Your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow

More information to celebrate your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Powerscourt House is a five-star wedding venue in Wicklow, Ireland.

It is voted in the top ten of houses and mansions in the Lonely Planet guide. And also on my list of best wedding venues in Ireland.

So this is my guide for your wedding at Powerscourt House, Wicklow which is only a short drive from Dublin city center.

Have a look at the photos of this historic place, one of the best wedding venues in Ireland, with its stunning views and romantic atmosphere.

Exclusive Dublin wedding venue

Powerscourt House is an Exclusive wedding venue just 45 minute from Dublin.

It definitely has the perfect photo backgrounds being surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains and it’s Italian inspired garden that is known all over the world.

Come allonge and give your family and friends this unique experience.

Your wedding celebration in Powerscourt House will be one of the best in Ireland.

If you are having a civil ceremony in the marble room, your wedding at Powerscourt house will be a very relaxed experience. With the Georgian Ballroom just a few steps away, your guests don’t have to walk far to start celebrating.

For sunny, warm days you can have your ceremony in the Rose garden or if you prefer a catholic service the pictoresc blue church of Kilternan is just a few minutes drive away.

Accommodation:

Accommodation is available at the five star luxury Powerscourt Hotel. Just a five minutes walk away. Powerscourt hotel offers more than 150bedrooms, a spa and two golf courses. Fine dining and a traditional pub is available for your day after celebrations.

 Powerscourt House is wheelchair accessible.

Theme and Style

A photoshoot to show you some inspiration for your wedding in Powerscourt house.

If you prefer a real wedding head over to Yasmin and Koray’s Romantic Summer wedding.

 

Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow
Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow
Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow

Your wedding at Powerscourt House

(By Maria, The Event Design Company)

Inspired by a real Princess

If you’re looking for an elegant, timeless theme for your own upcoming wedding, surely a real royal couple’s visit to Ireland can serve as your inspiration.

This photoshoot was heavily influenced by Princess Grace and Prince Rainier’s visit to attend “Le Bal de Petits Lits Blancs” held in very same Powerscourt House in 1965.

In keeping with that historic event’s style and glamour, we opted for a classic and romantic theme that hinted at a royal occasion yet avoided any fussiness or obvious royal wedding cues. 

Making her as eye-catching as Princess Grace was that day, our bride’s stunning wedding dress from Marian Gale was augmented with an elegant Kinnor headband made from dozens of flowers individually hand-wired onto a silver double band, wrapped with satin ribbon. Graciously allowing his bride to be the belle of the ball, the groom looked elegant and understated in a stunning royal blue velvet dinner jacket from Louis Copeland. 

The luxurious, royal blue theme was also carried over into the table’s rich and vibrant blue and gold colour scheme. It features tapered Ester & Erik candles as well as exquisite stationery from Calligraphy by Laura.

The couple, table and event were styled by Maria from The Event Design Company. 

If you are hoping to get married in a luxury wedding venue, remember Powerscourt House is not only one of Ireland’s most unique and gorgeous venues, it’s one fit for a Prince and Princess / with a little royal history

 

Planning your wedding?

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wedding at adare manor

WEDDING AT ADARE MANOR

Wedding at Adare Manor is my impression of  this luxury hotel in Ireland  

There are not a lot of places more romantic than Adare Manor to celebrate your wedding in Ireland.

With a delicious mix of old and new, it is a fairytale, manor house hotel that was voted “best hotel in the world” by conde Naste and is also one of the best luxurious wedding venues in Ireland.

With its unique atmosphere, it offers a great sense of elegance and comfort for small intimate and exclusive bigger weddings.

Have your party in one of the most beautiful ballrooms Ireland, super exclusive and grand, centred around the spirit of a hundred thousand Irish welcomes (cead mile failte)

Exclusive Weddings at Adare Manor 

For all-important life events: a wedding, a significant birthday or anniversary. No matter the occasion, Adare Manor is your choice for a luxurious and distinguished event that your guests will wish could go on forever

 

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best wedding planners in Ireland

Best wedding planners in Ireland

Hiring a wedding planner can help make the process of organising your wedding much easier and more enjoyable.

