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By Domini & Peaches Kemp

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Heels on the Ground - In conversation with Wedding Planner, Maria Dunne

We sit down with Maria Dunne of the Event Design Company and discuss all things wedding planning! Maria has acted as wedding planner for many of our couples who choose to have their 'destination wedding' in Powerscourt House and Gardens. 

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Ireland - The Perfect Destination Wedding Location

With so many historic venues and beautiful locations, the gorgeous food, amazing weather and our famous hospitality, it’s no surprise that Ireland is such a popular wedding destination for couples living abroad. 

Who is Maria and The Event Design Company?

I am your heels on the ground, to help you create a dream wedding here. With time differences to contend with, unfamiliarity with Irish suppliers and our occasionally quirky customs, planning an Irish wedding from abroad can be tricky even if you’re super-organised, and a logistical nightmare if you’re not. At The Event Design Company, we specialize in creating weddings for foreign couples. Our one-to-one service can not only help you clearly picture all the details of your event as if you were here in person, it allows you to focus your precious time on the important things, leaving the long-distance logistics and planning to us.

Most Crucial Elements of a Great Wedding?

There's only one chance at getting it right, when it comes to two of the most crucial elements of a great wedding – the venue and the food - I always rely on my most trusted suppliers, suppliers like Powerscourt House and Feast Catering.

Not only is Powerscourt one of Ireland’s most famous historical houses, it’s one of our most romantic venues too. It boasts the country’s most splendid gardens and an unrivalled view of the Wicklow Mountains, which provide a wonderful backdrop to wedding photographs and a breathtaking visual treat for all your guests.

At all of the weddings I organise at Powerscourt, I always recommend Conrad and the team from Feast. Not only are they full of fresh ideas, fastidious with detail and never fail to deliver exquisite food and service, they understand I’m acting on behalf of the couple and take on board any considerations we may have.   

Get in Touch!

Maria will be joining us at our Wedding Fair on Sunday 18th of February in Powerscourt House and will be available to answer to all your questions!