Saturday 23 March 2019

The wedding that crossed the planet

And landed Bernie and Trevor in Duhallow

Sheila Fitzgerald

Although in excess of 9,000km separates the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka from the rolling hills of Duhallow, romance was the common denominator that prompted Bernie Kearney and Trevor Ashton to celebrate their wedding in the two far apart locations.

Last weekend the couple enjoyed a fabulous wedding get together with their families, relatives, neighbours and friends at Bernie's home in Kilbrin. 

Trevor's family made the journey from Lancaster in north west England to be with the couple for the special occasion. It was a first visit to Ireland for Trevor's parents, Kevin and Angela, who were delighted with the warm welcome they received in Kilbrin and by the beauty of the Irish countryside. 

Bernie and Trevor work in the construction industry in Australia where they first met shortly after both emigrated to Oz nine years ago. Cupid quickly stepped in and a few months ago the couple fulfilled their dream of getting wed on the beach in the idyllic paradise island of Sri Lanka.

The newly weds told The Corkman that the setting fulfilled all of their expectations when they got hitched on April 19.

"It was very relaxed, we had a wedding planner who looked after details like the cake, photography and music but it's very laid back compared to weddings in Ireland," Bernie said. 

Following their beach wedding, they honeymooned for two weeks in Sri Lanka followed by seven more days in the Maldives. The party in Kilbrin was the icing on the cake for the couple when they got to celebrate with their families and friends. 

Bernie and Trevor head back to Australia next week.