Here is my list of best wedding planners in Ireland,

that will give you the best service and will help to make your dream wedding in Ireland an unforgettable reality.

Hiring one of these best wedding planners in Ireland will make the organisation of your wedding an enjoyable event.

“You’re buzzing with excitement!

You are so ready to start planning the biggest, happiest most romantic day of your dreams.. You started exploring beautiful wedding blogs, Pinned 1000 ideas onto “my wedding folder” and have all these amazing ideas. Then reality sets in and it’s time to sit down and talk with your fiance about all the seemingly boring stuff…..

You realise determining your budget, finding your ideal vendors, choosing your guest list, and making all the other big and small decisions, planning a wedding celebration is sometimes no easy task. It all seems overwhelming, especially for those with a busy schedule. 

Luckily, there is the option of a wedding planner.

Simply think a professional can go through all the options better than you can.

Hiring a wedding planner can help make the process much easier and more enjoyable and here is my list of top wedding planners in Ireland that will definitely give you the best service and will dream with you to make your dream wedding in Ireland an unforgettable reality.”

To help to organize your dream DESTINATION WEDDING, this is my list of best wedding planners in Ireland 

 

 

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
Based in Ireland, Olivia Buckley International is a world-renowned boutique event management company specialising in destination planning and design, who truly understand the importance of life’s precious moments.

They share with their clients an expectation of exceptional quality, impeccable design and exquisite craftsmanship 

Managing Director, Olivia Buckley has an innate ability to create compelling and truly spectacular events with flawless execution and effortless style. Her calming kindness and commitment to perfection has propelled her brand into the top tier of luxury event management companies in Ireland and around the world. With more than 20 years of experience, Olivia leads a dynamic, edgy and vibrant team who will masterfully compose every element of your celebration from corporate and private events to destination wedding planning.

If you dream it, we can do it.

We understand the importance of style, sophistication, elegance, trust, privacy and discretion. Our luxury concierge service complements our full range of boutique services including planning, design and guest relations.

ALSO READ “A guide to planning a destination wedding in Ireland by Olivia Buckley”

Contact

Email:      studio@oliviabuckley.com

Call:         00353 61 59 6994

Insta:      @oliviabuckleyinternational

Web:       www.oliviabuckley.com

Tara Fay specializes in wedding celebrations in Ireland and beyond. She has a global reputation for the inventive design and the seamless delivery of extraordinarily weddings and special events. She thinks outside the box and is meticulously focused on details, so you don’t have to. She is a dreamer and risk-taker and passionate about hospitality. She wants to have fun and is energized by the meanings and memories created by milestones.

Simply put, She is an event and wedding planner in Ireland for luxury bespoke weddings and guarantees her clients exquisite results.

Contact

Email:     info@tarafay.ie

Call:         00353 1 2600878

Insta:     @tarafayevents

Web:       www.tarafay.ie

Led by renowned Ireland Wedding Planner, Michelle McDermott, Dream Irish Wedding creates weddings of distinction and splendour like no other.

A Truly memorable day for their discerning national and international Couples.. 

Dream Irish Wedding is a must for couples searching for the perfect wedding in Ireland whether marquee or venue. Affiliated to Ireland’s top luxury castles and venues including Adare Manor and Ashford Castle, together with her amazing team of vendors, Ireland Wedding Planner Michelle ensures that your wedding will be a once in a lifetime, magnificent event for you and your guests.

Romance is her passion and detail is her speciality.

Michelle focuses on authentic connection and real advice. Michelle and her team combine a beautifully designed event that reflects their client’s unique personality and style with a superbly executed plan creating an unforgettable wedding day or event .

From intimate weddings to larger couture events, Dream Irish Wedding will create a wedding in Ireland that is world-class, prestigious and truly magical.

