Welcome to Special Days By Sue
I am a wedding planner in Ireland and Nerja, Spain and it is my passion to help couples create a beautiful, elegant, individual, stress-free wedding day. Whether you are looking to have a wedding in Spain, in places like Nerja, Marbella or Malaga or a wedding in Ireland, it’s “your day, your way”. Your wedding always remains one hundred per cent in your control and it is my job to expertly make that happen. I love nothing more than working with couples to help design and plan their special day.
Contemporary & Modern
One of the most exciting aspects of planning a contemporary and modern wedding is the fact that there are no real restrictions or limitations; you can really get creative planning this style of wedding! You and your partner can choose and modify every detail of the wedding ceremony including the venue, the theme, the vows and many other aspects of this special day.
A Shabby Chic style wedding is a wedding with no fixed rules. This style creates a comfortable, soft and informal environment with a mix of different combinations of modern and vintage items. A shabby chic wedding has an elegant style and it is often interchangeably used with cottage, rustic, western and vintage.
What is a Boho wedding? In the historical sense bohemians are wanderers, adventurers, people with a relaxed, carefree attitude. A Boho wedding style translates to quirky, whimsical, creative styling in a blend of eras with a natural free-spirited feel to the occasion.
Traditional & Classic
A traditional and classic wedding is one of the most elegant and beautiful ways to be married. Whatever season you are planning to be married in, there are endless options when planning a traditional and classic wedding.
Rustic & Vintage
Planning a Rustic & Vintage wedding is an incredibly fun task; your choices are unlimited. These types of weddings are all about simplicity, nature and character.
Sun & Sunset
These are one of my favourite types of events to plan. Looking to have your wedding abroad? With extensive experience working from Nerja, Spain you will have a wide choice of wedding venues to choose from.
Romantic & Elegant
Romantic and Elegant weddings are timeless, stunning events and are guaranteed to give you and your loved ones a day to remember forever. There is something particularly special about a classic romantic and elegant wedding.
I took some time out to talk with wedding planner extraordinaire Sue Egan of Special Days. She specialises in weddings in Spain and for those wishing to come to Ireland. I’ll be talking to you about ‘Coming Home’ weddings in another post.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Nerja, it’s a popular Spanish town in the Costa Del Sol. You’ve beaches, cliffs , a river and mountains surrounding you. It is a pretty spectacular location.
The ‘Balcon de Europa’ is a big attraction for Irish couples as this is the famous focal point but it makes for a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony. What you may find is that guests attending your wedding here will end up making a holiday out of it as it is very amenable with plenty to see and do. The nearest Airport is Malaga and the flights are pretty reasonable. Once landed in Malaga, your guests can rent a car or there is an underground service from the airport to the city centre and then from the city centre you can get a bus to Nerja.
PLANNING AN IRISH WEDDING FROM ABROAD
I get a lot of emails from Irish couples living abroad, wanting to come home and have their wedding. Once they start planning, they find it incredibly difficult to navigate through the wedding planning process from afar.
If you are one of these couples, I feel your pain. There are so many added layers of complexity as there are certain items that require you to physically be here in the country such as registration of marriage, picking your venue, and if going down the catholic route – meeting the priest and doing your pre-marriage course.
You may also have time differences so trying to get people on the phone or to respond to emails can just be so time consuming.
Plus, there is almost too much information online!
In saying that, it can be done and you just need to be organised and make sure that you are coordinating your trips home very effectively.
Your Dream Wedding Venues
Dave & Laura
Suzanne was on point every step of the way, coordinating every detail of what turned out to be our perfect wedding in Castle Durrow, Co Laois.
She was attentive to and considerate of our needs and her communication was outstanding. Everything on our big day was organised to perfection including a beautiful meal the night before.
Her lovely, friendly personality meant that we didn’t have to worry about a thing; we knew we were in safe hands and that Sue would sort everything out.
We couldn’t have wished for more.
Thank you so much Sue
Laura & David x”
Andrew & Michelle
Suzanne’s experience and knowledge of venues was invaluable and we finally decided that Clonabreany House was the perfect location. The day itself past without a hitch as Suzanne had anticipated every eventuality.
Thank you so much Suzanne for making our day exactly as we wanted and leaving us free to enjoy the company with our family and friends.
All the best for the future.
Brendan & Niamh
Thank you Sue