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Radiant Martina gets mammy’s approval to say YES to the dress 1 year ago

Radiant Martina gets mammy’s approval to say YES to the dress

The 39-year-old Ramelton native appeared on the popular reality series tonight and was joined in the famous dressing room by her mum Ann, her daughter Amy and Brighdin Carr, who will …
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You might spot a familiar face on tonight’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ 1 year ago

You might spot a familiar face on tonight’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

Viewers will be tuning in across the country to see Martina Patterson from Ramelton, who is making plans to marry her fiance John Coll in August 2018. Martina has called …
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Donegal couple are in it for the long run after a marathon proposal 1 year ago

Donegal couple are in it for the long run after a marathon proposal

Gavin Ó Dónaill ran the Dublin City Marathon on October 29th – but it wasn’t the only challenge he had prepared for that day.

Gavin’s first marathon coincided with his …
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WATCH: 12-year-old son amazes with funny and sweet wedding speech 1 year ago

WATCH: 12-year-old son amazes with funny and sweet wedding speech

Stanley Jarman, aged 12, gave this stellar speech at his mum Melissa’s wedding to officially welcome his stepdad Iain Harris to the family.

Family and friends in the An Chuirt …
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Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor! 1 year ago

Bride drives herself to her wedding – in a tractor!

Lucinda walked up the aisle of St. Mary’s in Ramelton on the 19th of August, after driving herself to the ceremony – in her dad’s tractor!

“I grew up on …
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This dream Donegal venue is about to open its doors for a special wedding fayre 1 year ago

This dream Donegal venue is about to open its doors for a special wedding fayre

Clear your diaries and visit Castle Grove House this Sunday for a special event to see their wedding values of exclusivity and care in action.

Exclusivity

Real exclusivity and dedicated …
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Donegal GAA Star ties the knot in dream Portugal wedding 1 year ago

Donegal GAA Star ties the knot in dream Portugal wedding

By  •  Bridal

The couple, from Donegal town, got married in the village of Cacela Velha.

Family and friends, including several of Karl’s All-Ireland winning Donegal team-mates, joined the couple for the reception …
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Gorgeous gardens to be unveiled at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa wedding show 2 years ago

Gorgeous gardens to be unveiled at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa wedding show

By  •  Bridal

Everyone is invited to come along to this wonderful hotel from 2-5pm to revel in what is arguably the most anticipated Wedding Fayre in the Northwest.

The multi award-winning Ballyliffin …
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WATCH: Jiu wouldn’t believe the romance in this Donegal gym 2 years ago

WATCH: Jiu wouldn’t believe the romance in this Donegal gym

Bryan, co-owner of DT Fitness in Donegal Town, made an unexpected move on student and girlfriend Emer Martin.

Bryan surprised Sligo native Emer when he called her out in class …
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Watch: Donegal wedding has two very unexpected moments 2 years ago

Watch: Donegal wedding has two very unexpected moments

Their ceremony in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on 29th June 2017 was made truly unique when bride Elaine sang a hymn by herself. She performed How Great Thou Art so beautifully …
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A dream wedding day comes true 2 years ago

A dream wedding day comes true

By  •  Bridal

This month Team Bride was invited to help a lovely Lifford couple with their dream wedding.

I have known Shannon and John for many years and have been sitting …
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A bright and beautiful Donegal wedding 2 years ago

A bright and beautiful Donegal wedding

Caoimhe, a primary school teacher from Letterkenny and Peter, a psychiatric nurse from Kilmacrennan, were wed on March 25th in St Columba’s Church Kilmacrenan.

A special feature at the church …
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WATCH: This Donegal groom’s serenade will give you goosebumps 2 years ago

WATCH: This Donegal groom’s serenade will give you goosebumps

If you are looking to impress your other half on their wedding day then it always helps to be a professional singer.

Dean James Connaghan from Mountcharles, who now lives …
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These amazing wedding photos have earned Masters Awards for Donegal photographers 2 years ago

These amazing wedding photos have earned Masters Awards for Donegal photographers

Three Donegal photographers have been chosen as winners of the highly-influential Masters of Photography Awards.

Paul Doherty, Paul McGinty and Jay Doherty have all earned places on the final list of …
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The Team Bride guide to being a good guest 2 years ago

The Team Bride guide to being a good guest

By  •  Bridal

So, we are bang in the middle of Wedding Seasons and you’re stressing about getting your outfit, organising a pressie for the happy couple and booking to get your hair …
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Donegal donkey is a wedding guest of hee-honour! 2 years ago

Donegal donkey is a wedding guest of hee-honour!

On Monday, June 26th, Quiney from the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, travelled to a luxurious castle hotel to greet guests at the wedding of Meath-based couple Maegan Wallace and Brian Connolly.


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Wedding Day emergency? No problem! 2 years ago

Wedding Day emergency? No problem!

