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Local businesses make Irish Wedding shortlist

A model shows off one of Jem Heads creations.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Stickillen based Jem Heads are among three local businesses to be nominated for gongs at the Irish Wedding Awards which are being held next month.

The first annual Irish Wedding Awards will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Dublin Airport on Sunday February 12th. The awards will see winners picked in 21 different categories – many of which are then organised by region with awards given out in each area.


There are three locally based businesses in the running for awards at the inaugural ceremony. Jem Heads, the online shop specialising in wedding hats, fascinators and hair pieces, is run by Julie Durrigan and is based in Stickillen. They have been nominated in the Wedding Accessories Provider of the Year category.

They will face stiff competition from businesses based in Kildare, Galway, Kilkenny, Donegal, Dublin, Kerry and Wicklow. Check out the very latest Jem Heads designs over on their Facebook page.

Elsewhere, Ardee-based Cherry Blossom Weddings are in the running for a regional award in the Florist of the Year category (Borders). They go up against four other wedding florists, including Dundalk based The Flower Studio.

Cherry Blossom Weddings opened it’s doors on Irish Street #Ardee last year.


Also contesting a ‘Borders’ award is Darver Castle who are among the five-strong shortlist for a Wedding Venue of the Year award. Darver Castle is one of the finest castle wedding venues in Ireland. Set in 50 acres of fine parkland, it is surrounded by mature trees, extensive lawns and gardens.

The venue is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment which will see the garden enhanced further, the civil ceremony room refurbished and the construction of 38 new bedrooms.

The full list of finalists is available to view on the Irish Wedding Awards website. The award’ 2017 charity partner is the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.

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