In a surprise move, millionaire property developer Greg Kavanagh decided not to hold his recent glamour-all-areas wedding at his beloved La Touche Hotel.
This despite the fact that it was once on the the multi-millionaire’s extensive property portfolio.
Instead, the Wicklow man who once had big plans for the Greystones landmark opted to marry his fiancée Sheila Martin in sunny Limerick, at the Adare Manor Hotel.
It was an excess-all-areas wedding that’s been described as Harry & Meghan 2.0, the two-day celebrations – which featured pop singer Elle Goulding as the entertainment – taking 18 months for wedding planner Tara Fay to pull together.
Having begun day trading whilst still at school, Kavanagh formed New Generation Homes alongside Kerry-based estate agent Pat Crean, selling his share in 2016 and reportedly pocketing €150m in the process. After perhaps one derelict site notice too many, Kavanagh gave up his interest in our once Grand Hotel at the same time.
We could list all the high-end florists, dress designers, cake designers, hair stylists and all the rest that went into the big day, but, hey, we’re not that kind of girl. Instead, we just wonder why the heck wedding planner Fay couldn’t have worked her mega-bucks magic on The La Touche Hotel for the other wedding of the year.
Reckon the budget was there to restore this beautiful building to its former glory, even just for one day. And, sure, Pippins Parkinson could have handled the overflow.
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