We at Cork Weddings Magazine would like to extend our sincere sympathies to those who have had to postpone their wedding due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We understand the amount of careful planning and preparation that goes into this day and we wish you the very best on your new wedding date.
For those who may be hosting an intimate wedding with reduced numbers later in the year, here are some ideas to make your day as special as possible:
It may only be early March, but we are more than ready to ditch the knitwear and start getting those legs out again (maybe starting with a trusty maxi-dress to allow for gradual acclimatisation)...
A trip to Monsoon, Patrick's Street, in Cork today was enough to inspire us to start planning outfits for those many upcoming weddings and here were our top faves from this morning's.. ahem.. "research".
AESHA FLORAL TIERED MAXI DRESS
We’ve come a long way since blue, unblended eyeshadow and glitter eye liner (who’s guilty?!), however most of us can admit we’re not quite up there with professional makeup artists yet. For your wedding day, you need to ensure your hair and makeup stays in place for the whole day - yes, that includes throughout the 100+ congratulatory hugs and kisses from enthusiastic guests.
Here are some of Munster’s most experienced makeup artists and hairstylists who can work with you to create the ultimate bridal look for your big day.
Carrigaline Court Hotel released the news of their shortlist success on their social media earlier today. The following statement was posted to Instagram and Facebook accounts and platform users were quick to support the popular hotel and offer their congratulations.
“Sustainability” is a word we’re hearing all the time in 2020 and it means something different to everyone. For us here at Cork Weddings Magazine, it means using a KeepCup instead of a disposable cup for our morning coffee; reducing our single use plastics; and, finally, researching fun ways to repurpose your bridal gown after your wedding day.
Pass It onto the Next Generation: We’re thinking luxury christening gown or communion dress. How satisfying would it be to forever remind your children that you ‘gave them the clothes off your back’? Irish Mammy rule no. 1 - check.
The exclusive Wedding Showcase is taking place on Sunday March 1st at the Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa and there will be a number of special guests in attendance to offer expert advice, including Irish television presenter Kathryn Thomas; MAC Bridal; Jo Malone; and Personal Stylist Ann-Marie O’ Shea.
Guests will have the opportunity to view the Inchydoney Suite set up for a wedding and will also get to meet the dedicated wedding team at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. There will also be a selection of drinks and canapés available, which showcases the options you could have if you choose Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa for your wedding day.
“From the moment of enquiry right through your big day, the hotel’s dedicated team of organisers are there with you every step of the way to ensure an impeccable and amazing day that you’ll never forget. With a range of wedding packages, tailored to meet the individual needs of each couple, there is something for everyone at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.”
Who could refuse an offer like that? Excuse us while we go make some enquires about getting on this guest list…
The Princess Rooms, Cobh, have announced that they are holding a sale at their former premises at Harbour Row, Cobh today and tomorrow evening (Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th) from 6-9pm. This update was posted to Facebook yesterday afternoon:
“Ladies I’m having a huge clear out at my old shop on Harbour Row this Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm. Anyone looking for a dress for a black tie event or wedding, this sale is not to be missed. The dresses are in excellent condition and reduced by over 75%! Marie my seamstress will be on hand to pin any gowns that require alteration if you want this service on both nights. Dresses are all priced at 80 euros with 10 euros going to BUTTERFLY WINGS NIGHT NURSE PROGRAMME. Unfortunately this is the only time I have available to do the sale as im booked up with appointments in Casement Square.”
If you needed an excuse for some midweek shopping, here it is!
Check out the Princess Rooms social media here:
It was an exciting start to the week for some of Ireland's leading wedding suppliers as they competed for the coveted weddingsonline Awards 2020. The weddingsonline Awards were presented at a gala dinner celebration at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath this Monday February 17th.
Jonathan Bryans, Commercial Director at weddings online issued a statement, saying: “The weddingsonline Awards recognise the professionalism, dedication, exceptional service and all-round excellence of wedding venues and suppliers made more special in that it comes on the 20th anniversary of weddingsonline. The awards present a rigorous examination of wedding suppliers and venues and we are thankful to our independent team of judges for their dedication and hard work. We trust that it will be the springboard to more success for all.”
Below are the winners of each category and their social media details:
Wedding Dates HQ have released their results of the Ultimate Irish Wedding Survey and what better day than Valentine’s Day to explore the results? Grab a cup of tea and be prepared to justify those wedding extras you’ve been thinking about for weeks!
For the third year, Wedding Dates HQ surveyed 1000 engaged people all over Ireland about their upcoming nuptials, typically aged between 25-34. The vast majority of respondents (87%) were female, while 1 in 10 were grooms, most of whom were planning a 2020 or 2021 wedding.
Thinking of a summer weekend wedding in Ireland? You’re not alone. Wedding Dates HQ says: “Summer weddings are still a favourite with Irish couples with July overtaking June this year along with August as the most popular months to wed. This year it's neck and neck as to whether couples will opt for a Friday or Saturday at 42% each, with 9% opting for Thursday. Most people will still marry here at home but those opting to marry abroad or elope has risen slightly to 10%.”
Surprisingly, church weddings saw a small increase to 56% this year, with 27% opting for a Civil Ceremony at their venue. Humanist and Outdoor ceremonies account for 6% each, according to Wedding Dates HQ. When it comes to venues, hotels are still the most popular venue among 6 in 10 couples, however, 22% of couples now opt for Country Houses or Exclusive Use Venues.
You’ve secured the man, the venue, the suppliers of your choice… Now for the most important detail of all - how is your hair going to be secured? Should you let your guests see those extra 2 inches of length you’ve managed to achieve over the winter months, through careful hair masks and whispered encouragement to your luscious locks? Or should you go for an elegant and regal up-style to make the entrance like the 2020 queen you know you are? Lucky for you, we at Cork Weddings Magazine have done our research (wouldn’t be like us to turn down a scroll through Pinterest) and have compiled our absolute favourite bridal hairstyles for 2020.
A absolute favourite of ours, yet not overly popular, this is such a glamourous hairstyle that many brides may feel most comfortable wearing on their wedding day. For those who wear their hair down every day, it can be a great option to feel like an extra glam version of yourself on the big day.