The key to success is love for Paula and Adeline

The key to success is love for Paula and Adeline

September 9, 2016 – Killarney Registry Office & Dromhall Hotel, Killarney 

Paula O’Sullivan met Adeline Fahey Palma when they were both young. The pair, both from Tralee, were friends for many years before a romance ensued.

Paula and Adeline got engaged last year in the Maharees (beach) in Kerry, “I proposed to Adeline with a small single diamond stone after searching for the perfect one for a while, she thankfully said yes and the next week we got our engagement rings in Dingle”, Paula remembered.

The pair waited until April this year to set September 9, 2016 as their wedding date and it was planning central from there on out.


Adeline and Paula wed at Killarney registry office and later celebrated with 56 of their nearest and dearest at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney. Adeline travelled to the registry With her mother, father and sister, Tania, while Paula made her way with her brother-in-law Brendan and sister Tina. After the ceremony, the pair were driven by Larry from the Dromhall who kindly offered some great marriage advice and, being the gentleman he is, he shielded them from the rain with umbrellas. Before the newlyweds descended upon the celebrations they went for a ride on a horse and trap around Killarney National Park with a bottle of champagne. This gave Them some time to themselves to reflect on the day before the mayhem of the hotel and guests ensued.

Both Paula and Adeline wore dresses bought in Vows, Blarney and they wore rainbow heels from Schuh in Cork. The couple’s friend Tanya gifted them with paper bouquets made from pages from Harry Potter books and their cake was seathemed from Cherub Couture in Waterford.


They danced the night away to DJ Big Jim and Adeline’s uncle, Pepe Marquez, was the videographer for the day. The invites were made by Optimal Print. The ladies had their hair done by Lisa Nolan from Fenit and makeup by Georgina O ’ Reilly from Tralee. “They were both so wonderful to have the morning of the wedding because they are both dead calm and funny,” said Paula. They chose to keep the guest list small so that they could spend time with everyone without too much pressure. They danced all night to nearly every song, from ‘Rock the Boat’ to ‘ Riverdance.’ “The love in the room from all sides was overwhelming and a feeling neither of us will ever forget.” Paula and Adeline jetted off for a romantic honeymoon in Spain, visiting Sitges and Barcelona. They booked it through Tracey in Sol travel, Tralee.


Some of the personal touches included Adeline’s father Making flag stands with Irish, Chilean and LGBT flags for every guest to take home with them. They also had a frame full of keys entitled ‘Key to Success’ and every guest could take a key and write a tip for the couple. The wedding rings were designed and made by Niamh Utsch in Dingle along with necklaces and earrings for the day.

How was your experience working with
 Tara Donoghue Photography?

“We cannot say enough good things about Tara and Dave. From the first meeting, it was all systems go and nothing was too much. When we said we wanted something different they didn’t hesitate to make it happen and organised for us to paintball and zipwire in our dresses in Killarney High Ropes. It never stopped raining the morning of the wedding and they got totally soaked but said nothing and when the sun came out for five minutes they whisked us away for more pictures. They kept the day rolling with great fun and smiles and we would do it all over again just to get some more shots with them.”

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