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Welcome to the February Edition of In Wicklow Magazine

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With Wedding season firmly upon us, we wanted to bring you the Very best in local venues, shops and expertise to ensure you have all the vital info to hand in order to create the perfect wedding day… Wicklow has such a wealth of exclusive bridal shops with hidden Gems stocked full of to-die-for accessories and the very latest fashions for your guests too, there really is no need to look much further than your own front door! And when you’ve had enough of weddings, we’ve plenty of Sporting Events on the box, Spring Fashion tips, new cinema releases an up-coming movies to rent. Also we have included a special article featuring the beautiful town of Enniskerry, take time out and see this elegant village with a host of great dining venues, shops, sights and scenic walks.

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As always, we bring you all the reviews and up-dates from around the local community, including a rundown of events for all of the family you all relevant local news.

We jump and showcase some samples of this years Spring styles, colours and looks for the season. We find out what’s hot and what we expect to see on the high street.

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As the title states, we give you a sneak preview on one of the most popular towns in Co Wicklow that is most certainly worth a visit!

We provide a selection of Trades & Services from the local community – which you may find very useful to know. As always, we like to encourage the support of local businesses.

20 One Fine Day We’ve crammed as much wedding suggestions and tips as possible into our Wedding article, from bridal wear, venue’s, wedding rings, bands, hair styles, florists and much more. We hope you find it useful and enjoy it!

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41 DVD Releases We preview some of the latest movies that’ll be available to rent or buy over the coming weeks from your local Xtra-Vision stores.

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42 Sport Focus All of the major upcoming fixtures for the coming month are covered from the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Premier League Darts & Boxing.

44 Cinema Releases We preview some of the latest blockbuster movies that’ll be hitting the big screen over the coming month

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News & Events Bray Credit Union December Car Draw Winner

Ireland Vs USA Polo Match Date: 6th April 2013 Location: Polo Wicklow’s Arena, Kilpoole Hill, Wicklow December 2012 Winners - Dean Cox (left) and Jordan Forde (right)

Winners annoūnced in December 2012 Car Draw. We also had 15 x €1000 cash prizes. This month we will have a bigger size car in a draw. Any member 18 years or over can join the car draw for less than €1 per week. Application Forms are available in the Credit Union or can be downloaded from their website www.braycu.ie.

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X FACTOR LIVE 2013 DUE TO DEMAND! EXTRA DATE ADDED ON X FACTOR LIVE TOUR ON 26TH FEBRUARY 2013 - TICKETS FOR EXTRA DATE ON SALE NOW The Final Seven Acts Hit The Road On The X Factor 2013 Live Tour You’ve watched them in your living room, voted for your favourite on your phone, clapped along to their performances on the tap to clap app, now you have the chance to see the final seven stars of The X Factor perform live as they embark on The X Factor 2013 Live Tour. Due to demand, an extra date has been added – the finalists will now perform at The O2 Dublin on 25 & 26 February. Tickets for the extra show on sale now The top seven finalists performing on the tour are James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark, Christopher Maloney and groups Union J and District3. The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the biggest selling arena tours in the UK for the last eight years, with more than 2 million people seeing the live show. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this year’s stars live at The O2.

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Ireland V USA International polo match celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Polo Wicklow on the 6th April 2013, in Polo Wicklow’s Arena, Kilpoole Hill, Wicklow (2miles from Wicklow town). Come for a great day out with the family and enjoy the food and shopping villages, live music, dancing, Irish dancers, cheerleaders and of course spectacular polo. Come dressed for your country and you’ll receive a discount at the gate!! This will be the USA V Ireland event not to be missed. This will be a family day out with a difference our theory is ‘happy kids mean happy parents’. The gates will open at 12 noon with lots of activities going on including Segway polo to give a go for the grownups, bouncy castles, puppet shows and storytelling for the little ones. Bring a picnic and sit by the arena or wander through the food tent and try some of the local produce. The main USA V Ireland polo match will take place at 3pm, there will be an International commentator and a fantastic half time display or Irish dancing and live music. Following this there will be the prize giving and the finals of the Segway polo. And all this for only €10 entry pp Contact: Siobhan 087 2869691 or siobhan@polowicklow.com, www.polo.ie


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Date: Friday March 01, 2013 – Sunday March 03, 2013 Venue: RDS - Hall 1 Opening Hours: Friday 1st March: 3.00pm – 9.30pm Saturday 2nd March: 10.00am – 6.00pm Sunday 3th March: 10.30am – 6.00pm Admission: Adults: €15; Student / OAP: €10 Under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show, an action and attraction packed festival of biking. The nation’s biggest and best bike show offers a welcome escape as we gather to gawp, gossip, admire, adore, banter and buy. It’s also admirably affordable which means a trip to the biggest date in the Irish show calendar is irresistible.

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News & Events Main Street – Bray – Wicklow. Telephone: 01 272 4030 www.mermaidartscentre.ie COUNTY WICKLOW ARTS CENTRE

Our House: Sheevaun Seniors & Juniors Wed 13 - 14 Feb, 8pm / Sat 16th, 2.30 & 7.30pm / Sun 17th Feb, 2.30pm (€15 / €12) – Local Arts

Featuring the music of Madness, one of the UK’s biggest selling singles bands, Our House is an epic, passionate and fastmoving romantic comedy set in North London. With a cast of over thirty talented teenagers and a live band this is a midterm treat for everyone from teens to those of us who were teenagers when Madness ruled!

What Richard Did (15A) Mon 18 Feb, 8pm (€8 / €6.50) – Cinema

A tense, gripping and beautifully crafted drama, What Richard Did is another astounding cinematic achievement from Lenny Abrahamson, the director responsible for Adam and Paul, Garage and Prosperity. Richard is seeing out the end of his summer holidays after his final year at school. A promising sports star with a bright future ahead of him, he spends his time hanging out with mates, proving himself a decent and popular lad who looks out for the younger members in his crowd. Suddenly, a single, uncharacteristic incident changes everything for Richard, and his plans for the future could be derailed.

Gay Byrne – Live Thu 21 Feb, 8pm (€20) – Theathre

“Superb…exhilarating…ingenious…a thoroughly enjoyable evening.” The Irish Times Ladies and gentlemen, to whom

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Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, 10am – 8pm on performing days

it concerns, it’s Gay Byrne - Live on Stage. A unique opportunity to hear some of the greatest show-biz stories never told in this hilarious evening’s entertainment, described as “a masterclass in comedy”. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories of the stars and the star-makers with Ireland’s foremost legendary broadcaster, Gay Byrne, in his critically acclaimed solo stage show.

Brendan Grace Sat 23 - 24 Feb, 8pm (€30 / €28) – Comedy

The greatest family comedian of our generation proudly presents 40 years in the Comedy business and most of this time at the very top of his profession. Brendan’s new show features some brand new material and some ‘Old Favourites’ from his vast repertoire over the last 40  years including all time favourite parodies ‘FATHER OF THE BRIDE’ and ‘CHINESE TAKEAWAY’.His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal.A brilliant character actor,his ‘Bottler’ character is legendary and is now featured at every performance.

Brave Sun 24 Feb, 2pm (€5) – Cinema, Children

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, Brave features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Disney and Pixar do it again with this magical tale suitable for all the family.

