Red carpet to be rolled out for two fake brides

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

ONE features a cross dressing bride and groom, the other promises to rival Will and Kate’s big day in the style stakes!

ONE features a cross dressing bride and groom, the other promises to rival Will and Kate’s big day in the style stakes!

Two mock weddings are taking place in Limerick in the coming weeks in aid of two very worthy causes – the Jonathan Ryan fund and the new children’s high dependency unit in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.

The first fake wedding takes place in at Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock, on Saturday, February 11. “The bride will be a man and the groom will be male as well. It will be good fun,” said Karen Burke from Manister who came up with the fundraising initiative in aid of the children’s high dependency unit.

“I’m involved in a group of 10 people from Limerick and we are all fundraising in different ways - we are climbing Kilimanjaro in March. We are aiming to raise €40,000 to €50,000,” she added. The bride-to-be is Patrick Burke from Manister and the groom is Colin Barron also from Manister. Shane O’Brien from Manister who has starred in Killinaskully will be the father-of-the-bride.

“There is live music early on and a DJ for the afters. There will be spot prizes and competitions for the best hat. All proceeds from the night are going directly to the children’s unit,” Karen added.

Doors open at 8pm with the ceremony beginning at 9pm.

Meanwhile, another big day takes place on March 18 in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare in aid of Jonathan Ryan from Bruff who was left paralysed from the chest down after an accident at his home last year. Jonathan had worked for the last two years in the busy A&E department of Limerick’s regional hospital as a care assistant. The charity event will consist of a champagne reception from 6pm, ceremony from 6.30pm and full four course meal followed by live band and a DJ. Tickets are priced at €50.

For more information call Paula at 087 284 9026.