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Today we’re drooling over rustic wedding cakes from Irish bakers. Lots of couples opt for a bit of a rustic theme for their Big Day with hessian galore and wooden touches. And one way to keep the theme going is with your wedding cake. There are some seriously romantic wedding cakes out there that are perfect for a rustic theme. One big trend is having a tree style bark finish with your initials engraved on it – a gorgeous option for couples looking to personalize their cake. Naked wedding cakes are another gorgeous rustic cake trend that’s super popular. The layers are stripped back and the gorgeous spongy tiers are revealed. Topped with fruit and berries, they’re perfect for a rustic bash! We’ve rounded up some incredible creations below to give you plenty of inspiration for your own cake cutting moment…

Browse Wedding Cake Suppliers in Ireland!

Cake Rise, Sligo

GBC Cakes, Meath

Janey’s Cakery, Dublin

Baker Boy Cakes, Cork

Cherub Couture Cakes, Waterford

SD Cakes, Co. Laois

Deborah’s Designer Cakes, Dublin

Lisa Celebration Cakes, Carlow

Dee’s Delightful Bakes, Co. Kerry

Selina’s Cakes, Kerry

Amazing Cakes, Dublin

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The best way to get your guests in the mood for a party is to set the tone with perfect music during pre-drinks! We’ve put together a list of the best live music options in the country! There’s everything from pianists and singers to guitarists and quartets. There’s something for everyone. Have a look at some incredible music for your wedding pre-drinks below.

 

Arundo Traditional Irish Music | View Profile

Arundó crosses musical genres seamlessly, making the band ideally suited to entertain your wedding guests on your special day. The band can enhance your wedding ceremony with haunting Irish and Classical instrumental music and song, and can provide a lively set during your pre-meal drinks reception. Arundó can also entertain you with a spirited Céilí, which includes Irish dancers and a dance instructor – a wonderful addition to your wedding celebrations!

 

Bow Musique | View Profile

Bow Musique is a friendly and adaptable string quartet (two violins, a viola and a cello), made up of 4 talented, experienced and professional players. With our extensive and varied repertoire, we can cater for all musical tastes (from classical to modern pop). If you don’t see the piece of music you would like on our website’s repertoire just ask and we will do our very best to make it happen! Having provided music for many weddings over the years, we are still excited by sharing this magical experience with our clients.

 

Craddog | View Profile

Craddóg Irish Music Events will make that special day last the rest of your life! Everyone can relax, catch up and unwind during the drinks reception to our acoustic set of traditional tunes and nice background music to create a lovely warm atmosphere – setting everyone up for the night ahead!

 

Anne-Marie Powderly | View Profile

Anne-Marie is a superb vocalist and guitarist with over 18 years singing experience at wedding and church ceremonies. She has sung with many choirs and as the leader of the Folk Choir in Duleek Church, has an unsurpassed knowledge of suitable ceremonial and contemporary music to cater to your unique style of wedding. She has made acclaimed performances on both TV and radio as well as renowned appearances at music festivals throughout the country.

 

Sean Rowland | View Profile

Sean provides instrumental covers of all the wedding classics or can work with a singer of your choice. Sean also provides a fantastic portable baby grand piano that can be set up in minutes, indoor or outdoor. If you are looking for something unique and a real treat for your family and friends, Sean is also the only wedding pianist to offer live Facebook requests from your guests as they relax before or during dinner.

 

Something Blue Acoustics | View Profile

Something Blue Acoustics are an experienced wedding duo available for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and also for celebrations the day after, to keep the party going! Something Blue Acoustics is made of newly married couple Kelly and Damien Grimes. Both with a huge background in music, Damien with an honours degree in music, and Kelly on stage since the age of 16, you are guaranteed a very professional yet personal sound to your wedding day.

 

4 in a Bar | View Profile

Ok, let’s talk about something different for your wedding… Consider the sweet blended voices of 4 in a Bar–Ireland’s official IABS National Champion harmony quartet – to serenade you and wow your guests on your wedding day. Eoin, Shane, Tristan and Paul are based in Dublin where they meet every week. Their music ranges from beautiful Classical ceremony music to lively drinks reception entertainment. What sets the guys apart is their ability to easily move around your venue while they sing, meaning whatever the weather or whatever number of rooms your party occupies, everyone will get to enjoy the fun of 4 in a Bar.

