SARA KENNEDY

Sara Kennedy is one of Ireland’s leading wedding bloggers with her blog IrishWeddingBlog.ie and was listed as one of the finalists for the Irish Blog Awards 2016. She has over 20 years of experience in weddings spanning from Jewellery to Venues. She now helps wedding businesses with their marketing strategy and in particular, their online presence. During her time working for some of Ireland's leading venues she won many awards, some of which include the prestigious weddingsonline awards. Her biggest challenge was her own wedding which was a 100% DIY work of love.

 

CIAMH MCCRORY

Known in the digital community as Ciamhie Mc Digital, she brings a wealth of experience to Insight Consultants online PR and digital marketing offerings. As former lecturer in social media and digital marketing, and director of digital education at the European Institute of Communications, as well as successfully running her own digital and communications agencies, Ciamh has worked with an impressive array of clients from all forms of industries including government bodies, non-profits, film and TV, entertainment and lifestyle, events, awards and festivals, tech start ups, sports, finance, legal and insurance, SMEs and multinational corporate organisations and is a regular speaker at conferences, summits and events, most recently the Sunday Business Post’s Swipe Summit, The Smart Business Show, and the Irish Blogger Conference.

BLÁITHÍN O’ REILLY MURPHY/ THE WEDDING EXPERT

Bláithín O’ Reilly Murphy is an Award Winning, Internationally sought after Wedding Planner with over 13 years experience in the wedding industry. During that time she has planned hundreds of weddings & events for couples from all over the world, her past clients include Celebrities, High Profiled Business People, Authors and International Royalty.

Bláithín is also author of Distinctive Weddings; Tying the Knot without the Rope Burns, the first wedding planning book written by an Irish Wedding Planner for the Irish market. She also writes the popular lifestyle blog, A Style of Living. In the past she has lectured and mentored those studying Event Management & Wedding Planning and written a Diploma and Post Grad course on Wedding Planning. Each year she works with a select number of weddings businesses and venues to help them increase and improve their wedding businesses. She is also co-creator of the successful Book More Brides Boot Camp.

Bláithín is regularly quoted in the Irish and International media on all things weddings and speaks around the world to couples and her peers on a range of wedding related and business topics. She has appeared or been featured on/in Irish Independent, Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Daily Mail, Radio na Life, BBC Radio Oxford, E!, Ireland AM, RTE Today, Style Me Pretty, Stellar, The Wedding Journal, Confetti and many more.

YVONNE MURRAY

Yvonne Murray is the founder of YDM.ie a management consulting firm that specialises in helping hotels and other venues to increase their wedding bookings.

Well respected in her field, with well over 1,000 weddings and events under her belt,  Yvonne works behind the scenes of some of the top wedding brands in Ireland, using her extensive practical experience, highly structured and well-researched approach to consistently increase wedding turnover, profitability and market share for the Industry leaders.

Yvonne has a dynamic, straight talking, enthusiastic, passionate and professional approach to business. She thinks outside the box to provide her clients with a bespoke experience and the tools they need to drive their wedding booking sales.