Thursday 27 November 2014

Newlywed Caroline Morahan refuses to give up her California dream

Published 16/11/2012 | 05:00

Caroline has not had a honeymoon with Daithi O Caoimh yet.
Caroline says she is not ready to give up on her Hollywood dream.
Caroline has a project starting in January in the US.
Caroline launched Focus Ireland's text donation line.
Happy couple: Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh in Tuscany, Italy, over the weekend
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married her partner of five years Daithi O Caoimh at Santa Maria di Provenzano church in Siena Tuscany yesterday.The couple, who have been living in Los Angeles for the past 3 years, chose the medieval city famous for the Palio -the annual bare back horse race - as the location for their nuptials.Over 35 metres of  Italian deluxe silk zibeline went in to the one off gown designed by the bride which took award winning Irish bridal designer Kathy De Stafford and her team 8 months to create.  The groom also opted to wear something Irish, choosing a bespoke suit crafted by Louis Copeland.  Four bridesmaids wore four different style gowns in the same lilac silk chiffon from the  White Room in Mullingar.Continuing with the Irish theme, the couple flew in Irish photographers Kenneth from KOH Weddings and Julien Behal to document their special day.  While hair stylist Christian Shannon was drafted in from Dublin salon Brown Sugar to tend to the tresses of the bridal party.110 guests enjoyed the 3 day wedding celebrations which began with a Tuscan banquet at the 17th century Villa Catignano in the heart of the wine making region of Chianti Classico.Proprietor Sofia Marmoross, whose ancestors have resided at Catignano since the end of the 17th century, remarked that not even dark clouds could  dampen the couples' spirit.  "We had a big banquet planned in the Italian garden over looking Siena but an unexpected storm moved in to the area and we were forced to move everything at the last minute.  But despite the change of plan, everyone had an amazing party.  There was no stress, only fun!"After the wedding ceremony, celebrations continued at Borgo Stomennano a palatial residence dating back to the 13th century where local caterers Terra di Siena prepared a six course meal of traditional Tuscan cuisine.Afterwards Milanese band Maniac kept the party going until the early hours.Photo :Koh Weddings
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married her partner of five years Daithi O Caoimh at Santa Maria di Provenzano church in Siena Tuscany yesterday.The couple, who have been living in Los Angeles for the past 3 years, chose the medieval city famous for the Palio -the annual bare back horse race - as the location for their nuptials.Over 35 metres of  Italian deluxe silk zibeline went in to the one off gown designed by the bride which took award winning Irish bridal designer Kathy De Stafford and her team 8 months to create.  The groom also opted to wear something Irish, choosing a bespoke suit crafted by Louis Copeland.  Four bridesmaids wore four different style gowns in the same lilac silk chiffon from the  White Room in Mullingar.Continuing with the Irish theme, the couple flew in Irish photographers Kenneth from KOH Weddings and Julien Behal to document their special day.  While hair stylist Christian Shannon was drafted in from Dublin salon Brown Sugar to tend to the tresses of the bridal party.110 guests enjoyed the 3 day wedding celebrations which began with a Tuscan banquet at the 17th century Villa Catignano in the heart of the wine making region of Chianti Classico.Proprietor Sofia Marmoross, whose ancestors have resided at Catignano since the end of the 17th century, remarked that not even dark clouds could  dampen the couples' spirit.  "We had a big banquet planned in the Italian garden over looking Siena but an unexpected storm moved in to the area and we were forced to move everything at the last minute.  But despite the change of plan, everyone had an amazing party.  There was no stress, only fun!"After the wedding ceremony, celebrations continued at Borgo Stomennano a palatial residence dating back to the 13th century where local caterers Terra di Siena prepared a six course meal of traditional Tuscan cuisine.Afterwards Milanese band Maniac kept the party going until the early hours.Photo :Koh Weddings
Caroline will attend the premiere of her movie 'I Can't See You Anymore' shortly.

PRESENTER Caroline Morahan has told of how married life is tougher than she expected.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the 35-year-old admitted that she and husband Daithi O Caoimh had yet to enjoy a honeymoon and that they have barely had time to see each other since their wedding in September.

Caroline and Daithi tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy.

They enjoyed a three-day celebration in the small town of Monteriggioni, with 110 guests.

"He and I have not had a huge amount of time together this year because I've been away a lot. It is difficult, but that's what I signed up for with acting – you have to go where the work is," the former 'Off The Rails' host said.

The pair are based in Los Angeles, with Daithi quitting his finance job in Dublin to join Caroline after she moved to pursue an acting career.

While it's "ferociously competitive", Caroline insisted that she wasn't ready to give up on her Hollywood dream.

"It's completely daunting because over in LA there are opportunities everywhere, but there are 10,000 people touching down in LAX every day with the same goal," Caroline said.

"I've a project that I'm due to start shooting in January, but who knows? Things can happen."

Caroline was on hand yesterday to launch Focus Ireland's text donation line, ahead of the housing and homeless charity's annual fundraising 'Key to a Home' weekend.

While back in Ireland, she will attend the premiere of her latest movie 'I Can't See You Anymore', which features in the Cork Film Festival this weekend. She stars alongside David Murray.

"It's the first Irish role I've had in a while and the first proper, meaty one... I'm very excited about it," she said.

For more information about Focus Ireland's new €2 donation text line, go to www.focusireland.ie.

Irish Independent

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