Hosted by Sara Kennedy of Irish Wedding Blog, Sara delves in to the wedding memories and wedding plans of her guests. Her guests include a fantastic bunch of celebrities from both home and abroad who have been either an inspiration creatively in weddings, have some great insight in to married life or are right in the whirlwind of planning their own wedding.
Real Weddings with Sara focuses on the human side of weddings such as it’s the romantic story, the stresses in the lead up, tips on how to plan or how couples are navigating married life.
During the last few months of Covid Wedding doom and gloom, this Podcast is guaranteed to lift the spirits for couples on their wedding planning journey. It’s not just for those getting married, those day dreaming about getting married and for those married and interested in how others are getting through married life will love this too.
Sit back, relax and tune in to….
Episode One: Chupi Sweetman
Episode Two: Monte Durham (Say Yes To Dress Atlanta)
Episode Three: Blathnaid Tracey
Episode Four: Keith Walsh
Episode Five: Suzanne Kane
Episode Six: The Saccone Joly’s
Episode Seven: Grace Mongey (Faces by Grace)
Episode Eight: Lisa Cannon
Episode Nine: Don O’ Neill
Episode Ten: Kat Williams (Rock n Roll Bride)
Episode Eleven: Mario Rosenstock
Series 5 Episode 4 Turning Point Wellness
Welcome to this week`s episode where Sara talks all things health and well being with a wonderful group of women who make this their business! They are Catherine, Mary and Nicola from Turning Point Wellness. Their story started with their own personal weight loss journey many years ago with group support and help, they achieved their weight loss goals. They each decided to become Weight Watchers Coaches and this is where their story begins.On 15th June 2006, they met for the first time and they just clicked .
They trained together, having the same passion they became colleagues, very soon after that they became great friends in both their professional and personal lives. They help each member who book in with them to learn from using tools to make healthy food choices, achieve their healthy weight and sustain a healthy happy lifestyle. This is easy to say but can be so hard to make that first step - these ladies know very well how to manage that and are happy to chat to you one on one to get you started in the right frame of mind. They meet brides, grooms, families, groups preparing for big days and events and are all about making you feel the best for what ever goal it is health oriented or event oriented - they can help you get there. This episode is for anyone planning a healthier lifestyle and may be a little nervous about what that might look like - it can be overwhelming , sometimes it takes a little helping hand! Take a listen , this might be the solution!
Series 5 Episode 3 Real Weddings With Sara (Sarah`s Secrets)
Welcome to episode 3 of Series 5 of Real Weddings with Sara. This week Sara talks to blogger, teacher, model and influencer Sarah McDermott aka Sarah`s Secrets as she navigates the journey of being a Bride to Be! Sarah can be found showcasing boutiques and brands from all over Ireland, the UK and more and is now documenting the planning of her upcoming 2024 wedding and sharing all her fashion, venue and suppliers advice along the way! This episode takes you through the many thought processes that take place after an engagement and why it is key to take your time to do what suits you and your partner. Sarah talks about how she worked out her non negotiables when it came to planning the day which helped in each step of the planning. A tip she learned here on the Real Weddings With Sara podcast! Sit back and take in some great advice and top tips from Sara and Sarah!
Series 5 Episode 2 Real Weddings With Sara The Paper Shop (An Siopa Páipéar)
Welcome to Episode 2 of Series 5 where Sara talks all things wedding invitations with the wonderful Corrine Smith from An Siopa Páipéar or The Paper Shop if looking for her on social. Corrine has been designing since 1995 when she started up an award winning graphic design company in Co. Louth which specialised in menu design. It was during this time that she discovered a passion for handmade papers, stationery, cards and crafts and began designing wedding invitations. In 2005 she sold her business and moved to the US where she continued to work with happy couples to create one-of-a-kind designs. While in the US she began embellishing my designs with various techniques to achieve a uniqueness that is displayed in her work. Happily, she has returned to Ireland with her family and has realised her dream of sharing her passion for design with happy couples on a full time basis.
Corrine`s studio is in her home in Belturbet, Co. Cavan. She is open by appointment only, but says she is fairly flexible with her hours. Give her a shout +353 (0)86 067 7737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great listen if you are looking for options of bespoke, DIY, templates or something completely different plantable invitations! Yes you heard that right - these ideas are something you won`t find everywhere! Corrine sets the record straight on the do`s and don`ts of wedding invites, the common mistakes and tips to make the whole process really enjoyable!
Series 5 Episode 1 Make Up Artists
Welcome back to Real Weddings With Sara! We are back and ready for 2023, another busy year ahead we can feel it in the waters!
This first episode of 2023 in Series 5 of Real Weddings With Sara sees Sara talking to four incredible make up artists, Pamela Matthews, Keira Smyth, Hayley Coleman and Patrycja Rusiecka who have huge experience in the wedding industry. They have invaluable advice for upcoming brides on how to research, what to expect and how to approach your make up artist chat and decision making. These are the people who live and breathe the business so if you are looking for some great advice on booking that make up consultation for the big day - this is a great listen for you!
Series 4 Episode 14 Laser Skin and Hair Clinics
This week Sara chats to the CEO of Laser Skin and Hair Clinics, Anne Gunning. This episode is a fascinating listen for brides and non brides alike who want to get a closer insight into the ever increasing and expanding world of cosmetic procedures, enhancements and just general face and body maintenance. Many brides to be may often put the facials and maintenance to the back of their minds until weeks before the big day , which is of course totally individual to every bride - however Anne lets us know that if you are planning on doing anything more , planning needs to be a bit further out than that! Anne talks through the many various treatments that are now available on the market, Laser Skin and Hair Clinics pride themselves on using the very best product out there with qualified clinicians taking care of your journey with them. The world of treatments are vast, from fillers to injectables, facials, tighteners, bum enhancements and much more , there are options galore - which can be daunting if this is something that you have ever considered and is very much a personal choice. Anne and Sara get to demystify in this must listen epside!
Series 4 Episode 13 Pearls and Lace
This week Sara chats to Carole the owner of the well known Pearls and Lace Bridal and Accessory Boutique in Donegal town. It was Carole`s dream to not only open her own bridal boutique but to create something different in the bridal industry. To make shopping for a wedding dress an experience, a memory to treasure. Carole`s advice for wedding dress shopping is invaluable and gives some much calming and practical advice for any bride starting out on the journey of making the most emotional purchase of all! The dress! It`s something that most brides take much pride and time in selecting so Carole wants to make sure it is stress free and full of enjoyment from day one! Step into this podcast and maybe her boutique to find out more!
Really enjoyed this !
In such a turbulent time with weddings and covid it was an absolute joy to listen to Sara )who is a wealth of knowledge of all things weddings ) chat about the stories behind weddings and love. I am a huge fan of chupi as well and I loved the questions which kept it really but upbeat and positive. I can’t wait for the rest of the episodes. Beautifully done a must listen for anyone who loves weddings, love and positivity ❤️
Really enjoyed it
Was a listen while working from home.loved hearing about little tips and tricks from Chupi and how they planned their wedding.Sara was a great host and really kept the conversation flowing nicely. Looking forward to more!😊