It is not possible to speak highly enough of the team at Finesse Weddings. From the moment we met Mary, it was clear that we had made the right choice. She took the time to find out what we wanted and then put together the perfect package. On the big day, the team transformed an already beautiful location into a truly magical venue, with the absolute minimum of fuss. If you want to add that extra special something to your wedding day, look no further than Finesse!
It is only 2 days after my wedding and even though I’m rushing to get prepared for my honeymoon I had to leave this review as soon as I could in the hope I will help other couples make one of the best decisions to make their “big day” perfect. Mary and Willie did all my flowers and a small few extra touches and they actually surpassed my admittedly exceptionally high standards. The flowers were out of this world and was so bountiful..worth each and every penny. When talking to supplier make sure you are comparing “like with like”. My bouquet was v large and had loads of peonies. It was not bulked up with cheap generic flowers. Mary is such a perfectionist too. My flower girl’s wand had a lovely little star and feathers which were a huge hit with her and with me. This was all Mary’s doing and was an example of her going “above and beyond” to make everything perfect. Overall Mary and Willie’s work made my whole wedding seem so luxurious and extra special. Picking them was the best decision I made in the wedding planning
There is a reason Finesse Weddings have 5 out of 5 ratings. Simply amazing. When planning your wedding, you deal with numerous suppliers and are sometimes chasing them for confirmation on things, be it flowers are ordered, songs being played or design of cake and so on. This is one of the more stressful parts of the planning process because you spend all your time just chasing people. With Mary in Finesse Weddings, there is no chasing. We met with Mary once, just once. The next time we saw Mary was the morning of the wedding. There was emails between the 2 encounters for when we wanted advice on items that she doesn’t even look for. If you want somebody to take the stress out of things for you and give you that comfort knowing you have got the best then honestly look no further than Mary in Finesse weddings. We always said when dealing with other suppliers, why can’t they be like Mary.
Thank you so much for making the room that extra special. Dealing with you guys, I found extremely professional and always willing to help. The curtains looked amazing on the venue and gave that extra elegance to the room. Thank you very much.
Mary is a true professional and a really lovely person to deal with. She gave us some great ideas without being pushy. Although we didn’t see Mary or her team on the day, we knew we had nothing to worry about and we had complete confidence that everything would be as planned. The room looked fabulous and we got lots of compliments from our guests. I would recommend Finesse to anyone who is looking to add that little extra glamour to their day!
Mary decorated my wedding venue on Saturday and did an outstanding job. She is the most professional lady I had the pleasure of dealing with during my wedding preparations. She literally made my day ,everybody was in awe at how she transformed the hotel. forever grateful!
Mary was amazing in the lead up and on the day an the room looked fab even venue manager said he never saw the venue look as good would highly recommend her.
I just wanted to express our gratitude for your beautiful work at our wedding at Village of Lyons on 4th January. The place looked absolutely magical! You took what was an already pretty venue and enhanced it’s beauty while also reflecting our tastes and personalities. You understood it was the simple and elegant touches that made the decor go a long way! Both the ceremony and reception spaces looked beautiful – we are still getting complements from guests weeks after the wedding.

I also want to thank you so much for your professionalism throughout the entire process. I felt that your attention to detail, and your consistent contact had put us at ease for the actual wedding day. I would highly recommend your services to anyone whether it is a wedding or other special event, and trust that you will always do a wonderful job.

I can’t thank you enough for what you did on our wedding day. The flowers and decor were simply amazing. The outdoor ceremony looked so beautiful. Loved the aisle and the flower arch. And thank you so much for setting up outside , it made the day so special (we were sooo lucky with the weather , there was a few threatening showers hanging around).

I was completely overwhelmed when I saw the function room for the first time – it just looked amazing! The floral centrepieces and crystal candelabra were simply stunning. I am so glad I took your great advice with the door drapes. You were so right , they made the doorway so inviting and gave some lovely light into the bar. Would have been too stark without them.

