Mark & Ciara opted for a clas­sic, el­e­gant day

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

Ciara, from Tip­per­ary, and Mark, from Dublin, met while study­ing in Dublin, and over their 12 years as a cou­ple — some of which were spent living in dif­fer­ent coun­tries — they’ve re­ally grown up to­gether. Mark pro­posed in 2014 while Ciara was on an an­nual trip to Pow­er­scourt Hotel with her sis­ter and mum. As the three women fin­ished din­ner, Ciara was asked to ac­com­pany a staff mem­ber up­stairs — lit­tle did she know she would ar­rive to a room filled with can­dles and Mark wait­ing on one knee. The pair cel­e­brated with Ciara’s mum and sis­ter, be­fore both fam­i­lies joined them the fol­low­ing night.

Ciara and Mark cel­e­brated their wed­ding with a Catholic cer­e­mony led by Ciara’s cousin, Fr Tomás O’Con­nell, in Star of the Sea Church, Bal­ly­cot­ton, Co Cork. As her fa­ther has passed away, Ciara had a framed photo of them to­gether placed on the al­tar, and her el­dest brother walked her down the aisle. Af­ter­wards the cou­ple held their re­cep­tion at the stun­ning Castle­mar­tyr Re­sort, where all their needs were looked af­ter in the el­e­gant venue.

The bride found her dream dress in Caro­line Castigliano’s Knights­bridge ate­lier in Lon­don, while her brides­maids wore Sylvia dresses from Ghost, and the groom wore Hugo Boss.

Mark and Ciara stayed on for a few days in Castle­mar­tyr to kick back af­ter their big day, fol­lowed by sev­eral nights in The Europe Hotel, Kil­lar­ney. Sev­eral months later, the pair spent 11 nights on the Caribbean is­land of St Lu­cia en­joy­ing the hon­ey­moon of a life­time. Words by Dee Fin­nerty. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Tanya at visit If you would like your wed­ding fea­tured here, email

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