Monday 26 September 2016

Aoibhin Garrihy stuck in a 'bride coma' six months before Clare wedding

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 19/02/2016 | 08:00

Aoibhin Garrihy and fiance John Burke
Aoibhin Garrihy and fiance John Burke
Aoibhin Garrihy
Aoibhin Garrihy at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
Aoibhin Garrihy.
John Burke and Aoibhin Garrihy at the 2015 People of the Year Awards organised by Rehab and held in RTE. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

Actress Aoibhin Garrihy is in a self-confessed "bride coma" six months before she walks down the aisle.

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The Dublin actress told the Diary she is so laid-back about her upcoming nuptials that stationery for the big day is her main concern.

However, when it comes to the all-important honeymoon, Aoibhin (28) said she will be much more of a diva and plans to take at least a month off with her hotelier other-half, John Burke.

But it won't be her only foreign break this year, as Aoibhin will be jetting over to the US for work just three months before she gets hitched.

John Burke and Aoibhin Garrihy at the 2015 People of the Year Awards organised by Rehab and held in RTE. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
John Burke and Aoibhin Garrihy at the 2015 People of the Year Awards organised by Rehab and held in RTE. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

The former Fair City star will finish her two-week turn as Sorcha in Ross O'Carroll Kelly's stage comedy Breaking Dad next month.

Then it will back to her bread and butter, period stage dramas, for her next role in The Importance of Being Earnest, which will go on tour to South Carolina.

"I'm back into the corsets," Aoibhin said with a laugh. "It's going to South Carolina for the Spoleto Festival. Every second year the Gate Theatre brings a production to the festival over there, so we're going this year."

When she returns from her work trip to the US, she wont have long to add the final touches to her wedding.

Aoibhin Garrihy.
Aoibhin Garrihy.

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She will walk down the aisle in her dad's native Doolin, Co Clare, before a bash in fiance John's Armada Hotel in nearby Spanish Point.

As he knows so many people, Aoibhin said her other half is having trouble whittling down the guest list.

"That is the debate at the moment. Families aren't really the problem," she told the Diary.

Aoibhín Garrihy announces the return of Breaking Dad. Photo: Arthur Carron.
Aoibhín Garrihy announces the return of Breaking Dad. Photo: Arthur Carron.

While the Castleknock native appears to be the most chilled out bride around and plans to work right up until the big day, she's looking forward to the big honeymoon break, saying: "I'm working now, but then I'm going to be a bit of a diva for the honeymoon period and we'll go away for a while. We just need someone to mind the dogs."

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She added that it helps having a fiancé in the business.

"I think people can get totally overwhelmed by it, but for me it hasn't happened. I'm more interested in the stationery," she said.

"John is in the business, so it's great to have him. He's done a lot of weddings, so he knows what he's doing - and it's in his spot as well.

"He's actually letting me do my thing but if I come to him with an outrageous idea, he's like 'Aoibhin... what are you doing?'. But that's good."

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