Wedding Trends 2016

Posted: January 26, 2016

 

With Valentine’s Day only around the corner talk returns once more to weddings and what’s hot and what’s not this year! With this in mind we thought it might be fun to share some of the predicted and growing trends (in no particular order) that are making a name for themselves for 2016;

 

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids
Is Ireland ready for this yet? One of the predictions for 2016 is to forgo the line of identical bridesmaids for a mix of attire that best suits the individual, this also includes using separates that the ladies can add to their wardrobes and use again thereafter. Coast have some a great selection of bridesmaid styles to choose from.

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2. A Dessert Display rather than an official wedding cake
We saw the influx of cupcake ‘cakes’ but this appears to have moved even further into offering a full dessert display so guests can pick and choose from a range of sugary delights

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3. Fun Photography
Standard static group shots are soooo last season, bridal couples are electing instead for more reportage-style photography that tells more of a story. Add a little action to wedding photographs by ‘staging memorable scenes’ for example bridesmaid doing up the buttons on the brides gown or beautiful bride sweeping down magnificent staircase in the Lobby of the Red Cow Moran Hotel towards proud father with tear in his eye. At the reception another popular one is for the bride and groom to share a piece of cake rather than the traditional cake cutting image. If you’re really daring you could even hire a drone to take some random aerial shots.

 

4. Boho Brides
Floaty off the shoulder dresses with floral headpieces and lashings of lace are trending once more for 2016. Carry the look into the reception venue by adding dream catchers, lots of texture and bold florals.

 

5. Personal Details
Bridal couples are veering more and more towards adding personal touches to their wedding reception. A particularly popular choice is naming each table after a special place the couple or either bride or groom have visited that holds a special place in their heart. There is no end though to how far you can take this and other fun elements include; personalised seating cards; printed pics of each guest as children for their place setting – this is great way to open proceedings on a lovely light hearted note or give a CD of you and your hubby’s favourite tunes as a unique wedding favour

 

6. Lighting
Lighting is getting bigger and bigger and with the introduction of fake candles that are so real you could mistake them for the real thing, couples are not skimping on this element of their wedding décor. An inexpensive but effective way to add a warm atmosphere to any setting.

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7. Creative Seating and Seating Plans
Gone are the days of wedding receptions where the Bride’s family are on one side and the Grooms on the other. Big efforts are now being made to mix the two families and this has the biggest implication at the wedding banquet. Couples are choosing to ditch the top table and instead to sit with their guests and others are also switching from rounds to trestle tables to allow guests to sit more closely and engage more easily with each other.

 

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8. His & Hers Cocktails
This adds a fun element to the pre-reception event at a Wedding and often tells merging family and friends a lot about the two personalities who have joined together

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9. Multiple Music & Entertainment Options
Each stage of the wedding has become an event in itself and bridal couples are tending more and more to reflect this in their entertainment plans. A full schedule could incorporate a gospel choir or a folk singer for the marriage service, a pianist for the drinks reception, instrumental during dinner followed by the ‘main’ act and closed off with a DJ….phew!

 

10. Non Floral Centrepieces
Anything goes for table centrepieces these days, from a potted tree to a flowering plant. A budget friendly version would be to use bare branches and adorn with cheap and cheerful ornaments like sparkly jewels or crepe paper. Our beautiful candelabras are still proving popular for weddings at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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So there you have it, there are loads more depending on which magazine you pick up or which website you google but these were our favourites and the best thing about them is all could be incorporated into your wedding reception at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

Our Next Wedding Showcase is on Wednesday 17th February (5-8pm) so why don’t you come along. Admission is free and it presents a great opportunity for you and members of your bridal party to see our magnificent ballroom, chat to our team and get tips and advice from a host of experts on a whole range of wedding trends for your own Special Day!
www.redcowmoranhotel.com/weddings Email: redcowweddings@moranhotels.com

Bride of the Year Show

Posted: January 20, 2015

 

Have you recently got engaged?

Are you now looking for the perfect wedding venue?

 

Bride of the year show

 

Bride of the Year Show is on this weekend at the RDS Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th . It is on 11am to 5pm daily.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel will be at the show. Their wedding stand number is D16.

Visit our wedding stand and speak with our dedicated wedding coordinators at the show.

If you book your wedding at the Bride of the Year Show you will receive €1000 off our exclusive ‘Moon’ Wedding Package.

 

Red Cow Moran Hotel have three wedding packages on offer:

The Sun

The Moon

The Stars

 

Check out our gallery for weddings at Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

All other queries relating to Bride of the year Show check out their website here.

 

 

 

WeddingsOnline Awards 2015

Posted: November 5, 2014

We are delighted to be nominated this year for the 2015 Wedding Online Awards.

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The categories we are in are ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.

We really need your help to win the Weddings Online Awards 2015 for Red Cow Moran Hotel and Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge.

Could you please vote for Thomas Prior Hall to win ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and Red Cow Moran Hotel to win ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.

Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too. We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel. The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers. The ivory and gold colour schemes complements all wedding themes. Red Cow Moran Hotel offers a contemporary yet homely backdrop for this very special occasion.

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Tucked away neatly behind stunning greenery and an iconic water fountain, you will find Thomas Prior Hall in Ballsbridge Dublin 4. This unique Dublin Wedding Venue, Thomas Prior Hall promises to create an unforgettable day for both you and your guests. This stunning Dublin wedding venue is surrounded by manicured lawns, tall chestnut trees and an iconic white water fountain. The stunning water fountain is an excellent backdrop to wedding photos and civil ceremonies.

 

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The Weddings Online Awards recognise the success, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry. We are delighted to be apart of this competition.

Weddings Online has become Ireland’s most loved Wedding Community, connecting brides and grooms-to-be with the perfect Wedding suppliers.

Voting has opened on the 3rd of November and will close on the 5th of December.

We would love if you could all vote! The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 12th of December.

Voting is really easy just click on this link but be sure to vote for both categories at the same time… #wolaawards2015

http://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/awards/vote/

 

Thanks everyone!!

Wedding Showcase at the Red Cow Moran Hotel

Posted: September 30, 2014

Looking for a Wedding Venue, Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too.

We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers, each handmade, using hundreds of individual crystals hung from beautiful gilt bases. Luxurious fabrics adorn our windows creating wonderful curtains completed by bespoke pelmets. The ivory and gold colour scheme complements all wedding themes.

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You can add additional extras for your special day such as our new signature Candy Cart, up lighters, chivari chairs, and luxury linens amongst many more.

At the Red Cow Moran Hotel we offer many different options for you on your wedding day.

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Our selection of Wedding Packages includes:

The Stars Wedding Package

The Moon Wedding Package

The Sun Wedding Package

Click Here if you would like to make a Wedding Enquiry.

Check out our stunning Wedding Gallery.

Red Cow Moran Hotel will be having a Wedding Showcase Thursday 16th of October 5.30pm to 8.30pm. See this stunning wedding venue as it would appear on your wedding day.

 

 

Exclusive Grand Opening of Red Cow Moran Hotels New Ballroom

Posted: January 22, 2014

The 4 Star Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended and well known wedding venues in Dublin and after months of preparation and extensive refurbishment, The Moran Hotel Group is delighted to announce the Grand Opening of their new Ballroom.

To celebrate this The Red Cow Moran Hotel will be hosting an exclusive wedding event on Sunday 2nd of February 2014 from 1 – 4pm. Guests are invited to come view the breathtaking new ballroom while the hotels dedicated wedding coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions couples may have.

This exclusive event will feature talks and demonstrations from Bláithín O’Reilly Murphy “The Wedding Expert”. Bláithín is the first Irish Wedding Planner to write a wedding ‘how-to’ book for the Irish Wedding Market, the book is entitled Distinctive Weddings; Tying the Knot without the Rope Burns. On the day Bláithín will be giving couples an insight into the upcoming wedding trends for 2014/2015, and providing some priceless tips on how to make your wedding stand out from the rest. There will also be a demonstration on by Bláithín on how to design and create your very own centre pieces.

Visitors to this exclusive event will have the opportunity to receive €1000 worth of extras for their wedding if they book on the day with the dedicated wedding team. This is an exclusive event so it is essential that you RSVP. There will be complimentary canapés and refreshments on the day and the chance to sample our delicious new sweet cart which will be included in the €1000 worth of extras for all wedding booked on the day.

 

For more information on The Red Cow Moran Hotel and this exclusive event see HERE, or alternatively you contact the hotel directly on 01 4593650.

 

 

Red Cow Wedding Showcase

Posted: February 3, 2012

The 4star Red Cow Moran Hotel is that perfect Dublin wedding venue which offers an elegant bright and spacious ballroom to host fabulous weddings to suit all wedding parties!

The Red Cow Moran Hotel will hold their Wedding Showcase on:
Sunday the 5th of February from 2.00 – 5.00pm.

Come on the day and enjoy a champagne reception & canapés!

We are also offering €1000 off our wedding packages for the happy couple if they book there wedding on the day.

That’s not all – Book your wedding on the day and be in with a chance to WIN your wedding*

Cant make it! Call our wedding co-ordinators to organise a tour of the hotel: 01 459 3650

Terms & Conditions Apply. *Winner announced in March.

Win Your Wedding!

Posted: January 7, 2011

Win Your wedding at Red Cow Moran HotelRed Cow Moran Hotel is one of Dublin’s most popular wedding venues!

This January (2011) one lucky couple will win a wedding package for 100 guests!

This includes: 4 Course Dinner, Wine, Room Hire, Arrival Reception: tea, coffee & biscuits, Evening Food, Entertainment, Red Carpet Arrival, Table Plan, Place Names, Personalised Menus, Keep Sake for Bride and Groom, Floral Displays, Special Accommodation Rates For Guests, Dedicated Wedding Coordinator, Bridal Suite, & No Service Charge.

How amazing would be to win!!!!

Don’t miss out enter now

Good Luck!