Sharon worked with us on our wedding from January 2013 until the big day on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 and continued to follow-up in the weeks afterwards. One of her main attributes is her ability to listen to the couple’s wishes and turn them into reality. She asked us many questions about our interests and what was really important to us about our wedding. Then she made suggestions as to how we could ensure it our day would be what we wanted and that it would reflect our personalities and relationship.
Sharon put a shape on our plans and came up with suggestions as varied as our wedding cake, menu and table lay-out to how to encompass our love of two rival rugby teams, Munster and Leinster, in the reception taking place in rugby mad Limerick. This culminated in a surprise appearance by the Munster Rugby Supporters’ choir, which ended with an incredible rendition of ‘Flower of Scotland’, honouring our Scottish guests and accompanied by a piper.
We could not speak more highly of Sharon’s professionalism and ability to deal with any situation, seen or unforeseen. The best example came on the day of the wedding when my wife’s mother was too ill to travel to Limerick. We decided to go to Dublin early that morning to have a special ceremony in her hospital room. The logistical problems this presented disappeared as Sharon expertly managed the changes to the day’s schedule but what was more impressive was her ability to melt into the background, for those moments that were just about family. My brothers outstanding memory of her is her ability to produce anything you asked for, from her very small bag, which he was convinced was a tardis. From tissues to rescue remedy, she even managed to sort out a suitable babysitter at the last minute for a first time Mum who wanted to enjoy as much of the party as possible.
Our hugely emotional day simply would not have happened without our wedding planner, our confidant and our friend, Sharon McMeel.