By  •  Bridal

So, all the planning is complete and the day has finally arrived. It’s been planned within an inch of its life and nothing is going to ruin it. Nothing!

To …
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The fabulous castle wedding of Leona and Paschal 2 years ago

The fabulous castle wedding of Leona and Paschal

By  •  Bridal

Now more than ever I think brides are under enormous pressure when it comes to their wedding dress, with the social media age the expectations are high. So, imagine being a …
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Our Wedding Day: The beginning of a long wedding career! 2 years ago

Our Wedding Day: The beginning of a long wedding career!

By  •  Bridal

I was always one of those girls that dreamt of her wedding day. My first Barbie doll was the one with the white plastic wedding dress and I loved her. …
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Wedding 101: Champagne taste, beer budget 2 years ago

Wedding 101: Champagne taste, beer budget

By  •  Bridal

It’s very easy to get swept away with the wedding plans once you are engaged and you excitedly make a long list of all the things you want for your …
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Events: A sparkling dream under the enchantment of Hayley Paige 2 years ago

Events: A sparkling dream under the enchantment of Hayley Paige

McElhinneys Bridal Rooms hosted the most intimate meet and greet of the year with the world’s number one bridal trail blazer New York Designer Hayley Paige.

 Hayley joined brides …
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Watch: Newlyweds’ first dance interrupted by noisy invasion 2 years ago

Watch: Newlyweds’ first dance interrupted by noisy invasion

Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Olivia Stern celebrated their wedding reception at Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal last weekend. As Brian is a US Navy man, there was already …
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WATCH: Bridesmaid sings ‘Perfect’ speech at Donegal wedding 2 years ago

WATCH: Bridesmaid sings ‘Perfect’ speech at Donegal wedding

Bridesmaid Ciara Whoriskey paid tribute to happy newlyweds Kerrie and Rachael Costello in a fresh and funny way – reworking the lyrics of One Direction’s Perfect.

Strabane women Kerrie and Rachael were married in …
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The Final Fit – Don’t get the dress stress! 2 years ago

The Final Fit – Don’t get the dress stress!

By  •  Bridal

So, you’ve found the dress of your dreams and you are delighted with life. Chances are that you ordered from a sample dress that was either too big or too …
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No RSVP? No Cake. No Seat. No Meal. 2 years ago

No RSVP? No Cake. No Seat. No Meal.

By  •  Bridal

This is one of those topics that can ignite fury in a stressed-out bride like no other! I must admit that it’s a real bugbear of mine too – how …
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Saying I DO to a DIY Wedding 2 years ago

Saying I DO to a DIY Wedding

By  •  Bridal

Décor is a ‘Nice to have’ rather than a ‘Have to have’ (in my opinion!) There is no denying that draping and venue dressing can really make a difference to …
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Say YES to a Hayley Paige dress at this exclusive McElhinneys event 2 years ago

Say YES to a Hayley Paige dress at this exclusive McElhinneys event

On the 13th May, New York based designer Hayley Paige will display her eccentric and whimsical wedding dress collection in the beautiful surroundings of McElhinneys Bridal Rooms.

The full …
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Pinterest taste, scrapbook budget? 2 years ago

Pinterest taste, scrapbook budget?

By  •  Bridal

If you haven’t got at least 10 different Wedding Related Albums of your Pinterest account are you even planning a proper wedding?? It seems every bride I meet has her …
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You look familiar! Curious coincidences spotted at Donegal weddings 2 years ago

You look familiar! Curious coincidences spotted at Donegal weddings

Fergal photographed two pairs of newlyweds in Donegal last week and quickly realised the bridal parties were very familiar – he had photographed both brides’ parents many years ago!


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Something old, new, borrowed and blue 2 years ago

Something old, new, borrowed and blue

By  •  Bridal

There are lots of traditions associated with weddings but this little rhyme is perhaps one of the best known of all. Maybe you aren’t in any way superstitious and think …
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Donegal bride gifted with unique mode of transport from doting dad! 2 years ago

Donegal bride gifted with unique mode of transport from doting dad!

Elaine McKean and Roger Crown were married at Ballylennon Presbyterian Church Co. Donegal this weekend – and their mode of transport was one of the biggest talking points of the …
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Watch: Best Man turns wedding speech into hilarious tune 2 years ago

Watch: Best Man turns wedding speech into hilarious tune

By  •  Bridal

The Ballymote native crossed the world from Australia for the big event and decided to make an extra effort with a creative contribution instead of a speech.

At the reception …
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Wedding Tips you need to know! 2 years ago

Wedding Tips you need to know!

