Engage Luxury Wedding Summit Adare Manor Ireland

Adare Manor hosts the Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summits


Adare Manor in Ireland was host to the Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summit in October 2018. I was honored to be there as the photo director for the photography team that documents the three day event. Having been to about 17 or so Engages in a variety of capacities, from attendee, to photographer, to speaker, to main stage speaker  to now photo editor and director was a treat. I mean, I have never worked as hard at an event ever, and was tasked with assigning coverage to the team, editing on the spot for social media and also photographing things myself! It was a whirl wind and I am grateful as ever to Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce for the experience. Ireland was a magical place and I am so excited to say that I am returning this summer for work!

Creative Partners:

Founders: Rebecca Grinnals + Kathryn Arce / Engagingconcepts.com / Engagesummits.com

Venue: Adare Manor, Adare Village County Limerick Ireland / Adaremanor.com

Engage!18 Ireland Logo deigned by: Trisha Hay Design / Trishahay.com

Engage!18 Ireland Guide Concept, design + production, Branding + Graphics: by TPD Design House / TPDDesignhouse.com

Event Design + mood boards: Garth Kelly Designs LTD / GKDesignsltd.com

Linens: Nuage Designs / Nuagedesigns.com

Curated Gifting: Avoca / This Beautiful Life / McNutt of Donegal / Hazel Mountain Chocolate / Duffy Bookbinders / Jo Browne


Tara Fay Events / TaraFay.ie

Elan Artists / Elanartists.com

KCLS Event / Technical / Production / KCLS.ie

CAVS / Corporate Audio Visual Services / CAVS.ie

Failte Ireland / National Tourism Development Agency / Failteireland.ie

Gorilla Designs / Gorilladesign.ie

Carter Hire / Event Rentals / Carterhire.ie

Champagne Taittinger / Taittinger.com

Shannon Region Conference + Sports Bureau / conferenceandsportsbureau.com

Eventus LTD / Eventus.ie

Anna Corporate / Elite Irish Musical Entertainment / Anunacorporate.com

Total Event Rental / Totalevent.ie

The Garden / Thegarden.ie

Steven Boyle Design LLC / Stevenboyledesign.com

Red Bliss Design / Redbliss.com

Alternative Electrical Supply / Alternative.ie

The Celtic harp Ensemble / Cormacdebarramusic.com

Whitehouse Event Crockery / Whitehousecrockery.co.uk

MM Cookies / mmcookies.ie

Newgrange Willow Designs / Newgrangewillowdesign.com

Makeup: Catie Bane / Catiebane.com

Hair: Shawn Leech / Make Up: Amy Lisi

Photo + Video Team Led by Carla Ten Eyck / carlateneyck.com / Eric Kelly / Theo Milo / L’Amour de Paris / Arte de Vie / Cloudless Films / Le Reve Films / Dennis Kwan Photography


The gardens at Adare Manor Ireland

Adare Village was right down the hill from Adare Manor and was so quaint and adorable. I could not get enough and poked around the windy streets and alley ways before Engage started so I could familiarize myself with the space!

Cottages in Adare Village, County Limerick Ireland

Adare Manor had a fairy village in the woods.  A FAIRY VILLAGE IN THE WOODS, GUYS. DID YOU HEAR ME.

Fairy village in the woods of Adare Manor, Adare Village County Limerick Ireland The grounds of Adare Manor Adare Village Country Limerick Ireland The Manor house at Adare Manor, Adare Village County Limerick Ireland The colorful grounds in the fall at Adare Manor, Adare Village County Limerick Ireland Team Engage on the steps of Adare Manor in Adare Village County Limerick Ireland

Two of my most favorite humans: Cindy + Lefty Novotny. As real as you can get in the world! MUAH!!!!

It’s like a real love sandwich here: Jes Gordon of ProperFUN and Aimee Monihan of Tropical Occasions are also the peanut butter to my jelly, the bahn to my me. Love them beyond!

Gardening nerds: These globe alliums are CRAZY AWESOME OMG I wanted to literally hug these arrangements and then to have ferns someone just help me please!

Purple allium centerpieces at a garden gala at Adare Manor County Limerick Ireland

THEN: add in fairies frolicking around the garden party in Ireland and I am just a little girl dreaming up big dreams and then realizing I am awake AF and in charge of stuff I better stop day  dreaming and get back to work!

Fairies in the gardens at Adare Manor County Limerick Ireland Horses and hounds on the grounds of Adare Manor County Limerick Ireland

Sylvia Weinstock is a LEGEND. I loved watching her interact with these birds

Little sweet Sylvia by this GIANT tree. She was so patient with me as we walked over and she snuggled up for me and my camera.

So. There was an absolute GAGGLE of ballerinas in the lobby and so. You know. I HAD TO PLAY WITH THEM!

How is this real life? How is this my JOB??

I am beyond obsessed with Nathalie Cadet James of Luxe Fete Event Planning in Miami. She is CRISP!

I loved that her family was there to see her present!

Christine of Red Bliss Design is so so talented and one of the sweetest creators. I adore her!

Little did Tara Fay know how she and I would hit it off in the bathroom at Annabel’s of London the following October!

These two beautiful souls Ken and Ron of This Beautiful Life LLC!

Cannot WAIT to be back in Ireland this summer!! XOXOXO

Photos by Carla Ten Eyck

To see more posts from Engage Luxury Business Summits check the links below:

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Engage 16 Sea Island Georgia

Engage 15 Nizuc Resort, Riviera Maya Mexico

Engage 14 The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman

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