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The band is sorted. The photographer is ready. But there’s a whole lot more to the big day. Here’s some bright ideas for people who want to make their wedding a truly special day – but one that doesn’t cost the earth. Or anything like it...

Wedding Dresses

Dirty Fabulous is an original vintage boutique in the heart of Dublin, specialising in beautiful bridal wear from the 1920s to the 1970s and beyond. A small family-run business, open by appointment only, this boutique offers a lovely, relaxed environment full of old world glamour.

From small intimate weddings, civil partnerships or eloping Bonnie and Clyde’s to full fairytale blow outs, Dirty Fabulous’ range of vintage dresses, headpieces, gloves and accessories will passionately cater to all styles and themes. Housed in an eclectic showroom on the first floor of a Victorian building, Dirty Fabulous is located at 21 Wicklow St, Dublin 2.

Tel: (01) 611 1842
Email: [email protected]

Wedding Cakes

CocoaMoiselle is a small artisanal confection studio, supplying the finest selection of handmade sweets, pastries and personalised wedding cakes to Dublin and the surrounding areas. Their chic and elegant designer wedding cakes are made to the highest standard with quality ingredients, resulting in a one of a kind cake designed especially for you.

With a diploma in Confectionery Art, founder Suzanne Moloney has been designing and making wedding cakes for over 10 years. Having studied under Ian Pertzel in Melbourne and Bonnie Gordon in Toronto, as well as having worked as head pastry chef in some of Dublin’s finest restaurants, Suzanne’s one of a kind edible creations will delight your guests and leave lasting memories.

(01) 826 6698 or 085 708 1493
Email: [email protected]


Aidan Kavanagh is absolutely no stranger to the DJ scene, having first cut his teeth back in the '80s in a little Dublin club called Sides. Since then he has gone on to DJ all over Europe as well play a number of festivals, including Electric Picnic and Body & Soul. He has also had an eleven-year residency at the Sugar Club in Dublin, as well as residencies at the Odeon Bar and the Shelbourne Hotel. A regular DJ on Jazz FM for over five years, as well as being the DJ of choice for BBC and Sky production wrap parties, Aidan is well used to catering to a wide variety of audiences, and with over 15 years’ experience DJing at weddings what more could you ask for!

Tel: 087 638 378
Email: [email protected]

Alternative Venues

If you’re looking for something to make your wedding day a truly unique occasion, Maverick Marquees can offer you a stylish and cost-effective outdoor solution.

Creating beautifully unique spaces, Maverick Marquees provide Stretch Tents – based on the Bedouin Tents used in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East – for hire throughout Ireland. Aesthetically pleasing, these tents can be erected anywhere, with individual set-ups to suit you and your guests. Limited only by the imagination, these creative structures can be adapted for all styles and themes, from a sophisticated formal wedding to a more relaxed festival vibe, creating a quirky and alternative way to provide a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.

Tel: +44 (0) 78 2796 3940
Email: [email protected]


Andrew Holmes Catering is a bespoke catering company. Immersed in the catering industry for over 15 years, Andrew has worked alongside some of the top Michelin star chefs.

All ingredients used are of the highest quality, locally sourced, organic and are 100% traceable from farm to fork.

For something new and different, Andrew Holmes Catering is complemented by the fun and fabulous outdoor eating sensation – The Hogfather. The brainchild of Andrew Holmes, The Hogfather is a show-stopping custom-made machine producing the fabulous and classic Pig-on-a-Spit, an amazing winner as an alternative wedding banquet.

Andrew Holmes Catering works with you to design a menu that will reflect the style and theme of your special day. Each and every dining event will be expertly and efficiently provided to your satisfaction with qualified waiting staff enhancing the occasion.

Tel: 087 921 2872
Email: [email protected]

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