SOME of the best glamorous women in Ireland were partying among the rolling limestone hills of North Kilkenny on Friday. They were attending the wedding of the year, between Ireland’s best known and best loved model, Karen Fitzpatrick and DJ Eddie Hughes in the parish church, Gathabawn.
And in a romantic message to his fiancée on the morning of the wedding, Eddie said on his Facebook page that he couldn’t wait to marry his best friend, Karen. He also asked her not to be too late coming to the church.
And Karen, one of the most glamorous females around, put the Child of Prague statue outside the backdoor of her parents’ house on Thursday night to bring good weather for the biggest day of her life and it worked.
Friday was lovely and the intricate design of marquees at Eddie’s place in Woodsgift proved ideal. The bride looked stunning in her simple yet exquisite dress and she was surrounded by a number of other top models, as well as Irish and Leinster legend, Gordon Darcy. True to her down-to-earth lifestyle, the rest of the guests were drawn from Karen’s home place of Gathabawn and Eddie’s birth place, Woodsgift and Kilkenny city.
After a champagne reception, the guests sat down to a meal with a choice of steak or chicken. Music was provided by After Dark and there was a disco afterwards. For one of the songs (an AC/DC number) while After Dark were playing, Eddie went on drums and Karen played the bodhran. Needless to say, proceedings went on all night and many of the guests were around for the Dawn Chorus and beyond.