 

Wave – Acoustic Duo | View Profile

Wave Acoustic Duo are a Dublin based two piece acoustic band with a soulful funky sound and an extensive repertoire of classic hits from the 60’s through to today. Package deals available for ceremony and pre-dinner reception music. We specialize in alternative style ceremony music. You want your ceremony to be an enjoyable experience! Choose songs that mean something to you! We’ll guide you through it all.

 

Ceara Hurley | View Profile

Ceara Hurley is a vastly experienced wedding singer based in Cork who has performed throughout Ireland. While best known for her soulful voice, her extensive repertoire allows you to choose from a wide variety of musical genres, ensuring that the music at your wedding is tailormade to reflect your own particular style and taste.

Ceara provides a made-to-measure musical package including accompanist, sound equipment and song selection; thereby ensuring that couples can skip down the aisle worry free.

 

Ciaran Byrne | View Profile

Ciaran is a professional Dublin based contemporary guitarist with almost 20 years history of playing both solo and ensemble music, in various styles. Having had extensive experience writing, arranging and performing music for both the stage and studio environments, he is currently performing solo instrumental arrangements for wedding ceremonies/receptions and corporate events. He adds his own unique blend of melodic, atmospheric guitar soundscapes to any musical style, including indie rock, classical/soundtrack, jazz, contemporary pop, folk/country and literally anything in between.

 

Corrib String Quartet | View Profile

With our wide repertoire of music we are able to meet every musical desire and are able to individually tailor your wedding ceremony. We are happy to arrange any piece of music not included in our repertoire and are delighted to accompany singers. Let us help you to make the right choice of music for your wedding at a very competitive price. We know that every wedding is unique and we can work with you to make it the magical ceremony that you have always wanted. It will make a difference.

 

Daragh Pearse | View Profile

Daragh has been playing guitar for over twenty years. Studying in his twenties under Ireland’s leading guitarists and composers he won first prize in the senior all Ireland guitar competition. He has been playing piano for seven years and plays at a church service twice a week for the past five years. He also plays Ukulele and sings. He is very Friendly and easy to deal with.

 

Delta String Quartet | View Profile

Formed in 2001, the Delta String Quartet brings together four of Ireland’s most experienced and talented musicians. Having performed together for thousands of weddings and events, the DSQ is the epitome of professionalism, and knows how to provide a touch of luxury and class to any occasion. The DSQ’s full repertoire has been arranged not only for quartet, but also for trio and duo, allowing an option to suit every size event and budget. We would love for you to listen to us performing on our website, and comments are always welcomed on our Facebook page.

 

Fionnuala Monks | View Profile

Fionnuala is an Internationally Renowned harpist and Singer whose previous clients include Presidents Mary McAleese and Bill Clinton. A total professional holding a Bachelor of Music from University College Dublin. A Licentiate from Trinity College London and an Associateship from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Fionnuala has performed widely for local and International Television and radio. She has performed extensively throughout Europe, The United States and Japan. Fionnuala can offer you the best in music for your Wedding day with her haunting and pure soprano voice and equally moving harp playing. She will enrapture you and your guests with her beautiful concert harp music.

 

From Venus to Mars | View Profile

From Venus to Mars are a unique wedding band who provide music for the ceremony, drinks reception and evening with a 5 piece band.  We are based in Wexford and Wicklow but travel nationwide offering a range of high quality music services for your wedding day. We do offer discounts when booking more than one service so if you would like to take the hassle out of booking several different musicians get in touch and we will be happy to talk you through some options.

 

Graham Coe | View Profile

If you’re looking for ceremony music, drinks reception music or even music during your meal you’ve come to the right place. I love what I do and I believe it shows in the music I play, so if you’d like to make your ceremony even more memorable or you’d just like to keep your guests entertained during your drinks reception don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you and answering any queries!

 

LR Project | View Profile

LR Project led by the two experienced and versatile musicians from Brazil Luana Matos (Voice) and Robson Rocha (Guitar), will deliver a beautiful musical experience full of the authentic Bossa Nova swing (singing either in English or Portuguese) with that summer feeling no matter what season we are! The repertory can be also filled with full of Jazz and also their own versions of classic hits from the 60’s through to today. A perfect warm and relaxing atmosphere for wedding receptions, dinners, brunches, garden parties and cocktails. Also, their flexible performance can be suitable to fit the need of your wedding day, such as the bride walking down the aisle by the favorite song in a romantic ceremony.

