Kerry couple Meagan Daly and Eoghan Reen had long dreamed of a mountaintop helicopter ride – but little did they know it would come true on the big day.
Meagan and Eoghan were taken to the top of Mangerton Mountain shortly after saying “yes”.
“We always thought a helicopter ride would be amazing, but we never thought it would happen on our wedding day!” said the groom.
“A friend organized it as a surprise for us. They knew the beatings we would take up there would be out of this world! »
And not only were sweeping mountain and lake views the order of the day that day, but the wedding party also had the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, as they traveled to Cromane, to strike a pose in front of Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant.
Sally MacMonagle, their wedding photographer, captured the big day on camera and William Maher was the videographer.
“Sally had 100 more roles that day and still managed to take over 1,000 phenomenal photographs,” Meagan said.
The bride, from Castleisland, and groom, from Killarney, were married at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, in October, with Eoghan being the third generation of her family to marry there.
Meagan arrived at the cathedral in a VW motorhome. “It was so funny trying to get us all in, with the dress and the veil. We laughed the whole way,” she said.
The bride, the daughter of Marie Daly and the late Tim O’Sullivan, and the groom, the son of Mary and Jimmy Reen, were married by the bride’s uncle, father Denis O’Sullivan.
The celebrations continued at the reception at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, where Eoghan’s grandmother, Maureen Reen, was among those toasting their future together.
“Dancing with my grandmother at the reception was a special moment,” the groom said.
Meagan chose her friends to be her attendants, with Louise O’Brien as bridesmaid and Bridget Horan and Sinead Courtney as bridesmaids.
Eoghan’s friend James Purcell was at his side as a best man while his cousin Mike Spögler and his brothers Jerry and James Reen served as his groomsmen.
Meagan’s cousins, Fiadh Harkin and Sé Harkin, were florists and pageboys, respectively.
Meagan and Eoghan first met when they were students at Tralee Institute of Technology in February 2010 through mutual friends.
Eoghan popped the question on October 31, 2018 at Dundag Pier, Muckross, Killarney National Park, overlooking Lake Muckross.
“We are ‘finding pine cones for decorations’ for Eoghan’s mum as she was planning to have a Halloween party that night but it was actually a surprise engagement party” , Meagan said.
And almost exactly three years later, their big day also had a Halloween theme. “We both love Halloween and Disney so we based a lot of the decorations/invitations on thetable names were after Disneyland rides,” the bride said.
“Our wedding was amazing from start to finish. The sun shone all day and the craic was ninety. Eoghan’s mother, Mary, did a fantastic job of decorating the cathedral and from the hotel with the help of family and friends Rachel at The Brehon was an absolute gem to deal with and attended to our every need.”
Meagan looked perfect in a dress she found at Little White Dress in Limerick. The bride’s makeup was done by Maeve Carey and the hair by Mary O’Leary.
Eoghan and his party looked dapper in tuxedos from Ryle’s Menswear, Tralee. Flowers by Sheila, Castleisland, created the flower arrangements.
Meagan, a primary school teacher, and Eoghan, a carer, live in Killarney.
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