Contact

Email:     info@dreamirishwedding.com

Call:         00353 86 8140867

Insta:      @dreamirishwedd

Web:       www.dreamirishwedding.com

Waterlily Weddings, stands for Exquisite weddings, flawlessly executed with their wedding planning service available in Ireland and the USA.

Michelle and her team believe that your destination wedding in Ireland or at home in the US should be a breathtaking, unique, authentic experience, surrounded by those you love.

Your wedding is a  beautiful moment to celebrate love, life and each other.

From Irish crashing cliffs to ancient Irish castles to your own back garden. So many details, so much emotion, so much to celebrate.

With the wedding planning service of Waterlily Weddings, your bespoke wedding day will be a reflection of you and your Romantic story. A once in a lifetime chance to create your perfect day, stop time and change your world.

If you are an adventurous, confident, professional couple with an extraordinary love of life. You have found your soul mate and want to say, “I Do” on the wedding day of your dreams in Ireland or the US, with Waterlily weddings you have found the best talent that will let you shine.

Planning together is about trust, respect and being inspired.

Michelle and her team will remove all the stress, answer all your questions, and create your perfect day.

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You will notice  Collette’s natural eye for detail and her excellent skills in communicating and negotiating with the best suppliers in Ireland.

Collette specializes in theme design, entertainment ideas and venue styling for events catering up to 1000 people.

Her natural artistic abilities and creative talent combined with her excellent organisational skills and practical outlook make her the perfect wedding planner in Ireland. Collette knows how to put on a good event and make your ideas come to life in a personal and unique way, for the most important day in her life.

 

Contact

Email:     Collette@elegantevents.ie

Call:         00353 86 889 3155

Insta:     @eleganteventsbycollette

Web:       www.elegantevents.ie

The event design company is a wedding planning consultancy in Ireland that takes a personal and bespoke approach to creating beautiful weddings and unforgettable events. As no two couples are the same, Maria believes in curating weddings that reflect her couples personality by turning their ideas into reality. She wants every bride and groom to have the day of their dreams and every guest a day they’ll never forget.

Maria has experience with all types of weddings and she understands the little touches that make them extra special. This means you can save you time and this leaves you free to enjoy your big day to the fullest, knowing every element is being taken care of.

Also, her relationships with the finest wedding suppliers mean she can source the best while making your budget stretch that little bit further.

If your dreams are of an intimate or an extravagant wedding celebration in Ireland,

if you are full of ideas or don’t know where to start,

she will love to work with you to create a most unforgettable event.

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Email:     maria@theeventdesigncompany.ie

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Wedding in France

Weddings in France

Ohlala ! (Sigh) La France, la belle France!

What country in the world is more romantic, elegant, refined and picture-perfect than France? Hosting a destination wedding in France is a dream come true…Historical venues, World-class cuisine, Extraordinary wine, backdrops and scenery that magazine shoots are made of….

If you are considering France as your wedding destination then read below to get more ideas and inspiration…and if you haven’t considered France…well keep reading and maybe you will end up saying I DO in one of the most beautiful countries in the world after all! 

Our friends at Haute Wedding have compiled a short-list of venue styles that may pull at your heart-strings…Enjoy! 

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A guide to venue Styles in the most beautiful country in the world

Chateaux

France is home to thousands, literally thousands of chateau…ranging from fairy tale style castles, to medieval fortresses, Renaissance palaces, or residences that were owned or hosted royalty and nobility…

Chateaux can be either open to the public during the day for cultural visits, or private residences. They are usually filled with stories of centuries past, incredible architecture, intricate details, and a sense of grandeur.
Couples who consider a chateau wedding usually are drawn to an ambiance of opulence, elegance and history.

Chic Farmhouses

The French countryside in Provence  is dotted with countless renovated farmhouses radiating warmth, rustic charm, and serenity. Often nestled amongst vineyards, lavender fields, seas of sunflowers, or shimmering olive groves they are off the beaten path and a haven to celebrate a wedding over several days amongst close family & friends. 

