A Wedding Masterclass for brides – Lough Eske Castle Hotel,
Sunday 26th and Monday 27th September
Ireland’s top celebrity wedding planner Tara Fay to show brides how to plan
the perfect day.
Workshops and demonstrations by Lamber de Bie – Dutch Master Florist.
Lough Eske Castle, which was recently voted the Irish Wedding Venue of the Year by Irish brides, will
provide brides-to-be with the opportunity to learn from the wedding planner celebrities turn to.
The stunning hotel – Donegal‟s only five-star hotel and winner of the World‟s Best Luxury Country Hotel
2009 – has teamed up with Ireland‟s top wedding planner Tara Fay to deliver a two-day Wedding
Masterclass that will cover the A-Z of wedding planning.
A range of specialist talks and workshops will be given to brides-to-be by some of the top wedding service
providers in Ireland, including bridal fashion from Sharon Hoey, hair and beauty by Michael Leong and Zoe
Clark, photography by John Ryan, floristry by Lamber de Bie as well as food and wine, ceremonies,
stationery, cakes, jewellery, honeymoon advice and the all important first dance.
The masterclass will begin with a champagne reception and talk from Tara Fay on all the requirements for
planning the perfect wedding. Award winning fashion designer Sharon Hoey will then follow with a bridal
fashion workshop before the Lough Eske Castle Executive Chef and Sommelier host a dinner presented in
the style of a wedding breakfast and share their food and wine expertise.
Day two comprises a series of workshops covering a range of topics as well as one-to-one consultations
with the top industry specialists. The event concludes with a „first dance‟ workshop and afternoon tea and
Andrew Turner, General Manager of Lough Eske Castle said that this event is the first of its kind to be held
in Ireland and has been designed to provide all brides-to-be with access to the very best of advice and
helpful hints and tips. “Every bride wants and deserves the perfect wedding and as the top wedding venue
in Ireland, we wanted to do something to help brides-to-be create their dream day. The inspiration for the
Wedding Masterclass came from our own Lough Eske Castle brides, many of whom said they would have
really valued the opportunity to attend an event of this type.
“Organising a wedding is often a daunting task for brides-to-be. This two-day masterclass aims to help
brides take the pressure off the process by pointing them in the right direction helping them to plan their
perfect day while learning from the best in the business. Each bride-to-be is free to select the workshops
which best meet her needs and she can make appointments to talk with the industry specialists privately on
“We‟re delighted to be partnering with Tara Fay. As the leading wedding planner in Ireland, she has a
wealth of expertise and experience to share with brides-to-be, whether that is for planning small intimate or
larger weddings. Tara will be hosting a number of talks throughout the two days and will also have time to
spend with brides on an individual basis.”
Celebrity wedding planner Tara Fay, who has planned more than 1,000 weddings, said that the wedding
masterclass will be invaluable to brides at every stage of the planning process. “This event is about giving
brides-to-be the confidence and the ability to plan the day of their dreams no matter how big or small and
irrespective of budget. Brides often find themselves bewildered by advice from family and friends and
sometimes need to take time out to think about what they truly want and then how to achieve it within
budget. This masterclass aims to provide just that along with a chance to talk individually with each of the
speakers who will work with the brides-to-be to identify the things that will personalize their wedding and
make it a real day to remember.”
All brides-to-be and their guests are welcome to attend the event for one or both of the days. Tickets for
both days, including one night‟s accommodation for two people sharing a deluxe guestroom including
breakfast, are priced at €175 per person sharing; or €250 per person sharing for both days and two night‟s
accommodation. One-day only attendance (Sunday or Monday) is priced at €75 per person, per day.
To find out more or to book a place, please contact Lough Eske Castle Hotel on 074 97 251 00 or visit