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Experts in creating the most unique & memorable weddings for over 30 years

Adare’s Leading Wedding Venue Contact David Fitzgerald or Elaina Fitzgerald Tel +353 61 605101 Email Web

Award winning Revas Spa & Hair Gallery are experts in bridal hair and beauty

Wedding Call Out Services Available

Award Winning Hair and Upstylists

Make-up Artists Trained Personally by Derek Carberry

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• Drinks Reception on arrival • 5 Course Wedding Banquet including wine Nomina Best Muted for • Evening food for your guests n Weddin ster g • Complimentary Bridal Suite Venue • 2 Extra Complimentary rooms • 3 Months Leisure Centre Membership Complimentary entary • 2 Rounds of Golf for the Groom & Best Man • Complimentary Make Up Trial for the Bride and her Chief Bridesmaid • Reduced Accommodation Rates

Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary Tel: 062 33333 E Mail:

THE ABSOLUTE HOTEL LIMERICK’S ULTIMATE URBAN WEDDING VENUE All packages include our unique “His” & “Her” drinks reception. Beer & burgers for the lads, cocktails & tempura prawns for the girls. Packages starting from €39 per person. Planning your Urban Winter Wedding? Quote “Urban Winter” at time of inquiry to receive a few extra “bob” off. T&C apply, Subject to availability.

Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick 061-463610 Book your viewing with our wedding stylist Yvonne

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55 Kenyon Street   Nenagh   County Tipperary Telephone 067 41099 Email

A Magical Unique Wedding Venue Packages from €39 The Ideal Venue for your Civil Ceremony Temple Gate Hotel, The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare tel 065 6823300 email web

Ennistymon, County Clare Tel: 065 707 1004 Email: Web:

The perfect place to plan your big day Why not arrange a meeting with a member of our management team

We would be delighted to show you our newly renovated banqueting suite & discuss your special day All inclusive wedding packages starting from â‚Ź39.00

Rathkeale House Hotel Rathkeale, Co. Limerick Phone + 353 (0) 69 63333 Fax + 353 (0) 69 63300 Email







New Wedding Packages from €39.50 Per person

Mooghaun Package €39.50 per person Rathfoland Package €47.00 per person

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Included with our Compliments: • 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, and P.A. • No service charges • Special Accommodation Rates • Stunning Photography on the Estate

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.

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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

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

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Keeping your engagement ring safe By Rachael Kealy So you’ve popped the champagne, celebrated with family and friends and you can’t stop staring at your left hand. You’re engaged! The next step – before you so much as try on a veil – is to make sure you’ve got that beautiful glittering diamond fully insured and safeguarded. We’ve all seen the recent social media posts about lost rings, and our hearts go out to those poor couples. Below we’ve outlined the best ways you can make sure that your ring is protected. Insurance Policies Most couples insure their engagement ring under household insurance policies. Depending on the value of the ring, it may incur an increase in your policy, but you can shop around to get the best deal. There are also specialist insurance companies catering exclusively for high value jewellery. Make sure you’re covered overseas as well, as rings can sometimes go missing on holidays. Valuation Insurance companies will usually require an original valuation or receipt. The jeweller you or your beloved purchased the ring from will often provide this without charge. If not, the price depends on the value of your ring, which can mean a charge of in excess of 100. You will therefore wish to keep the original document safe, sending it to the insurance company by registered post and asking for it to be returned when they’re finished their inspection. Some insurers recommend getting your ring valued every couple of years, as the value of jewellery, especially diamonds, can fluctuate. You don’t want to be under or over-insured.

Read the Fine Print When it comes to special value items such as engagement rings, many insurance policies have very detailed requirements regarding valuation, maintenance and storage. Always read the fine print and ensure you’re covered for all eventualities including loss, destruction or theft. For example, some insurance companies demand that settings are checked by a professional jeweller every two years to ensure they’re still keeping that diamond secure. Also, depending on the value of your ring, you may be required to keep it in a locked safe when not wearing it. Be careful to take note of these little details so that you’re fully covered should the worst happen. Keeping It Safe Now that you are wearing a high-value item every day, you might need to re-evaluate a few of your lifestyle habits. You’ll have to use hotel safes while on holidays, and secure lockers in the gym. Taking off your ring to wash your hands or go for a quick swim isn’t a good idea, as it’s very easy to leave it behind you or even lose it down a sink. Ensure it fits properly and if necessary, have it resized or a ring-guard fitted. Maintenance We’ve all heard the horror stories about diamonds being changed when rings are being cleaned professionally. I’m not sure how prevalent this issue really is, but it can’t do any harm to ensure you’re bringing your ring to a professional, well-recognised and fully insured jewellers to be cleaned or checked.

