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Wedding Open Day Feb 2nd, 2014 12pm to 5pm

• Newly launched 2014/2015 wedding brochure

• Only one wedding per day “yours” • Unrivalled packages tailored to suit your unique day • Enviable reputation for great food • Private pre-drinks room leading onto our beautiful gardens

You deserve fabulous Ennis Road, Limerick City, Ireland T: + 353 61 453033 E: info@greenhillsgroup.com

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Butterfly Brides Wedding Gowns • Evening Wear Mother of the Bride • Bridesmaid Dresses • Accessories Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10.30-17.00, Saturday 10.30-16.00 Please note closing times on Saturdays vary by appointments

73 O’Connell Street, Limerick  T 061 469 656  E butterflybrides@gmail.com


Blossom and Bloom with

Ring O’Roses

A rose by any other name would probably be called… Pat Irwin of Ring O’Roses. Pat is a legend among Limerick brides. Once you make contact with Ring O’Roses, you know with quiet confidence that florally speaking, your special day is in the best of hands.Whatever shape your wedding or civil union takes, Pat has the experience, the creativity, and the sense of adventure to bring your dreams to life. Pat knows and loves flowers. At her shop in Melrose Court, Mungret Street, she works at creating wonderful wedding bouquets, stunning swags, terrific trimmings and fabulous floral arrangements to decorate your chosen venues. Her floral confections leave an impression that lasts long after the wedding is over, the band has gone home and the blooms have passed their best. The scent, the colour, the beauty and the personality of her flowers are what memories are made of. Some brides have a vision of how they want their flowers to be – Pat sees it as her job to translate that vision into reality. She listens to your ideas and works with you to make your day perfect. If you’re the kind of bride who’s never given flowers a second thought, then Pat will come up trumps with ideas to enchant you. Your job on the day is to be a radiant, beautiful bride. Pat’s role is to make sure that the flowers you choose frame your day perfectly with artistry, elegance and style. Photos and videos will record this most special of days, but the scent and texture of your feature flowers are part of what is personal to you – your choice and your touch. Luxurious lilies, amazing azaleas, gorgeous gerberas, pretty pink roses, dazzling dahlias – all yours for the picking! Whether your style is quaintly quirky, boldly contemporary, understatedly elegant or colourfully vivacious, Ring O’Roses shares your vision and makes it your reality. Anyone can put flowers together. Pat at Ring O’Roses makes your wedding dreams come true with prices to suit all budgets, and a touch of floral magic that’s priceless. Make your wedding day blossom with Ring O’Roses – we don’t just do flowers, we do dreams.

Tel 061 411321 Web www.ringoroses.ie

Wedding Collections Special Occasion Wear

Month of January

20% off Mother of the Bride/Groom Amore Mio, Church Street, Killaloe, Co. Clare Tel 061 622 333 Email info@amoremio.ie Web www.amoremio.ie


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Contact: Paul Walsh / Kieran O’Donovan

T: 022 21278

E: wedding@springfort-hall.com

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Specialising on unique and personal wedding cakes We also cater for: Engagement parties • Hen/Stag parties • Baby showers • Communions Christenings • Birthday parties • Easter, Halloween, or Christmas Phone: 087 0536808 or 087 7636391 Facebook: Judy’s Cakes Limerick E-mail: whispers@citromail.hu


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LITTLE WHITE DRESS BRIDAL SALON

Catering solely to the Bride Opening in March 30 Thomas Street, Limerick Call Jennifer to book your first appointment 085 8181533 www.thelittlewhitedress.ie Facebook: The little white dress bridal salon

Hair Extensions Wedding up styles... 12 Thomas Street, Limerick (above The Sandwich Shop)

Coming Soon New Bridal Shop opening in Limerick

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Relaxing Retreat

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For a fabulous day with stunning surrounds, exceptional value, a host of complimentary items and a dedicated Wedding Planner, The Inn At Dromoland is the perfect location for your wedding celebration. Mooghaun Package €39.50 per person

Rathfoland Package €47.00 per person

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Complimentary Wedding Tasting Champagne Red Carpet Arrival 6 mths Leisure Centre Membership Accommodation for your Parents Chair Covers, Table Centre Pieces Wedding Cake Stand & Knife Tea, Coffee & Biscuits on arrival Evening Supper Option

• A Half Bottle of House Wine depending on Package chosen • Personalised Wedding Menus • Banqueting Room, Lighting, P.A. • No service charges • Special Accommodation Rates • Stunning Photography on the Dromoland Estate

