Ann-Marie Aspell and Tom O’Neill

28 December 2014

Saint Joseph’s Church, Letterfrack

Reception at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Photography by John McMahon

Ann-Marie Aspell and Tom O'Neill pose in front of a Connemara Landscape on their wedding day

Ann-Marie and John’s Christmas wedding was celebrated in the beautiful town of Letterfrack, County Galway, with blue skies and lots of friends and family.

‘Tom and I chose to get married in Connemara because I am from Letterfrack,’ Ann-Marie says. ‘We were incredibly lucky with the weather; it was a beautiful, crisp sunny day. Connemara always looks great in that type of weather!’

The couple said their vows and emerged from Saint Joseph’s Church to beautiful blue skies over the surrounding rolling countryside. After the ceremony, the bridal party drove to nearby Kylemore Abbey for a photo op. ‘Having all of our family and friends there was very important to both Tom and me. The scenery and the clear, blue winter sky made for some stunning pictures. I also love Christmas, so to have our wedding during the holiday season was the best gift.’

Following the nuptial ceremony, a stunning holiday-themed celebration was held at the Galway Bay Hotel. ‘The staff at the Galway Bay Hotel were excellent and couldn’t do enough for us,’ Ann-Marie says. ‘They went above and beyond to make our wedding magical!’


Special Thanks

Photography: John McMahon –, (087) 2496571

Videography: Pay Coyne

Lodging: Galway Bay Hotel –

Flowers: Maddens Florists, Galway

Music: Brenda Grealis, ceremony; the Elastic Band, reception