Hosted by Sara Kennedy of Irish Wedding Blog, Sara delves in to the wedding memories and wedding plans of her guests. Her guests include a fantastic bunch of celebrities from both home and abroad who have been either an inspiration creatively in weddings, have some great insight in to married life or are right in the whirlwind of planning their own wedding.
Real Weddings with Sara focuses on the human side of weddings such as it’s the romantic story, the stresses in the lead up, tips on how to plan or how couples are navigating married life.
During the last few months of Covid Wedding doom and gloom, this Podcast is guaranteed to lift the spirits for couples on their wedding planning journ...
This week Sara chats to Carole the owner of the well known Pearls and Lace Bridal and Accessory Boutique in Donegal town. It was Carole`s dream to not only open her own bridal boutique but to create something different in the bridal industry. To make shopping for a wedding dress an experience, a memory to treasure. Carole`s advice for wedding dress shopping is invaluable and gives some much calming and practical advice for any bride starting out on the journey of making the most emotional purchase of all! The dress! It`s something that most brides take much pride and time in selecting so Carole wants to make sure it is stress free and full of enjoyment from day one! Step into this podcast and maybe her boutique to find out more!
25 September Finished
This week Sara chats to Ian Dolan of the synonymous Carolyn`s Sweets, a well known and trusted supplier in the wedding industry! Ian is the man to go to if you are looking for that extra bit of sparkle and fun to sprinkle on the wedding day, from Chocolate Fountains , Candy Ferris Wheels, Ice Cream Bikes to Sparkle Dance Floors ,4ft Letters & more, they have something for everyone. Ian`s business idea all started from when he was getting married and wanted a Ferraro Rocher pyramid! While the Pyramid was not purchased - he did get a Ferraro Rocher heart built and went on to test the market with the idea - and the rest as they say is history ( of the sugary kind). If you are wondering how all those little magic pieces you spot get sorted and shipped/ set up and how to go about it - this is the episode for you! Ian takes you through the A to Z of novelty items that will create a talking point and most importantly enjoyable memories!
18 September Finished
This week Sara chats to the incredibly talented soprano wedding singer Yvonne O`Toole who has over 15 years performance experience in the wedding industry in Ireland and abroad. She has performed in some of the most beautiful venues accompanied by strings, piano, harp and more! Not only has Yvonne extensive wedding singing experience and performed with The Celtic tenors, she was offered a position to study at London's prestigious West End Academy! Yvonne has great advice for upcoming brides and grooms on how to navigate the music choices for any type of ceremony you choose. She insists that asking a dozen questions is the way to get the ball rolling and not to be afraid to ask for what you want, even if that means additional singers or something you think may not work - ask Yvonne anyway! This episode is gold for anyone daunted by the thought of picking a wedding singer for their ceremony and what they can/can`t do and what rules to follow! Sit back and enjoy!
11 September Finished
In this week`s episode Sara chats to David O`Connor Group General Manager of Louis Copeland and Sons, also known as Styledoc on Instagram. When it comes to wedding attire - we probably all automatically think about the bride , but don't forget the groom! The style is just as crucial for him and his entourage! David gives us the top tips on what styles, trends and factors matter on distinguished dressing for the men on their wedding day. This is a brilliant listen for top style advice from the best in the business!
4 September Finished
In this week`s epsiode Sara chats to Cathal Molly founder of the Wedding Band Association and member of The Pink Champagne Wedding Band, Nicola Maguire from The Cosmonauts and Steve from Flog The Dog. The Wedding Bands Association is home to the finest Wedding Bands Ireland. It was set up to help protect couples in their search of finding a professional, quality and trustworthy wedding band to play at their wedding. The website is your one stop shop to check out the best bands in the business today - sample the music and check out the vibe of the band and what might suit you. From trad to jazz to 50s to 90s and everything in between! This one is for the couples who are wondering how it all comes together when choosing the music, first dance, and the most popular songs they are seeing right now for weddings including a Beyonce number "Love on Top" that The Cosmonauts have mastered! This is a super listen if you have no clue on where to start in picking your wedding band and giving you some top tips on how to get it right for you!
28 August Finished