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Miss Marples Tearooms invite you to our

Wedding Cake Exhibition & Tasting at our Tearooms

Sunday 5th October 2014 from 1-5pm

Come along and taste our fabulous cakes and decorative options and let us help you choose the perfect cake for your special day For further details

contact Colette or Hollie Tel: 089 4219889 15 Racefield Centre, Father Russell Road, Limerick

Jane Boland weds Paddy O’Halloran

When this handsome couple came to see me about their wedding flowers it was obvious that both of them wanted the very best. Jane was the third member of her family to come to me for her wedding flowers and decor so I was familiar to a point. The wedding ceremony was in Crecora Church and the wedding reception was at the amazing Dromoland Castle. I created a couple of samples of different displays and both Jane and Paddy were just so nice to work with. Peonie roses and orchids were Jane’s final choice with a touch of freesia for the beautiful bridesmaids. I received a wonderful comment afterwards from Paddy. He told me that when they went for their rehearsal he was a bit concerned that the church wouldn’t look atmospheric enough on their wedding day, but when he arrived to be married he was thrilled to see how “amazing it looked.” A little bit of effort goes a long way. In fact the amazing Sinead Ni Riain, photographer extraordinaire, took the pictures of Paddy on his own in the church instead of the traditional outside images because the large orchids and the candle stands made such a great backdrop. This was fantastic feedback for me. At Ring O Roses every bride is treated like she is the only bride in the world and the grooms too of course. Pat Irwin – Ring O’Roses

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A venue that has charm, intimacy and romance perfect for your wedding day The Thatched Cottage Bar, Restaurant & Banqueting Room • Bus Tours • Retirements Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary • All Celebrations • Banquet Room available Availability of Accommodation in T: +353 67 31426 • Large the area E: W:


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At Travel Counsellors we’re all about you. Your individual needs, wants and desires. Your aspirations and dreams. So if you’re looking for a holiday to remember and a personal, caring service that you won’t find anywhere else, contact me - your local Travel Counsellor - now.

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Viewings by appointment only Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm Late appointments on Thursdays Amazing collection of plus size dresses 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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Limerick’s Live 95FM in conjunction with Brides of Limerick are giving away a

To be in with a chance to win listen to Limerick Today with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95FM from Tuesday August 5th to Friday August 8th, from 9am to 12pm Terms and conditions apply – see for more information

Susan Fox

Professional Make Up Artistry

Whatever the occasion let us host, for you and the ladies in your life, a shopping & styling trunk show. Every girl deserves to look and feel great and our stylists will do just that. Call us today to book your special occasion. Specialising in Hens, Birthdays or the Ultimate Girls Night in. We come equipped with our Jewellery, Accessories, Champagne & Cupcakes to brighten up your life.

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Specialising in Bridal Alterations

North Circular Road, Limerick Tel: 061 326708 Mob: 086 8143651 Email:

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Professional Makeup Artist

A fully stocked SWEET CART including sweets for 200 people or A rotating Ferrero Rocher Heart with 290 sweets

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To enter simply email the name of your favourite sweet along with your name, wedding date, number of guests and reception location to Winners will be announced on Monday night, September 1, 2014 on Brides of Limerick FB page Terms and conditions apply: Free delivery within 30km of Limerick city, a small travel charge applies outside this Closing date is 5pm on September 1, 2014 30/06/2014


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• Choose your own wedding music with award winning soprano Sinead O’Brien • Pick your own color scheme for the church

Jean Wallace Soprano and Harpist

The perfect addition to your special day

Available for religious and civil ceremonies T: 087 9843403

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Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception Singer Kerry Jane Hurley is an award winning, professionally  trained and versatile singer who was recently  a finalist in Mrs2be Brides’ Choice Awards 2014. She promises to help you every step of the way to  create your tailor-made music programme for  your perfect wedding day.

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