How to put together a stunning spring wedding theme
There are already signs that spring is on its way, with the first shoots of bulbs poking through the ground and even the odd blossom on the trees. Spring is a wonderfully romantic season to get married in, bringing with it the promise of summer after a long, harsh winter.
A spring wedding allows you to take your pick from a plethora of flowers. You can go wild with flowers in your hair and on your dress, decorating the wedding venue and even brightening up your wedding cake.
Many people are scared organising a hen night, but it really isn’t’ that frightening
Hen nights have changed! In the past, a hen night just consisted of the soon to be bride having a night out on the town with a group of friends and, possibly, some relatives. And, the town concerned would have been the town the bride lived in. It was generally a cheap affair and only lasted a few hours.
Although some hen nights like that may still go on, most of them have turned into elaborate affairs requiring organisation and often more money.
How not to be left out of pocket when organising a Stag or Hen weekend
Being asked to be best man or maid of honour (chief bridesmaid) to one of your best friend’s wedding is an honour in itself and you have every right to be both proud and humbled to have been given that important role. But it is an important role that carries not only some measure of authority but also a large measure of responsibility and this responsibility is not only confined to the wedding preparations and the big day itself; you will probably be given the task of organising the hen or stag party.
Chocolate is a divinely tempting snack, and it seems to be more irresistible to females than males. However, science suggests there’s a reason for that…
If you’ve ever found yourself sneaking down to the fridge at midnight to nibble a bar of Dairy Milk, rest assured, you’re not alone. We could not find any Irish statistics, but the Brits for example are officially a nation of chocoholics, and according to research published by Datamonitor, they eat their way through approximately 605,000 tonnes of the sweet stuff each year!
It’s difficult to tell exactly what it is that appeals so much to us ladies when it comes to chocolate.
When you’re thinking about festive entertainment this Christmas, a barbeque may not be something that springs initially to mind. Traditionally, barbeques are reserved for warm summer days…or are they?
The answer is a resounding ‘no’, according to Kippure Estate’s chef, Paul McGavin. When it comes to food, Paul is a master of the unique and unexpected. His big tip for creating a magical Christmas get-together with family and friends this year? Reach for the barbeque and enjoy an evening under the starry winter sky!
Here are just a few tips to ensure that your winter barbeque is an unforgettable festive occasion: