JP’s girl to say ‘I do’ in style

JP McMANUS and his wife Noreen are planning a multi-million euro, Michael Flatley-style wedding bash for their daughter in Co Limerick next June.

Limerick company Master Chefs, which catered the Flatley wedding, will look after the 1,500 guests who will attend the wedding of JP McManus’s only daughter, Sue Ann.

JP will splash out millions to ensure his daughter, groom Cian Foley, and all present will have a day to remember.

Following a hectic Cheltenham the bride-to-be, along with her parents, are now in countdown mode for the big day.

Cian comes from south Kerry and the couple met at college.

He works with Chesser Auctioneers, whose principal, Pat Chesser, is a close business partner of former Irish rugby international, Pat Whelan.

Mr Whelan’s construction company did extensive work on the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel in the Bahamas which JP jointly owns with John Magnier.

The Master Chefs company is at present lining up a regiment of top chefs who will prepare the wedding feast for guests.

Pat O’Sullivan who runs the company was unavailable for comment last night.

JP’s right-hand man Terry McCann will ensure that only the best of wines and champagnes are served on the big day.

Terry, who runs a wine business in Limerick, has been in overall charge of the McManus hospitality boxes at various racing venues such as Cheltenham, Leopardstown and Kempton for many years.

The big wedding celebration will be held in a huge tented dome to be erected in the grounds of the McManus family home at Martinstown Stud, near Kilmallock.

Long-time family friends such as John and Sue Magnier, Dermot and Pat Desmond, Mr and Mrs Joe Lewis, and Mr and Mrs Michael Tabor will attend.

Tiger Woods and his wife may also attend if his golf schedule permits.

It is expected the food and drink bill for the big day will come to more than €700,000.

Many guests will be flown into Shannon from abroad in executive jets.

Transport arrangements will also include the hire of a squadron of helicopters and fleets of limos.

What the total bill will come to is anybody’s guess. Word is nothing is to be spared to make it a great day. It is also expected that some international entertainer will also be engaged to entertain wedding day guests.

But while the rich and famous will be there, local childhood friends of the bride from Bulgaden and Martinstown have also been invited.

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