Joanne Lane & Leonard Murphy
December 29, 2018 – Devon Inn Hotel
Photos courtesy of Natalie Maher Photography
Joanne Lane, a personal assistant from Co. Kerry, first met Leonard Murphy, manager at the Devon Inn Hotel, when the pair were both working at the venue in 2009. But it wasn’t until the Christmas party that the two of them saw sparks fly, and then seven years later the two lovers got engaged at Christmas time again! “He was very eager to give me my Christmas present that year, little did I know it was a proposal!”, remembered Joanne. And of course, she said yes. A magical time of the year for Joanne and Leonard, there was only one place for them to hold their dream winter wedding on December 29, 2018; the Devon Inn.
“We both enjoyed every second of our wedding day and every moment was just as good as the next. We were surrounded by our families and friends, all of whom added to the wonderful atmosphere on the day. We really couldn’t have asked for anything better and wouldn’t change any of it – maybe go back and do the day all over again if it was possible!”, reminisces Joanne.
The bride, who wore a stunning gown from Virginia’s bridal, Limerick wanted to put her own stamp on every aspect of her big day. Some of their fabulous personal touches included a candy cart, a selfie mirror, and an Instax guest book. They had their two page boys Patrick and JJ act as ring security on the day with personalised cases and sunglasses, what a sweet little touch. The groomsmen had personalised bottles of Heineken and the bridesmaids had personalised robes. The couple kindly donated money to a local charity called Noonan’s Christmas Lights and Pieta House instead of wedding favours.
How was your experience at the Devon Inn?
“The Devon Inn Hotel provided a five star experience from start to finish. The food was exceptional and the service was second to none. The venue which has been newly renovated is modern, chic and beautifully decorated and adds that extra wow factor. We were delighted to have chosen the Devon Inn Hotel for our wedding day. Having had the extra security of Mary, Williams and all the staff’s many years of experience and superb attention to detail, we were guaranteed our day would be a memorable and enjoyable one. We are truly grateful to all the management and staff of the Devon Inn Hotel for all their hard work in making our Wedding Day an unforgettable day. Thanks to all involved”, remembered Joanne.