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Woodlands Wedding Fayre Sunday 19th January 4pm-7pm 061 605 100 weddings@woodlands-hotel.ie www.woodlands-hotel.ie


GillyBean Events

Take the stress away from your big day! Hire a professional wedding planner

E: Gill.qu@gmail.com T: 086 8072150 W: www.gillybeanevents.com Facebook: Gillybean Events Rates to suit all budgets

The SHAUN O’DOWD gs in d ed w r fo te ri u vo fa rm fi A Show Tailored music to meet the demands of large and small crowds Guaranteed to pack out a dance floor Everything from the 60s right through to the 00’s The Shaun O’Dowd Show is ideal for your upcoming wedding FULL BAND AND DJ PACKAGES AVAILABLE ALSO STILL SOME DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2014

Email: theshaunodowdshow@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook: THE SHAUN O’DOWD SHOW For bookings call: (086) 814 3444 or (063) 85053


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Speciality Gluten/Wheat & Dairy Free Wedding Cakes or Cupcakes for your Special Day • Order smaller quantities for family/friends with special dietary requirements. • Outside catering also available for your wedding party/guests needs. • Book out the Cafe Bistro for your engagement party or after party! The Gluten Free Kitchen Company Unit 3 Ivy Terrace (above Four Star Pizza), Tralee, Co. Kerry Tel 066 7118575 Mob 086 2414349

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Professional Make Up Artistry Jessica is a freelance make-up artist with several years of experience specializing in wedding make-up. She qualified from Pembroke Beauty College in 2005 and has worked with companies such as: Yves Saint Laurent and Shiseido. Jessica trained as a make-up artist from 2006 to 2010 after which she decided to become a freelance make-up artist. Her commercial work includes: Irish Cancer Society Fashion Show 2011, Wella Trendvision 2012 and magazine featured work. She uses leading brands of make-up including MAC, Chanel, Lancome, Make-up Forever, etc. On the morning of your wedding, Jessica will travel to your home or hotel to give the bride and her party a flawless, radiant and natural make-up that is guaranteed to last the day and night. Her perfection means she can enhance your natural beauty to the highest photographic standard for stunning photos to look back on. Jessica will stay with the bride and her party up to the time they are leaving for the church to complete any touch ups to ensure they look perfect when leaving. A make-up trial is highly recommended as this gives both the bride and her make-up artist the opportunity to discuss the style of dress and the type of look the bride wishes to achieve. Jessica will list all make-up items used in the trial to recreate the look on the morning of the wedding and will provide the bride with the list of the items which she may wish to purchase for the day.

M: 087 9917 047 E: okeeffe_jessica@yahoo.ie

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Wild Heather Freelance Florist Ballylanders • County Limerick Eibhlín Walsh-Boland 086 8603839 wildheatherflorist@hotmail.com Wedding Specialist Call Today For A Free, No Obligation Quotation DIY Wedding Workshops in your own home or venue. Gift and Celebration Bouquets • Corporate Decor Fresh Flower and Artificial Sympathy Tributes Presentation Basket Arrangements Craft & Gardening Parties for Children in your own home or venue. Find us on Facebook and browse our albums at “Wild Heather Eibhlin Walsh-Boland Freelance Florist”

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KATHLEEN O’BRIEN CLOTHING ALTERATIONS

Specialising in Bridal Alterations

North Circular Road, Limerick Tel: 061 326708 Mob: 086 8143651 Email: kathleenobrienalterations@gmail.com

www.kathleenobrienalterations.ie


So Elegant

087 9662907

Hair Accessory Rental Brides, Bridesmaids, Wedding Guests, Mother of the Bride, Communions, Debs, Race Meetings and All Special Occasions Owned by Maire O’Mahony Scartaglen, Killarney, Co. Kerry www.soelegant.ie email: info@soelegant.ie Like us on Facebook SoElegantIreland

Louise McInerney Limerick’s LCCR radio presenter and make-up artist. Limerick’s first Beauty Blogger – hints, tips advice and all the latest trends and bargains! Facebook: Louise’s Beauty Blog Email: Louisemcinerney2211@hotmail.com Telephone: 087 780 3719


TIERS of happiness Let us amaze you.

