Secret Bridesmaid is a wedding planning service based in the North West of Ireland. The Secret Bridesmaid urges couples to embrace their dreams and will go above and beyond to capture whatever their heart desires. Nicole Cosgrove is the founder of Secret Bridesmaid and is a specialized international wedding planner. Her work has taken her worldwide, crafting everything from lush tropical themed weddings to stunning elopements in the Irish countryside. Nicole has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and she uses this extensive knowledge to help couples realize all of their wedding day ideas.
No matter the size or style of your wedding, Nicole Cosgrove and her team of experienced wedding planners will help you create a stress-free and fun-loving planning experience. Some of the services they offer to make this possible include:
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Jenny Dixon · Married on 07/27/2019
Nicole, Invaluable Asset & Friend For Your Special Day
Nicole is an amazing addition to have for your special day. From the weeks leading up to your event, to the rehearsal the night before, the morning of and right throughout the day. Her background in hotels and events management means she makes everything seem effortless, yet on point. Schedules, a little look, a little cute nudge/ reminder, she has you covered, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your big day, knowing Nicole is the friend and the professional, with your best interests at heart. Myself and Tom couldn't have asked for more. Nicole Cosgrove, our new family friend! Thank you xSent on 08/05/2019
Secret Bridesmaid's reply:Jenny ❤️👰🏼🎩 Thank you so much. I was so lucky to have been your Wedding Planner to enjoy your day along with your fabulous Mum and Dad, & your guests. I had a great time and thank you for trusting me. Much love xxx
Christine Soule · Married on 07/06/2019
Nicole the wedding planner is the BEST
My daughters overseas wedding was challenging and stressful until we decided to hire a wedding planner, Nicole. OMG there is no way we could have come close to creating the wedding that she did. It was magical, beautiful, and perfect. Every detail was exceptional and Nicole was very cost conscious and gave us a number of options that saved us money. My daughter had a stress free wedding week and I got to enjoy every minute of it !! So worth every penny. I can't say enough about the phenomenal job that Nicole preformed for us.Sent on 07/19/2019
Secret Bridesmaid's reply:Christine. Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was an amazing day and such a fabulous time we all had during on such an amazing day.
Jesse Soule · Married on 07/06/2019
Best wedding planner!
My husband and I recently got married at Kilronan castle, and it would not have been the beautiful day it was without Nicole. From the moment we met her, she put us at ease and made planning our wedding a breeze. She was so attentive, and even planned my bachelorette party where she organized the bus, activities and hotel, and even brought a full spread to the Cliffs of Moher so that we could sip champagne with cheese & crackers while enjoying the beautiful views.Sent on 07/24/2019
She was always accessible and attentive, and went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best vendors, best band, etc. The day of, everything flowed seamlessly and having her at the wedding took ALL the stress off of us, she was always one step ahead of our every need – not to mention she truly does have such a calming presence! Nicole is so much fun and we left the wedding feeling like we would never be able to plan anything again without her help. We can’t praise her enough! Thank you, Nicole!!
Secret Bridesmaid's reply:Jesse!
Wedding Morning Dress Reveal.
"The most beautiful thing that you can show people is how to reveal their own beauty to themselves" debasish Mridha
Your Wedding day has finally arrived!. Admidst the excitment of a hectic morning your filled with excitment, your bridesmaids and immediate family are attending to their last little pieces of preparation. Your creative team has arrived and we are in full swing with haridressers busy along with MUA with music playing and champagne flowing, while you try nervoulsy to eat a little breakfast. It really is the height of excitement.
With only a few hours till you are ready to depart for your wedding ceremony. It is now time to be professionally dressed for one of the most exciting walks of your life. Your Wedding dress reveal is an opportunity to halt time in which to compose, breathe & capture this lasting memory forever. We light your Wedding fragrance candle & now the protocol of silence begins once we enter your dressing room.
Your dress reveal is much more than simply putting your gown on for your Wedding Day.
It begins the night before, when i come to your wedding venue and we talk about your accessories and their meaning to you and how they are to be worn. I then go and prepare your room in which you will be dressed the following morning. No other person will have access to the "Preparation Room" until you next walk into the room on your Wedding day. I ensure everything is organised in detail. Everything you need including your gown and veil and headpiece checking buttons and zips. I will box your jewellery, shoes your something borrowed, your fragrance etc so nothing gets overlooked or left to the last minute and will ease any concerns you may have about preparations the following morning.
On the morning itself my assistant will be on hand to help your family and Wedding party with any questions they may have. When your hair and make up has been done, then, only you and I (and then later the photographer) are in your room for twenty minutes. This may be the most valuable part of your morning preparation. Your preparation room is now your calm haven with beautiful background music and everything ready that you need. With your Wedding jewellery iin place you will step into your shoes and i spritz your bodys pulse points with your Wedding fragrance then with a beautifully soft body brush, I gently sweep your fragrance onto your body using relaxing, soft strokes, which send the frangrant notes over the body and as you walk the aisle your guests enjoy your beautiful Wedding scent. This has a calming effect, slows your heart rate, gives you peace and allows your mind to focus just on this moment. There is no rushing, no panic,no words just stillness and gentleness with a background of calming music. Before handling your dress, I place on my white cotton gloves (new for every bride) and then help you into your Wedding gown, ensuring it sits perfectly and correctly. One bride loved this process so much that later, once the day was over and thenight had finished she wrote and said "Thank you so much, for my dress reveal moment" you gave me serenity at precisely a time that I needed it and yet in that moment I didn't know it. Only afterwards did it becombe plain to see why this piece of mindfulness helped me so much, and for that i will always be so grateful to you. All of a sudden I was calm, compossed and felt so elegantly dressed. I just new I could face the aisle without panic or trying to adjust my dress or veil as you had everything placed correctly and comfortably. It was so beautiful and one of the pieces of my Wedding Day"
Now you are ready to be revealed to your loved ones, I place the photographer behind you face the preparation door, my assistant gathers the wedding party and your loved ones and the 2nd photographer is placed behind them ready for your re-action, the photographer captures their re-actions and expressions of love and pride. A photo to last forever.