#engaged (giveaway now closed!)

Hard to believe but it’s been almost three months since we got engaged. It was the definite highlight of our summer and we’ve kind of been celebrating ever since! Legit excuse for extra cake, champagne and meals out, I think ;-).

As every bride-to-be knows; this is such a fun time! Although Lorcan and I have always talked about our future together, now it seems even more real and exciting! We don’t intend on having the big day for at least a couple of years so we’ll have lots of time to plan everything, save up and just enjoy being engaged!

We’re open to exploring all our options and so at the end of this month, we’ll be attending the 2015 autumn Wedding Journal Show. The show will be held in Dublin’s Citywest Complex on September 26th and 27th, offering brides and grooms plenty of expert advice and endless ideas.


With a bridal catwalk show, honeymoon theatre and vintage wedding area; you’ll find inspiration in every corner! Be prepared to browse in bridal heaven as over 300 exhibitors will be on-site — this includes cake designers, florists, stationery suppliers, hairdressers, make-up artists and more. Not only that, you can enter a competition on the day to win a luxury wedding worth an incredible €25,000!


So gorgeous gowns, beautiful displays, free cake samples, beauty tips and a chance to win a dream wedding sounds pretty amazing, right?! I honestly can’t wait! If you’re interested in attending too, just read on…


I have five pairs of tickets to give away to five lucky readers.

To enter, simply leave a comment below!

Competition closes Thursday September 17th and winners will then be contacted within forty-eight hours.

Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

The winners are as follows:

Fiona and Marc





Congratulations ladies! You should have received an e-mail from me by now. If not, please get in touch!


Please note: I was contacted by a team member of the Wedding Journal Show to host this competition and have been allocated five pairs of tickets to give away for this show, as well as entry for myself and my own guests.


29 thoughts on “#engaged (giveaway now closed!)

  1. Hi Sinead! After you visited and left a message, I had to come visit you at Blueskydaze. 🙂 What a lovely blog! I read that you’re recently engaged. Many congratulations to you and L! This is such a fun time in your life and I remember well, so many years ago, the seven months it took to plan and dream about my own wedding. You probably won’t know this from reading my blog but I wrote two wedding books in Ireland and started weddings If I can be of any help to you while you’re planning your big day…please let me know. I love helping brides…they are so joyful! All the best. Kim


    1. Hi Kim, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I can’t believe you started Weddings Online – I literally only registered a profile there this morning! Looking forward to using it to help my wedding planning in the future!


  2. Hi Sinead, congratulations on your engagement!! We’re engaged 5 months and getting underway with the prep. We’ve developed a little ritual where we celebrate every job we tick off on the checklist with a bottle of champagne … you can imagine it’s becoming pretty frequent, and pretty pricey!!….won’t afford the wedding at this rate!! So we’d love the tickets to the wedding show! Fiona & Marc


  3. Hi Sinead, James only proposed to me last week on holidays in Greece, so this is all new to us. I would love to go to the show. Congrats on your engagement also


  4. Hi Sinead
    Congratulations on your engagement! We’ve been engaged for a year but never started planning our wedding as we found out we were expecting a baby! She is 3 months old now so we are finally ready to start planning and would love the tickets to the show 🙂


  5. Hi Sinead,

    Congratulations on your engagement 💍. We are just a week engaged now and it’s all so exciting. 😍 We plan to get married next year, all going well so I hope to get lots of ideas at the Wedding Journal show to put some plans in place. Would love the tickets and best of luck to everyone who’s entered.



  6. Hi,
    Just read your post on weddings online and thought I’d pop over here for a nosy. Got engaged myself back in February in New York in Times Square. Was amazing. Would be delighted to win these tickets for the show as my wedding is just under a year away now, August 26th next year!! Anyway would be delighted to be in with a shout for these and must keep a close eye on your blog from now on for any hints and tips you might have😉.
    Thanks a mill. Andrea.


  7. Would love to win these tickets – 10 months until our big day things are starting to get real now! great blog post by the way…now that i’m here I’m going to read your other blog posts 🙂 Happy wedding planning, enjoy it all…time really is flying!!


  8. Congratulations on your engagement! I’m engaged a few weeks now, and definitely agree with you, it’s such an exciting cake and bubbly filled time! Have some things booked already and getting married in October 2016 but always on the lookout for new ideas.


    1. Kate, you’re so organised – I haven’t booked a single thing yet! I’m definitely on the lookout for ideas too though! Winners will be contacted by the end of the week so best of luck!


  9. Congratulations on your engagement! We got engaged in August and have booked our wedding for next May! It’s so exciting, went to look at wedding dresses last weekend, made it seem so real!:-)


  10. Love the blog! Wedding booked for 2017! Seems like forever away but prob come around quite quick! Venue church and band booked and hoping to book afew more at the wedding show


    1. Thanks Melissa! We’re thinking of having our wedding in 2017 too although nothing booked yet! Winners will be contacted by the end of this week so best of luck!


  11. Congrats on the engagement :–) We’re getting married next August so getting to grips with all the planning now, would love to head along to the wedding show to pick up some tips!


  12. Hi Sinead, congrats on your engagement! I’d LOVE a pair of tickets. I was waiting til under the year mark to properly start ticking of jobs and then suddenly three more months flew past… ooops!


  13. Hi Sinead, congratulations on your engagement! Hope I’m not too late to enter the competition as I would love to win a pair of these tickets 🙂 It’ll actually be a year this Monday when we got engaged so we’re looking forward to doing a bit of celebrating this weekend to mark it.


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