 

Related: Beautiful Music For Your Wedding Pre-Drinks [Part One]

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Names: Roisin & Joel

Length of engagement: 19 months

Wedding Date:  09-03-19

Wedding location: Radisson Blu, Sligo

Photographer: Wojciech Kosa

 

We met…  At the Narin/Portnoo Sea Food festival summer 2009.

 

 

Our proposal… Joel proposed to me at a local beach when we went for a walk. He showed me a go pro video that he made which showed him going to all the places we spent our first summer together and eventually it brought him back to the beach where he was writing something in the sand which ended up reading “will you marry me”.

 

 

Our wedding theme/colours… No real theme but the bridesmaids wore a dusty purple with rose gold accessories.

 

 

Things we DIY’d/made ourselves… We made our own seating plan which incorporated all the places in the world we have been and each table had a photo with a magnet of the place.

 

 

My dress… A bit unusual, plainish on the front but with a beautiful laced back and train. I got it from the White Collection in Letterkenny.

 

My hair and make up… Plain and natural as possible with a relaxed upstyle.  Both by Rossano’s in Sligo

 

 

His suit… Very unique. He had a burgundy tweed effect suit with a navy waistcoat.

 

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“I was enjoying the grounds and watching my guests in awe of the castle making sure everything was going well that I did not have the traditional time a bride usually spends getting ready.”

 

Bride and Groom: LeShan Barrios and Jason Robert Zaffuto

Wedding date: St Patrick’s Day 2019

Venue: Kilkea Castle

Photographer: Couple Photography

 

We met in Tampa on a casual night out in December of 2006.  Jason was with my cousin and I was out with co-worker/friend. During the holidays my cousins and I tended to meet up more.  We happened to be out in the same area and decided to catch up. It wasn’t until January 2007 that we met up again.

 

 

Our proposal happened during the 4th of July week of 2018. We were at our annual family vacation which is usually at the beach, this year was in North Carolina.  It also so happens to be the year we received notice that the same cousin that introduced us was on his death bed.  Although this was not a celebratory time, Jason felt it was a nudge to stop waiting for the perfect moment.  He felt it was a reminder that life is short and action was needed.

 

 

We didn’t intend for our wedding to have a theme or colours.  We only knew we wanted it in the vast greenness of Ireland, I guess that is a statement on its own.  Not sure why, I’ve always had a pull to visit.  Since we first met, I always talked about wanting to go there.  He wasn’t quite sure of why I’d feel this way as neither of us are Irish.  As the years passed (12) he too began to want to make this visit.  So, it was the perfect place for us to celebrate our lives together. As for colours, we just started piecing things together.  First, my mustard coloured wool craspedia bouquet, because I wanted something that I could bring home with me, something I could keep. Then the boutonnieres and of course corsages which I also wanted the recipients to be able to take home.  Of course when I found out our long time friends from the UK with their 2 daughters were coming I had to get them mini bouquets.  These were amazing.  A wonderful lady by the name of Maria Feitshans of Bela Creates Treasures, who I’ve never met in person created them all for me off of pictures I sent her.  I only communicated with her via Instagram, Facebook and her daughter who is a member of the health club I work at.

Then it was my son’s suite that we ordered online the Friday before we left, it was a beautiful burgundy velvet.  We realized Jason had a pair of shoes the same colour and I had a pair as well – bamb.  That same day Jason walked into a store and purchased his hunter green velvet blazer with black lapels, that just happened to be there. That night I ordered myself a wrap and thinking of the colours so far I purchased the best fuzzy fluffy pink wrap!  I then thought I had a thought that vintage hankies would be a perfect gift and it was so fun to gather different ones. The colours of these hankies also seemed to tie in.  I guess you can say I let the colours lead me instead of picking the colours.

 

My dress was a last minute thought.  No one could believe I had not looked, not even online until the Friday before.  I needed something I could pack, this was my thought.  I went to a handful of places the Friday before and ended up looking online for one of the stores.  I found a dress online, called the store to see if it could make it in on time.  It was a chance I took.  I made it in on time and the seamstress was able to rush an alteration.  I picked it up and packed it in the suitcase the same day. I loved my dress.  It was perfect for me and the scenery of the day.  If I set out to intentionally find this dress I’m not sure I would have been satisfied with anything.