By  •  Bridal

When you are planning a wedding, you will have lots of people giving you advice on everything from your venue choice to your guest list – whether you have asked …
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Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride 2 years ago

Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride

By  •  Bridal

Yay! Your little girl is getting married! Every mum has dreamt of (and dreaded) the day her daughter gets married. Traditionally the role of mother of the bride was a …
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Groom snaps once-in-lifetime moment on wedding day 2 years ago

Groom snaps once-in-lifetime moment on wedding day

Wedding photos have taken on many new avenues in the past few years. We’ve had Donegal’s own Selfie Priest Fr Pat Ward, as well as newlyweds saying ‘I doe’ and marking …
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Events: Love and luxury at the Castle Grove Wedding Fayre 2 years ago

Events: Love and luxury at the Castle Grove Wedding Fayre

Guests were welcomed to the exclusive country house outside Letterkenny by the swell of music from cellist Laura Mc Fadden, before being shown around the lavish reception rooms, guestrooms and …
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Will you hold my dress while I pee…? 2 years ago

Will you hold my dress while I pee…?

By  •  Bridal

You may laugh now and tag your bridesmaids for the craic but going to the loo in your Wedding Dress requires a little careful thought and planning!

Another reason to …
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Why weddings are so unique at Castle Grove Country House 2 years ago

Why weddings are so unique at Castle Grove Country House

By  •  Bridal

Last week on Donegal Daily, the team at Castle Grove County House Hotel revealed the key factors to consider when choosing your wedding reception venue. (Click here to read the column). This week, …
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Watch: Beautiful moments from Tricia and Neil’s star-studded wedding 2 years ago

Watch: Beautiful moments from Tricia and Neil’s star-studded wedding

The wedding of Daniel O Donnell’s niece Patricia Doogan and her fiancée Neil Swan on February 3rd was one most famous events of the year and made history in terms …
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Events: Bridal parties assemble for the Team Bride Wedding Workshop 2 years ago

Events: Bridal parties assemble for the Team Bride Wedding Workshop

Donegal Woman’s own Bridal expert Carina Monteith led the way as leader of the team, guiding Donegal brides through expert tutorials on all aspects of the big day.

The Shellbridge …
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Three top spots for Donegal at weddingsonline awards 2 years ago

Three top spots for Donegal at weddingsonline awards

By  •  Bridal

The weddingsonline Awards 2017 winners were announced on Monday February 20th at Clontarf Castle, during a glitzy black tie gala ceremony co-hosted by actress and Dancing with the Stars contestant …
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What happens at a Bridal Trunk Show 2 years ago

What happens at a Bridal Trunk Show

By  •  Bridal

Did you know that the average Bridal Collection consists of approx. 80-100 dresses? With each designer usually launching 2 collections a year that’s up to 200 dresses from each designer. …
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Love me, love my dog! 2 years ago

Love me, love my dog!

By  •  Bridal

I’ve never been an animal lover. In fact, I was that person who would call ahead and make you remove your dog from the house so that I could …
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Four Donegal wedding businesses named as best of the best 2 years ago

Four Donegal wedding businesses named as best of the best

By  •  Bridal

The Irish Wedding Awards took place last night and the best of the best 2017 Award Winners were revealed at the stunning lavish black tie event held at the Crown …
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EVENTS: Sparkling bride’s day out at McGettigans Hotel 2 years ago

EVENTS: Sparkling bride’s day out at McGettigans Hotel

It was the perfect opportunity for future brides to view the chandelier-lit ballroom fully set for a wedding and enjoy afternoon tea and unlimited Prosecco.

The event was filled with …
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Wedding Fair 101 – starting the planning process 2 years ago

Wedding Fair 101 – starting the planning process

By  •  Bridal

Ok so we are right in the middle of Wedding Fair Season and as an engaged couple you are doing your homework and attending lots of wedding fairs to try …
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MAKEUP 101 | Top 5 high-end vs pharmacy products 2 years ago

MAKEUP 101 | Top 5 high-end vs pharmacy products

By  •  Beauty, Bridal

Are you a bride-to-be or make-up lover looking to stock up with the best DIY products for your special occasions?

I’ve personally hand-picked my TOP 5 favourite higher-end vs chemist …
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Gallery: A wedding fayre of romance and roses 2 years ago

Gallery: A wedding fayre of romance and roses

By  •  Bridal

Two of Donegal’s best known hotels the Villa Rose & Jackson’s hosted one of the northwest’s leading Wedding Fayres of 2017 on Sunday, January 29th. Since the hotels merged at …
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Wedding dancing like a pro! 2 years ago

Wedding dancing like a pro!

By  •  Bridal

The first dance – whether you’re marrying a Patrick Swayze wannabe or a shoe shuffler there is no avoiding the first dance! The expectation of years gone by was that …
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All you need is love… and €24k 2 years ago

All you need is love… and €24k

By  •  Bridal

A survey of more that 2,000 participants this month showed that the average total budget for a wedding including the honeymoon is €24,427. This marks a rise of 8% from the €22,531 average …
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