#Covid19 Operation Help Our Heroes: Wedding suppliers band together for frontline workers

We have some amazing news! Sharon at Celtic Knot Weddings & Events has compiled a list of wedding suppliers and venues offering discounts to frontline workers getting married!

In the face of Covid-19, our frontline workers have – and still are – exposing themselves and risking their health to help others. Not all superheroes wear capes and this has never rang more true than over the last few months. And now Sharon has brought a long list of companies on board to give back to these amazing people working on the frontline.


Hello everyone,

Sharon here from Celtic Knot Weddings and Events. I hope you are safe and well!

As the world faces a global pandemic, our courageous frontline heroes are head-on, battling every day to save lives! The Coronavirus has lots of people feeling anxious and worried. It really is uncharted territory for all of us. It will bring many changes to our country over the coming weeks and months but you can rest assured our heroes on the frontline will do their very best to look after us all! They are all doing amazing, lifesaving jobs and they deserve so much gratitude. They really are a credit to our country and I am very proud to be Irish.

Why have you decided to do this, Sharon?

I have decided to launch a campaign called #Covid19 Operation Help Our Heroes for our healthcare workers, as they are doing a super, amazing job and this is something very close to my heart. There are a number of reasons why I choose to do this. I have family and friends working in the healthcare sector. I also have Crohn’s disease, which means I am in and out of hospital from time to time for tests and I have had minor surgeries. I do not usually share this private information with people but I am sharing it, as this is one of the reasons I am doing this. The care I receive from the doctors, nurses, care staff, porters etc, is absolutely amazing every time. They are incredibly kind to me, empathetic and reassuring.

My sister is one of those heroes; she is a care worker. She cares for the long-term residents in Bantry General Hospital and is helping so many people, I am so grateful and proud that she is my sister. She is working so hard along with the other superhero healthcare professionals. She is also due to get married in Sorrento, Italy, this June. Nothing has been postponed or rescheduled as of yet but I can help my little hero sis when the time comes and pop on my wedding planner cape! It’s the least I can do to help a hero in need!

“Sis if you are reading this, I love you, miss you loads, and I am incredibly proud of you. Keep going; you are doing great! xx”

So, what is #Covid19 Operation Help Our Heroes all about?

Well, Celtic Knot Weddings & Events and well over 100 wedding suppliers from all over Ireland have come together as a team to help our frontline superheroes, who are working tirelessly, battling the coronavirus pandemic. This is for anyone who is working in the following listed services and is engaged! Some of the most talented, kind and simply the best wedding suppliers from all over Ireland have decided to join forces to offer our frontline heroes discounts on our services to help towards planning their weddings, including some from the UK, who are offering their services to NHS workers, for when this pandemic is all over and we can celebrate life again! The wedding industry have some of kindest people you will ever meet and there is a real sense of community here, especially now as we face this pandemic together.

I have watched closely on social media how kind people are being to one another across all industries and individuals, including the wedding industry and it really melts my heart, there is a whole host of very kindhearted people offering many different services, free advice, prizes, donations and discounted rates on their services to people. Everyone is working together to fight this pandemic and we as wedding suppliers want to offer this small gesture to our heroes that we hope helps them in some small way – a gesture that we hope will bring smiles to those beautiful, heroic faces!

Who does #Covid19 Operation Help Our Heroes include?

Whether you are a doctor, nurse, paramedic, carer, hospital attendant, hospital porter, hospital cleaner, nursing home worker, medical administration staff, fire brigade, a member of An Garda Síochána, working with the HSE, or are Covid-19 test centre staff, this gift is for you if you are engaged and due to be married soon. While I completely agree there are many more heroes out there keeping everything going, I had to choose one sector, so I choose those who are working directly on the frontline, the health sector, as they are very close to my heart.

How do we get in touch to avail of these offers?

If you are one of these Superheroes get in touch with me (Sharon) at [email protected] and I will send a full list of the discounts on offer and how to retrieve them from our super amazing wedding supplier team. I will also show the list of super business people involved in this campaign here.

How long will the offer run and what are the terms?

The offer will be valid up until December 31, 2021. The offer is subject to availability. It is first come, first served, and it is for anyone working on the frontline, as listed above. I would ask that people please respect that this is for our frontline heroes listed above and it is not an offer that can be redeemed by everyone, unfortunately. So, please think of our heroes and let’s give something back for all of their continued heroic hard work.

I would like to give a massive thank you to every single amazing wedding supplier that has come forward to help. You are a beautiful bunch of people and without you this would have not been possible, so thank you, and a massive, massive, huge thank you to the WeddingDates team, who helped rally the troops for this superhero cause, who were always on hand to help, for posting my blog and helping to spread the good word! [Editor’s note: Aw shucks, thanks, Sharon!]

On a final note I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart – and I am sure the nation’s hearts – to all of our frontline heroes, who are saving lives, working and living away from their families, giving every ounce of energy to those that need their help. Thank you. We are so honoured and proud to call you our heroes.

Stay well, stay safe.

