A chance meeting has seen Yvonne Kilcullen go from strength to strength

Gavin Duffy and Yvonne Kilcullen at a recent	Bank of Ireland Yvonne Kilcullen Events	 provided	balloon columns.	
  

Gavin Duffy and Yvonne Kilcullen at a recent Bank of Ireland Yvonne Kilcullen Events provided balloon columns.  

Back in 2010, a chance meeting with a friend led Yvonne Kilcullen on to a new career path resulting in a thriving business in the events sector. “I had bumped into a dear friend that I had not seen in a while – we went for a coffee but she was a little stressed. She explained that she was organising a wedding and wanted to make it that bit extra special – could you ‘style it up’ for me Yvonne? At that time I told her no way – it’s not what I do.”

Her friend persisted and eventually Ms Kilcullen gave in.“I sketched some ideas and offered some suggestions. I was then asked, when could I set it all up! After the wedding I was inundated with calls and texts asking me to style other upcoming events – I was hooked!

"I now offer a full wedding planner service – decorating the church, cars, and function room, taking a huge amount of stress away from couples, even those living abroad who want to be sure that all is perfect when they return home for their wedding.”

She has also added her magic to several other high profile events including Knock Airport 30-year celebrations, and the new Vodafonecentre depot.

Yvonne Kilcullen applies all her interior design skills and experiences to ensure each event has a new twist. “The best way to describe what I do is to call me an event styler - I meet with the event planner at an early stage and provide a whole range of services and decor options to make that event special, with design, style, and colour coordination in mind - all within budget and timescale. Interior design appointments have also grown and we carried out the interior design of the new Healy Mac’s bar and restaurant in Breaffy House Hotel. I’ve also styled many children’s events and large hotel function rooms and private houses for Communions and confirmations.”

She also offers a DIY service with very reasonable stock hire-out rates including balloon features such as arches and walls that can immediately enhance any setting. She has invested heavily in equipment - specialist chairs and chair covers, balloon features, wall and backstage drapes, mood lighting, but the two cappuccinos she purchased back in 2010 when she met her friend who sparked the idea of an event styler service, was undoubtedly the best investment she has ever made. Contact Yvonne Kilcullen Events on (087 ) 1770478, email [email protected], or log on to www.yk.ie

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