 

I was enjoying the grounds and watching my guests in awe of the castle making sure everything was going well that I did not have the traditional time a bride usually spends getting ready.  Jason and I sat peacefully having lunch until 1:30, our wedding was at 3. I had an idea of what I was going to do and had my makeup had been purposely packed for the trip.  I threw my hair up in a loose bun, wore a mini tiara and minimal makeup; fuschia lipstick, blush, eyeliner and mascara.

 

 

We did not have a bridal party.  It was just us 3, our son, Jason and myself.

 

Our ceremony was wonderful and intentional.  We had met with our celebrant via skype.  She was lovely.  We chatted with her about our relationship and she offered us information about different rituals and we were able to select the ones that we thought were the most meaningful to us. We had a ring warming, a time to mention those that were not with us including a candle lighting for them and hand tying.  There was a great effort to make sure each of the guests felt included and part of the ceremony. Many of them had parts to play in the ceremony, a surprise to them the day of.  It truly was a special time that integrated all of us that were in the room.  The guests didn’t realize this ceremony would be a bit different that those they were used to attending. It was held in the receiving area of the castle which made me feel as if the ceremony was held in the palms of kind hands. Warmth, love and joy could be felt, everything was perfect.

 

 

We choose our photographer because luckily they were on a list of resources that the Castle sent, along with a few others.  I looked at all of their websites and thought the Couple Photography seemed to have the feel and vibe that matched us the best.  The work I could glance through on their pages spoke to me.  The ladies were amazing and the way they fit into the day was another gift. They were meant to be there. The experience was fun not uptight at all and because they really show how much love they have for what they do. Everyone else has that much more of a good time taking pictures because of how seamlessly they work.  It was play time for us, we really enjoyed it.  The pictures are amazing!

 

 

We choose the Kilkea Castle because of its beauty and all it offered.  The Castle offered a wedding coordinator, Elaine Mc Fadden, a robust offering for dinner and breakfast and gorgeous grounds.  The day of, everything exceeded expectations.  All of the food was delicious as well as beautifully displayed. The staff truly are there to create a wonderful experience.  They made us feel as if we were the proprietors of the castle for the time we were there.  Unexpected details added more, such as a selection of dinner menus we got to choose that were placed at each of the guest’s seats. For dessert we opted for an arrangement.  We could not believe our eyes, there were three large 3 tier carriers with amazing bakery treats and charcuterie marble slabs.  We had a feast that was fit for a king.  There were loads of left over sweets so one of the staff took it down stairs to the fire place area and the bar for us.  Little did the guests know that in an hour or so, second dinner was coming.  While at the bar, snacks arrived.  Fish and chips, sliders and nachos arrived while we were dancing, conversing and playing hide and seek with the kids.

 

 

One of my favorite parts of the night was realizing that we did have the castle to ourselves.  The kids had so much fun playing hide and seek in the castle and it was pretty cool to think that they were doing that.  Seeing our group of 15 enjoying the night was a fantastic delight.  Our wedding celebration was in the middle of the trip, we had already traveled for a few days, seen some sights and bonded.

 

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When it comes to wedding invitations, you can’t go wrong with a classic style. Simple but oh so elegant, classic wedding invitations will work for any type of wedding. If you’re after a timeless feel, some of these beauties will work perfectly. They’re all about the details with lots of lovely options for couples from elegant fonts and luxurious papers to dreamy touches such as lace details and the addition of pearls and ribbon. Today we’ve rounded up some super stylish options from Irish stationery designers in the weddingsonline supplier directory to give you an idea of what’s out there!

6 Sweet Ways to Personalise Your Wedding Invitations

Save the Date.ie

Vera Wang Stationery from Ink Pretty

Thomas Johnston Design

Amore Wedding Stationery – Donna Gormley Design

Wedding Stationery by Sarah

Splash Graphics

Foxford Atelier

Gilded Lili Wedding Invitations

Jaycee

Lantz Weddings

Love Blossoms Wedding Stationery

Occasions by Sacha

Paperlove.ie

Sarah Wants Stationery

Loving Invitations

Soon2be.ie

Jennie’s Invitations

Congratulations.ie

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Let’s be real… the day you get engaged is incredibly special! You just can’t wait to share the exciting news with your friends and family. Some choose to do so by phoning those closest to them or sending a text. But we all know that the real announcement takes place on social media. So, we’ve gathered some sweet ways you can announce your engagement with some adorable photos for inspiration! A word of advice: make sure you personally announce the big news to your nearest and dearest before they find out on social media. It’s just good etiquette.