Imagine a ceremony with striking natural beauty all around, followed by cocktails by the pool as a jazz band strums in the background, and dinner in a  stone courtyard or open-aired barn as the sun begins to set and the countryside turns from a golden glow to a soft orange hue before the sun sets making room for the glittering stars to appear magically… Provence is immersed in an atmosphere of tranquillity and romantic magic…timeless, forever. 

Hilltop villages, local bustling markets, azure blue skies, and terraces shaded by imposing plane trees make nice day trips for guests to explore the cafés, art galleries, wineries, and restaurants. 

Couples who consider a Chic Farmhouse wedding are usually drawn to a slower pace, and prioritize spending time with friends & family while appreciating refined luxury without being ‘too over the top’.

Mountain Chalets in France 

‘The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go’ – John Muir
The power, immensity, sense of adventure, and proximity to nature is like a magnetic pull in the French Alps. Peaks towering above 4000m, cascading glaciers, snow-capped peaks, colorful wildflowers, lulling sound of cowbells in the distance, dark green forests, altitude meadows….

Celebrating a wedding in the Alps is rarely even a question for couples who choose to marry there…it is a burning desire in the spirit that draws people to a place where they feel alive, at peace, and overflowing with energy and bliss that cannot be contained….

Venues of choice are often chalets or altitude restaurants with postcard perfect backdrops. High wooden beams, textured fabrics, crackling fireplaces, a cozy ambiance whether it be summer or winter….

Couples who choose to marry in the Alps  often look to share an experience with their loved ones. They are adventurous and appreciate the sheer beauty and pristine surroundings that nature has bestowed upon planet earth. Couples often choose to sprinkle in activities such as skiing, hiking, paragliding, rafting, rock-climbing, mountain biking or golfing into their wedding weekend adventure!

Seaside Luxury Hotels

The French Riviera  has crystalline blue-green waters, sailboats dotted in the bays and sumptuous villas secluded amongst the pines, citrus trees and palm trees…The Riviera as a whole is bustling, busy, glamorous, a place to be seen and rub elbows with jet-setters. 

The seaside luxury hotels on the Riviera are architectural masterpieces adorned with swimming pools plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, perfectly manicured gardens, rare sports cars pulling through the driveways, and terraces overlooking the shimmering diamond-like sparkling waters where celebrities, artists, and royalty have chosen to appreciate the finer things in life since the turn of the century.

Weddings on the Riviera do not go unnoticed…they are THE event to treat your guests to sparkle, fine wines, Michelin starred cuisine and opulence.

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Haute wedding is selected as Vogues top 5 Wedding planners and based in france.

For more inspiration and details on weddings in France don’t hesitate to visit Haute Wedding to see whether this incredibly rich & diverse country is your future dream destination!

A guide to planning a destination wedding in Ireland

A GUIDE TO PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN IRELAND

A guide about all aspects of planning a destination in Ireland by

Olivia Buckley international

Life is a fairytale

and to see it we must open our eyes and cherish all that is around us. Your wedding will be one of the most special occasions in your life. It will be a day of love, laughter and happily ever after. When you picture your wedding, you will see a myriad of images. You will see your partner, your family, your guests and your gown. You will imagine the smell of fresh florals, the taste of delightful cuisine and the sound of music. You will dream of a perfect day in the perfect place.

We are so lucky to live in a world of infinite possibilities. We can do anything we want to do and achieve everything we want to achieve. The key to transforming your dreams into reality is to take things one step at a time. Before you can reach the pinnacle of your vision, take a step back and really think about what you want your wedding to represent. If you have always dreamed of planning a destination wedding in Ireland, embrace this. It is an incredible experience. Sharing the most special time of your life with your family and friends by your side is something you will always remember as you create unforgettable memories that you will treasure forever.

CHOOSING IRELAND AS YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING LOCATION

 

One of the top wedding destinations in the world, Ireland is blessed with magical landscapes and spectacular settings. With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Ireland is home to the longest defined coastal route in the world. Covering nine counties and more than 2600km, The Wild Atlantic Way is a sight to behold. There are so many beautiful locations and wedding venues to choose from and you are only ever a plane ride away from exploring our charming little island. As one of Ireland’s leading destination wedding planners, we take pride in sharing our experiences with you so you can see the true beauty of the Emerald Isle.

CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING VENUE IN IRELAND

One of the most important things to remember when you embark on your search is to enjoy the experience.

DREAM DESIGN FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING

Ireland has a huge variety of magnificent architecture. From regal castles adorned with beautiful gold leaf detailing to enchanting ballrooms bathed in candlelight, the perfect place is here waiting for you to find it.

How do you want to feel as you walk down the aisle? How do you want your guests to feel when they leave? What kind of story are you trying to tell with your wedding details and decor? These are important questions to ask yourself as you define what your wedding story will be all about.

Think about the kind of style aesthetic you would like. Are you more Jane Austen or James Bond? Do you prefer Gatsby glamour or classic romance? Do you have a specific dress code in mind for your wedding? Consider how different themes will play into your dress code. For instance, a rustic wedding theme and a black-tie dress code may not be the best combination. Think about how you are as a couple and look at your style collectively to choose a theme that is best suited to both of your personalities. Above all else, it should reflect who you are as a couple. All of the details should join together in perfect harmony, just like the two of you.

Creating the perfect fairytale moment between you and your partner is the ultimate goal. A rose-laden aisle, sparkling chandeliers and luxurious florals will awaken the magic in every soul. With so many emotions at play, your wedding is a love story unfolding as day turns into night.

DECIDING ON THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE

As wedding planners, it is our job to understand the kind of wedding you want. Our creative vision, knowledge and experience will ensure your day will be an accurate reflection of you both as a couple. We want you to look back on the day and feel fantastic about the time you had, the place you were, and the love you were surrounded by.

We know how important it is to find the perfect wedding venue. It is important to take into consideration the proximity and accessibility of the main airports to the venues you are considering. If you are inviting large numbers for your wedding and you will not be able to have exclusive use of the venue, you will need to consider transportation for your guests and accommodation options. Consider your guest list and who you are inviting. The best wedding planning companies will have an experienced and knowledgeable guest relations team to look after all of this for you so you can rest assured that your guests will be in good hands during their stay in Ireland. Your venue can play a defining role in the theme of your wedding so it is really important to choose one that complements it rather than clashes with it.

Your venue can also have a big impact on your overall theme before you even realise it. If you are getting married in an outdoor setting like a castle garden, it can complement an elegant and classic theme. An outdoor or barn wedding can add a rustic vibe to your wedding theme. Keep in mind that no matter where your wedding takes place, there are always ways to add touches that define your style.

Thinking about when your wedding will take place can also help you to narrow down your choice of venues. Look at seasonal details to find additional inspiration. Natural landscapes make beautiful settings for wedding ceremonies and create breathtaking photographs. The time of year may not seem relevant to your venue options but it is an important consideration to take into account. For instance, a beachside ceremony might lose its charm in the winter months when the weather is extremely unpredictable. With so many private estate homes, country lodges, grand hotels, manors and castles, the option of exclusivity is a major advantage if you are looking for private rental for your wedding. This is appealing for many couples as it offers a very relaxed feel where everyone can stay together, get ready together and celebrate together. It is also a great option if you have a lot of children coming to your wedding and it gives you an overall feeling of privacy if that is something that is important to you.

As soon as you have set your wedding date, send out your save the date cards. Letting people know early means they can book flights and accommodation well in advance, taking advantage of pre-season and off-peak offerings. This might also be a good time to set up a wedding website. It is a great tool for sharing details about your location so your guests have the information they need if they would like to travel around before or after your wedding. Again, your wedding planner can look after all of this for you too so all the information will be at your fingertips.

