From the Lough to True Love: Emma + Noel at Rochestown Park Hotel

This bride couldn’t be more stunning!

Emma and Noel created a magical wedding day at the lavish, 4-star Rochestown Park Hotel surrounded by loving family and friends. Celebrating their day at this renown Cork location was an easy choice. With its dedicated and friendly weddings team, every detail from beginning to end was handled like a dream.

What made this sweet pair’s big day even more heartwarming? They were able to capture special moments in the same location as their very first date! With the lush green surroundings of the Lough, this gorgeous bunch was all smiles for the celebration ahead.

Take a peek at Emma and Noel’s wedding day at the Rochestown Park Hotel and their fabulous family photos captured through the day.

The Beginning

“We had our first date at the Lough and decided to have some pictures taken there the day of our wedding because of this.”

The Proposal

“The proposal was totally unexpected. We have two boys and we had our daughter August 2016, we all went to Mass Christmas eve, came home and all got into our PJ’s and he went down on one knee when we had the kids in bed. It was simple but so lovely as I really had no idea what he was planning. He was going to hold off until New Years but he couldn’t wait.”

The Dress

“My dress designer was Pronovias. I loved the dress, I found it simple but elegant and comfortable to wear for the day. I also found that my seamstress did a fantastic job with all I wanted done in the dress. It all tied in underneath for the evening time which was great for dancing.”

The Wedding Venue

“We visited a lot of hotels in Cork and decided on the Rochestown Park Hotel as from the very first contact the staff were fantastic. I also found they had the best packages to offer as some hotels had very basic packages with everything being an add-on or extra. I loved the room also as it was just recently done up and the Reception area had a really nice feel to it.”

“I was really impressed again by all the staff. They were so helpful before the wedding for any queries I had and on the day I couldn’t have asked for more. If I was to ask my guests what stood out for them, everyone I spoke to went on about the food. Some saying it was the nicest wedding food they ever had. Many commented on the fresh warm rolls given with the soup as being a really nice touch. I think this is great to hear as with 200 guests you want the food to be a priority. We also had a BBQ there the second day and again the food was just amazing.”

The Photographer

“Our wedding photographers Ray and Irene Terry were second to none. They were brilliant on the day. They had a happy cheery vibe for the whole day and really helped in pressured times of the day with kids etc. They made the photographs so stress-free and got some beautiful shots of us.”

Trends & Themes

“I didn’t have any theme to our wedding, whatever I liked I went with and I felt this worked completely for us on the day.”

Special Moments & Memories

“I loved seeing the kids all dressed up and excited about us getting married. I found the church nerve-racking and exciting all in one. The best part was the evening time when all the important things were said and done and we left our hair down and danced the night away.”

“We had the Lovebugs as our wedding band and I just want to say that they did an absolutely fantastic job, alongside Bongo Steve who came on after them. The floor was full for the night and everyone commented also on how great the music was.”


Supplier Information

  • Venue:

    Rochestown Park Hotel
  • Photographer:

    Ray Terry Photography
  • Band:

    The Lovebugs
  • Bridal Shop/Designer:

    Say I do, Midleton
  • Florist:

    Florists Bandon
  • Hair Stylist:

    Diamond Divas
  • Makeup Artist:

    Za McCarthy Make-up
  • Wedding Cake :

    Healy’s Bakery
  • DJ:

    Bongo Steve
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