Róisín Ormond and Coran Keane tied the knot in March. Photos: Dez/Boken Photography and Film

Róisín and Coran say 'I do'

15 March 2024 will be a day Róisín Ormond from Kerrypike and Coran Keane from Montenotte will treasure forever.

Their gorgeous wedding ceremony took place in St Marys and St Johns Church in Ballincollig, which is where Róisín was christened, had her communion and confirmation. All her school Christmas plays were also held there so it holds a special place in her heart and that's why they selected that church.

As for the reception, the couple went with the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig. “We wanted somewhere local, and we adored the views from the restaurant, the staff at the Oriel were amazing to work with,” says Róisín.

Coran is a chartered accountant with Hyland Johnson Keane on the Mardyke and Róisín works for MTU as a Science for Life Officer. Róisín also plays with Munster Rugby and recently on the Irish development side, the Clovers.

As for planning the big day, Róisín planned most of it but Coran is planning the honeymoon! The couple will jet off off the last weekend of May and Róisín has no idea where! The only thing she knows is that she has to pack for warm weather.

When it came to finding the perfect dress, it didn’t take Róisín long. It was the third dress she fitted on. Róisín fell in love with a Maggie Sorrento dress, that was only available in Belfast at the time, so one weekend she was playing rugby up there she went and tried on the dress, but ended up not liking it and fell in love with another dress there.

The dress fittings and collection of the dress had to be tied in with her rugby schedule. “It was so worth it in the end,” she says.

Róisín’s dress and veil are from Eden Bridal in Belfast.

Alterations were done by Kate Alterations Ballincollig. Coran’s and the groomsmen and fathers' suits were from Suit Distributors.

Mary from Moores Jewellers Douglas helped them select the engagement ring, the bridesmaids’ jewellery and Coran’s wedding band.

“I would highly recommend them,” she says.

Róisín’s wedding band was her great grandmothers.

Róisín’s and the bridesmaids' hair was done by the wonderful team from Visage in Ballincollig while Amy’s Beauty Salon in Ballincollig looked after the bridal party for all the beauty preparations. Róisín’s friend Noeleen Cunningham did the bridal party’s make up.

Róisín says: “She’s Irelands only deaf makeup artist and she did a stunning job!”

So where did Róisín and Coran meet?

Róisín tells us: “We are a Tinder couple. Coran made the first move!”

He sent Róisín a message saying:

Press 1 for a generic hello

Press 2 for a joke

Press 3 for other.

Róisín responded with 3. To her dismay Coran then responded in Irish. If you know Róisín, you know she doesn't have much Irish, so one of her friends spent the first two days translating for her!

Their first date lasted eight hours. They walked around all of Cork city several times that evening.

They were together just over six years before getting engaged. Coran proposed in Kinsale, on a rainy Tuesday on 23 August 2022.

It’s where they both said they fell in love during a weekend of camping.

As for the most memorable part of the day, Coran says his favourite moment was Róisín walking up the aisle with her dad! For Róisín it was the dip and kiss after they got married in the church, but Coran’s speech was a close second!

And another one was a typo in the mass booklet which Fr Ronan hilariously pointed out - “The Gospel according to Coran.”

As for advice for couples planning a wedding, they say to make a list and have an excel file for everything. When asked if they had anything quirky, Róisín says they surprised guests with a ‘Secrete Singer’.

She explains: “After the main course we had a ‘waiter’ fall over and make a big commotion and crack into song! It got the whole room up dancing before dessert!”

Would they change anything about the day? Róisín says: “Honestly no, we were so lucky!

“We’re still overwhelmed by all our family and friends that travelled so far to celebrate with us, were so grateful!