THE BREHON • WEDDINGS • PERFECTION

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‘We had our wedding at The Brehon in September 2012, & we were made feel like our wedding was the only one being held in the hotel that year! It was everything we hoped & dreamed it would be and more - the food and service were second to none.’ Lucy & Baden

‘The Brehon wasn’t the only wedding venue we visited in Killarney but as soon as we walked through the door the others immediately became a distant memory. Straight away we could picture ourselves there on our wedding day, surrounded by our family & friends.’ Laura & Jonathan KILLARNEY • CO. KERRY • IRELAND CONTACT OUR TEAM ON +353 (0) 64 6630700 WEDDINGS@THEBREHON.COM • WWW.THEBREHON.COM


Christy’s Homebakery Unit 17, Tralee Shopping Centre, Tralee, Co.Kerry. M: 086 3106428 www.facebook.com/ChristysHomeBakeryTSC


Interested in becoming fit and healthy for your wedding? Destination Motivation programs have the answer. • 6 week courses • weekly weigh ins, sample food plans, excellent fitness classes • fitness levels, age and gender does not matter • record weight loss is 32 pounds in 6 weeks Destination Motivation is rapidly becoming the thing to do in order for people to reach their goals. We combine healthy eating with scheduled training sessions in a very comfortable environment while also making sure that people reach their own potential.

Days, times and prices on our website

www.destinationmotivation.ie Follow our client’s progress on Facebook and learn about our programs. Destination Motivation Personal Training

Tel 086 3739587

You have an ultimate target for your wedding day We promise to get you the wedding body of your dreams


Ennistymon, County Clare Tel: 065 707 1004 Email: weddings@fallshotel.ie. Web: www.fallshotel.ie


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Tailored Alterations & Repairs Specialising in Bridal Gown Alterations Bridal Party, Groomsmen Very Reasonable Rates Collection & Delivery Available Tel: 085 8716600 Email: sewperfect.limerick@gmail.com Local Limerick Business

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Bridal Boutique, Limerick

To ďŹ nd out more about Lilac Rose or to make an appointment visit

www.lilacrose.ie or call 087 687 3651


WEDDING TRENDS

Vintage Themed Weddings Specialising in Wedding Flowers, Heirloom Brooch Bouquets and Event Décor Heirloom bouquets customised to suit all tastes and budgets

A sampling of vintage bouquets from Cerise Flowers

You can match any colour through brooches including any special vintage brooches that you have been given by your mother or grandmother, and this can be used as your something old to walk down the aisle with. A truly magnificent keepsake that lasts forever Elaine Flanagan Collins

Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork. T: 022 48703 M: 086 1590659 W: www.ceriseflowersandevents.com E: elaine@ceriseflowersandevents.com Follow us on Facebook


There is such a selection of vintage and vintage style dresses on offer at the moment. Try No. 15, Anne St. Limerick where you can rent or buy a fabulous range of dresses, shoes and headpieces fit for any vintage event. By Carol O’Dwyer of Magpie and Moon

Limerick facebook.com/magpieandmoon magpieandmoon@gmail.com

Munster Love Doves Doves for all occasions Professional service – we will attend your wedding dressed accordingly Beautiful love-heart shaped baskets We can be available for rehearsal evening also Will travel 50-mile radius of Limerick City We also cater for: Birthdays, communions, confirmations and christenings, funerals and all special occasions

Mob: 087 272 5743 Email: crochogan@yahoo.com


Qualified Makeup Artist specialising in wedding and event make up. I can do call outs, as well as specialised facial and consultation to help you glow on your special day. Available for small or large groups.

Qualified Nail Technician using Shellac and Morgan Taylor

Proprietor: Linda Carey Tel: (065) 6825171 Mobile: (086) 3050142 Email: radiancebeautyclinic@gmail.com Web: www.radiancebeautyclinic.ie Facebook: radiance beauty clinic

Your Wedding Experts in Portugal

Personalised Services Variety of Wedding Locations, Budgets & Styles in the Algarve, Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra & Madeira Island Visit us at the Portugal Wedding Fair on the 25th & 26th January at the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge Dublin 2 Paula Grade & Karina Sousa T + 351 965 623 091 E info@algarveweddingplanners.com Vilamoura | Lisbon, Portugal Brands of White Impact Group


Geraldine is on hand to add to the special occasions in your life including graduations, debs, hen parties, birthdays, anniversaries and any other special event. She offers a mobile service in the comfort and privacy of your own home and is an experienced make-up artist who prides herself on always prioritising her customer’s needs and her ability to put everyone at ease. This year has seen her travel nationally and to France for wedding appointments and she has also worked on various fashion shows including the final of the Tipperary heat of Miss Ireland. Geraldine is looking forward to 2014 and working with ‘brides to be’ and providing a service that only a bride deserves.

BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST LIMERICK T: 087 2194120 E: geraldine@breakingbeyond.ie

Mandy’s Cakes is located in Tralee, Co Kerry. We specialise in bespoke wedding cakes and celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies. We can provide beautiful and unique cake designs to suit your every need. If you have a particular design in mind we can create that for you. I believe that a cake should not only look beautiful but taste delicious too and I use only the freshest and best ingredients available. Each cake is custom designed and made to order so is always fresh. Every wedding cake is designed to take centre stage at your wedding and provide a talking point for the guests and the bridal couple.

Mandy’s Cakes

Bridal Makeup Artist Limerick allows you to feel amazing, beautiful and at ease on the morning of your wedding, with a personalised make up service!

M: 087 9920733 E: mandy.trantcakes@gmail.com formerly known as Beauty Beyond

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Wedding Stationery Cube Printing Limited

Specialists in

M a i n I n v i tat i o n s , R . S . V. P. C a r d s Evening Invites, Thank You C ards N a m e o r Ta b l e C a r d s Di r e c t ion s or D ay A f t er C a r d s M ass Booklets & All T ypes of envelopes

For a quotation or to view samples... Please contact: 061-400658 or Email: sales@cubeprinting.ie - Website: www.cubeprinting.ie


Munster DJ Hire Munster’s Premier Wedding DJs

Relax and unwind the evening before your wedding in the tranquil surroundings of La Bella Salon. Complimentary Champagne Reception while we take care of those final touches La Bella Treatment include Teeth Whitening Shellac Nails Laser Tattoo Removal Laser Hair Removal Body Spray Tan

- Full/After Band Packages - Uplighting/Mood Lighting Hire - PhotoBooth Hire - All Formalities e.g. First Dance, Tossing the Bouquet catered for - Full Pre-Date Consultation

Speak to Marie to tailor your evening to suit your needs.

La Bella Shanagolden 069 60826

Free Bridal Makeup Trials

- Competitive Rates

Phone Paudie 087 6173137 www.munsterdjhire.com info@munsterdjhire.com

ESQUIRE

Formal Menswear Hire and Sales

Limericks leading wedding hire or sales specialists for men Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm Sunday by appointment only

Wedding Suits, Tuxedos, Page Boy Suits, Fashion Suits, Waistcoats, Shirts, Cuff Links, Ties, Cravats & Shoes High quality formal wear at affordable prices In-house tailor with 30 years’ experience Extensive range of accessories to complement and complete your look

8 Roches Street, Limerick T: 061 412010 W: www.esqformal.ie E: info@esqformal.ie Find us on Facebook: Esquire Formal Menswear


Something Old, New Borrowed and It’s one of those traditions that every bride loves searching for that something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Although the dress is mainly the something new people have become very creative and sentimental in all the other categories. We asked our Brides of Limerick family to share with us their something old, new, borrowed and blue. Caroline Murphy’s something old was her late father’s picture printed on material and stitched inside her dress right beside her heart. Her something borrowed was her mother’s bracelet. Michelle McGrath borrowed a diamond pendant from her mum. She had vintage sunglasses as her something old and she attached her birdcage veil to a blue comb in her hair. Lorraine Higgins attached her late grandmother’s locket to her flowers. This served as her something old. Carmel Whyte’s something old was her Nana’s wedding ring. Her new was her dress, her borrowed item was a necklace from her sister-in-law and her blue was the wedding garter. Susan Nash borrowed a pair of rosary beads that her mother received on her first holy communion. Her old item was a pair of earnings she got as a young girl. She wore blue shoes.

Karen Moynihan O’Dwyer combined her something old and borrowed into one. She used the same Winston Churchill silver coin that her parents used on their wedding day. Mary O’Dwyer borrowed a five euro note off her brother minutes before her wedding because she forgot about it. It had a blue European flat on it so it covered the blue too. Niamh Maguire Sheehan’s something new was her Jimmy Choo shoes. Her something old was the first every love letter her boyfriend wrote to her when they were 14 – she pinned it into the hem of her dress. She borrowed her silver wedding bag from her best friend and her something blue was her underwear. Fran Brennan borrowed her wedding dress from her cousin in England. Her something new was her wedding ring. Her something old was a picture of herself and her sister who passed away the year before the wedding.

