Kerry Wedding Show 2015 by TaraD

IMG_0567So our year is well and truly driving at full speed ahead after Sunday’s Kerry Wedding Show. With over 70 exhibitors it was the perfect place for any couple to book their wedding suppliers and grab fantastic deals!

This year I was honoured to be sponsoring a free wedding photography package for one lucky couple in association with Radio Kerry and Brides of Kerry Wedding Magazine.

Hundred’s of entrants from all over the county and from as far away as Cork and Limerick 😉 sent in their entries via email and Facebook.

The idea was to send in a photograph of yourself and spouse and your wedding date. The winner was then chosen by a panel of judges at the show. Thankfully I didn’t have that difficult task as I wanted everyone to win!!!

The winning couple chosen were Karen O’Mahony and her partner Anthony Lane who are getting married this December. I believe Karen was so excited that she cried and to me that means the world. If we could all take time out of our lives to give someone a gift that makes them so happy they cry, the world would be a better place! 🙂

So when Karen eventually gets over the shock, we will be busy planning her day with her looking forward to photographing a very special wedding. When the wedding and honeymoon is over, the excitement still doesn’t end, Karen and Anthony also get a fantastic double page feature of their wedding in Brides of Kerry Magazine! So I can understand why Karen was crying, it really is an amazing prize to win 🙂 🙂 🙂

For any of you brides reading this, Brides of Kerry is a must have! It is full of tons of tips, ideas, real wedding inspiration and generally everything you need to help plan your day. So if you weren’t at the wedding fair and got your hands on a free copy, I would recommend you get out to the shops and grab one before they are all sold out!

So before I get back to today’s editing, I would just like to say CONGRATS again to Karen and Anthony, WE CAN’T WAIT TO SHOOT YOUR WEDDING 🙂

Also a massive THANK YOU to Melanie O’Sullivan from Radio Kerry. Melanie is amazing, she works incredibly hard behind the scenes and every year manages to organise a fantastic event which is a must for all brides and grooms! We are already planning and looking forward to next year’s Kerry Wedding Show!

April Drew from Brides of Kerry, it was a pleasure working with you and thank you for calming my nerves before our radio interview (I will get over that fear this year lol!).

To my husband Dave, you survived your first wedding fair and thank you so much I couldn’t have done it without you!!! xxx

Finally to all of you who stopped by to look at our work and for a chat, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and to those of you who booked on the day… let the excitement begin as we start our journey together!!! 🙂

Tara x

 

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Happy New Year! by TaraD

So as most face the first week back at work / school / college ready to face a new year, what are your plans for 2015?

Ours are….

To create a new website showing more of what we do, who we are etc (which you are hopefully reading this post on!)

To officially bring Dave on board to the team (I know it’s about time to acknowledge all the hard work that he does in the background!).

To spend more time with my family!!!!

To allow more time to get the creative juices flowing and refreshing the batteries (away from the computer!)

So as my foot has been firmly to the floor over the past number of years working extremely hard to build up our clients, to keep learning and up skilling and to be better and better each year. My New Years resolution is to slow down 🙂

Easier said than done for a workaholic writing this post at 1am! Don’t worry you will see just as many fabulous weddings, (if not more!) but my life/work balance will be hopefully be more balanced!!! I will attempt to do what very few self employed (working from home business people can do) and work to an almost reasonable office hour schedule (obviously this only includes my editing admin time and not shoots and weddings!). This takes extreme discipline and I’m hoping I can achieve it.

In return my son won’t be asking me to “look at him and not the computer” as I will be finished work when he is home. I won’t be missing out on the moments of life that we can never get back.

From talking to so many people lately they are feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of daily life and organising a wedding is a massive stress.

In order to keep things in perspective, I have found the perfect quote which is particularly relevant for us in Kerry ☺…..

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” Fitzhugh Mullan

Until next time ☺ Tara xxx

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