Instagram

Deer Pearl Flowers

mywedding.com

Oh so perfect proposal

Deer Pearl Flowers

Pinterest

How He Asked

Wed Me Good

Wedding Forward

Hey Kirsten

Huffington Post

Bored Panda

Etsy

Wedding Wire

wedding-venues

How He Asked

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“I wanted something really romantic and whimsical and colours that really stuck out.”

Names: Althea & Kevin Griffin

Length of engagement: 2 years

Wedding Date: 13.04.19

Wedding location: Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

Photographer: Ebony & Pearl

We met through our shared love of musical theatre in 2014. I was on stage for the first time playing the female lead in my local musical society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and Kevin who is also involved in musicals in Galway came to see the show on the final night. We both started talking and a very early morning friend request followed! We had our first date the week after in Galway and I knew this was something different and special. We laugh together all the time, Kevin has the same sense of humour as me and we just get each other. In 2016 we had our son Cooper and our daughter Maisie followed in 2018. I also had a son Oisin when I met Kevin who is 13 now and I couldn’t possibly leave out our 4 year old pug Holly!

Our proposal – Kevin proposed to me at home 3 years after we met on our anniversary weekend. I was in my Pjs and just out of bed. Kevin popped out to the shops to pick up breakfast. When he came back he had my favourite song by James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go playing and handed me a present. The present was a story book and on the last page was a picture of him on one knee in a tux asking me to marry him! When I looked up he was on one knee!

Our wedding theme/colours –  I found it very difficult to pick colours at the beginning. I wanted something really romantic and whimsical and colours that really stuck out.  We ended up choosing a rose gold, blush & burgundy colour scheme and the colours were beautiful together. Once we had our colour scheme everything just fell into place. I filled the church with lanterns and blush and ivory peonies. We didn’t have a theme, but I wanted the wow factor, I wanted magic! We booked Rosewater Weddings who delivered this theme in our reception. It blew people away and it was everything I could have dreamt of.

Things we DIY’d/made ourselves

We designed our invitations online and made our mass booklets and wedding favours. We made our own pew ends and decorated the church ourselves. We ordered lots of artificial peonies off Ali Express and tulle and pearls and filled the church! Our very kind florists offered to take everything off us and decorate the church on the morning of the wedding so it was very stress free.

My Pronovias dress was bought in Belladonna Bridal in Galway. It was my first day trying on dresses and I went in with every intention of buying a whimsical blush dress. My mind was soon changed after trying this style on!! It didn’t suit me at all. I tried on around 4 more dresses in different styles and then I found the one. The boat neck, train and of course THE POCKETS made me fall instantly in love with the dress and I didn’t want to try on another after that. It was nothing like I had ever imagined wearing on my wedding day, but I fell so in love with it.  The cathedral length veil was so beautiful and really complimented the long train on the dress.

My hair was done by a local hairdresser Amy Martyn. I wanted it very soft and she gave me exactly what I wanted –  I also wore a bespoke designer headpiece by Emmy McCormick with the cathedral veil.

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If you’ve ever sat down to plan your wedding, you’ve probably started to feel a little overwhelmed at times. It always seems like there are just too many things to do and too many options available! As a former wedding planner and someone who has planned her own wedding too, I get it! I’ve got some expert tips for you to make sure you enjoy planning your wedding.

Related: How to Plan Your Wedding at Work Without Getting Fired

Get organised

It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and like you’re going crazy! The best way to keep on top of all your wedding planning tasks is to get organised. Make lists, create spreadsheets and save everything. While I was planning my own wedding, this is what I did:

  • I had a wedding planning email address (a free Gmail one will do!) which I used for all wedding-related communications. This meant that I had all my supplier quotes and correspondence in one place and it wasn’t getting mixed up with my work emails.
  • I had a master spreadsheet with everything in it. Our budget, guestlist, to-do list and a ‘brain dump’ list of things that didn’t quite fit but I knew I’d forget them if I didn’t jot them down.
  • Google drive was my friend! I saved all my photos there, along with quotes from suppliers, menus, wedding stationery and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Create a timeline

I would say that the number one thing that stresses out couples about the actual planning part of the wedding is not knowing what to do and when. I highly recommend taking a look at this wedding planning checklist we’ve created and saving it somewhere!

