Family pride: Key to wedding beauty

    Ciara O’Neill, Amy Costigan and Gráinne Walsh

    Pics: Martin Doheny

    IT WAS a door to the real thing.

    Newpark Hotel promised an afternoon of inspiration at their Sunday Wedding Workshop.

    And that is exactly what they delivered.

    The family hotel that for generations has had a reputation for professionalism and high standards is still sitting pretty on the top rung of a very competitive ladder of business.

    In the past, it was Bobby Kerr and his family who played host. Today the Flynn family are doing a fantastic job as Newpark retains all of the good habits and more that makes it one of the finest in the country.

    For brides and grooms and their families who visited the Wedding Workshop, the event turned out to be an interesting an enjoyable experience.

    There was everything except the wedding ceremony where the bride and groom would say ‘I do’.

    Instead it was a case of ‘I will’ as couples delighted in confirming bookings for the biggest day of their lives.

    Guests were joined by celebrity wedding photographer Jenny McCarthy, top florist, Lambert de Bie and make-up artist Yvonne Maher.

    The hotel’s expert team did the rest.

    Shown off were the hotel’s state of the art facilities and everything from the menu for the big day to who would say the Grace Before Meals was meticulously planned.

    The programme included a Bride Guide Workshop, floral demonstration and tip sharing with the make-up artist.

    MC was Trishauna Archer of Beat 101-103 who did an excellent job.

    Visitors enjoyed treats and bubbles as they relaxed, chatted and looked forward to their day of nuptials in the wedding wonderland that has a wonderful feeling of warmth whether the season is Summer, Winter, Autumn or Spring.