Diane Flavin & Dermot O’Connor
August 31,2018 – Listowel Arms Hotel
Photos courtesy of White Cat Studio Photography
Diane Flavin and Dermot O’Connor chose the beautiful Listowel Arms for their sweet summer wedding on August 31, 2018. The fabulous wedding party included Geraldine Flavin, Erin Flavin and Maria Diggins as bridesmaids and James Stack, Seamus Twomey and DJ Sheehan as groomsmen.
The couple had both their ceremony and their reception at the quaint Listowel Arms Hotel. The wedding was kept close to the couple’s hearts as Diane’s cousin Édaein beautifully sang them down the aisle, and one of Dermot’s best friends Jonny Gornall provided the music at the reception for the newlyweds. Keeping her loved ones close to her heart was very important to Diane. “I found a beautiful photo charm online. I got photos printed of my sister and loved ones who couldn’t be there on the day and attached it to my bouquet. We had Bruce Springsteen lyrics as one of our readings, as a tribute to Dermot’s mom as she loved his music”, shared Diane.
“There are many, but our first dance was really special. Our family and bridal party joined us on the floor towards the end and it was a lovely moment to share with them. It was pure joy and great to see everyone so happy. The speeches were also great fun. My sister Geraldine was so nervous before hers, but you wouldn’t think it when she took the mic. It was both hilarious and mortifying in equal measure. She received a standing ovation, which we will never hear the end of!”, Diane says.
How was your experience with the Listowel Arms Hotel?
“From the moment we met with Patrice we knew we had found our venue. Her knowledge and attention to detail is first class. We got ready in the Hotel on the morning of the wedding and from the moment we arrived, to when we checked out on Monday, the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. The Hotel looked absolutely fabulous on the day and this was all down to the vision of Patrice and her staff. They provide beautiful decor and little touches that make the venue look stunning. From the Ceremony room to the drinks reception and Main Reception room we couldn’t have been happier with how it all looked. The food served on the day was superb and our guests were raving about it. We had steak as one of our choices and this was cooked to perfection as per each guest’s request.”