Wife Carrying A-Go-Go!

People, we have lift off!! As you know, were have been trying to raise sponsorship to help take us to the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland next week.  Well, the good news is, we have managed to secure sponsorship and are 100% definitely going!!

The Carlton Hotel Group, have come on board as our main sponsor and we couldn’t be more delighted!!  As a company who deals with wedding venues up and down the country, I am in a great position to know the marketing people, and as a hotel group, the Carlton are one of the most active with their social media, I figured they would jump on something as quirky as this!

Being "carried" by George Hook to celebrate the Carlton Hotels Sponsorship

To celebrate their sponsorship of the WeddingDates Wife Carriers, they are running a brilliant offer at the moment: if you book into any of the 10 Carlton Hotels around the country, your wife/girlfriend/partner goes free if carried over the threshold of the hotel!

That’s not all, anyone that books a wedding during the championship in any of the Carlton hotels will also receive a complimentary 7 night stay across Carlton Hotels!  Brilliant!  Check out http://www.carlton.ie/wifecarrying for more details.

I have also managed to snag a top of the range Campervan for the 2 week trip across Europe and back, and this has been generously sponsored by Celtic Campervans, the top campervan rental company in Ireland.  Steven, is a great guy to deal with and is so supportive of our epic plans to drive all the way to Finland!

Check out the camper we will be hitting the road in:

We are set to head off on the Fastnet Line Cork -Swansea ferry next Thursday 24th June. The captain of the ferry is even going to marry us in a “mock wedding” ceremony on board the ship!!

Here’s our route:  7 countries, 7 days – mammoth journey!! Hope we don’t kill each other along the way!

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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