Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Amazing Proposal Ideas & Winter Weddings at The Brehon, Killarney



Amazing Proposals at The Brehon, Killarney

'W
ill you Marry Me?’

Because we understand you marriage proposal is unique to you we pride ourselves in being the experts for tailor-making your once in a life time break - ensuring your proposal is stamped with your own personal touches.

Check in to your stunning Superior Deluxe Room, complete with oversized kingsize bed. Spend the afternoon chilling in the amazing Vitality Suite in the Angsana Spa or take a stroll around the gorgeous Killarney National Park. We can organise a sumptuous romantic picnic for two(extra supplement applies). Bikes also available for hire.
Relax and unwind in our luxurious double treatment room with your loved one and enjoy a couples
massage during your stay.
Whether it’s to calm your nerves or to celebrate, allow us to spoil you and your loved one with a  chilled bottle of Bubbly and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, all you have to do is choose the time...
A candlelit dinner for two in our award winning DanĂº restaurant can be arranged in advance to set the mood - we would be more than happy to arrange the most intimate, romantic table for you to whisper sweet nothings into your partner's ear.
When you are ready to ask that all important question and want to write it in sand by the lake shore or surprise her with a diamond in her champagne glass let us help you and   Shhhh… Don’t worry we will be totally discrete!
Wake up and enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast in bed at your leisure as we offer a 'Lazy Lie In' check out at 1pm.
€430 midweek and €465 weekend, per couple to include full Irish breakfast with extended check out,Sumptuous Four Course Dinner,a bottle of Sparkling wine, strawberries and a couples massage at The Angsana Spa.

If you wish to take advantage of our unique setting on the door step of Killarney’s National Park and use the 25,000 acres of National Park and amazing Lakes as a backdrop for your proposal we are happy to assist.
 
To be totally spoilt and find out more, simply call our Reservations team
Finding creative ways to propose is tough and a truly great marriage proposal can be very hard
to think of. You want to be original. You don’t want to ‘over do’ it. You want her to say yes
(and cry a lot). You also want to make sure your proposal is very unique to your relationship.
All that being said, here is a lengthy list of creative proposal ideas – from artsy to outdoorsy ideas,
and elaborate to simple ones too.
 
Thoughtful Ways To Propose
1. Scavenger Hunt: Think of a few places that are meaningful to your relationship and send your girlfriend (and 2-3 friends or family members) to visit these places. Throw in a salon appointment (hair and nails), and perhaps even a stop a boutique to pick out a new dress. Along the way, have notes or cards (or even a voice recording of yourself) describing what each place or stop signifies. At the end of the scavenger hunt, propose with a romantic view in the background and have all the friends and family involved in planning the day there to celebrate after.
 
2. Make a photo album or story book to propose:  Take photos and keepsakes from your
relationship and make a photo album or story book out of it. Make sure to include feelings you
had with each memories and a note on the last page that says “Will you Marry Me”. An extra
idea would be to add an additional page to the story book with photos and feelings from the proposal
(after she says yes, of course!).
 
3. Create a Milestone Movie: With video creation being easier than ever (heck, you could simply
use your smart phone to shoot it!), we’ve seen some really cute videos being compiled and
shown right before the proposal. There are movie trailer proposalsDisney montages, and tons
of others. One of our favorite proposal ideas is recording a video of you at all the places that are
meaningful to your relationship. Record you at the park you laid in for 5 hours on a Tuesday evening,
the restaurant you went to with her parents for the first time, the pet store you got your bulldog
from – tell her why these moments were so special to you and your relationship. You can show
this movie at home (before the TV show you both are hooked on), in front of friends at family
at a surprise dinner or event, or see if you can line up the video at your local movie theater.
This way to propose ensures you have the memory for years and years to come.
 
 
Outdoor Ways to Propose
 
4. On a ski lift: Write different phrases in the snow that are visible to you and your girlfriend
as you’re going up the ski lift. At the very top, have the phrase “Will You Marry Me”. You can
use food coloring to dye the snow to make it easier to read. (Oh, and make sure the safety
bar is down when you propose!)
 
 
Creative Proposals
 
5. Book Lover: If you’ve got a book lover on your hands, ask her favorite author to sign her favorite book with
“Will You Marry, ____ (your name)” on the inside. Take her to dinner or a picnic and give her the book as a gift.
You can even carve out the book and put the ring in the middle. Not only is this a creative way to propose, but
its extra great because you’ll have the signed book as a physical memory of the proposal forever.
 
6. With friends and family: It’s becoming more and more popular to propose with friends and
family involved. Whether they are there before or after, it’s often important to share the moment
with your loved ones as well.
 
7. Flash Mob Marriage Proposals: It’s no secret trend, the Flash Mob Proposal has been popping
up (literally) all over the last few years. They’re so full of energy and emotion – and even more so
when friends and family join in the mob as well.
 
8. Propose while playing a trivia game: Plan a game night alone or with friends. When it’s your
girlfriend’s turn to answer a question, head over to where she’s sitting and say “Your question
is: Will you marry me?” Definitely make an actual trivia card so that you have the proposal
memory to hold on to!
 
9. Propose at the beach: If you’re a big fan of the ocean, the beach could be the perfect place to
propose. Tell your lover that you heard of a beach contest for the best sand drawing (to enter,
you’re supposed to take a picture of it and email it in). You could even ask the lifeguard to come
up to you and “tell you about the competition”. Suggest that both you and your girlfriend
should create your own drawings. Of course, you’ll use this as your time to write
out the marriage proposal. When you’re both finished, share your creations! She’ll be stunned!
 
