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Friday, November 01, 2013

What a night!  The Celebrity Mock Wedding of the Year took place in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe on Friday, 1st November 2013 to raise funds for Ballinasloe Social Services Day Care Centre.  The fun began at 6.30 p.m. with celebrities arriving by vintage cars and horse drawn carriages.  Celebrities included Marlyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Sheik Mohammed, Tony Soprano and many more.  Then the wedding party made their grand entrance, with the groom arriving from his ancestoral home on horseback (nearly - as he was unseated in Society St), 
The wedding ceremony took place in the foyer of the hotel, with more than a few glitches along the way, not least a former beau of the groom making an appearance and her "in the family way"!
The 400 or so guests were then brought to the ballroom where a fabulous meal was served by Shearwater staff. 
Speeches then got underway from the top table, and these were unusual, to say the least!
When the music began, the bride and groom took to the floor for their first dance and halfway through, a group of ghouls invaded the floor to the music of Thriller!  This certainly took the happy couple by surprise.
Music and dancing carried on till the wee hours of the morning, with many more activities that you would not usually see at a wedding.
For photos of this event, go to facebook page "Celebrity Mock Wedding"
Many, many thanks to the organisers, Diana Walsh and Brendan Canney, and their hard-working committee for their committment and dedication to making this event the success it was.