Culture, Craic agus Ceol for Kids at Powerscourt! Venue: Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Contact Details & Bookings : W: www.powerscourt.ie/events T: 01 – 204 6000 Date and Time: March 18th 2-5pm (hourly) Cost: €6.50 adult, €6.00 child, child under 5 free, €23.00 family of 2 adults & 3 children. Annual members are free of charge but must book in advance.

This St. Patrick’s weekend, enjoy a great family day out in the beautiful surrounds of Powerscourt House and Gardens. Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum has teamed up with Powerscourt to present a programme of child-focused events to celebrate Irish culture. Families will have the opportunity to take part in an upbeat ceili, in which they will learn two simple Irish set dances! After trying out their dancing moves in the Grand Entrance Hall, the children can enjoy fantastic facepainting, before families proceed to try their hand at the self-guided Shamrock Hunt through the gardens. With over 47 acres of gardens to explore, children will love searching the winding pathways and rambling walks of Powerscourt as they solve the clues along the Shamrock Hunt. Spend time as a family at Powerscourt this bank holiday weekend; from the Pet’s Cemetery to the Pepper Pot Tower, there is so much to see and explore! Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate and rice crispie bun for kids and a coffee and scone for mum and dad at the Avoca Terracé Café in Powerscourt House.


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Rose Care with Powerscourt Garden Pavilion 16th February, 2pm, Complimentary Event. www.powerscourt.ie/events

Easter at Powerscourt 24th March, 2pm – 5pm Tink’s Nature Trail Book at www.powerscourt.ie/events

Tink the forest fairy is delighted to welcome you to her home –Powerscourt Gardens! Tink will greet families and arm them with a map that will lead them on a voyage of discovery through the gardens. As families move along the trail they will discover interesting facts about the magic of nature and perhaps meet some more curious characters along the way! Tink’s Nature Trail has been developed for Powerscourt House & Gardens by Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum.

St Patrick’s Weekend 18th March, 2pm – 5pm Culture, Craic agus Ceol for Kids! Book at www.powerscourt.ie/events

This St. Patrick’s weekend, everyone can take part in family friendly activities in the beautiful surrounds of Powerscourt House and Gardens. Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum has teamed up with Powerscourt to present a programme of child-focused events to celebrate Irish Culture. Families will have the opportunity to partake in an upbeat ceili, in which they will learn two simple Irish set dances! After trying out their dancing moves in the Grand Entrance Hall, the children will avail of fantastic face painting, before families proceed to try their hand at the self-guided Shamrock Hunt through the gardens.

Investigate with Irish Ghost Hunters at Powerscourt Estate March 1st 2013, 9pm till late Book at www.powerscourt.ie/events

Join our horticulturalists for a demonstration about rose care. Get expert advice on rose care including watering, feeding, pruning and general maintenance for a beautiful rose garden at home!  No booking is required.

Tree Walk in Powerscourt Gardens 6th March, 10.30am, included in entry charge to gardens Book at www.powerscourt.ie/events

Join Powerscourt Estate and the Irish Ghost Hunters for the first ever public paranormal investigation since the estate was formed in 1302. Be one of the first to take part in investigating some of the many claims of ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity through scientific methods and new experiments at this amazing location with Ireland’s top paranormal team.

Twigs, Moss & Funky Blooms – Mother’s Day Floral Gifts with a difference! 6th March, 10.30am, Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Complimentary Event

Join tree experts from Crann, Ireland’s leading tree organisation, for an expert guided walk on the trees in Powerscourt Gardens.   The trees at Powerscourt have been planted over the past two centuries and there are hundreds of varieties for you to discover such as the Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, European Silver Fir, Dawn Redwood, Torrey Pine and the Giant Sequoia. Join Camelia Austen, of Austen Flowers Events & Flower School for a wonderful demonstration on Mother’s Day Floral Gifts. Camelia will be using seasonal flowers and hedge and country foliage to create some unusual arrangements. Camelia uses inexpensive materials to create her flower arrangements which are sure to inspire any budding flower arranger!

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Visit Enniskerry Enniskerry offers a wonderful combination of peaceful village atmosphere and close proximity to Dublin city centre. It is well serviced by public transport, with several Dublin Bus services stopping in the village and the DART and Luas (Green Line) light rail services passing within 10 minutes drive of the village. Dublin Airport is only 45 minutes by car. The nearest large town is Bray, about 10 minutes by bus or car. This extremely picturesque village was built to accompany the manor house of the nearby Powerscourt Estate, located at the southern end of the village, is a magnificent 18th century property. Powerscourt House & Gardens now incorporates a range of speciality shops as well as a restau-

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rant, while a golf course and Ritz-Carlton hotel have been developed on the property, without in any way diminishing the attraction of the original formal gardens. It is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding countryside as well as the magnificent Powerscourt grounds. Enniskerry features superb cafes, restaurants, shops, golf courses as well as a host of picture-postcard cottages and a charming village triangle. The clock tower in the centre of the village is also a very attractive feature. The Catholic Church circa 1843 by Patrick Byrne is one of the first gothic revival churches in Ireland. Lying in a beautiful glen of the Cookstown or Glencullen River, the wooded country around Enniskerry offers fine forest walks. There are other activities for you to enjoy in the area. Such as • Horse Riding – experience some horse riding over looking some great country side. • Mounatin Biking – On a purpose built track with great guides. • Cycling • Golf – Selection of great golf courses in this area. • Sea Kayaking • Health Spa Session in the Rainforest Spa.

Global Village established in 1989 with 2 x stores Wicklow and Terenure have now added Neptune Home to there already exciting ranges of furniture. With simple clean lines available in 28 colours Neptune delivers tactile and colorful home interior solutions with everything you need to create a beautiful home . Choose from Kitchen Bathroom, Living Garden and Accessories. Global Village offer a Interior Design service

To arrange appointment contact Colette 01 – 406 3882.

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Spring is on its way to... There are gardens, and there is Powerscourt! Discover Powerscourt in spring, when the estate is ablaze with colour.

The Japanese Garden comes to life with sweet magnolia flowers, perfumed azaleas and cherry and apple blossom trees, bearing cascades of pink and white flowers. Watch over 10,000 tulips gently dancing in the breeze at the Annual Tulip Festival which takes place in April. The Camellias in the Memorial Garden are a welcome surprise for visitors while thousands of daffodils add some spring cheer after the long winter months. For nature lovers, Powerscourt Waterfall is home to an abundance of winged visitors and flora and fauna. Bring your binoculars and look out for ravens, kestrels and grey wagtails. For golfers, Powerscourt Golf Club is one of best parkland courses in the country. Its two championship courses are stunning and in superb condition while the welcome from their staff is second to none. Powerscourt is a place to explore time and again – its annual membership and green fees make going there really good value! Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 01 – 204 6000, www.powerscourt.ie

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Lycon Precision Waxing Eve Taylor Luxury Skincare Geleration nails Spray Tanning Church Hill Road, Enniskerry Village, County Wicklow M: 085 741 6935 / T: 01 276 1333 Tue-Wed: 10am-5pm; Sat:9am-3pm; Thur-Fri: 7pm by App. Formerly Preen Beauty Clinic, Under New Management

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• Blowdries, Up-styles, Re-styling, Cutting, Colours, Marbelling and Balliage, Perms. • Specialising in Weddings. Party Groups and Conferences. Providing out of the salon Calls (for hotels or other functions). • 22 years of hairdressing experience all over the world including Ritz Hotel and some celebrities. • Make-up artists and nail technicians are also available on request. To Make An Appointment Please Get In Touch With Us. Church Hill Road d, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow Tel: 01 – 286 6022. Mob: 086 – 037 3746 Web: www.enniskerryhairsalon.com


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The Rainforest Day Spa is a new concept in the spa industry offering you ‘Affordable Effective Beauty & Wellness’. We combine the latest cutting edge beauty & anti-ageing treatments with quality massage and holistic therapies in a picturesque countryside setting. We offer expert Beauty Treatments; Day Packages; Overnight Spa Breaks and we just unveiled the all new Rainforest Medispa for incredibly effective non-cosmetic CACI face & body treatments.