There are some tasks which take priority when you start planning your wedding. Then there are other tasks which can wait a little bit. The trick here is to know what can wait and what can’t. This is one pretty handy way of not getting overwhelmed!

Have a wedding planning day

During the first few months of wedding planning, try not to let it take over your life. Pick one day each week, where you sit down with your Other Half and you plan your wedding together. This way, you won’t find that the wedding will start to dominate every aspect of your life. You’ll still have time to see friends, go on dates, get your work done, and have a life outside of the wedding. Of course, as you get closer to the Big Day, it makes perfect sense that you’ll spend more time planning and getting things together, and that is absolutely fine.

Enlist some professional help

There is no shame in getting some advice from the pros! Your photographer may know a great makeup artist. You may find that you’ll get a great discount if you use suppliers recommended by your venue, for example. Regardless, don’t be afraid to ask!

We think it’s a pretty great idea to get the help of a wedding planner, even if it’s only towards the end of your wedding planning journey. Perhaps a day-of coordinator is a better option for you? Knowing that you’ve got a pro on your side, who can bring it all together on the day, might be all you need to relieve the stress!

Main image credit: Paul Duane Photography

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If you’re after the wow factor for your big moment, take a peek at these fabulous fishtail wedding dresses! Fishtail dresses (or mermaid as they’re also called) are all about creating a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. Yep, these figure hugging beauties accentuate your waist and curves before flaring out at the thighs or knees.

They come in all manner of fabrics and finishes too from slinky satin to elegant lace and dazzling with diamantes so you’re sure to find one that suits your wedding day style. Check out some gorgeous gúnas you might like for your own 2019 or 2020 wedding below…

Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero stockists include Brummell & Co. in Westmeath, Dreamy Curves in Wicklow, Love Ellie Bridal in Cavan, Memories – The Bridal Boutique Dublin and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige stockists include Petticoat Lane Bridal, Co. Down

Mori Lee

Mori Lee stockists include Embrace Bridal in Wexford, Dublin Bridal HouseThe Moderne Bridal in Cork, Style by NCBI in Dublin & Kildare

Enzoani

Enzoani stockists include The Attic Bridalwear Boutique in Limerick, Pearls & Lace Bridal Boutique in Donegal, The White Room in Westmeath, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Diamond Bridal in Cork and Petticoat Lane Bridal in Co. Down

Riki Dalal

Riki Dalal stockists include House of Tamem Michael in Dublin

Urata Designs in Cork

Sottero & Midgley

Sottero & Midgley stockists include Brummell & Co. in Westmeath and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

La Sposa

La Sposa stockists include Diamond Bridal in Cork, Embrace Bridal in Wexford and The Bridal Outlet in Anthlone

Sophia Tolli

Sophia Tolli stockists include Fiona Todhunter Bridals in Dublin

White One

White One stockists include The Bridal Outlet in Dublin & Athlone, La Bella Sposa in Dublin and Diamond Bridal in Cork

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander stockists include Love Ellie Bridal in Cavan, B Couture in Wicklow, Brummell & Co. in Westmeath and Dublin Bridal House

Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero stockists include Brummell & Co. in Westmeath, Dreamy Curves in Wicklow, Love Ellie Bridal in Cavan, Memories – The Bridal Boutique Dublin and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

Sottero & Midgley

Sottero & Midgley stockists include Brummell & Co. in Westmeath and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

Kenneth Winston

Kenneth Winston stockists include White Designer Studios in Meath, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Smart Brides in Laois, and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

Wtoo by Watters

Wtoo by Watters stockists include Memories – The Bridal Boutique DublinMemories – The Bridal Boutique CorkLove Ellie Bridal in Cavan and Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique in Donegal

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander stockists include Love Ellie Bridal in Cavan, B Couture in Wicklow, Brummell & Co. in Westmeath and Dublin Bridal House

Sottero & Midgley

Sottero & Midgley stockists include Brummell & Co. in Westmeath and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

Kenneth Winston

Kenneth Winston stockists include White Designer Studios in Meath, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Smart Brides in Laois, and The Moderne Bridal in Cork

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Music really sets the tone for your wedding! We all know that a wedding band or DJ can get the party started once you’ve got your guests on the dance floor. But what about the pre-drinks? There are plenty of lovely options you could choose from when it comes to live music for your wedding pre-drinks! From acoustic duos to a saxophonist or harpist, we’ve created a list of the best Irish musicians for the job.

