By Michaela Keating
Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns, is not only Idyllic and picturesque- it’s the perfect location for a bride and groom-to-be to plan every aspect of their dream day. Just a twenty minute drive from Limerick City, Adare is a haven of beautiful boutiques, amazing architecture and home to stunning wedding venues. We take you from the outskirts to the heart of this beautiful town to show you what Adare has to offer you and your big day.
Renowned for exceptional service when it comes to weddings, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel lies just on the outskirts of the quaint town. Every couples needs are catered for and the promise of a perfect day from their experienced wedding team is delivered to each couple that chooses this family run hotel. The award winning four star hotel is a firm favourite for wedding’s in Adare and has a stunning ballroom to celebrate a lavish wedding reception. The hotel begins a scenic and impressive route through the town that is sprinkled with businesses from wedding heaven.
For those having a church wedding, the Holy Trinity Abbey Church in the heart of the town is a beautiful structure lined with vast stained glass windows, creating a bright open space inside, ideal for an intimate ceremony. Just across the street, Adare Town Park is a burst of colourful flower bushes, greenery and a gazebo that can create an enchanting backdrop for your wedding pictures and capture that post-nuptial glow. Also famous for its traditional thatched cottages, these can add an old-school twist to your wedding album.
All pre- wedding preparations can be taken care of with the fabulous selection of boutiques in the town. Lady Penelope Boutique resides at the top of the town and boasts a to-die-for collection of mother of the bride and wedding guest attire. Supporting mainly Irish designers, the store is full of top quality clothing and accessories. Providing a head to toe service including shoes and head wear from size six to 26, the stunning boutique is open seven days a week and brings with it the promise of securing the perfect outfit for a wedding.
For any bride or groom to be, getting your hair looking picture perfect is something that can be helped with a little bit of preparation in advance and with some styling on the day. Aine and the team at Guys’ n Dolls hair studio have years of expertise in preparing brides for their big day. From hair extension application consultations to finding that perfect shade for your wedding day, the service at Guys’ n Dolls will ensure that your hair has the perfect mix of colour, volume and length for your big day. The team also provide a freelance service so that you can enjoy the getting glam the morning of your wedding in the comfort of your own home while being spruced up by some of the most talented hair stylists in Adare. Aine’s calm and professional manner will leave you feeling confident that your hair is in the right hands and her bubbly personality will help calm those pre- wedding jitters you might be feeling the morning of the big day. Aine has also teamed up with make up artists, Wedding Heaven, to provide the full package.
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The theme of your day gives you the opportunity to share your personality and style with family and friends. Creating an atmosphere that’s magical and romantic for your day can help your to create memories for a lifetime with a sprinkling of beautiful details in your day. The Ivy Rose Wedding Decor showroom at the Old Adare Creamery is like a rabbit hole of dreamy decor, with endless options of flower arches, signs, candle sticks and holders and seating choices. Helen, Sarah and team at Ivy Rose work to help you choice pieces suitable for your theme. Rental packages are available or the team decorate your church or venue to allow you to sit back and relax, knowing that your vision will come to life thanks to the work of the talented crew.
A true case of small and mighty, Adare is a must visit for Limerick’s wedding planning couples. From scenic views and venues to boutiques and decor, this little town has got just the ingredients to your dream wedding day.