Recently I attended the The Bridie Brunch to end all Bridie Brunches – okay so that may not have been officially it’s name….. however it was certainly one of the most hilarious events that I have been to!
So to start what is a Bridie Brunch I hear you ask…. well basically the event was like seeing your favourite Snapchatters Snap in Real Life. Sometimes people may portray themselves a certain way on social media and then when you meet them in real life they are like completely different people – well let me tell you with these four women that is certainly not the case! They are absolutely as warm, funny and slightly bananas (in the best possible way) in real life as they are on your phone. To quote the amazing Sharon Leavy ” the people who live in my phone are all real”.
Okay so to get us started so you know who the Bridies are….
Laura Cunningham – Laura is first and foremost a previous member of the band Triniti, and then after her singing career she has also rose through the ranks to be the editor of Confetti wedding Magazine and recently has launched her own AMAZING partywear and gift business called Hippenings and has has a cat called Steve. Also, I have just realised that these all sounds like bad dating website ad’s… sorry ladies!!! 🙂
Ellen Kavanagh – Is the amazing entrepreneur behind Waxperts Wax and is the perfect example of how passion and hard work combined can lead to success and amazing shoes. Her brand has gone from strength to strength and international! Having met her in real life I can honestly say she has the grit to become one of the Ireland’s best business women. She is engaged to the witty and very dashing Conrad and mum to the ADORABLE Cooper.
Aisling Keenan – Firstly you must be advised that she is Beyone’s ‘unoffical offical’ towel holder…. and is the beauty editor of Xpose Magazine and blogger at Think what you like. She is an avid scarf wearer and probably my favourite of the bridies – I think it’s her honestly and she’s just a good egg. She also may or may not like Beyonce…..
Karen Constantine – Is the most hilarious person that I watch on Snapchat – from discussing her pubicles to her emmmmm body movements…. HILARIOUS. She is also half of the beauty behind LovelyGirlieBits and mum to Bailey who magically talks to us all on Snapchat. Also, she loves being asked where she works…. hee hee
I think what is also important is that none of the ladies are just a pretty face, they are all independent, hard working and inspiring.
You can follow the girls on Snapchat (or Instagram or Facebook etc.) via the following handles:
So imaging the scene… its 10AM and you walk into one of the trendiest pubs with the offer of bottomless mimosas and Beyonce (of course!) blasting out of all the speakers – we just knew that it was going to be fun.
When we walked into the room – all the girls were greeted us all with warm, open hugs and the laughter was contagious. I ended up sitting with the fab Aoife which was great as I didn’t know many others there. Not that it would have mattered because to quote the normally clean mouthed Aisling ‘It’s is inclusive as f*ck’!
The whole event was just so relaxed (the bottomless Mimosas may have had something to do with it…) and I don’t think I have laughed so much in ages. Firstly, Conrad Jones (@conradjones13) was MC at the event and he certainly added to it, and the chemistry between him and Ellen is just so adorable.
The girls all went into how they got to where they are today and then we all got talking about beauty bits and basically had the ultimate chats. What was great was the fun that the Bridies had between them as well as with the room – it meant that it felt like we all knew each other and sure wasn’t the craic mighty. It was just one of those days where you had to be there to truely get how fun it was and when we had a Q&A at the end I don’t think anyone wanted the day to end .
In slightly other news…. when flicking through the MANY photo’s I realised that Laura is hilarious when she gets excited over something – look at this montage which I have decided to title ‘The amazing faces of Laura Cunningham’ 🙂
We were in for such an unexpected treat with the food! I thought that it would just be normal pub grub and wasn’t over excited to be honest plus being vegetarian sometimes I find that there is just the option of ‘chips’. BUT wow was I in for a surprise – the food was AMAZING!! There were three AMAZING courses and Sober Lane really pulled out of all the stops… can I just say two words… BREAKFAST PIZZA. I will definitely be heading back to Sober Lane D4 again – the staff were amazing and the food was outstanding.
The goodie bags from the event were beyond amazing – they had items from Waxperts, Folkster, Inglot, Pennys, Physicians Formula, Image Skin Care (OMG!!), Vita Libertara, Stila Make-Over Voucher and Blank Canvas Cosmetics.
If you see tickets popping up on Twitter or Snapchat – I highly suggest that you nab one. You don’t need to be a blogger or devout Snapchat user to enjoy the event as it is just about having the ‘ultimate chats’ and meeting new people.
And I leave you with this great pic of the fabulous ladies themselves….