Rachel Keating & Colm Kearney
October 27, 2018 – The Brehon
Photos courtesy of Tara Donoghue Photography
Despite having lived only five minutes apart, it was at the Rally of the Lakes almost 11 years ago where Rachel Keating and Colm Kearney first met. As the pair’s love grew, Colm decided to propose while holidaying in Dubai, after a camel-back excursion around the sand doons. Of course, Rachel said yes and the pair selected October 27, 2018 as their wedding date with a ceremony in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney followed by a stunning reception at The Brehon Hotel.
The Brides of Kerry wedding team
Venue The Brehon
Photographer Tara Donoghue Photography
Rachel recalls meeting Colm at the top of the alter as particularly sentimental. “As soon as I saw him I just completely forgot about everything and everyone ese that was there. My dad’s speech was also a highlight, he had the whole room laughing,” Rachel says.
Julie recalls her and Colm’s gift exchange the morning of the wedding as particularly sentimental. “He got me a locket with a picture of me and my grandad in it. He had organised to wrap the locket around my bouquet which was a brilliant and thoughtful idea. I got him a watch. He is the less than punctual on in this relationship so I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be the one waiting at the top of the alter,” Julie adds.
How was your experience with The Brehon?
“The Brehon were incredible to work with. The staff were so kind and helpful. We spent the night before the wedding in the hotel as well and from the minute we checked in, we couldn’t have been treated better. The hotel was extremely busy due to the long weekend but the staff were still more than helpful. The food was unbelievable, for both the wedding and our gathering the night before. Catriona co-ordinated our day and deserves a medal for handling all of my queries. She guaranteed the best and definitely delivered that on the day.”
How was your experience with Tara Donoghue Photography?
“Tara was fantastic to work with. Both her and her husband Dave were great craic on the day of the wedding, but blended in behind the scenes at the same time. They caught every single moment for us to have forever as keepsakes of the day, which is exactly what we wanted. The quality of their photography is second to none and we couldn’t recommend them enough.”