Hugs and kisses,

Sharon x


#Covid19 Operation Help Our Heroes

Bands

  • Connor McKeon Band
  • Dansky Weddings & Events
  • Gypsy Sons
  • Ian Hendrick Band
  • OneManBand.Ie – Kurt
  • Sonic Big Band
  • The Fascination Band
  • The Light Runners
  • One Man Wedding Band – Colin
  • The Art Of Crimes

Bespoke Gifting Service

  • So Very Sarah – Gifting & Concierge Service
  • Little Attic Design – Handmade & Digitally Created Gifts
  • Vixi Gifting – Bespoke Online Gift Service

Bridal Accessories

  • Wedding Belles
  • Biddy’s Good Luck Horseshoes
  • Glitzy Secrets
  • Kinnor

Bridal Shops

  • Brides of Éire
  • Diamond Bridal
  • Strelitzia’s Bridal Bantry
  • The Whiteroom Mullingar

Bridal Skincare

  • Noka Aesthetics Health

Brows

  • Blinks N Brows – Brow Kits
  • Browzing Mobile Browbar

Cakes

  • Baker Boy Cakes
  • Cakes by Dawn
  • Funky Cakes by Architect
  • Munchies Cakes
  • The Kerry Cake Company

Candy Carts

  • SweetCart.ie

Celebrants

  • Caroline McCarthy – Your Celebrant Ireland
  • Carol Coleman Celebrant
  • Celebrant 4 All U
  • Eilish Murphy Celebrant
  • Hitched by Connie
  • Shelly O’Shea Celebrant
  • Yvonne Travers Celebrant
  • Celebrate Love
  • Words and Vows

Cars

  • Classic Executive Car Hire

Cookie Designer

  • The Cookie Queen Southhampton – UK

Dress Designer

  • Stitch N Design

Caterers

  • The Right Catering Company
  • Vintage Tea Trips

Dance Floor

  • LED Dance Floors

Dance Group

  • Celtic Dance Fusion

Décor

  • Centerpieces Plus
  • Izzy and Jules
  • KCrew Events
  • Little Event Hire Co
  • Moon Balloon Macroom
  • My Table Story Kate
  • Red Balloon Cork
  • Amelia Rose Vintage China – UK

DJs

  • DJ Eoghan O’Sullivan
  • DJ Jamie Party
  • Midlands DJs
  • DJ Paddy Healy – MirrorMe.Ie

Event Product Hire

  • BCH Event Hire
  • TS Events Ireland

Fake Tan

  • LM Spraytan

Fitness

  • Ora Fitness

Florists

  • Earthly Elegance Organic
  • Jill Wildflower
  • Shandon Flowers
  • Strelitzias Bantry Flowers
  • Tracey Florist 4 U Cork

Grooming

  • J.F.M – Just For Men Cork, Barber & Personal Care For Men

Hair Stylists

  • BeGlam.ie
  • Cats Mobile Hairdressing
  • Hairpod 18
  • Lynda Loves Hair
  • Mane and Waves

Hen & Stag Parties

  • TheHen.ie
  • The Foxy Hen
  • The Stag Balls
  • Giddy Glamping – Indoor Glamping Parties for Hens

Kids

  • Wedding Nanny – Personal Wedding Nanny
  • Giddy Glamping – Indoor Wedding Glamping For Kids

Make-Up Artists

  • BeGlam.ie
  • Danielle Curran Make-Up
  • Emma Sheehan Make-Up
  • Katie Saurin MUA
  • Lotte Laure Colombine MUA
  • Make-Up by Susan Wallace
  • Marilyn McSweeney Make-Up Artist
  • Ruthanna Crowley Make-Up

Marquee Hire

  • LPM Bohemia Ireland

Milliner

  • Panama and Pearl Millinery

Mobile Cafes & Food Trucks

  • Nom Nom Café
  • The Hitching Post
  • Ben & Lily’s Coffee

Music

  • Hazel Alexander Violinist
  • Lucia Harp
  • Lynda Sloane Cusack Music
  • Marian Power Violin
  • Kathryn Nee Music
  • DStrings Ireland

Photographers

  • Advocate Photography
  • Boudoir Girls
  • Ciara Murphy Photography
  • Daisychain Photography Mallow
  • Davenport Photo
  • David McAuley Photography
  • Deryck Tormey Photography
  • Margo Weddings
  • Mary Coen Photography
  • The Wedding Bee Photography – Northern Ireland
  • Simply Weddings Northern Ireland

Photobooths

  • Memory Making Moments
  • MirrorMe.ie
  • Photobooth Guys Athlone

Planners & Stylists

  • Celtic Knot Weddings & Events
  • 5 Star Susie Weddings
  • Planned by Tara
  • Sanchas Events
  • Bashly Events

Singers

  • Anne O’Donnell Wedding Singer
  • Gribben Sisters
  • Margaret Gilleece
  • The Songstress
  • Verionca Tadman
  • Fiona Dalton

Stationery

  • Soon2Be.ie
  • Serendipity Graphics
  • Invitations Malahide
  • Diane Higgins Wedding Stationary

Venues

  • Ballyseede Castle
  • Bellingham Castle
  • Cabra Castle
  • Markree Castle
  • Chez Christophe
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Little Island
  • Strelitzias Bantry B&B
  • Westlodge Hotel

Videographers

  • First Dance Media
  • V.R Weddings – Ireland’s Only 360 Videographers
  • West Cork Wedding Videos
  • Orchid Pictures
  • Conor Halpin Media
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