We often speak about how important it is for us to connect with like-minded women, both on here and on our Instagram. We thrive on being part of a community of supportive, honest and courageous women. Our Supper Clubs are an excuse to sit around a table and really listen to people’s stories – to hear what drives them, excites them or upsets them. Each Supper Club is centred around an open and honest conversation. Working alongside our friend Aoife of Pomco PR, we recently brought together a very special group of women for a very memorable night in Dublin. For this beautiful event at Orlagh House, we asked Ellie Balfe to tell us her story about finding the courage to make big choices and changes to do what makes her happy. Ellie spoke about creative bravery and about feeling in control of our own paths. We listened intently to her by candlelight whilst eating the best food and drinking lots of wine.
Let us tell you a little about the dreamy venue… a Georgian mansion built in 1790, and set on 75 acres in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Orlagh House is a seriously gorgeous event venue. The house and grounds are available for private hire from weddings to birthday celebrations. We loved the place from the moment we drove up the driveway. We felt like we had truly escaped. What a place to even celebrate a 40th birthday or an engagement event!
The incredible food was prepared by Ian Marconi and his team from Jack Rabbit. It was honestly one of the nicest meals we have experienced. We are both still dreaming of the BBQ shrimp corn chowder. Sharon Griffin of Griffin & Grey and Frog Prince Weddings styled the most perfect table setting for us. She literally couldn’t have gotten it more perfect for us – dark and moody with pink velvet, wild flowers and gold details. The photos were taken by our talented friend Gillian Horgan who captured the night so perfectly. We feel so lucky to have had Sharon and Gill as guests at our table.
These events don’t just come together overnight… they take planning and they take passion. We are so lucky to have met Aoife from Pomco PR who is both a great friend and business partner that we just love to work with. We are so proud of the two events we have now created with Aoife (see the other one here) and we know that there are a lot more incredible projects to come to life with her.
If we were to never create a Dreaming Always Supper Club again, we can look back at this one and know that it was everything we would want from a great event – an incredible venue hosting the most inspirational of guests around a beautifully styled table of delicious food. Our idea of heaven.
Here’s to many more great events in the future,
Images | Gillian Horgan
Venue | Orlagh Country House
Food | Jack Rabbit
Styling | Griffin & Grey