You completely made the day and the venue wouldn’t have been half as nice without your work. Not alone was your work amazing on the day but you were a pleasure to deal with. You made it so simple and were so reassuring to me that I knew I was in safe hands and didn’t have to worry about it.
Thanks again Mary and I couldn’t recommend you highly enough. The best wedding money I spent by far , worth every penny and should be top of everyone’s list as the difference it makes is unbelievable !
Mary x

Thank you so much for all your hard work in the lead up to our big day. Your attention to detail was amazing. You spent lots of time talking us through are options and had the right idea with the Miss Piggy Rose – a flower neither of us had ever heard of. It matched so well with the theme and colour of our day. You created a new room with all your additions – the fairy back drop was my favourite. Nothing was ever too much trouble and you made us feel at ease from the moment we met you. Thanks again for making our wedding day so special.
Just a short note to say thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. Our day was amazing and it was more than we could have imagined and that would not have been possible without you. The church took my breath away (not because the groom was at the top!) I didn’t think it could look so amazing. The Arlington room was out of this world with the flowers and candles.
I can’t express how grateful I am to you. You made everything so easy for us and you have an amazing talent. I wish I could do it all over again! I really hope I have the need for you services in the future!
I want to say a big “THANK YOU” for your wonderful work on the function room in the Salthill Hotel for our wedding. It was breath taking to say the least and your talent knows no bounds. The pictures do show how fabulous the room turned out with every detail you put into it and for that we can’t thank you enough.
We have been spreading good words on your wonderful work, but the display on the day also did that for you and it was particularly testament that the hotel got a photographer to take pictures of how fabulous the room looked.
Wishing you continued success in your work.
Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did in the Heritage yesterday for our big day. It looked absolutely amazing everything was even more than we had hoped it would be. Everybody was commenting on the setting for the ceremony and how the ballroom looked for the meal. It was fantastic and both Ivan and I cannot thank you and your team enough. It was a pleasure to deal with you.
Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all of your work for us on May 2nd. We were so delighted and everything looked and went according to plan. We were delighted with the final room layout and look the back drop gave behind us. We had an amazing day, we were really able to enjoy it and it was mainly down to you and your professionalism.
The church was also so beautiful. A lot of comments on it. Such a pity we couldn’t stand around outside more due to the bad weather.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team and wish you every success in the future.
I wanted to say a HUGE thank you, the room was absolutely beautiful on the day and my favourite was the fairy light door drape even Faithlegg are looking to have it to add to their room, it was beautiful. Thank you again for everything you were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks so much for the fab job yourself and Willie did on the church/venue for us. Everyone loved the flowers in the church and I loved the decor in the venue! Thanks again for everything!
We just wanted to send on an e-mail to say how happy we were with the amazing work you and your team has done for our day. It was truly magical everyone felt that you completely transformed the room. I was blown away! Also how efficient you all were, the turnaround I know was very limited time but that seemed to be a breeze to you all.
You were an absolute joy to work with nothing was too much for you. I will miss working with you in the future. From the moment we met you we knew that we were going to enjoy every minute of the planning with you. I would recommend you to anyone, I felt that no job was to big or small for you. Everything was fantastic. I felt that a lot of people were crying at how beautiful the rooms were rather than the ceremony, so hats off to you.
You are truly an amazing artist and I can’t wait to plan our next big event and work with you again!
Thank you so much
Just want to say a huge thank you for doing the flowers for our wedding day (August 28th, Killashee House)! You were so professional and have such excellent taste! From the bouquets to the button holes to the church flowers, and especially the decoration of the seats, it looked absolutely stunning as I walked down the aisle! And the pictures were fabulous! So thank you. We would highly recommend you!
To Mary and all staff,
It is hard to believe that it is almost a month since the wedding, it went by so quick. Myself and Briain cannot begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled we were with what you guys did. I have never seen a room look so beautiful and tasteful. You exceeded all our expectations.
Everything was perfect from the arrangements in the church to the room in Tulfarris. I was truly blown away when I went in for my sneak peak. My mom was speechless.
I have had numerous of guests email me, message me, send me cards all in relation to how the venue and church looked. The back drop behind the wedding table was stunning and the drapes as we walked into dinner.I can without any doubt say that you created our dream wedding.
Thank you again for helping bring my vision to life and thank you for creating the most amazing wedding day for us.
We would just like to say thank you so much for all your help and hard work coming up to and on the day of our wedding. When we saw the room it just looked amazing and you made the the vision of what we wanted become a reality. It was a pleasure to deal with you as you are so professional and had such a positive attitude. We have also gotten so many positive comments from family and friends to say how good it all looked. We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends in the future.
I can’t quite believe that it is a month since the wedding, it seems to have gone so fast. Ian and I cannot begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled we were with what you guys did, you are truly talented.

Everything was perfect from the arrangements in the reception hall of the Castle to the flowers on the place settings.  You guys just blew us both away.