Winter Weddings: 10 New Winter Wedding Ideas
Snowflakes and pinecones are tried-and-true winter wedding motifs, but don't feel bound to these seasonal standbys. Here are 10 ways to reinvent your winter wedding.
 
 

 
Wedding Colors
Reds and greens certainly reflect the season, but overdo this colour combo,and your wedding may seem more holiday-oriented than you intended.

 
What's Hot Now: Consider a less-is-more approach to your colour palette: Silver and white with crystal accents can add
some serious glamour to your winter wedding. For your ceremony, try a white velvet aisle runner trimmed with white satin ribbon, or decorate the altar with a crystal curtain backdrop adorned with hanging strands of elegant white phalaenopsis orchids. If you're exchanging vows outdoors, get your guests in on creating the ambience by giving out clear umbrellas to friends and family members as they arrive.
 

The Flowers

Red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis are decidedly winter wedding flowers, but if you step outside the flower box, and
you'll find a variety of options for winter blooms.
 
What's Hot Now: Consider fuller flowers, such as white hydrangeas and soft ranunculuses. White boutonnieres can be
 handsome when they're accented with greenery, but they also look great with a simple white ribbon. Add sparkle to your bouquet by wrapping the stems in ribbon embellished with crystals.
 

Invitations

Since winter weddings are usually held indoors (it's an ideal time for ballroom receptions), they often call for a more formal invitations.
 
What's Hot Now: A black-tie event is nicely conveyed by heavy cardstock and a navy blue, chocolate-brown, or even
 eggplant font with hand calligraphy. For a fresh way to achieve a formal tone for your winter wedding, use thick, frosted Plexiglas invitations in white scripted ink. Send the sturdy invites out to all your guests tucked into silver envelope liners.
 

Centerpieces

Go beyond glowing candles to add both warmth and romance to your reception site.
 
What's Hot Now: If you want to heighten the drama, bring in the icy outdoors with ice-carved vases on your reception tables.Have your florist fill the vases with tall winter-white branches and hanging crystals to reflect the light from the tables. Surround the centerpieces with votive candles, and top your tables with white dupioni table linens and frosted glass china.
 

Escort Cards

Miniature sleighs and holly motifs stamped onto your escort cards would spell out the season pretty clearly, but they might not dazzle your guests.
 
What's Hot Now: Leave everyone awestruck as they retrieve their escort cards by making the entire table sparkle. Have the cards hand-calligraphed in silver ink and attach them to individual crystals with a ribbon. Hang each from an oversized crystal candelabra centerpiece for a new take on the popular escort card tree.
 

The Music 

A classical pianist playing during dinner is a sure way to create an elegant ambience, but consider a more unexpected
accompaniment.
 
What's Hot Now: For a twist on the tunes, consider hiring an a capella quartet to sing background music at your reception. Have the group sing your favorite jazz and pop songs to set a welcoming and festive tone for the evening. If you're into a more classical sound, hire a cellist and ask that Vivaldi's "Winter" be included in the repertoire.
 
Cocktail Hour
A winter cocktail hour calls for warm, comforting drinks. You really can't go wrong with hot chocolate and warm apple cider, but it's your wedding -- why not take every opportunity (drinks included) to add an element of surprise?
 
What's Hot Now: Serve up white hot chocolate in small espresso cups and eggnog in small punch glasses for your guests
as they arrive. At the bar, offer saketinis (Japanese rice wine and sweet-flavoured vodka) in glasses rimmed with sugar
crystals.
 

The Cake

A wedding cake trimmed in red or green ribbon or topped with roses looks pretty, but bakers who are willing to push the fondant envelope can reflect the winter in totally creative ways.
 
What's Hot Now: Play up the season with a white, vintage-style cake, dusted with edible silver powder. For accents,
 have your baker add a white sugar ribbon and crystal drops cascading down one side of the cake.
 

Favours

Food wedding favors are always a hit, but if cookies or truffles seem passe, try new treat ideas to send your guests home satisfied.
 
What's Hot Now: Give out small packages of chocolate-covered cranberries or roasted chestnuts. An over-the-top idea
that will undoubtedly impress: Have your caterer set up a hot chocolate and churros station to top off the evening.
 
Honeymoons
While many couples flee the blustery weather for warmer (and sandier) locales for their honeymoon, a winter wedding
can segue perfectly into a snowy escape.
 
What's Hot Now: Embrace the season and rent a cozy log cabin for a week in Lake Placid, or join the jet-setters at a
luxurious hotel in Aspen for some serious skiing, wining, dining, and snuggling.
 

 

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Brehon Killarney Wins Radio Kerry’s Kerry Business Tourism & Hospitality Award For March



The Brehon, Killarney was awarded the Kerry Business Tourism &  Hospitality Award for March from Radio Kerry on Thursday 24th April 2013.

Gary Curran, General Manager The Brehon attended the Presentation & Luncheon at Radio Kerry Tralee.

Radio Kerry asked businesses to nominate their company for the Kerry Business Awards. Each month an independent Judging Panel chooses a company to win the award. The awards recognise the company’s achievements and contribution to business in the county.
The monthly awards will culminate in The Kerry Business Awards Gala Black Tie Ball in March 2014.

“We are thrilled to win this award and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire staff and management of The Brehon.” said General Manager, Gary Curran.

The Brehon opened its doors in 2004 and since then has gone from strength to strength winning numerous awards over the year including Best Business Hotel and culminating in winning Gold at the Irish Accommodation Service Institute Awards (IASI) in January of this year.