The best ‘Best Man’ prank ever

January 22, 2010 by derryo

After having sworn to ‘no pranks before the wedding’ an anonymous Best Man in the UK, using technology, hooked up the newlywed couple’s bed to send an update to Twitter every time there was some ‘extra motion’ on the bed. The Twitter account @newlywedsonthejob gained over 22,000 followers in a relatively short space of time.

In an interview with Staggered, the anon best man has said that he will tell the bride and groom about the prank on Feb 26th, the day of the groom’s birthday! Staggered have even offered to sponsor a live video feed of the occasion!

We’ll be watching to see how events unfold in what is unarguably the best ‘Best Man’ prank ever.

Staggered is the UK’s number one men’s wedding magazine and provides advice on stag-dos, wedding suits and wedding speeches, making it ideal for best men, grooms, fathers of the bride and, even, brides.

Cromleach Lodge provides an idyllic setting for weddings and weekend breaks

December 15, 2009 by derryo

Cromleach Lodge Country House, Sligo, is situated in the quiet hills above one of Ireland’s most renowned trout fishing lakes, Lough Arrow on the borders of Counties Roscommon & Leitrim. This 4* Luxury Sligo Hotel is famous for it’s fine cuisine, splendid accomodation and genuine Irish Hospiality. It is an excellent destination wedding venue with it’s own wedding co-ordinator to help tailor every aspect of your wedding. A Champagne Wedding Showaround is taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2010.

To find out more about Cromleach House 4* Luxury Hotel, Spa and Wedding Venue click here.
In the video below one of the proprietors Christy Tighe speaks to a local writer Brian Leydon. Several other videos are available on their website

Free online tool to help plan a wedding

September 30, 2009 by derryo

Watching Dragon’s Den recently I was impressed by a website which was featured on it. Family Fridge is ‘A free online tool helping you and your family to become more organised’.

It is designed for families, but I think you could also use it to help plan your wedding. Basically decide who is going to be in your ‘family’ ie. the wedding party, Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen etc. There are some useful features included in Family Fridge which could be of help in organising a wedding.

A calendar lets you share important dates with everyone. Now no one is going to forget the date of the wedding itself. Heavens forbid! But it could be handy for sharing dates like meeting with the photographer, dress fittings, hair and beauty trials, marriage courses, hen and stag outings etc. All the relevant parties can share and know the availability of each other.

You can mail each other and leave notes within the site and there is also a feature which allows you to securely store important documents. Basically it acts like a fridge you might have at home with notes stuck on it with magnets, calendars and important reminders.

And, what could be very useful is a gift list, where you can leave suggestions of gifts that you might like.

All in all it could be a very handy tool for a wedding party to collaborate in planning the big day. It could help reduce stress on the bride having to phone or email everyone to tell them about the plans ahead. Simply post all the plans on the ‘fridge’ where authorised people can access them. Then it’s up to everyone else to check in for themselves.

Then after the big day the happy bride and groom can set up their own Family Fridge 🙂

Choosing a song for the first dance

July 22, 2009 by derryo

There are so many choices out there with regards to what music you will have played at your wedding, both at the church ceremony and at the reception. In Ireland we do love a good wedding and the choice of music can add to the overall success of the big day.

Choosing a song for your first wedding dance together can be either extremely easy or can lead to disagreements. Sit back, cuddle up to your loved one and listen to some of the tunes on this playlist to give you an idea of where your preferences lie and what song you would like for your first dance.

Click here to go to a site that has a large selection of suggested tunes that you can listen to, that might help in making your decision.

Best Wedding Invitation Ever

June 17, 2009 by derryo

Spotted this on Joe’s blog and thought it was worth sharing

Extreme Marriage Proposals

June 13, 2009 by derryo

Some people will go to any lenghts (or heights) to propose to their loved one.

I came across this link recently which shows some extreme measures taken by people proposing to their partners. Click here

Great Idea for Stag or Hen Outing

June 10, 2009 by derryo

Anyone looking for an exciting, fun and alternative idea for a great Stag or Hen adventure should watch Nationwide next Friday 12th June at 7pm.
Now, you may wonder what in heavens name does nationwide have to do with Stag Nights or Hen Do’s.

One of our clients has informed us that they will be featured on the show. WooHoo!

Go With The Flow River Adventures offer thrilling white water river adventures or quieter river safaris on the River Barrow only 20 mins from Kilkenny or Carlow. A fantastic idea for an adventurous fun filled hen or stag adventure.

You will get to see what they have to offer on Nationwide this coming Friday. In the meantime you can watch this video to see more.

Win Flowers for Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2009 by derryo

The perfect chance to score a few brownie points with your loved one. Simply write a blog post and link back to to be in with a chance to win 12 Red Roses, a box of Butlers Chocolate and a bottle of bubbly.

If you are planning on popping the question and asking your beloved to marry you. Why not check out some of the suggestions on

Propose Marriage on Live TV?

August 22, 2008 by derryo

An Irish entertainment show is seeking someone fun and outgoing to surprise their partner with a romantic marriage proposal live on air! This will truly be a once in a lifetime opportunity to show the love of your life just how much they mean to you and would be an unforgettable start to any marriage! If you, or anyone you know of, would be interested in this fantastic chance to get down on bended knee please contact

Visit  here for more information

Online wedding album

August 13, 2008 by derryo

I know, I know, I know. Ok I haven’t been blogging much and I can’t technically use the ‘I’m still new to all this ‘ excuse (which is true by the way but invalidated, I feel, since I first blogged some time ago) but anyhow yet again we have another fantastic offer on

Right you have your photos back from your wedding photographer and have the album sorted out. That’s all well and fine. but how are you going to show it to all those who travelled from far and wide to your wedding day? And you don’t want grubby fingers smudging your photos anyhow! Hows about an online wedding album? If you would like the chance to win an Online Wedding Photo Album for yourself or indeed for someone else as a gift, just click here for more information. What better way to share your wedding photos than online so that your aunt in Australia or your cousin in New York can simply view the whole thing online. You could get your parents or grandparents wedding photos, scan them up and have it converted to a lovely online album as an anniversary gift or whatever. Wow, technology is a fantastic thing isn’t it?

Speaking of technology I happened upon this site recently as well which offers the chance to have your ceremony viewed live over the internet. You just need to convince your wedding videographer to sort it for you. The site is It’s not the only one out there but it seems fairly impressive and is well put together.