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? Tune in and found out on My Big Day: Home or Away? Monday 9th September 2019 on RTE 2 at 9.30pm