Located on the grounds of The Summerhill House Hotel in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow we are ideally located just off the M50 – only 30 minutes south of Dublin. Tel: 01 – 274 8080. Email: info@rainforest.ie

Mother & Daughter Day Package €75PP Spend some quality time together. Enjoy a Yonka Escale Beaute Facial; a Precision Brow Tidy followed The Pedicure per person plus complimentary use of the thermal suite. Rainforest Renew Package €99 Enjoy a • Half-hour Swedish Back Massage or Indian Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage • Yonka Escale Beaute Facial • Brow Shape • Mini-Manicure • An hour’s use of spa facilities including sauna, steam room, relaxation room and hot tub on balcony - all for just €99!

Killegar Stables is one of Ireland longest established riding schools, situated on the Dublin Wicklow border, nestled in the hills just above the picturesque village of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Killegar offers horse riding lessons, trekking and livery services with a personal touch. Set over beautiful countryside, the yard is just

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Magee’s Pharmacy Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow Tel: 01 – 286 3515

For The Month Of February NEW CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM Complete age control concentrate from €69.50 – an Irish made award winning skin care range Now Available

5 minutes from the center of Enniskerry Village, we cater for all age groups and standards. Private tuitions are also available. Killegar also has an award winning riding club, with activities catering for fun and enjoyment with your horse. We at Killegar pride ourselves on maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere for all of our clients and animals alike. Killegar Stables – The Scalp, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow. Tel: 01 2860919 Email: hello@killegarstables.com

CLARINS EAU RESSOURCANTE SET The feel good fragrance from €39.95 – new to Magee’s Pharmacy

NEW to Magee's Pharmacy – Mitsubishi Kiosk Digital Photo Machine Can print iPhone & iPad pictures along with regular digital camera memory cards. Internet access also available to print Facebook photos, Picasso and Dropbox!

NEW CLARINS MINERAL LOOSE POWDER. for a translucent radiant finish from €38.00

NEW LACOSTE. EAU DE LACOSTE for Ladies from €42.00 CARU by Garden of Ireland for Ladies from €24.95 HUGO BOSS ORANGE Spray for Men from €39.00

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Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Executive Dry Cleaners Established in 1980, we offer expert Dry Cleaning. We are known as the superior garment care specialist, it is our aim to offer the best Dry Cleaning service and the best value for your wardrobe, using the latest technologies, dry cleaning machines and garment pressing equipment. We can guarantee your clothing gets the care and attention they deserve. We are specialists in providing the highest quality dry cleaning service. We first label your garments and track them throughout the Dry Cleaning process, and then we inspect your clothing thoroughly and record the stains upon treating them. We pride ourselves on presenting your garments back hand finished and as good as new! If its Dry Cleaning your after, call the experts today! With over 39 years experience we will provide a professional service!

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The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt Tel: +353 (0)1 274 8888. www.ritzcarlton.com Email: powerscourtreservations@ritzcarlton.com

Enticing Day Spa Programmes – The Perfect Gift! A portfolio of Day Spa Retreats to suit the various needs and budgets are available at ESPA and will make the perfect present for a loved one. Most retreats include a healthy spa cuisine lunch, full use of the fitness centre, Swarovski-lit swimming pool and traditional Hammam, heat and water experience suites and serene relaxation areas. The City Escape Day Spa package is perfect for busy people who are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a day. This retreat includes up to 1 hour 45 minutes of treatment time and a choice of three treatments for each guest

Table for Two Menu – Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt, is delighted to extend the ‘Table For Two’ Dining option due to popularity. Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 10pm and Saturday and Sunday lunch time, allowing guests relax over a delicious three course menu in this acclaimed restaurant for €66 excluding beverages.

including a Neck & Shoulder Massage, Classic Facial or ESPA Salt & Oil Body Scrub. Rates start at €155 midweek and €175 at weekends.

For the little ones

The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt is a place where children are cared for and treated like any other guest, which is why we offer designated check in area for kids and activities to keep them entertained in the Games Room which includes a Movie Theatre, access to the swimming pool and a new outdoor playground on the lawn. A children’s Movie Theatre is open during weekends and holidays, the perfect place for children to enjoy from the ages of 6 to 12 years.

d Home, Enniskerr Heart an y Heart and Home opened in May 2012 in Enniskerry. Owned and run by Barbara Kirk the gift shop is a lovely addition to the Village. The Idea behind the quaint shop is “saying it from the heart”. With this in mind Barbara introduced “Handmade For U” her own handcrafted Plaques with handwritten sentiments beautifully decorated with buttons and bows . The Plaques can be personalised

with family names childrens birthdates etc, they make a wonderful gift to treasure. Your sure to find that special gift at Heart and Home for birthday, Baby, Wedding, or just to treat yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Powerscourt House

The Powerscourt Arms Country House, Enniskerry Located in the heart of Enniskerry Village, The Bistro Enniskerry is an intimate yet relaxing venue to dine in. We would be delighted if you would consider the Bistro Enniskerry for any special occasion you have coming up.

• Table D'hote Meal – 4 Course dinner for 2 & Bottle of House Wine €65.00 throughout February & March.

• Valentines In the Bistro – 4 Course dinner for 2 & a bottle of House Wine

€80.00.

• Communion & Confirmation Lunches – €21.95 per person, 4 Course Lunch, Kids menu €6.95. • Mother's Day – Sunday 10th March €23.95 per person, 4 Course Table D'hote lunch. • Easter Sunday – 31st March €23.95 per person, 4 Course Table D'hote lunch.

The Powerscourt Arms has been here for generations & is ideal for small intimate gatherings where you and your guests can enjoy a slice of home from home. The discreet service and stylish furnishings offer a perfect setting in which to enjoy this unique dining experience. Extensive a la carte menu is also available each evening & a carefully selected wine list to complement our impressive dishes. Paul Swords & his team look forward to the opportunity of offering you a warm welcome.

For further information, please contact us on Tel: 01 – 282 8903 / www.powerscourtarmscountryhouse.com

The Parting Glass Not just another wine shop, we want you to enjoy wine as much as we do! We have over 400 wines in stock and wines from all over the globe, why not travel the world with your tastebuds!!!

Some of our Special Offers: Tricon Chablis €17.99 or 2 for €30 Blason Timberlay Bordeaux Red & White €14.99

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Just a selection of our offers are featured here, call us or drop in to discover more We’re more than happy to give you recommendations for matching wine to foods etc, but our philosophy is drink what you like, not what people tell you you should like!

