PLAN YOUR DREAM WEDDING IN IRELAND
One of the leading destination wedding planners in Ireland, Olivia Buckley International has become synonymous with luxury events and destination weddings. Dedicated and passionate leaders in the world of weddings, we shine when our clients share their personalities, stories, cultures and traditions and allow us to bring their adventures to life in true romantic style.
A boutique event management company, we are honoured to work on a select number of destination weddings each year to ensure an intimate planning experience with our clients and the teams we work with. From conception to bringing your love story to life, we believe that each wedding is a visual narrative—an intimate story of beauty, form and design that is classic, measured and timeless. Our gift for orchestrating destination wedding celebrations with many moving parts, and with constant consideration to the subtle and finer details, ensure that our weddings are as seamless as they are beautiful. Creative innovation is our heart and soul, and we pride ourselves on sophisticated style, exquisite craftsmanship and bespoke concepts that will elevate your destination wedding experience to the realm of installation art.
WHAT MAKES US
Our process is, first and foremost, about our clients. Intuitive and authentic, we are expert storytellers who understand the success of every destination wedding we produce is the sum of all of our carefully managed details. We go beyond universal wedding planning and design services to create personalised and immersive environments that set the stage for life’s most cherished moments. We approach each wedding as event architects, with a focus on an integrated collaboration among our three distinct teams — Planning, Design and Guest Relations.
Through the years we have mastered the art of digital collaboration as our busy clientele work, live and travel all around the world. Embracing the realities of a global world, we work across multiple time zones to ensure we are always there for you when you need us. We will be there with you every step of the way— we will be your confidante, your trusted ally and, most importantly, your friend.
With the innate ability to see how every minute will unfold, and how every moment will look, our illustrious instinct is the foundation that ensures our destination weddings feel as effortless as they are cohesive. We work with so many different aesthetics and visions. By introducing creative twists along the way, we learn so much more about our clients’ style and inspiration. We study this information and filter it through our creative lens which leaves us with a precise vision and an impeccable plan. With thought and care for our environmental impact and carbon footprint, we love to support local and work with as many artisan suppliers and craft makers as possible.
WE ARE VISIONARIES IN
“From our first dance in a custom-designed orangery with a stunning floral backdrop and aerial performance artists, to secret doorways leading to further experiences, all of the different rooms and custom-built venues kept our guests guessing and excited for each and every new moment.”
Jennifer & James, Destination Wedding , Adare Manor, Ireland
“Every element of our wedding was so thought through and the attention to detail was magnificent. From our first dance in a custom-designed orangery with a stunning floral backdrop and aerial performance artists, to secret doorways leading to further experiences, right through to a balloon-filled glass marquee for our beautiful post-wedding day White Party, all of the different rooms and custom-built venues kept our guests guessing and excited for each and every new moment. The mood was happy, fun and exciting and we wish we could do it all again!”
Olivia Buckley International are so proud to be a leading destination wedding planning company in Ireland which is steadily growing as one of the most popular destination wedding locations in the world. From our headquarters in Limerick, we have created incredible experiences at many dream wedding destinations in Ireland — from private islands, exclusive castles and five star venues, to historical sites and enchanted forest settings. Our vast experience in the wonderful world of weddings in Ireland has also taken us all around the world and we have been blessed to travel to some of the most beautiful destinations in Europe and beyond to design and produce the most spectacular celebrations.
We work across multiple time zones on a daily basis and this, along with our expert local knowledge, has placed us firmly at the top of our field as expert destination wedding planners in Ireland. We have been so fortunate and blessed to work in the most spectacular venues in the world and the fantastic rapport and trusted relationships we have built with these properties is of valuable advantage to our clients. One of the top wedding destinations in the world, Ireland is blessed with magical landscapes and spectacular scenery. With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Ireland is home to the longest defined coastal route in the world. Covering nine counties and more than 2600km, The Wild Atlantic Way is a true sight to behold.
There are so many beautiful locations and wedding venues to choose from and you are only ever a plane journey away from exploring our charming little island. As one of Ireland’s leading destination wedding planners, we take pride in sharing our experiences with you so you can see the true beauty of the Emerald Isle.
