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Saturday 17 August 2019

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Jenni Roche & Karl Wallace

FATHER OF THE GROOM, Nicky Wallace had a unique role in preparations for the wedding of son Karl... he designed the beautiful dress that bride Jenni Roche wore at the ceremony in the Dunbrody House Hotel. Not only that, accomplished fashion designer Nicky also created his son's suit for the big day, as well as much of the wardrobe for the rest of the impeccably turned-out wedding party. IT'S not very often that a bride's dress is made by a member of her wedding party and even less so when the man made it is her soon to be father-that-in-law. But that was the case at wedding of Wexford couple the recent

Karl Wallace and Jenni Roche, who vows in the beautiful setting exchanged of Dunbrody Country House Arthurstown. Hotel in Jenni's elegant and stylish dress was made by Karl's father, and designer, Nicky Wallace. accomplished Not only did Nicky design the wedding however, he also designed dress

his son's suit for the big day, as well the impeccably turned-out as the rest of

wedding party. The wedding party itself had one

major break with tradition, as the was a woman! best man Karl chose his sister Lauren to stand

by his side, so the best man became a best woman and she was a great support to her brother leading on his wedding day. up to and Lauren even went where few women would dare to tread, the stag when she joined Karl and a large party, number of his friends in Lisbon for his last hurrah as a single man! Seán Savage was Karl's groomsman, while Jenni's maid of honour Ryan Van Klooster and her was Liz

bridesmaid was Karen Morris. The civil wedding ceremony took

place in the grounds of Dunbrody and Karl and Jenni exchanged House

vows before a gathering of their friends. families and The ceremony featured some beautiful music, including a piece composed especially for the couple by renowned musician Donagh Wylde, who to Karl's aunt Helen. is married The inspiration for the piece struck Donagh on a beach and it was fitting as the newlyweds particularly

are keen surfers, as well as enjoying other outdoor pursuits. a host of The hugely impressive cake and

flowers for the occasion were supplied Roisin Lawlor and Joan Dunleavy by respectively. After the ceremony, the celebrations began in earnest at Dunbrody and they continued well into the House following day. Karl is a son of Wexford couple

Nicky Wallace and Carmel Corish-while Jenni is a daughter of MattieWallace, and Helen Roche, formerly of but now living in Wexford town.

Blackwater, Karl, a web developer, and Jenni, a consultant ecologist, live in Sandyford in Dublin, where they recently returned after enjoying a honeymoon and Zanzibar. in Tanzania (PhotosbyPaddyDelaney)

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