the day’s events undertaken by Thurles top videographer Mr Pat Corbett.

Following the ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Curtis retired to the very popular local wedding venue, the Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, where guests were entertained to a Champagne and Strawberry reception, together with a host of other light refreshments.

Following family photographs in the beautiful manicured gardens adjoining the hotel, the newly married couple joined their guests in the venues main Ballroom for dinner, which was followed by dancing to the music of Johnny B and the Boogie Men, very late into the evening.

The couple have chosen the USA as their favoured honeymoon destination.

To Declan & Samantha, go all best wishes to you both for a happy, healthy and prosperous life together.”  This is the earnest wish of both your families and your very many good friends, here in Co.Tipperary.


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