Everyone commented on how beautiful the church looked and how amazing the Pavilion was. The ‘piece de resistance’ was when you lit the lanterns outside as dusk set in.. I can without any doubt say that you created our dream wedding and made it the fairytale I had hoped it would be! Mary, I also have to say that having you take care of the vendors and all the activity on the day really ensured that I remained sane! I don’t think I would have been as calm if you had not been around.

I am sure you guys hear it all the time but we will never forget the role you played in our wedding and we will forever be grateful. Your team were just lovely and they really played a blinder (as my dad would say!).

Thank you again for creating the most amazing wedding for us.

Follow on from Rhona’s Parents

Just a short note to thank you, Michael, Tina and Noelle for all your help last Saturday.

The professionalism and expertise you all brought to the occasion had a very calming influence on us all on the day. This was one of the main reasons we all enjoyed ourselves so much.

You, through your company “Finesse Weddings” provide an excellent quality service. Should the opportunity arise I know each member of our family will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Thank you once again and I wish you all every good wish for the future.

Stephen and Nora Bradshaw

Hi Mary a very big thank you to you and your team for all your work on the day of our wedding. It was more than we could have hoped for on the day and we received so many positive comments from our guests about how beautiful the room looked, it really set the reception off to a great start. Your attention to detail and perfectionism is second to none and we will be recommending you to all of our friends and family in the future. Thanks again. Joan & Edward 29th October 2010
What Can I Say! When I saw the function room at Carton House, I was completely speechless. You are incredibly talented, a true perfectionist and exceptionally great at what you do! The decor and room set up surpassed all of my hopes and dreams and I cant thank you enough. So many of our guests specifically mentioned how fantastic the room looked and the word of the moment upon entering the room was WOW.

I cant thank you enough for all you did for us in the run up to our Big Day – you were an absolute gem to work with and you were always on top of everything – you really did make the entire process so easy – and the colour of the chair sashes was spot on!. I know you also went out of your way to look after and set up the table arrangements, and to decorate the cake, and I really appreciate all of this – THANK YOU.

Thanks again Mary, I wish you all the best for the future and I hope to see you again at some point.

We would like to thank you so much for everything that you did for myself and Ciaran for our wedding on December 30th 2009. We could not imagine our wedding being so special had you not have been involved in the planing and organising. You were great and took a lot of the pressure off us in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. I would highly recommend Finesse Weddings to all couples getting married as it was the best decision that we made in having you organise our wedding.
Finesse Weddings was an excellent choice for our wedding decor,. They did an amazing job that delivered the WOW factor.  Mary at Finesse is a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.  She really listens and gives excellent creative suggestions based on her eye for design, her flair as well as her experience in the industry.  Plus, Finesse offered the best value for money with no compromising on service or style! We really did get the “most bang for our buck”! I would highly recommend Mary and Finesse Weddings.
Thank you so much for helping us achieve the most perfect day & evening. You are amazing! We will never ever forget the magic you brought to our day.
A big thank you to Finesse Weddings for creating the most memorable and magical day we could have ever hoped for. We as well as our guests were left speechless with the transformation of the venue. Your attention to detail was impeccable and we cannot thank you enough for the additional help over and above your call of duty. Nothing was every to much to ask of and we really appreciated it.

We will never forget the drama with the horse and carriage which was not booked through yourselves, however you obliged in rectifying the situation even though we had not asked you to do on the day planning. Had we not have had you there on the day we just don’t know what we would have done. It certainly was a talking point with the guests. We wish you the very best of luck moving forward in your business and will be highly recommending you to friends, family and work colleagues alike to use your services.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for doing my wedding on the 24th July.  I don’t know how many people have said it to me that they have never seen that room look as well as it did on the day and I was overwhelmed when I arrived in to it.

The backdrop and tables were fabulous and I want to say a huge thank you to you for all your hard work . I will be recommending you to any of my friends and family in the future. Thanks again for everything it really was appreciated.

Mary Smith and her team are thorough professionals. Mary approached our wedding politely listening to our every thought and making incredibly beautiful recommendations. When we had our February shakedown meeting Mary had multiple table settings ready for us to review. She made the entire process enjoyable and so easy for us to make good decisions. On our big day we achieved as Mary put it the “Wow factor” vs. the “Whooo factor.” We were ecstatic and our guests were treated to a one off incredible reception. Mary simply put… deliveries results and we would highly recommend Finesse Weddings.