€12.99 or 2 for €22

The Parting Glass. Church Hill, Enniskerry. Tel: 01 – 276 7876. Email: thepartingglass@live.ie

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Hats by Jean is expanding into mother of bride / groom outfits will be in stock on the 20th February. Having Welsh and German grandparents, plus a lifetime in Ireland, possibly explains Jean Condron’s unique personality, celtic creativity and humour with Teutonic precision and unwavering commitment all fuse into ‘hats by Jean’. Jean lives with her family in Enniskerry surrounded by the beautiful landscape of county Wicklow, the ‘garden

county’ of Ireland. Nature is always at hand supplying an endless seasonal palette of creative inspiration – rolling hills, spring flowers, birds nesting and taking flight, autumnal leaves followed by the haw frosts and crispness of winter. Her shop and studio is located in the picturesque Enniskerry Village. Just like an illusionist’s magic creates a fantailed dove from thin-air, Jean conjures up each individual creation to give a woman and her adoring males that ‘wow’ factor. 1 Main Street, Enniskerry Village, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. www.hatsbyjean.com New phone number: +353 1 276 6060.

The Kingfishers Kitchen

Fountainview, Main Street, Enniskerry Tel: 01 – 276 4859

A plus side to this is our happy customers that return time an time again to receive the same high standard of care as always. With all our freshly prepared meals, made to order from the finest of products, we believe its another factor on what brings people back to kingfishers, and something were very proud of. With our great new addition of freshly ground, award winning, pónaire artisan coffee that is roasted by hand in Limerick. Many thanks to their Leinster Rep, Sean Murray, for his discovery

Ever since Patricia Ward opened the Kingfisher’s Kitchen in Enniskerry, her an her staff have strived for perfection, and by creating such a homely and relaxed atmosphere, some pretty good food and great coffee we believe we have come pretty close. and help. We think every cup will be truly enjoyed alongside one of our freshly baked scones, chocolate biscuit cakes

it all possible, Graham from Pallas Foods, Robbie from CJ O’Loughlins , Dave and Derek from Top Crop, Darren from Johnston Money & O’Briens and also Joan from Donovans our local award winning butchers in Enniskerry and most importantly our customers.

and many more homemade produce or even one of our all day breakfasts. And for all of this we would like to thank our suppliers who help to make

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Comes to Powerscourt Estate Do you think you might be related to someone famous or infamous? Could you be connected to a big event in local history? Need to solve a family mystery? Or do you just love genealogy?

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selection of beverages. From cool, creamy pints of Guinness to a very fine selection of Irish and Scottish whiskies, McGills will quench the thirst of any weary traveler. McGills is open Wednesday - Sunday every week.

his hospitable authentic Irish Bar is furnished with pieces from some of the finest hostelries in the country. Aside from a choice of many traditional Irish dishes, prepared and served with imagination and style, no Irish pub would be complete without a fine

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Kilcroney Furniture Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Tel: 01 – 282 9361, Fax: 01 – 286 7492, Email: info@kilcroneyfurniture.ie 10 miles south of Dublin, beside N11, exit No 7 Bray South/Enniscery/Kilcroney Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Sunday 2.00 – 5.00pm Open most Bank Holidays Mondays

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Fine Day

For

most women, their wedding day is the most dreamt of, the most longed for and the most highly anticipated day of their lives, and why not?

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you manage to do it right, a magical, romantic venue combined with a much sought after perfect dress, surrounded by your best friends and closest family, all add up to one very unforgettable experience.

If

Ireland is known throughout the world as one of The most popular and romantic places to get hitched. And if you’re lucky enough to be tying the knot in the Garden of Ireland, then make sure you do it in inimitable style…

Destination Romance

Picking the location for your special day takes time, effort and an awful lot of walking around. However, it’s most definitely worth it. Whether you go for a homely, local spot that all your visitors access on foot or you’re considering a ‘Destination’ Wedding at an Irish Castle, there’s a wealth of hotels, ballrooms and intimate venues in Wicklow and beyond alone that will keep you undecided for weeks.

Make your Wedding a Royal Affair! 19th Century Victorian South Dublin Hotel set in an eclectic mix of Old World Charm and New World Contemporary Elegance & Luxury

Menus & Packages to meet your Budget

Royal Marine Hotel

4 Star Deluxe Hotel, Spa & Health Club Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin Tel: 353 1 2300030 / Email: events@royalmarine.ie / Web: www.royalmarine.ie

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Your Wedding Day

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Your Dream Venue The Summerhill House

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The Summerhill House Hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Enniskerry, is the ideal venue for your wedding reception. The refurbished Avondale suite can accommodate from 80 to 250 guests.

Bridal Shopping Village

Sunday, 24th February 2013, from 2-6pm • Bridal gowns by Sarah Foy, Anne Gregory Jennifer Rothwell & The Town Bride. • Spring Summer Collections from Harvey Nichols. • Jewellery from Loulerie. • Trish McEvoy Bridal Make Up.

• Hat collection from Edel Ramberg Design. • Fabulous shoes from Cocobelle Boutique. • Bridal Accessories from Ruffled Ruby. • Stationery from Dusty Boy Designs. • Alexandre Saville Row suits.

RSVP Tel: 01 287 0811 www.druidsglenresort.com Keep updated on twitter using #druidsglenbridalvillage

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Set in five acres of private grounds this 87 bedroom country house is one of the leading wedding specialists in the Dublin Wicklow region. Concentrating on just one wedding reception per day affords them the opportunity to provide you and your party with the intimate service and the attention to detail you would expect. Packages start from €49.50 per person midweek there is a great value All Inclusive option available and if you are considering a Winter Wedding they have an amazing package that includes car hire, cake, entertainment and more. They have a package of over 15 complimentary extras which are included with every wedding booked in the hotel. Why not visit the Summerhill House Hotel situated just off the N11 12 miles south of Dublin. Wedding Fair Sunday 3rd February 1-5pm. For further information, contact The Summerhill House Hotel at 01 – 286 7928. Email: info@summerhillhousehotel.com Web: www.summerhillhousehotel.com.


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POWERSCOURT HOUSE Have you dreamed of a fairytale wedding set amongst the luxury and grandeur of a stately home where royalty once roamed? Imagine dining in the surroundings of an historic and picturesque estate set in the foothills of the romantic Wicklow Mountains. This is where the fairytale begins... Nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains you will find the magnificent

Enniskerry, County Wicklow T: 01 204 6000 E: hospitality@powerscourt.net

Druids Glen Resort is a magical place for a wedding, and this February, potential brides are invited, along with their mums, sisters, bridesmaids and best friends, to experience the hotel at its most chic and elegant at a sensational, invitation-only, French boudoir themed wedding afternoon. Packed with pop-up shops, this is an opportunity to try on some of the most stylish and luxe wedding fashions around, carefully curated by 5 star Druids Glen Resort. Time to try…sigh (oh doesn’t she look amazing?)… and buy! On Sunday 24th

February 2013 from 2-6 p.m., Druids Glen Resort is the place to be, with fashion forward wedding designers showcasing their creations, fabulous fashions from Harvey Nichols featuring Spring and Summer womenswear showcasing outfits for mother of the bride, honeymoon and the day after the wedding, gorgeous jewellery from Loulerie, spectacular ready to wear and bespoke hats from Edel Ramberg Designs, the Galwaybased milliners, and the ex-

cellent Trish McEvoy bridal makeup planners, exclusive to Harvey Nichols, who will do beauty workshops and sample bridal looks. There’s even the stunning Alexan-

Powerscourt Estate, an exclusive Wicklow wedding venue! The moment you arrive through the arched entrance and drive the mile long avenue to the Palladian Mansion we will ensure that your day is seamlessly catered for from start to finish. Powerscourt and Feast Catering are on hand to discuss your requirements for your special day. With our all-inclusive packages and seasonally selected menus, our team of experts offer a highly personalised service so you can relax and let us take care of you and your guests.

dre Saville Row made-to-measure suit service to keep the designated drivers (the boys!) happy too. The wedding afternoon is being held in a sequence of rooms on the first floor of Druids Glen Resort, creating an avenue of wonder and exploration, where there is plenty of space and light to enjoy exploring all these goodies, plus the opportunity to try on some of the lovely fashions, hats and jewellery, to make sure you will be beautifully dressed for the big day. There is also the chance to check out how glamorous and appealing the hotel itself looks on a big day, with the main ballroom fully dressed for a celebration! With delectable cupcakes, delicious canapés and bubbles from Druids Glen Resort, the event is free but places are limited so to request an invite, email or contact Nessa Kearney on 01 2870811 or Nessa.Kearney@ druidsglenresort.com

Vinos Restaurant – for small intimate weddings we can offer from 15 to 60 guests, with tailor made menus to be discussed directly with chefs and great deals on wines Church Road, Greystones, Co WicklowTel: 01 – 2874807.

