Supplier spotlight: 11 super wedding services in Ireland

Attention all soon-to-be newlyweds! 

We understand the importance of every detail in creating your perfect day, so we’re thrilled to present a handpicked selection of 11 super wedding services by suppliers who are ready to bring your vision to life. From stunning decor to captivating photography and everything in between, this useful wedding resource guide features some of our favourite suppliers, who are experts in their craft, committed to making your wedding day as perfect as possible.

The Bentley Boys, Band (Galway)

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With a reputation as one of Ireland’s busiest wedding bands, The Bentley Boys have won numerous awards in recent years.  Each member of the band is a professional musicians who has played with international artists such as Jamiroquai, George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Maria Carey, Lionel Richie, The Waterboys, and Rod Stewart.

What makes the Bentley Boys unique is that they are effectively a fully customisable band, numbering from four to 14 depending on your requirements.   This flexibility of choice allows a variety of entertainment options for your wedding day. For example, they can provide ceremony music as you marry, relaxed jazz classics as you drink bubbles in the afternoon, and provide a relaxing background music during dinner. However, they are best known for keeping the dance floor filled, late into the night, with all your favourite party tunes. 

Brian Twomey, Celebrant (Cork )

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Brian Twomey is a popular celebrant based in Cork. He firmly believes your ceremony should be the highlight of your wedding day. He wants to make sure that you and your guests enjoy it, and he is determined to take care of everything to ensure that you do. From the greeting to the vows, the ring exchange, the pronouncement, and everything else, Brian Twomey will discuss your options and collaborate with you on a customised order of service. 

Whatever type of ceremony you’ve always wanted, Brian will help you to have it, whether on a weekday or a weekend, whether large or small, whether fun or spiritual. Brian is also a registered solemniser so he can serve as the celebrant for your legal wedding and he is happy to walk you through the process. Brian’s flexibility means he can marry you at almost any location and presents a vast collection of valuable material to help you in crystallising your thoughts and ideas. 

Garage Monkey Design, Personalised Wedding Gifts (Waterford) 

Garage Monkey Design is a Waterford-based business owned by Amanda Kiely that specialises in personalised gifts, keepsakes and gifts for weddings. Make your wedding day even more memorable with these beautiful personalised items. You can also get personalised bridal robes for your bridesmaids and the entire bridal party. You can choose any style according to your needs, as they come in various styles and colours and can be chosen to match any wedding theme.

Not only attires if you need any special signs for your wedding or custom cards, Amanda will make sure that they are perfect and unique. Her specialised gift boxes and bags would be perfect to WOW your guests, a creative and innovative idea for wedding gifts. One of the best things about them is that their products won’t cost you a fortune as their pricing is so effective.

By Ballinger, Decor, Lighting and Styling (Waterford)

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By Ballinger provides event planning, event styling, and wedding hire services. With various event packages on offer, they hope to meet your every requirement and help you design and build your perfect day. This includes mood boards and planning sessions, to help bring your vision to life.  They will advise on table styling, décor, and even food.   

Their unique vintage style will add something special to your day. Think classic afternoon tea hen parties or a casual wedding day package.  With beautiful vintage cake stands adorned with delectable savoury and sweet delights,  they provide everything, including china, linen, floral arrangements, cuisine, and service. They are experts in making gorgeous flower walls and arches for your one-of-a-kind aisle backdrop or photo opportunity for your wedding, using flowers and greenery that match your colour scheme.

Their unique Giant Garden Games will allow visitors to get to know one another while they show off their inner child with Tin Can Alley, Connect Four, and other games!

Mark O’Shea Photography, Photographers (Cork)

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Mark O’Shea is a professional portrait and wedding photographer in Cork who specialises in capturing natural moments. He seeks the things that catch the essence of your day, you the couple, your surroundings, and the moments that bring photos to life. His goal for your wedding day is to provide a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere where you and the bridal party may feel at ease while having a few laughs. This results in significant, unique, and memorable images for your wedding album.

