Together As One: Marie & Shane's Beautifully Blue Winter Wedding At Kenmare Bay Hotel

Weddings are all about those intimate moments.

For Marie and Shane, the most special memory of their wedding day was when their newborn, Darragh, was brought to the top of the church after they were announced husband and wife.

Together with their baby boy, their little family was now complete as they posed blissfully for their first official photo as the McSweeneys.

After nine years together, the pair’s celebration at Kenmare Bay Hotel was filled with happiness and joy.

Marie looked effortlessly elegant in an ivory Minerva gown from Bride of Éire in Clonakilty. Delicate lace detailing along the neckline and her stunning up-style gave a hint of classical vintage.

A rich colour scheme of royal blue, simple bouquets flourishing with Baby’s Breath petals and a cozy fur wrap complemented the January chill perfectly.

“Everything about the Kenmare Bay Hotel impressed us. The staff were exceptional all day with everything. Tom, the main man we dealt with was brilliant in every way. His organisation made the day a breeze for us. The food really topped it off! All our guests commented on how efficiently the staff were with serving everyone together at the same time and coming around for second helpings.”

“The Kenmare Bay Hotel is truly outstanding. It’s those little touches that makes them the best Hotel around. When we went to our hotel room there was chocolate, champagne and an engraved photo frame with wedding photo inside. It was a beautiful touch. I could not recommend the staff at Kenmare Bay Hotel highly enough.”

“Our photographer Tony O’Donovan of Moments in Time was brilliant to work. There was no pressure with taking photos. He shot some brilliant snaps all day long and even got all the kids looking the same way which was amazing!! He really was fantastic!”

Huge thanks to Shane and Marie for sharing their special day with us and to their photographer Tony O’ Donovan of Moments In Time Photography for allowing us to publish these shots. You can see more of his work at

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