Limerick is all set for the first Pride Wedding Show!
Getting married soon? Even if you’re not and you’re just a wedding fanatic, this is one show you will not want to miss!
The inaugural Pride Wedding Show is being held on Tuesday 26th August 2014 at 7.00pm in No.1 Pery Square in association with Limerick Pride.
Founded by Limerick based ring designer Donal Carey and Wedding Planner of the Year 2014 Sharon Mc Meel, the show focuses on providing couples with expert advice in every single area of the wedding industry.
The show will feature a workshop from Donal and Sharon and will give couples the opportunity to speak to experts in Bridal/Menswear, Flowers, Ceremonies and much more. What’s more couples who attend this amazing event will enjoy Pimms and Canapés on arrival at the beautiful No 1. Pery Square hotel. Set overlooking the tree lined “People’s Park” in Limerick’s historic Georgian Quarter, No.1 Pery Square is an iconic luxury, intimate boutique townhouse hotel & spa.
There’s no need to book tickets as admission is free on the night but do try to get there early with your questions for these outstanding wedding experts!
I originally got my love of party planning from my mother. As long as I can remember my mum was organising birthday parties, Halloween parties, New Year’s Eve Parties, and trips to concerts for her friends. Our house was always the party house and of course over the years I helped her with many family gatherings. From there I went on to organise school debs, fundraising events, Christmas parties and the like.
It wasn’t until I started working in the Castle Oaks House Hotel that I had my first real introduction to planning weddings and discovered that it is a wonderful thing to be invited to join in one of the most important and special days of a persons life. At the hotel we catered for over 100 weddings a year and with each one I fell more and more in love with the idea of working as a wedding planner. So after many sleepless nights and discussions with family and friends I decided to start my own business and in 2007 Fusion Weddings was formed.
In 2012 I decided that it was time to bring the personal side of the business to the forefront and I rebranded the business using my own name Sharon Mc Meel. I also completed the Gay Wedding Institute Certification Course which has added to my previous experience and training to assist brides and grooms who can now have a civil partnership in Ireland.
I grew up in Shannon, Co Clare, listening to stories about my great grandfather’s jewellery shop at 14 Parnell Street in Limerick city, and watching my father set up, and run, his own successful diamond trading business.
From the age of 13 I was busy each weekend working in his factory – luckily just cleaning it, for the princely sum of £15, as they were opposed to child labour. From there I progressed to sorting diamonds during my summer holidays and it was then I got my first real taste for the industry.
Around this time the nascent internet was starting to take hold in Ireland and a small kernal of an idea, of bringing these two worlds together, began to form in my mind. It’s an idea that I’ve carried with me for nearly 20 years and 14Parnell is the fulfilment of that dream.
For further information visit http://theprideweddingshow.com
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