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.
Wedding hair vines are very on trend this year, but if you are asking yourself “What’s a wedding hair vine?”, let us explain. Wedding hair vines are long, flexible head pieces made on thin twisted wire that can be shaped to any design required to suit your hairstyle. Wedding hair vines generally don’t have any combs attached to them and can easily be pinned into your hair wherever needed. This gives them the flexibility to be worn with many different hairstyles.
So, how should you wear your wedding hair vine...
First, decide on how you will be wearing your hair; will you be wearing your hair down, in a long loose braid? Hair vines also look fantastic in half up half down hairstyles. Simply secure into the section of your hair that is pinned up, and then gentle curve down through your loose waves. If you are wearing your hair in a loose plait, the hair vine can simply be plaited into your hair as it is done.
As we mentioned hair vines are a very big trend for this year and here are our top selling wedding hair vines for 2020 so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamante crystals for a little sparkle.
The Gold Vine is a light and flexible headpiece that can be worn to the side, back or across the top of the head. It is simply attached with tiny alligator style clips hidden beneath the piece.
Whatever your mood, style, outfit or budget, there are statement earrings out there that make you happy the moment you put them on. We remember the earrings we wore on first dates and on special occasions and, let’s be honest, we can always find an excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair! When it comes to your wedding earrings, the stakes are a little higher but don’t worry, we’re here today with our top tips to help you choose the perfect pair…
You’ll be wearing your statement earrings all say so not only do they need to be beautiful they need to be practical too. If you don’t often wear long drop earrings it might be a good idea to wear your earrings at home behind closed doors for a few days to be sure you get on with them.
Consider any other accessories you'll be wearing or the details of your wedding dress when choosing your earrings. If your dress has embellishments, you might like to opt for earrings that coordinate with them.
Don’t forget that your whole outfit should be balanced, if you want to wear a glamorous pair of statement earrings, don’t rush to wear lots of other accessories, alternatively if you opt for subtle wedding earrings you can then choose to wear lots of other pieces too, our Alisha, Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings are perfect for this.
Pearls are very often a popular wedding day gift for a bride, but why are pearls associated with weddings, you may be thinking!
Thanks to their fabulous shimmering iridescence, these organic little gems have always been highly prized throughout history, in fact, Cleopatra is said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine before drinking it, simply to show Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire country in just one meal, and the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, marriage, and marital harmony. During the crusades knights wore pearls on the battlefield, believing they held magic powers that would protect them from harm. In the 1500s pearls were so highly regarded that countries across Europe passed laws forbidding anyone apart from nobility to wear them. And even to this day, they are still a popular choice for royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them at her wedding and over in the USA, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs Kennedy, which was almost royalty.
Are you considering making pearls part of your wedding? When it comes time to make your pearl selection, what do you need to know? Let us help...