A small tattoo on Darryn’s wrist marks an important day he’ll be spending at the Villa Rose this year.

The Villa Rose and Jackson’s Wedding Fayre on Sunday 29th January was an elegant and exciting event for couples to view the venues and meet with over 70 exhibitors as they plan their big days. (View our wedding gallery here)

One photographer in particular had a very personal connection to the venue, and he even has the tattoo to prove it!

Photographer Darryn J Bradley at the Villa Rose and Jackson’s Hotels Wedding Fayre, January 2018

A small tattoo on Darryn J Bradley’s wrist might be easy to miss, but the little inking marks an important day he’ll be spending at the Villa Rose this year.

The roman numeral tattoo represents August 31st – the anniversary of Darryn’s relationship with his bride-to-be Terri Mc Cullagh. This year, their 12 year anniversary will be their wedding day, and they have planned picture perfect wedding with Banqueting Manager Rhonda Gillespie.

“We’ve been to Villa Rose before and thought it was unreal, and it didn’t take us long to book after speaking to Rhonda,” Darryn told Donegal Woman

Darryn has developed close links with the expert Villa Rose wedding team since booking his and Terri’s Big Day. With the wedding theme at an all-time high last weekend, Darryn was only too happy to share his love story:

“We’re childhood sweethearts. We met when we were 14 and we’re together 11 and a half years. We’re getting married on our 12th anniversary, so we got wee matching tattoos on our wrists to mark it.”

Photographer Darryn J Bradley – Villa Rose and Jackon’s Hotels Wedding Fayre, January 2018

Many brides and grooms from Omagh and the Tyrone area come to Donegal to get married, Darryn said. He has photographed four weddings at Villa Rose recently, and is quick to praise the setting:

“I love taking pictures here. My style is natural, I don’t like imposing on people with flashes and being in your face. The best compliment I ever got is ‘You wouldn’t know I’m there’. When you’re in the likes of Jackson’s and Villa Rose there are so many areas with natural light, in particular in the Bridal Suites and in the balcony area.”

For more photos and features from the 2018 Wedding Fayre, visit:

Events: Wedding dreams come true at Villa Rose & Jackson’s Hotels