CIRCLE OF TRUST
We want to get to know you, your personality and your vision for your destination wedding in Ireland, or your somewhere special across the globe. Discussing your style, and your needs, will allow our team to expertly map out the most incredible event design and event flow. Our unique process gives us the time to truly get to know you by creating something that is authentic to your love story and journey together. Starting the journey as esteemed professionals, and ending it as dear friends, we invite our clients to be part of the creative planning and design process to produce a truly exceptional celebration, one that will be forever remembered by each and every guest.
We cultivate the perfect cast of creative partners and take the fear of the unknown that planning a destination wedding can bring out of the equation. Our dedicated team of skilled event producers, artists and designers all make a commitment to curate a remarkable celebration that engages and impresses guests, and runs flawlessly from start to finish. Our global network of celebrated suppliers ensure that wherever in the world we are working, our high standards of service, event production and design are deliverable. Discretion is also at the very heart of what we do, so we don’t like to name names!
We also understand that service is paramount to a successful event. Our luxury concierge team will be there to care for you and guide you. They will be your support on the ground as they compose and collate all the information required for effective and efficient guest management.
OUR TALENTED TEAM OF
Our planning process is fully collaborative and our goal is to design and execute an event that is thoughtful, unique, timeless, and always personal. At our core is the seamless integration between planning and design. One informs the other. Our approach is uniquely holistic, as our design decisions always reflect our planning details. Our clients trust us to create a cohesive aesthetic and bespoke experience that is reflective of their personalities as a couple. Our detailed timelines act as transparent stepping stones as we co-ordinate and communicate with you every step of the way.
Our conceptual artists’ design capabilities go beyond belief to create bespoke experiences that are true and accurate reflections of your dream design. A carefully curated design should represent your personal perfection by encompassing elements of the venue, your destination and your personalities. Every single detail of our events are creatively composed to feel timeless and ethereal. We adapt our processes because we understand that there is no one size that fits all. We connect, we listen and we understand the importance of building an event from the ground up. Cohesive creativity is our touchstone, and no detail ever goes unconsidered. Each element of your destination wedding will unite in perfect harmony, creating a spirit of alliance, enthusiasm and celebration. Each event and experience requires its own unique approach. Everyone thinks differently, sees differently and perceives differently. At the core of every event design is a thoughtful and integrated approach to our client’s style and personality. How do you want to feel? What do you want to see? Our design decks will transform your vision into reality as you see your event come to life. We also know how to bring many event layers together defining a very distinct destination wedding experience. We know what it takes to make a successful and seamless event ensuring every sense is ignited and every stimulus is awakened!
A TRUE LOVE STORY NEVER ENDS
Every couple has a unique story that can be conceptualised into a design and a shared experience for them and their guests, and we are all about embracing the distinct essence of each client. Our primary focus is always the intangible soul of an event, where collective experiences become all the more beautiful and powerful when they are steeped in meaning and connection. Reimagine tradition and envision a celebration that is representative of your vision.
Renowned for our thoughtful and considered event design, as well as our laser-sharp focus on guest experience and first class service, we take great pride in becoming a loyal and trusted partner to our clients throughout the planning process.
We revel in great parties and specialise in multi-day destination wedding events around the world. Our celebrations reflect your shared history, style and energy. We take those influences and marry them with our global intuition to create an experience that is fresh, unconventional and, most importantly, one-of-a-kind. Think about all you can do to add to the whole experience for you and your guests. Intimate rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, garden parties, day trips and excursions can all be incorporated into your destination wedding celebration. Finely curated, detailed and personalised experiences allow both you and your guests to feel like they are enjoying the best version of the best party they will ever attend. Our attention to detail affords you the luxury of time and the opportunity to be truly present on one of the most important days of your life.
LIFE IS A COLLECTION OF
“Your sincerity, honesty and genuine interest in our wedding made us feel so confident in planning our wedding from overseas.”
Jennifer & Michael, Bride and Groom, Destination Wedding
“We can’t even begin to express in words how grateful we are to have found you and your team. Your sincerity, honesty and genuine interest in our wedding made us feel so confident in planning our wedding from overseas. We acknowledge your dedication and flexibility with a time difference of nine hours and so enjoyed our virtual wedding meetings! We truly admire you, your wonderful energy and ability to create unique weddings. Thank you for taking all our concerns away and allowing us create our dream wedding in Ireland, without you this would not have been possible!”
