Our wedding story: a first kiss on Waterloo Bridge

 

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in 2012.

They were engaged two years later at Waterloo Bridge where they had their first kiss.

On August 5th, Kunal and Catríona were married in a Hindu ceremony at Castlemartyr Resort in Cork with a Catholic ceremony the following day in Church of the Sacred Heart, Mogeely.

Flowers were by The Village Florist, Castlemartyr, and church music (Trumpet Voluntary for the bridal procession, Schubert’s Ave Maria and a classical version of U2’S With or Without You) was performed by Ursula and Barra O Tuama.

The 130 guests – from Mauritius, Hong Kong, Australia, the UK and Ireland – joining the couple over two days included Catríona’s parents Frances and Richard, Kunal’s mother Mila, sister Aatma and brother-in-law Ravi.

Caitríona’s dress was from Bijou Bridal Tramore, Co Waterford, and her bridesmaids were sisters Marguerite Riney and Audrey Walsh. Their brother Peter flew from Australia for the occasion.

Make-up was by Bernie Phelan from B’s Health and Beauty Kilmacow and Cork-based Wayne Lloyd Hair was the hairstylist. Kunal, in a Hugo Boss suit, joined wedding band, The Aces, later in the night with his friend Simon in a serenade for Catríona of Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix. The newlyweds’ first dance was to I’ll Be Waiting by Lenny Kravitz.

Kunal and Caitríona live in London and honeymooned at Luxe Le Mourne and Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius for two weeks.

Photographs: James Hearne Photography, jameshearnephotography.com

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