Great turnout for mock wedding in aid of the Order of Malta Ardee

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

Anne McCormack and Alan Roddy tied the knot for 24 hours in aid of the Order of Malta in Ardee last weekend, August 18th

Anne McCormack and Alan Roddy tied the knot for 24 hours in aid of the Order of Malta in Ardee last weekend, August 18th

Colin Walsh played the part of best man while Julie Kerr was bridesmaid, Shamila Halpenny Grimes and Frank Lynch acted as mother and father of the bride while Andrea Corrigan Moloney and Willie Reilly acted as mother and father of the groom.

From there the bride and groom were brought to their reception in the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk in an A-Team van provided by David Bowhan while Gavin Weldon and Ciaran McKeown transported the rest of the bridal party and parents to the hotel.

The rest of the guests piled onto two buses provided by Bowhans and soon joined the bride and groom in the Fairways where food was served at 8pm.

Entertainment was provided by band Vertigo and DJ Marty who kept all the wedding party and their guests entertained into the wee hours of the morning before they were all ushered back onto the bus and sent home to Ardee.

A raffle was also held on the night with spot prizes generously donated by Fuchsia House, Flynn’s Chemist, Darver Castle, Celtic Beauty, Footloose, Homecraft, Emma’s Touch, Ardee Pharmacy, Headstart, Sean Kerr Providers, Envy Hairdressers, Ferdia Arms, Croke Park Hotel, psychic fortune teller Sapphire Rose, Paul Sharkey & Sons, O’Briens Stationary and Jo Bowhan.

Order of Malta Ardee are delighted with how well the night went and wanted to say:

“Hats off to Vanessa Curtis, Jamie O’Brien, Bernie Fedigan, Danny Farrell, Nikki McCarron and Team leader Orla Manning. They organised one hell of a night, also a well done to anybody else we might have left out. A big thank you also to all that attended the night, The Fairways hotel for the venue of the reception, and Boggers bar in Ardee for the wedding venue.”

They would also like to thank all the sponsors of the event that include, Callaghans’s Butchers, Ultimate Security, McGoeys Chemist, Celtic Beauty, Davie Callan, Painter & Decorator, O’Connells GFC Castlebellingham, Hunterstown Rovers, Mitchell’s G.F.C, Barcrete Concrete, Deeside Motor Factors, Ardee Post Office, Bord na Mona, Jo Lennon, Paul Kelly Veterinary in Ratoath and A&A Hair Design.