Colleen and Eoghan on their wedding day. Photography by Laurie & Dave of Awake and Dreaming, visit

Your Big Day

A world of love and new adventure for Colleen and Eoghan

Colleen from Co Waterford, and Eoghan from Co Cork, met 10 years ago while they were both students in Limerick. The pair were working in different pubs next to each other and soon after they met, romance blossomed. This adventure-seeking duo have since travelled the world - living, working and surfing everywhere from San Diego, California, to Wellington in New Zealand, and it was a fun-filled six-week trip down the French and Spanish coastline in their converted VW van that sealed the deal as true love.

On a wet morning in February, Eoghan collected Colleen early from work as a surprise, and whisked her away to Killarney where he popped the question.

Colleen and Eoghan had a humanist ceremony in the beautiful light-filled Orangery at Kilshane House, Co Tipperary, which they fell in love with on their first visit and to which their guests travelled from around the globe.


Colleen found her silk crepe bias-cut dress by Sabina Motasem in Bella Bleu, Co Cork, and her bridesmaids wore flattering, one-shouldered, teal-coloured dresses. Sarah from The Secret Garden created unique bouquets which were the perfect addition to the greens of the orangery.

Colleen and Eoghan jetted off to Bali to kick back and relax after their big day, spending five days in the jungle and several more by the beach, where Eoghan caught some waves.

* Words by Dee Finnerty. Photography by Laurie & Dave of Awake and Dreaming, visit

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