“I moved to Australia from Ireland eight years ago and when my boyfriend proposed, I knew we would be travelling back to my homeland for our wedding. Organising a wedding from afar was going to be too difficult; we really needed expert help. As soon as we met Olivia, we knew immediately she was going to be our wedding planner. She was warm in nature and so welcoming at her studio and very professional, we just knew we would be in great hands! Olivia was always so patient, accommodating with time zones and always offered fantastic advice and ideas. When our wedding day arrived, we were blown away by everything. The reception room was beyond all our expectations, we were just speechless! We will be forever grateful to you Olivia and we just hope you continue to touch people’s lives the incredible way you have ours! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“As soon as we met Olivia, we knew immediately she was going to be our wedding planner. She was warm in nature and so welcoming at her studio and very professional, we just knew we would be in great hands!”
Elaine & Ben, Destination Wedding Ireland
BE OUR GUEST
Celebrating over 20 years in the wonderful world of weddings, we have seen it all and done it all. Creating elevated guest experiences all around the globe, we know how important it is for you to share your happiness with your guests. You want to let them know how important they are and how much you appreciate them taking time to be with you on your special day.
Appreciating the true art of entertaining, we know how to ensure your guests always feel welcome, seen, loved and included. Setting the scene for connectivity and joy, our goal is always authenticity and warmth—with a touch of etherealness and a hint of magic.
A carefully curated design that encompasses elements of your venue, destination, personalities and passions of you both as a couple, we strive to present personal perfection. Our brand honours the classic and timeless tradition of weddings, bespoke and personal for each couple to create a unique and one-of-a-kind experience.
The world is your oyster, it is our job to find the pearls. If you can dream it, we can make it happen.
Your wedding is just the beginning of a lifetime of entertaining and gathering with your family and friends. It is so important to trust your team, relax into the planning process as it unfolds, and stay in the moment throughout your destination wedding experience. It all goes by faster than you can imagine, so being mindful of that is the key to fully appreciating the experience. Wherever your dream is, and whatever your vision is, your wedding will be the very first moment you will celebrate together as a married couple. It should be the best you can possibly make it as you embark on a lifetime of love and celebrations. Let us find your perfect place, for your perfect day, so you can truly treasure the moment, remember the magic, cherish your story and celebrate your love.
NOTHING IS BEYOND OUR
“There is little doubt that we had the very best that Ireland (and Europe) had to offer. Your organisation was just perfect.”
Molly & Nick Booth, Parents of Bride, Destination Island Wedding
“Being an island wedding, the months leading up to it were complex and unusually challenging. There is little doubt that we had the very best that Ireland (and Europe) had to offer. Your organisation was just perfect. The subtle touches of the florists, the marquee, fireworks, food and service were of the highest standard. Dealing with extreme tides, guests from USA and France, and planning for bad weather would have been impossible for most planners. In my professional life spanning 40 years, I’ve seen and been to a large number of events. None could match what you achieved.”
“It was everything we wanted, and there’s no way it would have happened without Olivia. She is so thoughtful, organised, resourceful, and perhaps most importantly, a great listener. And her team are top notch!”
Juliana & Ryan, Destination Wedding, Ashford Castle
“Where do we even begin with our praise for Olivia and her incredible team at OBI? To set the scene, we live in California, yet we decided to host a 3-day wedding weekend at Ashford Castle in Ireland for 160 guests, all of whom were coming from the other side of the world. We wanted to have multiple activities available for guests, a rehearsal dinner for everyone in the town’s local pub, and a beautiful outdoor ceremony…unless it rained, in which case we’d need to move things inside at a moment’s notice! The complexity of our wedding was immense, especially since we were coordinating from several thousand miles away! All I can say is that the weekend was purely magical. Literally, everything was perfect. The entire weekend was so extraordinary that many of our guests felt as though THEY were the ones getting married. It was everything we wanted, and there’s no way it would have happened without Olivia. She is so thoughtful, organised, resourceful, and perhaps most importantly, a great listener. And her team are top notch!”
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most spectacular wedding- it was beyond everything we hoped for and could have dreamed of. We will be forever grateful to you and our hearts overflow with happiness every time we remember the weekend. Thank you also for your endless emotional support, patience and your flexibility during the planning. Working across different time zones is never easy and you handled it brilliantly. We loved working with you and your very professional team. Kind notes from all continue to flow in, raving about the weekend-the organisation of the party and details, and we have you all to thank for this! We appreciate all your efforts to make this a truly fabulous event!”
“Thank you also for your endless emotional support, patience and your flexibility during the planning.”
Alex & Greg, Destination Wedding Ireland