/VinosRest. www.vinosrestaurant.ie

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To have and to hold

From this day forward, make Wonderbra your lingerie choice.

Wedding Lingerie

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What many brides don’t realise is that creating your best possible look on the big day begins with foundations – in other words, lingerie! Your bridal lingerie has the power to sculpt and shape your body, affecting the fit of your dress, your posture and even your comfort throughout the day, so it’s important that you get it right. With 70% of women thought to be wearing the wrong size bra every single day of their lives, it’s really important to get fitted for even the most basic of underwear. But when it comes to your bridal smalls, you will really benefit from the services of a professional lingerie fitter.

Recommended Wedding Lingerie Professionals:

1. Contour Bray. Unit 4, Quinnsboro Road, Bray Co Wicklow. Tel: 01 – 286 0910. 2. Dee’s Lingerie. 15 Esmonde St, Gorey Wexford. Tel: 053 – 948 0526. Mon-Sat: 10.00am – 6.00pm 24 inWICKLOW

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CONTOUR BRAY Quinsboro Rd Bray, Co Wicklow Tel: 01-2860910 • Bra fitting specialists by f riendly experienced staff • Large range of bra’s – Wonderbra, Playtex, Triumph, Chantelle, Fantasie, Freya & Passionate. • Nightwear, PJ’s, Nighties, Dressing Gowns & Bed Jackets • Swimwear – sizes f rom 10 - 24 • Hoisery, range of fashion tights – Pretty Polly, Levante & Omsa • Foundation wear - Flexees, Playtex, Sparks & Slips


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Killiney Co. Dublin

A Fairytale Wedding Venue Wedding Showcase

Sunday 24th Feb from 1pm - 5pm Features Style Advice for your wedding party with TV & Radio Presenter, Author & Style Consultant - Lisa Fitzpatrick! Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin, Tel : 01 – 230 5400 Email: info@fitzpatricks.com or visit: www.fitzpatrickcastle.com inWICKLOW February 2013

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Colour is really important – pale or blonde brides should wear warm shades such as ivory or champagne while darker brides can look stunning in white. Don’t bring too many people with you at the start as too many opinions will only add to the confusion! Try not to be too disheartened by the size of the dresses you try on, as bridal sizes are usually two sizes smaller than those to be found on the high street.

Bridal Wear When purchasing a wedding dress, try to allow 6 – 9 months in order to make your decision, all the while reading up on the very many different types of styles available, both in magazines and on the web. Always try to keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to ask the sales assistants for their advise.

If you’re lucky enough to be having a custom made dress, the designer will insist on a toile fitting initially, the dress is made up in calico to check the style and size of the gown. Remember to buy your lingerie early so you can try it on when the fittings begin. Try to collect your dress 2 – 3 weeks before the big day along with all accessories.

International bridal collections and a full range of accessories are available. Marie also offers a design and made to order service for Bridal Wear, Mother of the Bride, Occasion and Communion Wear. Abbey House, Abbey Lane Arklow, Co Wicklow Tel: 0402 – 32818 www.mariemcelheron.ie

The Cottage, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy Phone: 01-2011748 (Anne Gregory) annegregorydesign@gmail.com www.annegregorydesign.com

Quality of service is the most important aspect to Anne Gregory. Every bridal appointment is guaranteed one-on-one attention with the shop to themselves for the hour long fitting. We critique and recommend the style most flattering to your shape and suggest the best way to accessorize your wedding gown for the big day. Stocking Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses, Men’s Hire, Flower Girl, and Specialist bespoke Mother of the Bride; we

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are a one stop shop for the modern bride. As an additional incentive to our clients who outfit their bridal party (Wedding Gown, Bridesmaids & Men’s Hire) in our shop, we offer a 10% discount. Award winning Irish Bridal designer Anne Gregory is located in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow. A picturesque village in Co. Wicklow, it is only a short drive from Dublin and the surrounding counties. With fabulous gowns, free parking, a scenic drive and coffee shops neighbouring us; it is an unforgettable experience.


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Welcome to

Arklow Co Wicklow ernie O Farrell opened B Couture in November 2005 having gained experience working as a Fashion Designer and Pattern Cutter for various companies in Ireland and England including The Alexon group, Michael H and Libra Designs.

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At B Couture we provide a one to one personal service offering honest advice. All fittings are done on site ensure your dress fits perfectly on your special day. At B Couture there is an extensive range of gowns from Pronovias, La Sposa, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander and Ronald Joce. Bridesmaid labels include the best available in the market today. B Couture also carries a full range of accessories.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Please call us on 0402 – 23585 to make an appointment.

We have approx 150 dresses currently on sale, which are in perfect condition. We will do all the alterations to ensure your dress fits perfectly.

Satin sweet heart neckline gown with beaded bustline. Fish tail skirt with flower corsage detail. New – size 16, Now €800

By Victoria Jane Size 12, Now €990

Alaura by Maggie Sottero Size 10, Now €900

Unit 4 Wicklow Vale Emporium | Lower Tinahask | Arklow, Co Wicklow. Tel: 0402 23585 | Email: bcouture@eircom.net | Web: www.bcouture.ie Bcouture Bridal

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John Flood Menswear

Groom Wear

Wicklow and Arklow

Contrary to popular opinion, weddings aren’t all about the brides – the groom has to get a look in eventually! Suit hire outlets are a great help, generally the staff know their business are only too happy to help with ideas and suggestions if you’re finding yourself a little stuck. Really, the stand-out company has to be Black Tie. With branches throughout Ireland including Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock, Black Tie have a huge selection of suits, shirts, bowties, shoes and dress socks to choose from. Alternatively there are other outlets such as - John Floods Menswear Wicklow Town or Black Knight Killiney Shopping Centre.

Suits for all occasions from €149

If you’re opting to buy, then late summer really is the time to do so with up to 50% off in many of the larger department stores. You might regret not making the investment in the long run.

Special Offer:

Suit with Free Shirt, Tie and Shoes

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While much is made about choosing the engagement ring, the wedding bands are often overlooked and sometimes left to the last moment as an afterthought. Not only is the wedding band symbolic of your love which will last throughout eternity – the circle that never ends – you also want it to stand the test of time.

Unique, wonderful, Irish.

While the traditional gold band will no doubt stand the test of time it may not be to your personal taste, and don’t forget, it’s you that has to wear it!

