Hello friends, and welcome to the brand new Tara Fay Events website! Fáilte!
I’m delighted to kick off this latest chapter for my business. New company name, new website, and new blog! Here you’ll find some of my best tips and advice, drawn from my extensive experience as a top wedding planner in Ireland and internationally over more than two decades. I’ll also be sharing highlights from some of our luxury destination weddings in Ireland, as well as why I think this beautiful isle is simply the most magical place on earth to get say “I do”!
First, a bit about me. I started my career as an event planner working and training in Los Angeles. When I returned home in 1997, I opened the doors to Xena Productions (now called Tara Fay Events). In those days, wedding planners were something completely new, and I think people thought I was a bit mad! We were the very first company here in Ireland to specialise in private parties, weddings, corporate and social events.
Over the years, my team and I have created and produced many of the country’s most creative and extravagant celebrations for a discerning list of celebrities and leading business figures, both at home and abroad. We’ve had our work featured in Hello Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides. I have also been a regular guest on national radio and television. Most recently, I became the co-star of RTE Ireland’s popular ‘My Big Day: Home or Away’ alongside my industry colleague and dear friend, Bruce Russell. (You can also catch Bruce and I on our joint YouTube channel, Bruce & Tara Live.)
I love to travel, but I’m a true Dublin girl at heart. No matter where in the world my career or travels with my husband and children take me, this city will always be my home. It’s also my mission and passion to make Ireland the most sought-after destination wedding and corporate event destination in Europe. For the past five years, I’ve worked closely with the national tourist board. Our aim is to develop and promote destination weddings in Ireland. This included co-producing the Engage!18 global wedding summit. This event brought industry leaders from dozens of countries to Ireland, so they could experience and celebrate all that the country has to offer.
Thank you for joining me in this next stage of the journey. I’m so happy you’re here!
Slán go Fóill,
Image by Eric Kelley.