Vladimir Andronache – Saxophone | View Profile

From a young age, being a student at one of the leading Music and Arts Conservatory “University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna”, Vlad started his career in classical music performing in some famous concert halls in Europe such as “Musik Verein Wien” “Wiener Staats Oper” “Dublin Concert Hall” “Royal Albert Hall London” “Helix Theater Dublin” and many others. Vlad continued developing himself in many different styles – jazz, romance, house, lounge, reggae, soul, pop, modern-contemporary, R’n’B and classical etc.

Ann Tuite – Wedding Singer & Harpist | View Profile

Ann has been playing, singing and composing music for many years. She has played for Presidents, Prime Ministers and many other dignitaries both nationally and internationally. The Traditional airs and melodies which Ann plays are unobtrusive and can set the mood for any occasion. From the time your guests arrive, let them experience it for themselves. Ann is a classically trained Harpist, Pianist and Singer. She is an accomplished Traditional Harpist with titles including ‘All-Ireland Harpist’ to her name.

Veronica & Douglas | View Profile

Veronica and Douglas are a versatile duo specialising in weddings. They are both classically trained vocalists and instrumentalists. Giving you a wide range of musical options to choose from. Be it classical or pop, solo male voice, solo female voice, famous duets or even cello and piano instrumental pieces.

Ukebox – Ukulele Trio | View Profile

UKEBOX are “Irelands No.1 Ukelele Band, EVERYONE LOVES THIS BAND!” – Irish Wedding Diary. Made up of three of Ireland’s most reputable musicians who play and harmonise together like nobody else! This UNIQUE idea will bring something very special to your big day and have your guests in AWE! Create AMAZING MEMORIES as we will have your guests singing along from the moment we start. We can create a party atmosphere for your drinks reception in our hawaiian attire or a more formal vibe in our suits..the choice is yours!

Trio Royale – Jazz Drinks Reception | View Profile

Add a touch of class to your wedding drinks reception. With a light and sophisticated sound, this cocktail trio plays a breezy set of jazz and lounge music to create the perfect atmosphere for your guests. This neat little Trio combines (optional) vocals with light percussion, beautiful double bass and sparkling piano bringing a smile to everyone’s face. The quintessential complement for the perfect party.

Tom Madden Plays Saxophone | View Profile

Hi my name is Tom Madden. I play Tenor saxophone at private functions and weddings. For your very special day it adds to the wonderful atmosphere of a wedding bringing something different and unique. As your guests arrive after the service I perform a versatile set of swing and jazz to pop music keeping with the theme of love and happiness. My style of music creates a relaxed atmosphere that carries throughout your special day. I play with backing tracks so the quality of the sound is excellent.

The Wild Turkeys Trad Band | View Profile

The Wild Turkeys are one of Ireland’s best acoustic instrumental trad bands. As a versatile group they can offer groups as small as 3 musicians up to 8 musicians depending on your needs. With over ten years of experience the Turkeys will be sure to have the perfect package for your needs. All of the members are professional musicians and have high profile careers including performing An Chualainn live on RTE for the 100 years Dail celebrations, performing with Riverdance, and have performed with international traditional superstars like Sharon Shannon, Gerry O Connor, Michael O Suilleabhain and Zoe Conway.

The Jazz Dude | View Profile

Perfect entertainment for your drinks reception. The Jazz Dude creates a smooth classy atmosphere. As a solo musician he can cater to any size of venue. Backed by studio recorded backing tracks The Jazz Dude performs an engaging mix of jazz and swing standards. The combination of vocals and electric cello solos make for a unique performance. Get the sound of a jazz band for the price and convenience of a solo musician.

The HoneyVoom Duo | View Profile

The HoneyVoom Duo is an acoustic ensemble based in Dublin and perform nationwide. Stephen, a gifted fingerstyle guitarist, and Anna, a classically trained cellist with a penchant for pop, combine their unique styles to woo crowds with their captivating compositions of musical masterpieces. Their catalogue includes everything from Beethoven to The Beatles and Britney to Bach again. Their mantra is, “No song too big; no song too small.” Together they perform under the banner, The HoneyVoom Duo, and provide the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding ceremony and/or pre-dinner event.