“Here’s Johnny” …. The singing chef

Impressive,

fun and stylish entertainment, tailor made and scripted to your special day. A mix of Contemporary and classic hits guaranteed to please one and all.

Contact: Johnny M: 086 399 7584 69


T 069 68853 E info@limelightdesign.ie Limelight Wedding Stationery

Orla Gilbourne 069 68853 or 087 9890555 info@limelightdesign.ie Facebook Page Limelight Wedding Stationery

Final Touch are a five piece function band specialising in entertainment for Weddings, Parties and Social Events. Engaging, exciting, lively, professional – a Final Touch performance in a nutshell! Let Final Touch take care of your wedding entertainment!

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We don’t advertise much, word of mouth is the best form, just ask our happy couples! Declan, A note to say thank you very very much for the really great job you did at our wedding in Longueville. In the words of one of our guests: “Top Bananas!” We have super memories of the night and the craic thanks to your fabtastic tunes! All the best, Will & Hilda.

Hi Declan. Thanks so much for doing such a brilliant job. We had no end of great feedback about the music on the night, so we really appreciate the effort you made to keep the floor filled. It made our day to see all our friends and family having a good time! I know James is planning on putting some good feedback on your site when we’re back in New Zealand, and if you ever do want a testimonial/reference for future work please let us know and we will be delighted to send something on singing your praises! Thanks again, Aisling and James.

Longueville House, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Hi Declan, just wanted to say a massive thank you for Friday night!!!! You were absolutely amazing.... And the guitars went down very well!! As did metallica ;-) Thanks so much for all you did, it was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and we hope you continue to rock other weddings!! We will certainly be recommending you to anyone we know looking for an amazing DJ!! Thanks a million, Sarah & Gerry

Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

Hi Declan. We just wanted to say a quick thanks for the great music you played at our wedding at the Dunraven Arms in May. Everyone was asking us who the DJ was the next day. The tunes, guitars and craic were the stuff of legend. We couldn’t have asked for more! Have a great summer and wedding season ahead. We will be recommending you to all. Mile buíchoas, Niall and Niamh. Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

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WEDDING FAVOURS FOR CHARITY Local Limerick charity Clare’s Wish Foundation have now launched their wedding favour cards A popular choice as a wedding favour - donating to a local charity Clare’s Wish grants a final “Wish” for Adults and Children with a life threatening condition. The only charity in Ireland granting adults a “Wish” for tch out Also wa f wedding ge o our ran ry statione True” s Come “Dream d by provide er Pond On Silv l wedding d annua tober c - Secon ing in O fair com

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Great-grandparents Clair and Michael Tobin have been married nearly 62 years yet they reminisce about their wedding like it was yesterday, it was that good! Let’s roll back the clock a little. Beautiful Clair, 83, met handsome Mike, 89, at the Stella Ballroom on September, 1951. Clair, from Myles Street in Limerick was immediately smitten by the Co. Tipperary gentleman. At the time Mike worked as an airport police officer at Shannon and Clair was more than impressed. Five months was all they waited before tying the knot. What was the point in waiting? They knew they were in love. So the romantic Mike presented his girlfriend at the time with a ring at the Post Office Dinner Dance two months after dating. They were married three months later on February 12, 1952. Like most weddings back then they were married at 8.30am in the morning. Not much time for hair and make-up. “It was freezing cold,” recalls Clair, a dress-maker at the time. When the church ceremony was over the newlyweds joined their guests at their wedding breakfast. For dessert they delved into their three tier wedding cake purchased, from the Imperial Bakery for £6 and 7shillings and 6 pence. After more than 60 years married what kind of ingredients go into a long and happy marriage? “It’s important to be able to give and take,” advises Clair. “And being patient. Mike is and always has been a quiet man who doesn’t like confrontation.” Aside from the birth of all the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren over the years the Tobins shared many happy memories together. “We always enjoyed ballroom dancing particularly in the Two Mile Inn and Doonbeg where we holidayed for many years,” recalls Clair. Mike and Clair now live at the Park Retirement Village in Castletroy, Limerick. They have four children, John, Mary, Michael and Shelia, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.


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Viewings by appointment only Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm Late appointments on Thursday We stock plus sizes Designer dress days every month – additional dresses brought in for the day (watch our Facebook page for monthly updates). Discounts on new dresses booked on the day Private consultations We carry designer dresses such as: San Patrick by Pronovias group, Sottero & Midgley by Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee and White One

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