Meet The Overjoyed Offaly Couple Who Won The Wedding Of A Lifetime On Today FM
Wedding bells were ringing across the airwaves this afternoon as Michelle and Jimmy from Tullamore in County Offaly were announced as the winners of an all expenses paid wedding, live on Lunchtime with Muireann O’Connell on Today FM.
You can check out all of the action on our Your Day FM highlight on Today FM's Instagram account!
Just two weeks ago lunchtime presenter Muireann O’Connell revealed that Today FM would be throwing a wedding but there was one catch, we were missing the lucky couple, listeners were then asked if they would fancy their chances at winning the wedding day of their dreams.
Muireann said, “We should throw a wedding and invite ourselves along! Not just everyone from this show, but everyone from Today FM. If we got involved and if it was a Today FM wedding – we’ve got the DJs, we’ve got people who can drive cars, wedding bands, people who can write speeches. We have it all here in Today FM! Would you let us organise your wedding?”
Following a massive response, and the offer of a venue from Inchydoney Hotel and Spa, the show officially launched the ‘Your Day FM’ competition.
Come follow us on Instagram Stories for all the madness today as our two couples take on our wedding challenge to win:— Today FM (@TodayFM) November 23, 2018
🎉🎉THE ULTIMATE FREE WEDDING DAY👰🏻🤵🏻#YourDayFM @MuireannO_C pic.twitter.com/T8JzlHva6z
‘Your Day FM’ will involve Today FM presenters coming together to throw the most fun-filled wedding day imaginable on the 28th February 2019.
The show received entries from an astonishing 500 couples from around Ireland, but there could only be one winning couple!
After narrowing down the entries, two couples were shortlisted and invited to come into Today FM to take part in a mixture of wedding-themed challenges.
In a nail biting tie breaker Michelle and Jimmy were crowned the winning couple live on air and walked away with the prize of a lifetime, which includes:
- Use of the Amphitheatre / Inchydoney Room for Civil Ceremony or Blessing / Humanist Ceremony.
- Inchydoney Wedding Package for 60 x guests in total. This includes Drinks Reception, Set Menu (3 courses), ½ bottle of wine per person + Evening Supper.
- Complimentary Bridal Suite for the Couple
- 2 x Complimentary Guest Rooms ( [possibly for the parents)
- Reduced BB rate for Wedding Guests
Adding to the magic of the past few weeks, wedding service providers from around the country came together to offer their services, from the wedding cake, to the band, from the suits to the glam squad, Today FM and our listeners will now throw Michelle and Jimmy a day to remember, filled with love, laughter, craic and happiness.
Speaking about the win, Michelle and Jimmy revealed they were looking for signs from first thing this morning before they hit the road to try and win the wedding of their dreams, ‘The wedding is taking place on February 28th and that is actually my mammy’s birthday and then we realised that the 28th of February is also Jimmy’s Mam and Dad’s wedding anniversary!
‘We are overjoyed and just in shock, we can’t believe it.’
Have a listen to the moment they won and then after the madness calmed down their gave their reaction.
"It's just like a dream."
The wedding will take place on the 28th of February and Today FM breakfast presenter Ian Dempsey will be hosting the wedding breakfast while Fergal D’Arcy is set to bring the party in the evening with a spectacular DJ Set. Matt Cooper, Louise Duffy and Ed Smith are also getting geared up to make an appearance on the day as well.