You would do well to have an engagement shoot with him before your wedding. It will allow you to get to know each other and establish a good relationship in preparation for your big day. Couples who aren’t very comfortable in front of the camera will thus have nothing to fear. He will boost your confidence and help you relax when your wedding photos are taken on the day. You can expect innovation and excellence for your wedding day with Mark O’Shea. 

Long time Coming, Band (Louth) 

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Louth-based wedding band Long Time Coming performs music for all ages, interests, and genres. Highly energetic, fun, and entertaining, they cater to all age groups and events with a wide and varied selection ranging from waltzes to rock.  Their spread of songs ranges from the sixties, through rock and pop, Irish and American classics, to party and up-to-the-minute hits. Their lead singer is well known for their high energy. 

LTC will love to help you plan your setlist. With 20 years of experience in the wedding music industry, they also understand how to read your crowd and decide what to play next if necessary. They can provide special packages that include ceremony music, pre-dinner entertainment, and a DJ after the band. 

Catherine McWade, Celebrant (Dublin)

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Catherine McWade is a singer-songwriter who has played in a wedding and event band for over twenty years, so she knows weddings. As a busy celebrant in Ireland, she strives to make each ceremony unique and all about the couple. Catherine is one of Ireland’s most experienced celebrants and is legally available to marry couples in any location seven days a week. She has a strong relationship with her wedding couples and has worked closely with hundreds of them over the years in preparing for their big day. She is an HSE-registered Interfaith solemniser located in Dublin who works throughout Ireland and enjoys assisting couples in having a ceremony that is uniquely their own. 

Shutter Fever Weddings, Photographer (Mayo)

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Shutter Fever Weddings is run by Sean, a Mayo-based photographer specialising in wedding photography throughout Mayo and the West of Ireland, including Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, and Galway. His studio is in Charlestown, Co Mayo and Sean specialises in wedding journalism-style photography. He will ensure you have enough time to engage with your guests and enjoy every aspect of your day rather than spending most of your time taking formal photographs. 

Sean’s aim is that you will have a professional mix of formal shots and natural, unobtrusive wedding photographs that adequately capture your wedding day. Sean combines relaxing portraits and documentary wedding photography with as little posing as possible, ensuring that you are calm, comfortable, and confident in what you are doing.

Sax on Fire, Band (Westmeath)

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Sax on Fire is another of Ireland’s award-winning wedding bands and as the name suggests features a saxophonist.  Keen to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable experience, they say they will play up to three hours of nonstop floor-filling hits that will “have even your most reserved guests dancing”.

Having played at over a thousand weddings they offer a variety of packages based on your needs and tastes, including ceremony music, drinks reception music, and both standard and saxophone DJs. 

Michael Grace, Celebrant (Dublin)

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Michael Grace crafts wedding ceremonies that are unique and true to you as a couple. He will collaborate with you to design a wedding ceremony that accurately reflects you and your values, documenting your love story from the moment you met until the day of your wedding. As a wedding celebrant and licenced solemniser,  ceremonies can take place wherever you like (there are some restrictions (HSE)). You can host at a trendy hotel, an antique castle, a sandy beach, or a woodland glade.  

He specialises in destination weddings in Ireland and elopement ceremonies, where he assists couples from Ireland and beyond in planning their wedding ceremonies and collaborating with providers (hotels, venues, photographers, florists, and musicians) to create the ideal day.

Tom Harty, Wedding Celebrant (Cork)

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Tom Harty is based in West Cork. He trained with the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation and graduated as a minister/celebrant in July 2021. He provides spiritual guidance, develops bespoke ceremonies, and performs legally binding wedding ceremonies.

As an HSE-registered solemniser and celebrant, he welcomes and represents all faiths and none. He performs wedding ceremonies throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland in the Humanist style for both spiritual and non-spiritual ceremonies, with inclusivity and sincerity. His rituals include handfasting, sand ceremonies, honouring those who died, candle ceremonies, ring blessings, and he is happy to embrace other cultures and traditions.

 

We hope you enjoyed our list of our favourite 11 super wedding services in Ireland.  These suppliers are going over and above to deliver wonderful weddings to their couples.  Did you know you can search for all your wedding needs on our suppliers search page!  Happy Hunting

Medhavi Upadhyaya
WeddingDates Contributors
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