A magical day at Fota Island Resort 

A magical day at Fota Island Resort 

Jacinta Brosnan & Padraic Kennedy  

July 21, 2018 – St Joesph’s Church & Fota Island Resort 

Photos courtesy of Janusz Trzesicki Photography  

 Primary school teacher Jacinta Brosnan and hurling enthusiast Padraic Kennedy first met at a fundraiser for her school in the GAA club which Padraic trained in. A few years into their romance, Padraic finally popped the question during a weekend away in Spiddal, on a pier overlooking the Atlantic. “Just after the proposal the heavens opened and it started lashing rain so we had to run straight back to the car,” Jacinta recalls. Although the couple live in Limerick, they opted to get married in Jacinta’s native area in Co. Cork with a ceremony in St John’s church Liscarroll, followed by a reception in Fota Island Resort. 

The wedding team 

Venue Fota Island Resort 

Dress Memories Bridal Boutique 

Cake Kennedy O’Brien Cakes 

Suits Patrick Bourke’s Menswear Ennis 

Hair and make-up FMN Make-up and Hair  

Memorable moments 

Jacinta recalls meeting her husband-to-be at the top of the aisle as unforgettable, as both of them say all of their nerves vanished in that moment. The couple also remember the drinks reception in Fota fondly. “Luckily it was a sunny day, the drinks were plentiful and all of our guests were able to celebrate and enjoy themselves outside on the terrace,” she remembers. 

Personal touches  

Jacinta recalls her close family and friends’ involvement in her special day as particularly significant. “We were overawed with the amount of friends and family that offered to assist us in any way they could leading up to the day. It definitely eased the pressure for both of us,” Jacinta adds. Padraic’s first cousin Orla Kennedy O’Brien of Kennedy O’Brien Cakes personally made the couple’s wedding confectionary which they are extremely grateful for.   

How was your experience with Fota Island Resort? 

“We couldn’t have been happier with the staff and service at Fota Island Resort. They really catered to our every need. Fota was the first venue we visited when looking at hotels and nothing else we saw after compared to it. We fell in love with the surrounding grounds and especially the function room. Katie and the wedding team were always on hand to assist us and worked tirelessly to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day. We couldn’t have been happier. Don’t look elsewhere – Fota Island Resort is the place to make your dream day come through.”

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