Timahoe GAA may claim lots of victories but one of its games led to a match of a different kind – the wedding of local woman Patricia Ramsbottom and Daniel Kelleher, a native of Macroom, Co. Cork. They tied the knot at a civil ceremony in Castle Durrow on Thursday, March 9.
Patricia works as a sales executive for Medtronic while Dan is a commercial manager in QK Meats. “We first met in 2001 at The Heritage Hotel after the football match.
“Myself and my sister Mary were out on the town for the evening and Dan who was working with my brother, Karol, at the time, came into the hotel and we met. However, we didn’t get together until April 2011 when Karol got married. We got engaged on April 24, 2016,” she says.
When it came to the wedding day, Patricia and Daniel wanted a relaxed ambience, surrounded by family and their closest friends, filled with laughter and fun.
The details …
Bridesmaid: Mary Ramsbottom, Patricia’s sister
Bestman: Neil Kelleher, Dan’s brother
Parent of the bride: Billy Ramsbottom, Patricia’s mum, Mary, passed away in 2012.
Parents of the groom: Pat and Noreen Kelleher
Bride’s and bridesmaid’s dress: Smart Brides, Portlaoise
Best man’s suit: Alan Flynn Menswear, Portlaoise
Bridal hair and make-up: The Powder Room girls
Wedding rings: Brereton’s, Grafton Street, Dublin
Flowers: All Occasions, Portlaoise
Wedding cake: Kelly Lou, Kea Lew Park, Portlaoise
On the menu: terrine of duck foie gras with fig chutney and mixed leaves; mushroom and tarragon soup with cream; lemon sorbet; pan fried seabass fillet with prawn and white wine cream or rib eye sirloin with a shallot and pepper cream sauce; followed by apple bakewell tart with Madagascar vanilla ice cream.
They drank: red and white wine and Prosecco for the drinks reception.
Music: Damien Bowe
First dance: Swinging on a Star
Photographer: Vicki Comerford, Kilkenny
Videographer: Eamon Anglim, Tipperary
Favourite memory: “When I got to the top of the room where we had the civil ceremony and I saw Dan and I held his hand,” recalls Patricia.
Dan’s favourite memory: When Patricia stood beside him after her father walked her up and she held his hand.
Honeymoon: Two weeks in Canada, taking in Whistler; Lake Louise and Vancouver. “We wanted something different and have always wanted to go there. We also were keen to try some skiing,” says Patricia.
The couple now call Killenard home.