Fairy­tale end­ing for cos­tume cou­ple Naomi and Michael

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There had to be a hap­pily ever-af­ter end­ing for Naomi Cullen and Michael Fen­ton… af­ter all, she was dressed as Snow White when they first met. Naomi, aged 29, from Turn­ers Cross, a staff nurse in the South In­fir­mary Hospi­tal, re­cently wed Michael, aged 31, from Ca­her­civeen, a chef in The Bo­sun Restau­rant. The cou­ple live in Pas­sage West.

It was Hal­loween night and both at­tended Ha­vana Browns in Cork city with re­spec­tive friends. They met on the dance floor — Naomi dressed as Snow White and Michael as Su­per­man. They fol­lowed up with a first date at the cin­ema a week later. They moved in to­gether 12 weeks af­ter meet­ing. “Never a dull day and as loved up as ever!!!” said Naomi.

Michael got down on one knee in May 2015, out­side Cork Opera House. They were wed on De­cem­ber 31 at Christ the King Church, Turn­ers Cross. Naomi’s mum, Ruth, gave her away. Join­ing her on the day were her four older brothers, in­clud­ing Chris­tian, who has a pro­duc­tion com­pany, Epic Pro­duc­tions, and helped with the wed­ding video.

Her mum’s cousin, Fr Michael Healy, trav­elled from San Fran­cisco to cel­e­brate the mass along with the Par­ish Priest Fr Kerry Mur­phy-O Con­nor. Her dad, Tony, at­tended, along with her cousins from the UK.

Michael’s par­ents, Breda and Michael, trav­elled from Kerry, along with aunts and un­cles from all over the coun­try.

Naomi’s maid of hon­our was her best friend Sarah, her brides­maids were one of her clos­est friends Chloe and also Michael’s sis­ter Mar­ian. Michael’s best man was Jonathan and his grooms­men were one of his clos­est friends Pa­trick and Naomi’s brother Karl.

Naomi’s nieces Gia and Saidbhe were ju­nior brides­maids, while neph­ews Kil­ian and Lochlass were page­boys and her seven-month-old niece Molly was the flower girl.

Turn­ers Cross Choir pro­vided the mu­sic at the church, while dec­o­ra­tions were by San­dra from To Have To hold. The bride looked beau­ti­ful in her dress from Sharon Gre­gory in Mal­low, with be­spoke bird­cage veil made by Lucy in Bella Bleu on the South Mall. She made the bride’s brooch bou­quet and the brides­maid’s three bou­quets too.

The cou­ple had their re­cep­tion at the Im­pe­rial Ho­tel — where the wed­ding co-or­di­na­tor and staff blew them away — but not be­fore they had pho­tos taken around the city, in­clud­ing the spot where they first set eyes on each other. It was a day to re­mem­ber.

Pic­tures: Vir­ginia Thomas

Naomi and Michael Fen­ton: The cou­ple met at a Hal­loween party in Ha­vana Browns club in the city, when she was dressed as Snow White and he was dressed as Su­per­man.

Naomi, with her mum Ruth and bri­dal party, at The Im­pe­rial Ho­tel.

Naomi and Michael on a tour of Cork’s sights; right, at Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross.

Naomi and Michael Fen­ton now live in Pas­sage West

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