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Top Five Quirky Themes

Top 5 Quirky: Wedding Themes

We love a bit of ‘Reeling in the Years’ here at Bride and Joy, and now is certainly the season to do it… But instead of looking back at the most popular posts of 2011 I’ve been inspired to share with you my favourite Quirky picks from of a number of wedding elements. First up is …

Clonabreaney House, Meath, Christina Brosnan

Questions to Ask About Your Reception Venue

The right reception venue can make or break the day for your guests, and for yourselves. Clonabreany House in County Meath could be

Horetown House: Guest Post

Today I am happy to welcome a guest post from my friend and fellow bride-to-be Siobhan who has uncovered a gem of a wedding venue nestled

Money Saving Tips: Negotiating with Suppliers

A lot of us are feeling the pinch these days. This includes wedding vendors. However many will be willing to offer a discount in order to

DIY Bridesmaid Cards

Yesterday I filled you in on the lovely ladies who will be doing the job of bridesmaid on our big day, today I’m sharing with you

Caring for your engagement ring

Diamonds are made of tough stuff. Not only are they sparkly and eye-catching, they last for generations. Having said that, there are some steps you can

The 12 Month Checklist

This month we are officially at the 12 months to go stage – yippee! We’re very excited, and for anyone else that’s in the same boat

What Every Bride Should Know About Photographers and Copyright

When you hire a wedding photographer there are lots of factors to consider. Is the photographer reputable, do their style and creative flair match your vision

Irish Asian American Fusion Wedding

What a great Irish turn of phrase we’re hearing more and more about these days, or should I say more and more about the lack of

Money Money Money

I haven’t done an ‘Our Story’ post in a little while and that’s because we’re busy saving!     Planning a

All the Fun of the Fair

You may remember Red Heart Photo’s amazing Carnival Wedding we featured in August… Today we trawl Etsy to get the Carnival look! Show your fun side on

The Hair Plan: 14 Months to go…

Ok, so the countdown is still long, but they say it’s best to plan ahead so when I visited my hairdresser Anna last week, we went

Three Top Tips for the Newly-Engaged

I remember before I got engaged everyone would ask me “So when are you getting engaged?” This question popped up in my life more times than