CHOOSING A WEDDING PLANNER

 

Without an experienced wedding planner by your side, planning a destination wedding can be challenging. There are so many unknown pieces to the puzzle. Beginning your search online can be overwhelming with the huge array of venues and locations in Ireland. From medieval castles and majestic churches to stately homes and exquisite hotels, we know the venues that work.

We have been blessed with the honour and privilege of working with so many amazing couples in some of Ireland’s most spectacular venues. We are renowned for creating breathtaking experiences for our international clients and have fast become the leading wedding planning company in Ireland. Our suppliers also provide an outstanding service paired with impeccable attention to detail to ensure your vision is achieved and your expectations are exceeded.

INCORPORATING WEDDING TRADITIONS AND BLESSINGS

Ancient Irish traditions and customs are a constant reminder of the unique and respected culture that Ireland is so well known for all around the world.

Click here to read more about Irish Wedding traditions and blessings.

Celebrating the best of your culture with respect and knowledge is an integral gift that a good wedding planner will be blessed with. Take time to discuss the possibilities of incorporating your own customs and traditions into a traditional Irish ceremony or blessing. After all, it is your day so you can do it your way! An experienced wedding planner will also establish effective lines of communication that will work for both sides no matter where you live in the world. Time should never be a challenge as it is important to develop a system that works for you both. Trust works both ways and the right destination wedding planner will understand that respect and consideration are the fundamental basics to developing a trusted friendship and a professional relationship.

CHOOSING YOUR PREFERRED TYPE OF CEREMONY

 

We understand that each and every couple has individual preferences in terms of perspective about the ceremony. The type of ceremony you choose will represent an expression of you both and what you are celebrating. Whether it is religious, civil, symbolic or legally-binding, it is important to consider what is important to you.

•CIVIL CEREMONY

This is a straightforward, legally-binding ceremony where your marriage is registered in Ireland and which complies with Irish laws. Civil weddings can only be held indoors at a licensed venue and performed by a registrar on working days only, which are Monday through Friday.

•RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

Catholic weddings are the second most common legally-binding ceremonies in Ireland. Having a Catholic ceremony in Ireland requires following the rules of marriage outlined by the Church, which includes undergoing a premarital course. This type of ceremony can only take place in a consecrated church or chapel. 

•HUMANIST CEREMONY

These are non-religious and non-denominational weddings that have recently been recognised as legally-binding in Ireland. It is a more relaxed and free-flowing ceremony that requires only two official elements and can take place in any location (including outdoor) as long as it is open to the public.

•SPIRITUAL CEREMONY

This is not too different from a Humanist ceremony as it is also non-denominational and does not conform to mainstream religious beliefs. Spiritual ceremonies are performed by a member of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. Being a more liberal ceremony, it can take place on any day of the week, either indoors or outdoors.

Another way to incorporate your personality into the wedding is to pay tribute to your family or culture. Allow yourself to combine traditional aspects of your heritage with a modern twist. The mixture will be unique to you as a couple and your family will love the homage to their roots.

YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING CEREMONY

Sparkling sunshine and crystal clear skies make for a stunning setting, but, just like anywhere else in the world, the weather is never guaranteed. For this reason, the first element of your wedding to consider is your ceremony. Choose a style that best suits your personalities as a couple. This is your opportunity to ensure your special day is a true reflection of your style. It is a day you will want to remember forever so take the time to look at your options.

Do you want to get married indoors or outdoors? Do you dream of a clifftop ceremony echoed with the sound of the crashing waves below or do you envisage the sweeping feel of your gown as you glide through the doors of a majestic cathedral?

Of course, you can combine the best of both worlds with a magical ceremony outdoors followed by an exquisite reception indoors. A ceremony in an enchanted forest under a canopy of trees or a blessing in a botanical garden in full bloom would certainly set a spectacular tone for what lies ahead.