At Rocks, a love of great jewellery – from the classic to the quirky – runs in the family. Margaret, Dermot's wife, works in the store daily, and their children, Michael, Victor, Robert and Ruth Rock manage the company, and work in store too. Although, as Ruth says, you'd hardly call it work – being around such beautiful pieces and magnificent gems, and introducing them to their new owners.

If you’re interested in something a little more modern and eye-catching, consider matching your band to the style of your engagement ring. White gold is very much in style right now for wedding bands, it coordinates with both platinum and silver Jewellery, yet is actually cheaper than platinum, which will be of interest to anyone on a budget. If you’re ore of a traditionalist, then you’re most likely considering yellow gold. For most of us, yellow gold symbolises the enduring warmth of the perfect marriage. Another option is of course platinum, which is an expensive purchase, Platinum isn’t mixed with other metals so it is favoured by anyone with sensitive skin, or allergies. It’s expensive however but if you can afford it looks wonderful.

Welcome to Rocks

HISTORY

WIDE RANGE OF CHOICE At Rocks, we believe the right piece of classic jewellery will carry you through your whole life, gathering meaning and memory as you go. We call these our Love to Last a Lifetime pieces. But we also know how much fun it is to have passionate affairs with jewellery too, and these are our Fancy Pieces for Fabulous Flings. Whatever kind of love you're looking for, you'll find it in the Rocks Collections: five unique collections, crafted for you, by Rocks. Unit 22 Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan, Tel: 01 – 288 6156 | Email: robert@rocks.ie | Web: www.rocks.ie

A diamond ring by Rocks set with an marquise diamond weighing 1c, mounted in platinum. with matching wedding band to match.

Wedding Band €1600 Diamond Ring from €2500

18K WG Multi-Stone Diamond Ring, G/VS1, 1.12ct

With an in-house work shop and design company, Facet Jewellers are delighted to welcome you to our landmark premises in Dun Laoghaire to cater for all your jewellery desires. Facet staff are on-hand to help you discover your very own family history with unique handmade engagement rings and wedding bands. Our business endeavours to provide our customers with the most exquisite and original pieces at below market prices. The Facet team pick the highest quality diamonds and gemstones from international markets to form the centre stone of love in your family story. Facet Jewellers, No. 1 Upper Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Ph: 01 – 280 4106, www.facetjewellers.ie

€3,950

18K WG Three Stone Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders, G/SI1, 0.62ct

€1,450

18K WG Solitaire Halo Ring, G/VS2, 0.52ct 18K WG Diamond Solitaire Ring, G/VS2, 0.41ct

€1,990

€1,200

18K YG Three Stone Signature Diamond Ring, G/SI1, 2.14ct

€8,950

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Grand Entrances Grand Entrances are big business these days – arriving at the church in a stretch limo with the driver in full period dress is getting more and more popular. A quick scan online turned up some fairly hefty prices with many companies charging on a ‘per person’ basis, so think hard on who you’re

bringing in the car. It’s worth trying to negotiate on the price, depending on whether it’s wedding season or not off course. It might seem like a lot of fuss and hoopla but if you’re aiming for the castle, you might as well get the matching car as well. And just think, after the ceremony and en-route to the party, you can treat yourself and your bethroded to a much needed glass of bubbles in the back – heaven!

T.K. LIMOUSINES

“Experience the difference”

Wedding Hire • Chauffeur Hire • Debs Balls Airport Transfers • Corporate Travel • Special Occasions Hen & Stag Parties and more ...

Luxury Minibus & Coach Hire For All Occasions

Phone: 086 86 111 22 or 0404 49778 Web: www.tklimousines.ie Newtown Boswell, Killiskey, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

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• Weddings & Functions • Corporate Tours & Entertainment • Schools

• Sport Club Match Transfers • Day tours Guides available • All Inclusive Group Tours Organised

Boghall Road, Bray, Co Wicklow e: finnegan-bray@oceanfree.net w: www.finnegan-bray.ie t: + 353 1 286 0061

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When it comes to planning a wedding, few decisions are as delightful as choosing your wedding cake. After all, what could be better than sampling slice after slice of delicious cake? As eager as you may be to let the taste testing begin, taking time to envision the cake of your dreams will give you the sweetest results. Since, ideally, you should order the cake six months before the wedding, it’s best to start considering what you would like soon after you’ve chosen your


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reception site and the style of your wedding. Think about the look and the flavor you desire to help narrow your focus. Have you always wanted a pristine white cake? Or maybe you love strawberry filling. The ideas you find may help you come up with creative ways to incorporate your favorites so they fit your wedding. White is the classic color for a wedding cake, but chocolate and tinted frostings can be just as elegant. For a less formal wedding, you can certainly embrace the unconventional. The cake can be iced playfully with swirls of meringue or strewn with flower petals that fall where they may. Or you can forgo a single cake altogether and opt for a trio of smaller cakes or even cupcakes, doughnuts, or pastries displayed on tiered cake stands for an impressive effect.

accessories, such as the lace in her veil or the pearls in her necklace, are wonderful to re-create on a cake; perhaps the bows on her dress can be echoed around the tiers. Adding elements from nature is always beautiful; look to the centerpiece flowers or the environment surrounding the reception. Once you’ve decided on the design and flavor etc, you should be sure everything is detailed in the contract along with the fee for the cake, delivery, storage details etc.

Recommended Wedding Cake Specialists: 1. Cake Box – 64a Upper Georges St, Dun Laoghaire. Tel: 01-2801870 / info@cakebox.ie 2. Amazing Cakes – Unit 18B, Solus Tower Estate, Bray Co Wicklow. Tel: 01-2824507 / Email: bev@ amazingcakes.ie

The details of a bride’s dress or

Contact Beverley at Amazing Cakes: Unit 18B Solus Tower Estate Bray, Co Wicklow Tel: 01 – 282 4507 Mobile: 086 – 059 1098 Email: Bev@AmazingCakes.ie

Aunty Nellie’s can help create the perfect wedding with a wide range of different sweet packages. From Wedding Favours, Jars of sweets, Centre pieces including Marshmallow/Sweet trees, Candy Buffets and Candy Carts. Contact us to see what sweet creations suit you, the guests and your budget

Church Rd, Greystones. Tel: 01 – 287 2883. Mob: 087 – 120 6846. Email: auntynelliesgreystones@gmail.com

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into is deciding how to wear your hair. Coordinate with the style of the wedding. Formal weddings will require formal hair like an updo. If you are looking at fairy tale weddings, think of a tiara or jeweled hair accessories. With a luxurious French twist, a bun or short hair, a tiara will give you the fairytale look you want. Choose a style that compliments your face. Those with oval faces have the least worries. With an oval face, just beware of bangs and having too much hair in your face. With a round face, go for volume and height. Think of an Audrey Hepburn updo. This will help lengthen your face. For square faces, either layered, romantic and wispy, or up and heightened. Look for hair like Jennifer Aniston’s when she married Brad Pitt for wispy, and a French twist for an updo. Those with heart-shaped faces can go with a sweep of hair across the brow in whatever style they choose. Style your hair with your dress in mind. If you are wearing a strapless ball gown, you may want some wisps, or curls of hair falling onto your naked shoulders for a dramatic effect. Also, if you have a long flowing veil, it will look best on long and flowing hair. Visit, and re-visit, the stylist. Just like when planning for the perfect cake and the perfect dress, leave yourself time for planning the perfect hair. Have your stylist try different looks on you, so you can see the final result in the mirror. Bring all of your hair accessories with you to each trial run. This means any clips, tiaras, or veils that you will be wearing.

