Our wedding was fantastic! Really a dream come true. Since it was a "destination wedding" and the majority of our guests journeyed to Ireland from the U.S., quite a bit of effort had to go into the coordination. Our wedding planner-Kate Deegan with Coordination Made Easy-not only helped with finding awesome vendors but also made everything run as smooth as silk! Wedding Mapper was also a great help to our guests. Since most of them had never been to Ireland before, it allowed them to visualize where all the events were taking place and the distance between. Thanks so much!
We couldn't be more pleased with Mike Mulcaire and enthusiastically recommend him. He is not your run of the mill wedding photographer who just lines up the family members and takes the same old tired photos. Rather, he was able to blend into the wedding celebration and never disrupted to flow of events to stage photos. In this way he was able to really capture everyone in a more relaxed state and actually enjoying themselves-not just stiffly posed for photos. This is not to say he does not do the traditional wedding photos, he does and they turned out beautifully as well. We particularly loved the more "artsy" shots he did. If you are getting married in Ireland-definitely contact Mike so that he can capture some wonderful memories for you.
"Don't worry you are in good hands and you can start enjoying it from now!" Kate wrote these words to us when we first contacted her about helping to plan our wedding. The amazing thing is that a truer sentence has never been written to us. Kate made our wedding day absolutely perfect! She listened to our vision, offered stellar advice along the way and then capably translated it into a stunning reality.
We live in Virginia and were quite nervous about trying to organize a destination wedding in Ireland. Friends had warned us, "get ready because something always goes wrong on the big day" and we accepted that this would likely be the case. However, this could not have been further from the truth. Everything went incredibly smooth and we believe this is due to Kate's meticulous planning, attention to detail and super-star line-up of vendors. Every single recommendation she made including caterer, baker, photographer, florist, musicians, hairdresser etc. far exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Kate, Father Joseph Ryan officiated at our service. He was nothing short of phenomenal! All the guests have been raving about how beautiful our ceremony was. Kate not only worked tirelessly on our wedding day, but she helped us plan a rehearsal dinner, put together and delivered welcome bags to all of our out of town guest's hotels, and arranged for late night transportation for guests home from our reception. No one can stop talking about our "fairy tale" wedding. It was not only an unforgettable and joyous day for us, but was the same for all of our guests. We know that for this we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Kate.
We happily give her a most heartfelt and highest recommendation. You'd be crazy to try to plan your event without her!
Cloghan Castle was a fantastic venue for our wedding and reception. It has 7 bedrooms, so the wedding party and parents were all able to stay in the castle for the two nights that we rented it. All of the rooms are just stunning and the wedding photographs are unbelievable! A big thanks to Bernie and Joe-the caretakers-who not only decorated the castle on our wedding day with fresh cut ivy and candles, but cooked a breakfast for us the day after the wedding that no one has stopped talking about.
This hotel is truly exceptional! The staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were appointed quite well and the location was fantastic. The food in their restaurant was wonderful. We would definitely stay there again!
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