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Meet the Team

Here at The Wedding Expert our Team is headed up by Wedding Planner Extraordinaire Bláithín O’ Reilly Murphy. Bláithín has over 10 years experience in the wedding industry and during that time has planned hundreds of weddings & events for couples from all over the world. Bláithin’s past clients include Celebrities, High Profiled Business People, Authors and International Royalty.

Bláithín is also author of Distinctive Weddings; Tying the Knot without the Rope Burns, the first wedding planning book written by an Irish Wedding Planner for the Irish market. In the past she has lectured and mentored those studying Event Management & Wedding Planning and written a Diploma and Post Grad course  on Wedding Planning which is available Internationally.

She is regularly quoted in the Irish and International media on all things weddings and  speaks around the world to couples and her peers on a  range of wedding related and business topics.

Bláithín is supported by the wonderful Keely Beth Gledhill, who is a former student of Bláithín’s. Keely has a strong background in service and hospitality and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. Three years into a [long] career in weddings Keely has already worked on a number of high profiled weddings and events and has become Bláithín’s right hand woman.

Get to know our team even more…


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Blaithin O’ Reilly Murphy

Wedding Planner

I’m Bláithín (pronounced Bla-heen), which means ‘Little Flower’.

As a Wedding Planner, yes, I am obsessed with weddings. It goes with the territory! I love planning, designing, talking, writing and being at them.

Other things I love…. ok, that I can’t live without are, chocolate, Manolo’s, diamonds and mascara.

I live in a sleepy little village near the coast with my darling hubby and our 2 furbabies; marmalade pussy cat Ferdie and snow white puppy dog Tilly Rose who are on occasion joined by some gorgeous little kittys who we foster.

Four totally random things about me;

1. My first proper job was as an Air Hostess. On my first day, I got on the wrong plane, wrong airline & started counting passengers!

2. I am the daughter of a Papal Knight & Dame.

3. When I was little I wanted to be the first Woman President of the United States… pity I was born in Ireland!

4. My all time favourite food is Red Velvet Cake, but I have to make my own because I am wheat intolerant.

Four Professional Facts about me:

1. I am qualified in both Interior Design and Wedding Planning & Event Management, receiving Merits and Distinctions in both.

2. I am the first Irish Wedding Planner to write a wedding ‘how-to’ book for the Irish Wedding Market, the book is entitled Distinctive Weddings; Tying the Knot without the Rope Burns is available international both in print and for the e-reader.

3. I’ve been planning weddings for  9 years {has it really been that long}!

4. I recently devised and wrote a Diploma and Post Grad Course{s} in Wedding Planning, that will be available for all to study internationally!

 
E-mail: blaithin@theweddingexpert.ie
Phone: 087 919 0722



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Keely Gledhill

Wedding Planner

 

Hi! I’m Keely (pronounced Keely). 

I am a wedding planning and editorial assistant here at The Wedding Expert. I absolutely love everything about weddings and love meeting new clients and hearing great wedding ideas! 

Four totally random facts about me

  1. I travelled the world after college visiting 14 countries in one year across South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the USA.
  2.  I spent a year living in one of the most amazing cities in the world, Sydney.
  3.  My favourite food is cheese, I can’t and won’t live without it!
  4.  I was born in Amsterdam , The Netherlands, my parents are English, yet I’ve lived in Ireland most of my life!

Four professional facts about me

  1. I have a degree in Psychology from UCD however once I finished my diploma in Wedding Planning and Event Management from The Fitzwilliam Institute I knew the wedding industry was for me!
  2.  I was an events organiser for the St. Vincent de Paul society during my years in UCD and I also planned large parties/events for a restaurant in Sydney during my time there.
  3.  I worked for the company TGI Friday’s for 7 years as a waitress. A tough job but fantastic for social interaction.
  4.  I speak fluent Spanish and hope to learn Italian in the very near future also! I adore European languages and culture.

 

E-mail: keely@theweddingexpert.ie
Phone: 085 105 1491