Amy Horgan & Sean Corcoran
November 9, 2018 – Oriel House Hotel
Photos courtesy of Ray Terry Photography
Amy Horgan and Sean Corcoran originally met while the pair were studying for their marketing Master degrees. “It actually took us the whole year to actually go on our first date but we soon moved in together,” Amy reveals. Several years later, Sean popped the question while the pair were holidaying in Iceland. “He proposed at the Gullfoss Waterfall with a promise ring and it was a complete surprise to me,” Amy says. Of course, she said yes and the pair opted for a winter wedding with November 9, 2018 selected as the date, with the ceremony and reception to take place in Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig.
Through décor and the hard-working staff of Oriel House Hotel, the pair ensured their wedding venue was unique to them. “We had a civil ceremony and our reception in Oriel House Hotel in their Leslie Suite. We had the full ballroom converted with ivory draping and it was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony,” Amy explains. The couple’s arrivals were hosted in the hotel’s stunning restaurant that overlooks the countryside, followed by dinner in the Leslie Suite. “We did a memory table with photographs of our parent and grandparents on their wedding days which was very special,” Amy adds, recalling a special touch from the couple’s day.
Advice for brides planning their wedding?
“I started over a year in advance of the wedding and I think that is key to being calm and ensuring you enjoy the run up. I also recommend using a wedding website so people can rsvp online. Also, if you get overwhelmed throughout the day take some time out for yourself.”
How was your experience with Oriel House Hotel?
“After meeting Elaine for the very first time, I knew we were picking the right venue. She was extremely interested in our wedding and made every meeting about us. Nothing I asked her was ever too much and she kept a file of all our correspondence which made it so easy to go through everything at the final details stage. Her attention to detail is outstanding. Ronan, James and Susan were always available to help with their extensive experience of planning big events. I have to say my wedding day was everything I dreamt of and it is truly down to the amazing team in Oriel House!”