The Cotton Club Quartet | View Profile

The Cotton Club Quartet are a vibrant acoustic Jazz band designed to get your wedding celebration off to a flying start. Think Roaring 20s, Great Gatsby, Gangster prohibition Clubs or Parisian Cafe Music and that’s us. Although we are lively we are not loud. This gives your guests a chance to enjoy the music and chat. The line up in the group is Clarinet/Sax, Acoustic Guitar, Jazz Guitar and Double Bass. We are usually an instrumental group but can on request augment the group with vocals.

The Cazettes | View Profile

Caz and Stephen make up The Cazettes Acoustic two-piece and are available for weddings and any other occasion that requires a musical duo. Having performed together for many years they are perfectly in tune with each other and share both vocals and instruments with each singing, playing the guitar and/or keys. Caz’s beautiful lead vocal has drawn countless compliments and she is also a dab hand at guitar. Music maestro Stephen can play any instrument and takes lead vocal on songs that require a male lead.

The Canape Cruisers | View Profile

The Canapé Cruisers will get your wedding day started off in the best possible way! We set the tone and create an atmosphere that will have your guests feeling so good that they’ll be shouting for more. We provide music for your ceremony and drinks reception, and we can even play some chilled out tunes during your dinner to keep the vibe going. We look forward to hearing from you!

Suir Strings | View Profile

Suirstrings is provided by Waterford’s finest professional string ensemble based in South East Ireland. With an extensive repertoire Suirstrings offers elegant quality music for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception or background music for your wedding breakfast. Suirstrings offers solo cello, string duet, string trio and the full string quartet experience for your special day. Add the grandeur and sophistication to make your wedding top class.

Rebecca McElroy

Rebecca McElroy has a wealth of experience in singing live to audiences, at weddings and has performed and recorded with many solo/ group projects including the Dublin Gospel Choir. Rebecca offer’s a number of packages for ceremony and pre-dinner entertainment. Her soulful, dulcet voice effortlessly covers all genres of music from Gospel to Jazz and Folk to Classical. Rebecca will provide guidance and support in choosing the perfect selection of music that represents your individual taste, provides the desired atmosphere for your day and suits your budget

Read – Acoustic Duo | View Profile

READ are a pre-dinner acoustic group with years of experience and music to suit all ages and tastes. With music from all decades performed in a chilled and relaxed fashion. In association with some excellent female ceremony vocalists and musicians we also provide excellent ceremony music that is tailor made to suit all couples needs.

Ramona Harpist | View Profile

Whatever your favourite music may be, Ramona’s vast repertoire and arrangements across all musical genres whether classical, concert, popular, romantic, love songs, film music, pop, jazz, traditional Irish and more. The Harp can also provide a lovely focal point for you and your guests as photos are taken. Ramona travels and performs throughout Ireland and loves to work with you to discover all your choices as you plan your Wedding Day and will tailor the music with you to create a perfect setting.

Orla & Niall – The Wedding Duo | View Profile

Orla and Niall have been performing together now for over 8 years. They are a harmony duo based in West Cork who tailor songs and set lists to suit your unique wedding ceremony. Over the last 8 years we have developed an extensive repertoire that will add an element of magic to your wedding day. Orla, who holds a masters degree in Music, performs vocals, is a pianist aswell as a concert flautist. Niall, who has over 15 years of gigging experience, performs vocals and guitar. Orla and Niall both have vast experience in performing for church and civil ceremonies and they have a wide range of liturgical and contemporary music available. They will strive to ensure that they provide memorable music for you on your special day, working with you to create a personalised set list for the perfect atmosphere on your wedding day.

Nicola Kavanagh | View Profile

Music creates a beautiful atmosphere during your wedding ceremony and getting it right is a matter of huge importance to make your day as special as can be. Nicola and John can provide this through a combination of flute, guitar, piano and singing, both male or female vocals, playing in classical, traditional and popular styles. Both John and Nicola are vastly experienced performers and singers in all musical styles and pride themselves on being very mindful of each couple’s requirements.

The post Beautiful Music For Your Wedding Pre-Drinks [Part One] appeared first on weddingsonline.

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