Recommended Hair Salons

1. View Hair & Beauty, Merrymeeting shopping centre, Rathnew Co Wicklow. Tel: 0404 – 61488 2. Tanya’s Hair Studio, Unit 2, Fitzwilliam Court, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 – 25773 3. Kudos Hair Salon, Meridian Point SC, Greystones. Tel: 01 – 2873061


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Wedding Packages at

View H air and Beauty

View Hair & Beauty is one of the finest purpose built salons in wicklow located at merrymeeting shopping centre Rathnew, it is owned by mother and daughter who have the finest staff with wealth and long term experience in hairdressing and beauty. View hair and beauty offer highly competitive bridal packages all under the one roof in a spacious and modern salon. Each exclusive package is taylor made to suit each individual bride and her party no matter how big or small ..The staff at view hair and beauty have extremely high standards in bridal fashion and styles so your big days look will never out date. Our friendly bridal team have over 12 years of bridal experience and know how to

Weddings at Tanya’s Hair Studio Here at Tanya’s Hair Studio we take great pride and pleasure working with our brides-to-be, ensuring they look and feel stunning on their wedding day. So you’ve chosen the perfect dress, now it’s time to focus on that all important hair style. Depending on whether or not you are having a veil, there is an infinite amount of hairstyles you can choose for your special day. From an elegant up style to flowing locks there really is no limit to what you can do with your hair. How do I choose the right one? Firstly you should consider your personality, your dress and what image you want to project on your big day. Maybe you want to have glamorous long hair and so hair extensions will add length and volume to your locks. Perhaps you want a romantic look; angelic curls could be just what you want. Your hairstyle does not have to be limited by length. Your stylist at Tanya’s, will ask you what feature you want to emphasize most, perhaps your beautiful eyes, in which case a pixie style hair do with strategically placed highlights would look sexy and cute.

make you and your bridal party’s day all that more memorable and relaxed. View hair and beauty also offer a wide range of needs for brides and her party leading up to the big day such as consultations, waxing pedicures manicures, tanning, eyebrow/lash tinting, hair colouring and cutting, not forgetting the importance of a Hair and Make-up trial. The staff are always more than happy to help and give professional advice to the coming bride. So never hesitate in popping in as our door is always open for all occasions or call us on 0404-61488 to arrange a consultation and a trail.

Fitzwilliam Court, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 – 25773

Can my bridesmaids have the same hairstyle as me? Absolutely! The key to getting this right is striking a delicate balance in order that your bridesmaids compliment your hairstyle rather than over shadow you. Arranging for them to come for their hairstyle appointments with you is a fantastic way to ensure cohesion. Talk to the stylists at Tanya’s Hair Studio today who will give you the perfect bridal hairstyle. With that in mind Tanya’s Hair studio offers full Bridal package for Brides, Bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride. This includes a free consultation, to discuss your ideas and requirements, so you will be guaranteed the perfect outcome on that special day.

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Wedding Flowers A wedding would just not be the same without flowers. Every bride wants her wedding to be memorable and her choice of flowers or arrangements should reflect her specific taste and personality. Her flowers should create a theme to make her wedding day special and provide the finishing touch to this very special day. Understand that there are no right or wrong choices when selecting flowers for your wedding. It is your own personal choice, as your own preferences are the most important part, as well as having a basic understanding of what works well for the theme

you’ve chosen and your budget. You can expect a good florist to provide you with helpful advice, so be prepared to ask plenty of questions and to run ideas past your florist once you reach that stage.

Recommended Hair Salons

1. Flower Power, 8 Main Street, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404-69491 / Cate@flowerpowerwicklow.com 2. Costello Flowers, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Tel: 01-2841864, E-mail: info@costelloflowers.com 3. The Flower Boutique, Killiney SC, Co Dublin. Tel: 01-855490 to arrange a free consultation! The award winning team at The Flower Boutique we know that flowers are indispensable in order to create an atmosphere of elegance on the day of your wedding. With almost a decade of experience in creating beautiful wedding flowers we pride ourselves in being specialists in this area. From grand events for hundreds, to an intimate luncheon for a few, The Flower Boutique provides spectacular floral designs to create the perfect ambiance, beautifully reflecting the unique personality of the bride and her vision for her wedding flowers. Working closely with you we will develop ideas that will reflect your personal style and the atmosphere of your wedding venue and will make your wedding truly outstanding.

ur bespoke design service will enable you to consult with us to create your unique wedding style. Whatever your style and budget we will create the perfect package to suit you. Please call Cate for a free one to one consultation and free itemised quotation for all your requirements. The team at Flower Power will create a range of elegant romantic wedding flowers for your special day. Our personal service will ensure that your wedding flowers are as perfect as your imagination demands.

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Wedding Feature

Wedding Bands

Photography

Everyone has a Wedding band story, if you’re lucky enough the guests might make the most of it and it’ll end up being a funny one to tell, but if you’re unlucky – and the band is a real party killer – then you’ll be devastated, and the day partially ruined.

As with the band, finding the right photographer is one of the most important things you’ll do in your wedding prep. A photograph says a thousand words we’re told, so you want every single one of those to be a good one! Again, research photographers thoroughly, visit them in their studio and ask to see samples of weddings they’ve done previously.

The number one thing to remember when choosing a band is research, ask around for recommendations, actually go see a couple of bands beforehand to get firsthand experience. Most Wedding bands will have a set list of floor fillers and are happy to accommodate anyone with special requests. Be wary of making special requests however, just because Curiosity Killed the Cat bring back fantastic memories for you and your BFF, doesn’t mean they do it for everyone else…

If you don’t like the work, the chances are that the photographer isn’t for you. Think hard about what type of ‘look’ you’re going for, set-ups such as both you peeking around a tree might seem cute on the day, but will it last the test of time? Wedding photography is one of the big expenses of the day, so it’s really worth your while making sure you get what you pay for. inWICKLOW February 2013 35


Valentine’s Day

Emilia’s Ristorante Pizzeria Emilia’s Clock Tower, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

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g n i t a r b e l e C ’s e n i t n e l a St. V o. Day in Cw Wicklo Meal Deals & Specials available for Valentine’s Day an all year! O’Briens Wines Valentine’s Exclusive

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STARTERS Baked King Prawns with cherry tomato, garlic & chilli Crusty bread & tossed leaves Homemade chicken & port pate with crisp bread & homemade chutney Deep fried golden garlic mushrooms with garlic & parsley mayonnaise Bochelli crisp panchetta & sundried tomato caeser salad Bowl of homemade minestrone soup with crusty bread. Focaccia bread with sunbrushed tomato, black olives & fresh rosemary semary

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Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift? Exclusive to O’Briens is the limited edition Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial easy-to-carry gift pack which includes a bottle of Moët Rosé along with four stickers to personalise the bottle for your loved one! Moët & Chandon brings you the perfect way to declare your love this Valentine’s Day with the Moët Rosé Impérial “Declare Your Love” program. Romantic expression meets champagne chic, as Moët & Chandon allows you to personalise a Moët Rosé Impérial bottle with your very own love message. This gift also has a QR code placed on the gift pack to download the Rosé App. With this application, immortalise unforgettable Moët Rosé Impérial moments by taking or uploading your favourite photos of loved ones. Then, customise the photos with golden filters and your own special messages and virtually share them on Facebook. This is the perfect gift to share on Valentine’s Day, Moët Rosé Impérial distinguishes itself by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. The glowing pink colour with amber highlights gives way to a bewitching nose: a lively and intense bouquet of red fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry), floral nuances of rose, and a slight peppery touch. This gift pack will retail at €53.79 and will be available in our Beacon South Quarter and Donnybrook stores as well through our website www.wine.ie. O’Briens also has three other very special Valentine’s offers available for a limited time only. These are the Rizzardi Prosecco and Butlers chocolates beautifully gift wrapped together for €19.99, the Champagne Charles La Prince and Butlers chocolates for €29.99 and the Mionetto Vivo Rosé for €12.99, each are available in all 32 stores and online www.wine.ie.


