Meet Tara Fay and Bruce Russell. Two wedding planners who've risen to the top tier of their profession - creating elegant receptions and exclusive private events for celebrity clients all over Europe. Friends, contemporaries and now, rivals. In this series, Bruce and Tara will make very different wedding day pitches to our soon-to-be married couples. Tara will present dream weddings in Ireland. Bruce will showcase glamorous foreign locations. Each couple will be offered a tantalizing preview of both options. And then they’ll choose….their Big Day…will it be Home or Away?

Meet Tara Fay and Bruce Russell. Two wedding planners who’ve risen to the top tier of their profession – creating elegant receptions and exclusive private events for celebrity clients all over Europe. Friends, contemporaries and now, rivals. In this series, Bruce and Tara will make very different wedding day pitches to our soon-to-be married couples. Tara will present dream weddings in Ireland. Bruce will showcase glamorous foreign locations. Each couple will be offered a tantalizing preview of both options. And then they’ll choose….their Big Day…will it be Home or Away?

EPISODE ONE – NIAMH & CONOR

It’s all go in Tullamore, County Offaly where Student nurse Niamh and her partner, clothing entrepreneur Conor are balancing work and family life with their two-year-old son Alfie. The couple’s €12,000-€15,000 budget will have to cater for 150 guests at home, but just 50 people abroad. Leaving Tara with less to spend on a venue and Bruce with fewer friends and family to take away.

Wedding Planner Tara proposes a reception at the Green Barn at historic Burtown House in Athy, County Kildare – just one hour’s drive from Niamh and Conor’s home. Bruce takes the couple to Quinta de Sant’Ana – a working farm in the quaint Portuguese sunny village of Gradil, just 30 minutes from Lisbon. So far in their relationship, Niamh and Conor have made all their major decisions with the toss of one lucky coin.

But will fate intervene now as they’re faced with the tricky choice of a woodland wedding with all their friends and family OR a once-in-a-lifetime trip to paradise with a much smaller group of friends and family? Will one of the biggest decisions of their lives be on the flip of a coin? 

Wedding Venue

Burtown House

Burtown Little,

Athy,

Co. Kildare

www.burtownhouse.ie

Wedding Venue Viewed Abroad

Quinta de Sant'Ana

Gradil

Portugal

https://www.quintadesantana.com

Wedding Dress

Barnardos Charity & Bridal Shop

8 George’s Street Upper,

Dun Laoghaire

https://www.barnardos.ie/bridal

Wedding Suit

EJ Menswear Sligo

Bridesmaid Dresses

www.chichiclothing.com

Wedding Rings

www.fields.ie

Wedding Band

The Secrets

www.thesecrets.ie

Celebrant

Keane Harley

Keane.ceremonies@gmail.com

Ceremony Music

Sorcha Fahy

Sorchafahy19@gmail.com

Florist

Lesley Fennell @ Burtown House

www.burtownhouse.ie

Photography

Masters of Photography

www.mastersphoto.ie

Makeup Artist

Nicole Lowry

www.instagram.com/nicolelauryn.mua

www.facebook.com/nicolelaurynmua

Hair Stylist

Hair by Claire

www.hairbyclaire.ie

Entertainer

AJ Magic

www.ajmagic.com

Decision Day Location:

Wineport Lodge

Portaneena,

Athlone

Co. Westmeath

www.wineport.ie