Love In The Land Down Under: Teresa + Kevin at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork

We love a New Year’s Eve Wedding!

From beginning to end, Teresa & Kevin’s New Year’s Eve wedding day glowed with festive details and happy smiles. Starting the day in a beautifully decorated, traditional ceremony at Teresa’s local church, family and friends from near and far gathered to celebrate the lovely bride and groom.

Although both Teresa and Kevin call Limerick home, the pair first met while working for the same company in Australia. As if their story couldn’t get any more romantic, Kevin popped the big question on a quiet beach in Hawaii. Swoon! Their love has truly been around the world, as the couple decided to tie the knot back home in Ireland with a cheerful celebration at the stunning Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork.

See all the special moments and delightful details captured by Christopher Dolinny below…

The Beginning

“Myself and Kevin are both from Co. Limerick. We met in Australia while working for the same construction company. While living in Ireland we only lived 40mins from each other but we didn’t know each other until we met in Sydney. We socialised with the same group of Irish friends so we spent a lot of time together as friends before we became a couple.”

The Proposal

“We were on holidays in Hawaii on our way home for Christmas. We were driving around the island when we went to a really nice quiet beach. Kevin proposed with a token ring on the beach. It was a complete surprise I had no idea. I was delighted as it was so unexpected. We bought the engagement ring together in Sydney. We had it made the same as the token ring.”

The Wedding Attire 

“The men’s suits were got in Esquire in Limerick, they were great to deal with and I would highly recommend them to people. The bridesmaid’s dresses were from Carries Closet in Dublin. I had my wedding dress made in Sydney. I decided last minute to go with a veil which I borrowed from a friend of mine who was married only a few weeks before.”

The Photographer

“I loved how organized the wedding photographer was. I had given him a list of photos I wanted taken and he was very precise about making sure he had not left any of them out. He was very easy to deal with but also very professional. Both himself and the Videographer worked well together and didn’t invade our personal space at any stage.”

The Venue 

“We researched wedding venues. We picked the Clayton Silver Springs for a number of reasons. Their packages were attractive and reasonably priced. They had additional extras included in the wedding package which other hotels were charging extra for e.g. the music at the arrival reception was included and we had a choice of singers to pick from. Also, another bonus was that the dance floor would remain clear for the meal. This meant people were able to remain at the same table for the night without being asked to move the tables. The band was also able to set up in advance so they could start that bit earlier. The Clayton was able to hold large numbers, a lot more than other hotels. We were delighted with our chosen hotel.

We were impressed with a number of factors really. Both us and our guests loved the musician “Velvin” as we entered into the arrival reception. He was an excellent singer and was well suited for the event. As it was New Year’s Eve, the hotel added tasteful Christmas crackers to the tables. The guests loved these as it was something playful for them to enjoy. These were complimentary and a surprise for us. We loved how smoothly everything was run and how we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The food was superb and many guests complimented it. Just before midnight, the hotel offered every guest a complimentary glass of Prosecco which was nice again complimentary and a great surprise.”

Trends & Themes 

“Our wedding was very traditional. We didn’t have many extras or anything out of the ordinary. We decided not to have any wedding favours at the reception instead we opted to donate to charity.”

Memorable Moments 

“I loved the ceremony in my local church. Fr Davern made it very personal as he is a family relative. A number of people complimented the mass. Our church singer Eamonn Walsh was just amazing. The church was decorated beautifully by Frances the local church caretaker. I loved seeing so many friends at the wedding that had travelled all the way from Australia. My 2 nieces performed Irish dancing just after the meal. They were excellent and it was a great way to relax before the band started. Also my mother made the wedding cake and my sister made the wedding bouquets so it was nice to have that special touch.”



Supplier Information

  • Venue:

    Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Cork
  • Photographer:

    Christopher Dolinny
  • Band:

    The Paddies
  • Florist:

    Eileen O’Sullivan
  • Hair Stylist:

    Fiona Mc Namara
  • Makeup Artist:

    Fiona Mc Namara
  • Videographer:

    Ben Sullivan
  • DJ:

    Eoghan O’Sullivan
  • Church Music :

    Eamonn Walsh
  • Wedding Car :

    Irish Diamond Limousines
  • Stationery :

    Doherty Print and Design – Mary Doherty
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