Quite a line-up for Helena and Eoin
Wedding bells rang out for Helena McCarthy and Eoin O’Mahony.
Helena, from Rathrout, Ballinadee, Bandon, and Eoin, from Killlountain, Bandon, went on their first date in May 2012.
Three years later, on Helena’s graduation day, Eoin popped the question on the beach in Kinsale.
They were married recently in the Sacred
Heart Church, Ballinadee, and held their reception in Bandon’s Munster Arms Hotel, where Eoin had worked for eight years.
Helping them lead the celebrations were the bride’s mother Noreen McCarthy and the groom’s parents Anne and John O’Mahony.
Very much in their thoughts on the occasion was the bride’s father, the late Patrick McCarthy.
Helena’s brother Seamus McCarthy walked the bride down the aisle and during the reception her brother-in-law Liam Nolan sang the song “I loved her first” in memory of her dad. Eoin’s cousin Keelin Crowley gave a rendition of “Dance with My Father” while the bride and her mother Noreen took to the dance floor.
Eoin’s brother Cian designed and printed the wedding invitations.
Helena’s sisters lent their support on the big day, with Mary Nolan as chief bridesmaid, and Cait McCarthy, Noreen Long, Breda O’Mahony, Louise McCarthy and Aine Clarke as bridesmaids along with their cousin Mairead O’Mahony. Darragh O’Mahony was best man, with Cian O’Mahony, Frank O’Mahony, Trevor O’Mahony, Keith O’Mahony, Shane O’Mahony and David O’Mahony as groomsmen.
Helena’s nephew Mark Long was pageboy with Eoin’s cousin Carrie Crowley joining forces with the bride and groom’s goddaughter Kate O’Mahony in the role of flowergirls.
The bride looked stunning in a gown sourced in Cinderella’s Closet in Cork.
Photographer Gavin Monaghan and videographer Eamon Dennehy captured the big day on camera.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Barcelona for two days, followed by a one-week Mediterranean cruise and a week in Salou.
Helena is a healthcare assistant in Kinsale Community Hospital and Eoin is a retail supervisor at Kevin O’Leary’s Centra in Bandon.
The couple will reside in Rathrout, Ballinadee, Bandon.
Helena McCarthy and Eoin O’Mahony, with their seven bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Eoin O’Mahony jumps for joy on his wedding day.