There are pros and cons with both options so it is important to consider what elements of your day will need to be prioritised if it comes down to it. There will be no need to worry about unpredictable weather with an indoor setting. You will be safe in the knowledge that whatever happens outside on the day will not affect your plans inside. Ireland is blessed with so many beautiful churches and buildings to host indoor wedding ceremonies and so many couples are planning a destination wedding in on the grounds of our majestic houses.

Outdoor weddings provide a stunning backdrop with the effortless beauty of the surrounding scenery offering a clean slate of visual interest. If you decide to have an outdoor celebration, it goes without saying that you must have a Plan B in place. An outdoor ceremony and reception will always be 100% weather dependent in Ireland. No matter what time of year, there is always a chance of rain or unfavourable conditions that will affect your outdoor plans.

The best wedding planners in the world will leave nothing to chance. Nobody can control the weather but we will always be prepared. We will have plans in place to change paths at the last minute so you will not be worrying about what to do when unexpected problems arise. Outdoor celebrations can be more challenging logistically but we will always find a way to work around unexpected situations. Planning will be a huge factor with outdoor weddings as you need to consider all the additional individual elements associated with marquees such as a dance floor, tables, chairs, lighting, sound and bathrooms. When choosing your venue it is so important to seriously consider what your ceremony might look like indoors as well as outdoors.

So whatever you decide to do, do what makes you happy. We love what we do and that makes us happy! We wish you the very best as you celebrate the most magical time of your lives as a couple. Enjoy the excitement, embrace the adventure and don’t be afraid to take a chance. Believe you can and you are already halfway there. After all, a dream we dream together can be a reality. 

Until next time,

Olivia x

A world-renowned boutique wedding and event management company that has become synonymous with destination weddings and private events, Olivia Buckley International celebrates life, love and luxury. Understanding and appreciating the importance of life’s precious moments, Managing Director Olivia Buckley has successfully sculpted her passion for weddings and events into a true art form.

With deep roots in the world of weddings and events, Olivia has curated some of Ireland’s most coveted luxury events, both nationally and internationally. Celebrating over 20 years in the events industry, Olivia has worked with a cohort of some of the most accomplished conceptual artists in the business, forging solid relationships within the industry and assembling an enviable book of contacts to call upon.

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Every wedding is unique, and for that reason, I create custom proposals for every one of my clients.

For more information about my process and to schedule a call :

 

Winter at Cliff at Lyons

Winter at Cliff at Lyons
This is the season

 

Winter at Cliff at Lyons can start with a longer stroll on the Canal way.. Enjoy the fresh air and the Christmas atmosphere of Co. Kildare, Ireland.

After it is time for some uber, warm festive fun with warm apple cider that will put you in the best festive spirit.

Cliff at Lyons has two special restaurants for your Christmas celebrations.

Festive Lunch and dinner at the orangery

Or Aimsir restaurant that is a passionate advocate for authentic Irish ingredients used in a sophisticated way.  

Aimsir is a new restaurant in Co. Kildare exploring Irish products. The food is finding its inspiration by the climate in Ireland and how it controls what grows.

Celebrating the fresh vegetables, fish and meat on the island, Aimsir is the passionate advocate for authentic ingredients used in a different way.

Chef Jordan Bailey and house manager Majken Bech Christensen are exploring these Irish food ingredients in a new exciting way.

 

Winter Wedding at Cliff at Lyons


Cliff at Lyons is an amazing historic location in a unique rural setting along the banks of the Grand Canal in Co. Kildare Ireland.


It is a place where all of your closest family and friends could come together from all over the world and totally feel welcome, relaxed and at home.

 The hotel is cosy, private and warm and the perfect venue for a Winter wedding near to Dublin in Ireland.

The beautiful buildings and gardens make the most beautiful backdrop for your Irish, Celtic Wedding day.

Christmas at Cliff at Lyons

By Vow Art

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