Choosing your venue is one of the first and most exciting parts of your wedding planning. We put together some of our favourite Irish wedding venues.
In the heart of the Boyne Valley lies Ballymagarvey Village, it has such a 'home from home' feeling dating back to the 13th Century, charming and cosy. Steeped in culture and tradition with so many opportunities for fabulous photos among the surroundings. One such beautiful attribute can be seen in the ceremony room, where there are still beautiful old exposed beams and original cast windows, the original mill wheel also still remains outside. This restored flax mill caters for Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Humanist Ceremonies and Blessings.
The Westin Hotel, Dublin
The Westin Hotel is situated deep in Dublin City Centre on College Green. A perfect city wedding without sparing on any glamour or elegance. The Banking Hall has been restored to its original 1863 setting with marble pillars, mahogany door way and fabulous intricate detailing on the walls and ceilings. There are four Waterford Crystal chandeliers crafted from 8,000 individual pieces. The Banking Hall has its own private entrance through the spectacular facade on College Street. Our choice for a Dublin city wedding, a lovely mix of traditional and contemporary styles.
There is so much to be said about the beautiful venue that is Tankardstown House in Co. Meath luxury and class are in abundance here. The building compromises of a stunning 18th Century Manor House, orangery, cottages, cellar restaurant and garden village. It is very easy to fall in love with this venue, so much care and attention to detail has been paid. There is a magnificent winding staircase down to the Orangery and almost everywhere you look there is a stunning backdrop.
Perfectly set in the glorious greenery of County Wicklow is Powerscourt House and Gardens. The perfect balance of tranquility and elegance. Breath-taking scenery, large landscaped gardens all set amongst the backdrop of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain. Take in all the features of the historic estate. The ballroom is light and spacious & meticulously renovated.
The Orangery at Killruddery House dates back to 1852, designed and built by William Burns and inspired by the style of the Crystal Palace, legend has it that the family Tiara was sold to finance his work! There is a collection of Marble statues from the 1830's-50's, steeped in culture and such a wonderful and unique venue. There are many options when it comes to Killruddery House including using the library, dining room, drawing room or Grain Store. The Grain Store dates from the 19th century, it is a barn conversion facing the courtyard, and really is the perfect space for a more relaxed wedding.
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?
If you’ve already started planning your wedding, you’re probably aware of the many, many decisions you’ll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose a wedding hair “do”. Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? You may be relying on the internet to throw up some hair inspiration but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choice. If this sounds like you then we have whittled down the current top bridal hair trends to the final 6 so that you can choose the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Once you’ve selected the perfect look, you can work with a professional hairstylist to bring your vision to life.
Style #1: The Hollywood Wave
This look is really glamorous and glossy. A flashback to the movie stars of the thirties and forties. It's a great option for the brides who want to leave their hair down but still want it to feel different and really special. A classic every single year, but it looks so good on literally everyone.
Style #2: Textured Updo
Perfect for brides who want to have their hair up but want a relaxed look. It's textured, soft and has natural-looking volume. To achieve this look it's vital that your hair has some subtle highlights and plenty of layers.