Wedding Day Wonder for couples

Couples enjoying the special event at Coombe Abbey Hotel
Couples enjoying the special event at Coombe Abbey Hotel

Brides and bridegrooms married at Coombe Abbey Hotel during the past two decades have returned to the venue for a special exhibition celebrating ‘20 Years of Wedding Day Wonder’ at the hotel.

Around 25 couples came back to the scene of their most special day to enjoy a photo exhibition dedicated to those married at the hotel during the last 20 years.

They enjoyed a drinks reception with canapes along with the opportunity to recreate their first dances with pianist and vocalist Spring, who took requests to play an array of songs from the various couples during the night.

Among the 25 returning couples to Coombe Abbey Hotel was Alistair and Jackie Pinnock who returned almost 20 years since the day they tied the knot in October 1995.

Jackie said: “We got married on October 27 in 1995 at Coombe Abbey Hotel. It was a wonderful day and Coombe did us proud. 

“We were one of the few couples to get married in the original chapel of the abbey. You were only allowed 23 people so we had immediate family and close friends to the ceremony and our other guests arrived later for the wedding breakfast.

“We had our honeymoon night at Coombe and then went to Dublin for a few days. The wedding exhibition and appeal for couples to get in touch to celebrate Coombe Abbey’s 20 year anniversary has brought back so many happy memories.”

The Coombe Abbey Hotel team put out a clarion call earlier in the year to couples who got married at the hotel in the last 20 years to come forward with their photos, memories and experiences.

The appeal received an overwhelming response with over 70 couples getting in touch and event organisers have created a ‘montage of marital memories’ which have been turned into an online gallery on the hotel’s website, across social media channels and the new photo exhibition at the hotel.

Ron Terry, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, said: “We had a wonderful evening hosting all the couples at our ‘20 Years of Wedding Day Wonder’ exhibition.

“It was fantastic to see all the couples again hearing all their stories and memories at the exhibition and how much they enjoyed their special day.