What if Chelsea Clinton Walked Down Irish Aisle
With a New York newspaper calling it the “The Wedding of the Millennium,” the Chelsea Clinton wedding this Saturday is everywhere in the media, in part, because of its rumored $3 million price tag, a princely sum that gets people imagining just what kind of wedding they could have for that kind of money.
“For $3 million, you’d have one of the grandest weddings in the history of Ireland. For starters, you could be married in a real Irish castle,” said Tim Grant of Irish Aisle, a U.S.- based, Irish-themed wedding resources website.  Among its offerings, Irish Aisle is a gateway to the top luxury properties favored for increasingly popular destination weddings to the Emerald Isle.  “These are authentic castles built centuries ago and classic old estates set in beautifully landscaped grounds.  Add to it Ireland’s unforgettable scenery–you just couldn’t find more romantic and elegant wedding destinations.”
Grant is referring to such prosperities as Ashford Castle in County Mayo and Barberstown Castle, County Kildare, both built in the 13th century; and the 18th century estates of Adare Manor in County Limerick and Mount Falcon Estate in County Mayo.
Mount Falcon Estate was built by a young man for his bride, whom he thought deserved to live in a “castle.”  For a $3 million wedding, Mount Falcon Estate would start by staging an elegant Pimms and Canapé reception for arriving guests on the lawn with traditional Irish entertainment provided by famed Trad on the Prom and the contemporary sounds of Brian Kennedy.   On the day before the wedding, guests could chose to enjoy wild salmon fishing on a private lake, golf at top Irish courses or a horseback adventure along Enniscrone beach.  The rehearsal dinner would be a lavish banquet with entertainment by The Corrs.  After a marriage ceremony in nearby romantic Ballintubber Abbey, all would return to Mount Falcon for a lavish marquee ten-course wedding banquet prepared by Head Chef Philippe Farineau who has cooked for Irish Prime Ministers, and European Royal families.  Cirque du Soleil would provide spectacular entertainment and the wedding band would be none other than the world famous U2.
“The couple could even have created their own exclusive, priceless wedding jewelry including engagement ring and wedding bands, hand crafted by an award winning Irish jewelry designer.  And if there’s still money left over, they could end their festivities with fireworks to rival the $150,000 display Paul McCartney had at his Irish wedding.” Grant said, adding, “While for most of us a $3 million wedding is strictly a daydream, a couple can still make their wedding dreams come true in Ireland at much more reasonable cost.  Irish Aisle, online at www.irishaisle.com, is here to help.”
Photo of wedding at Mount Falcon attached