Getting Married Abroad

Thinking of getting married abroad? A few pointers for your planning. Do you dream of taking vows under sweltering foreign skies? Or a snow-covered canopy with a wintry Alpine view? If the answer is yes, you’d be treading a well worn path, where plenty of Irish couples have gone before. Some of the most popular spots include Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Malta...

Save The Date Ideas

Gone are the days when the only way to remind your guests-to-be to save the date of your wedding was by using simple cards. You can now notify them of your special day in many unique ways. Want to send a card? No problem. Add some creativity by tying a knot to a vintage-inspired card to symbolise your impending...

Short Wedding Dresses

Short Wedding Dress
Do you think adorable wedding gowns have to be long and flowing? Think again! Short wedding dresses are modern, playful and bring some chic to your overall look. They also allow you to flaunt your assets and move easily. They are ideal for vintage, city hall and more casual weddings. From tea length to minis, lace to tulle and ruffles...

Planning a themed wedding

FROM VINTAGE VOGUE TO CELTIC CHIC Vintage, Eco, celtic or classic — you want your day to be unique. To stand tall amongst wedding extravaganza, and reflect a little of yourselves in the mix! So how difficult is it to dream up a themed wedding? And how far should you go in making it a special day? Wedding theme factors While you might...

Humanist Weddings

CONSIDERING A HUMANIST WEDDING? IT COULD BE THE OPTION FOR YOU. Michael and Petra are radiant. The ceremony has been seamless, with readings from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, and an extract from a Dalai Lama speech. Petra’s sister read a poem about love by W.B. Yeats, the bride’s favourite poet. Vows have been exchanged, the newly donned rings are gleaming,...

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

You might have spent a lot of time and effort meticulously planning every detail of your wedding. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility of mishaps happening. If you’re unprepared, even small mishaps can send you into panic mode. For that reason, you should always have your wedding day emergency kit at hand. Don’t know what should be in your kit?...

6 Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Bridal Veil

In the Roman times, veils were worn to protect the bride from evil spirits. Later on, when arranged marriages were common, they were used to hide the bride-to-be’s features until the union was legal. This ensured the groom didn’t back out of the deal if he disliked his bride-to-be’s look. Nowadays, veils are considered a bridal accessory. However, some...

8 Essential Destination Wedding Planning Tips

So you have decided to say “I do” away from home. You are constantly thinking of packing your bags and running away to your chosen getaway and having a wedding to remember. Enough of a daydreaming, it’s time to get back to reality. For you to have a flawless destination wedding, you’ll have to do a lot of work behind...

Where’s hip and happening for honeymoon bliss

Where’s hip and happening for honeymoon bliss? So the big day is over, the knot is firmly tied and you’re both in need of some serious R and R. Wherever you go, this trip will be one to remember. From fantasy island retreats to romantic bush adventure, we’ve a few ideas for Irish honeymooners on the prowl. Caribbean Dream At only 14...

Do This before Hiring a Wedding Planner

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, if not the most important. It is perfectly normal for you to want every single aspect to run smoothly. One way you can ensure this is by hiring a wedding planner. These professionals can help with every little detail. However, you can end up being ripped...

5 Top Tips for Choosing Your First Dance Song

For some couples, choosing the first dance song is a walk in the park because they have “their song”. For others, it is more challenging for one or more reasons. Maybe one partner loves the blues, and the other is a metal head. Some may also be overwhelmed by the numerous great options to choose from. If you are looking...

Getting in shape for your wedding day

Gleaming locks, radiant complexion and a healthy feel-good glow — while we don’t all need a Barbie doll waist there are a few basics on every gal’s list for her wedding day. If you want to look your best you’ve got to feel your best too. In anticipation of the big event, what do you need to do to achieve...

Best day of our lives! by Arianne & Garrett

Garrett left Ireland to do a round the world trip after his PhD and ended up in Sydney, Australia when finances started to ran out. At the time I was still doing my Masters in Nursing at the University of Sydney. He found a job and was not planning to stay for long but ended up staying for about...

Wedding Hair Insurance

Wedding Hair Insurance: Tips to Avoid a Wedding Hair Disaster Your hair is just as important to your overall look as your wedding gown. Picking the wrong hairstyle could easily overshadow all the other wonderful aspects of your look. We’ve come up with a simple guide to help you make your hair picture-perfect on your wedding day. Start Early During the wedding...

10 Exceptionally Creative Save the Date Ideas

Save the Dates do come in handy. They tell your guests you’ve chosen a date for your wedding and that they’ve made the list. They give you an excellent opportunity to set the tone and build excitement for your wedding. Instead of the classic cards, you can go for some fun non-traditional ways. Let’s share our top 10 brilliant...

Boracay Wedding Ken and Sherylin in Sea Wind Resort

10th November 2012 was our special day. When Ken and I visited Boracay, Philippines in 2011, he told me that he wanted to get married in that beautiful island. After he proposed in December 2011 and told our families of our engagement, the first thing we did was to contact resorts in Boracay. We kept the wedding simple and the...

Janice & Patrick’s City Centre Love & Marriage (Vienna Woods Hotel)

It all began three years ago when I met Patrick through our mutual friend in our local city pub. Patrick had planned to return to Australia for work but alas it was love at first sight and we were instantly smitten, his words not mine! Eighteen months later, after a whirlwind romance Patrick popped the question Christmas morning and...

Outdoor Fairytale – Wedding Of Amy & Jonathan in Maryborough House Hotel

Jonathan and I are together 13 years now, having met and fell in love when we were still in school. We have two beautiful children Abigail 10, and Nathan 6. We wanted to get married for so long, and we wanted to make it as memorable experience so we saved and saved whilst planning the day of our dreams....

The Perfect Day Of Annmarie & Niall in Radisson Blue Athlone

Our wedding day was the most perfect day ever. We had the time of our lives. Would happily do it all again tomorrow and not change one thing. ...

Magical Time In a Magical Land Wedding of Vicky & Paul in Maple Hotel Bangkok

We had our wedding in Bangkok, Thailand with all of our family and friends. We had Thai morning ceremony it was 32 degree and we had a wonderful evening reception with nine tier wedding cake. ...