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MADAGASCAR 3, Europe’s Most Wanted Released 08/02/2013 Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover - a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar style.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 THE FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS Release Date: 15/2/2013 Paul Tanter directs this crime drama based on the murder of three major Essex gangland figures in 1995. When the bullet-ridden corpses of Tony Tucker (Jay Brown), Patrick Tate (Peter Barrett) and Craig Rolfe (Simon Phillips) were discovered in a Range Rover in Rettendon, a major criminal investigation was launched to find the culprits. Though the trio’s one-time associates Jack Whomes (Tony Denham) and Michael Steele (Robert Cavanah) were ultimately convicted of the crime, it was primarily on the evidence provided by another ex-associate Darren Nicholls (Nick Nevern), labelled by some as a ‘supergrass’ and whose evidence was called into question.In preparation, the actor took voice lessons for four and a half months

THE THREE STOOGES Released 08/02/2013 The Farrelly brothers write and direct this raucous slapstick comedy based on the classic1930s vaudeville act. Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso star as the accident-prone trio Moe, Larry and Curly, who cause no end of mayhem from the moment they are dumped on the doorstep of the Sisters of Mercy Orphanage as infants. They go on to become entangled in a murder plot and to appear as accidental stars in the reality TV series Jersey Shore.

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Release Date: 15/02/2013 Sam Mendes directs this James Bond adventure. Daniel Craig stars as Bond, whose loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, and Bond’s own doubts about his life and livelihood start to creep in. As MI6 comes under attack and Bond is sent to Shanghai to investigate, he must keep his focus on tracking down and destroying the threat- no matter how high the personal cost. Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem and Albert Finney co-star

Release Date: 22/2/2013 Fourth instalment in the ‘found footage’ horror franchise which follows on from events in the first two films. Alice (Kathryn Newton) and her mother were fine until their new neighbours moved in, but creepy little kid next door Robbie (Brady Allen) and his auntie Katie (Katie Featherston) have brought more than just their belongings to the street. It seems that the demonic presence which has tormented them for years has followed them and is keen on getting to know the neighbours.

KILLING THEM SOFTLY Release Date: 22/2/2013 Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. Killing Them Softly also features Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and Vincent Curatola. Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances

RUST AND BONE Release Date: 22/02/2013 Jacques Audiard directs this French relationship drama detailing the bond that develops between two people, both profoundly damaged indifferent ways. The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a homeless father struggling to care for his five-yearold son, and the other of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a woman who loses her legs in an accident while working as a trainer of killer whales. Both strong, idiosyncratic characters who are used to defining the parameters, their union forces them out of the emotional safety zones they have each developed for the purposes of self-protection.

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Sport Focus

February

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2013 McCoy’s Premier League Darts The fixtures for the opening nine weeks of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts have been announced. The prize fund for the McCoy’s Premier League Darts will increase by over 15% to £520,000 this year – with the eventual champion taking home a £150,000 first prize in May.

Week – 2 February, Thursday 14th, Aberdeen

Wes Newton v Raymond van Barneveld Andy Hamilton v James Wade Gary Anderson v Simon Whitlock Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor Robert Thornton v Michael van Gerwen

Week – 3 February, Thursday 21st Bournemouth

James Wade v Adrian Lewis Robert Thornton v Wes Newton Simon Whitlock v Phil Taylor Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld Andy Hamilton v Gary Anderson

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Man City can call upon history for hope in title race! Week – 4 February, Thursday 28th Exeter

Robert Thornton v Gary Anderson Andy Hamilton v Michael van Gerwen James Wade v Phil Taylor Wes Newton v Adrian Lewis Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock

Eight points behind with six matches remaining Manchester City completed the most dramatic title victory in the history of the Barclays Premier League when Sergio Aguero scored the added-time

Week – 5 Thursday March 7 – Nottingham

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winner against Queens Park Rangers to snatch the honours from the grasp of local rivals and would-be winners Manchester United on the final day of the season. Six matches earlier City’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal had left Roberto Mancini’s side eight points behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and seemingly out of contention for English football’s most coveted prize. Roberto Mancini (8 April 2012): “No, it’s not over. It’s clear now that it’s very difficult, but I believe we can still do it. There are six games to go; 18 points. Never say never in football.” History would suggest that it is too early for the title race to be declared over…

Barclays Premier League Fixtures & FA Cup Saturday 16th February (FA Cup) 12:45 Luton

v Millwall

15:00 Arsenal

v Blackburn

15:00 Wimbledon

v Barnsley

18:00 Oldham

v Everton

Sunday 17th February (FA Cup) 12:00 Chelsea

v Brentford

14:00 Man City

v Leeds Utd

15:00 Liverpool

v Swansea (PL)

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Monday 18th February (FA Cup) 20:00 Man Utd

v Reading

Saturday 23rd February 12:45 Fulham

v Stoke

15:00 Arsenal

v Aston Villa

15:00 Norwich

v Everton

15:00 QPR

v Man Utd

15:00 Reading

v Wigan

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v Sunderland

Sunday 24th February 2013 13:30 Man City

v Chelsea

13:00 Newcastle

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Monday 25th February 2013 20:00 West Ham

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Celtic

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Wednesday 13th February 2013 19:45

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Zero Dark Thirty (15a) Release Date: January 25th For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man

Wreck-It Ralph (G) Release Date: Feb 8th Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a gamehopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

A Good Day To Die Hard (tbc) Release Date: Feb 14th Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly is a slick Since the first “Die Hard” in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

Irish Movie Hardy Bucks: The Movie (tbc) Release Date: Feb 25th ‘The Hardy Bucks Movie’ sees the lads finally leave Castletown and head out on a wild road trip across Europe. Eddie Durkan, the selfproclaimed leader of the ‘Bucks is dreading spending another summer bored out of his skull. Ireland has qualified for the Euros in Poland, but with no money and apathetic mates, the task falls to Eddie to get them out of Castletown and onto the road in search of football and the craic. A small inheritance and an old van provide an escape plan, but the trip takes a turn for the worse after an unscheduled stop-off in Amsterdam. To pay off a huge strip club bar bill, two of the boys are forced into becoming drug mules. Suddenly it’s not just about getting to Poland to watch football; they need to get there alive, with the ‘package’, without getting arrested and without being molested by baboons. With mounting pressure from Dutch and Polish gangsters, the last thing Eddie needs is to bump into his arch nemesis ‘The Viper’ along the way...

Beautiful Creatures (tbc) Release Date: Feb 13th A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (15a) Release Date: Feb 22nd Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton reimagine Hansel and Gretel grown-up as bounty hunters in this Paramount Pictures production.. In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Prods. produces, with Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola directing from a script by D.W. Harper. Famke Janssen co-stars.


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