Tuesday, 27th October 2009

LAURA & PAUL – TESTIMONIAL

“Thank you so much for our beautiful stationery! We absolutely love it and can’t wait for our guests to receive their invites.”

Laura & Paul

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    Tuesday, 27th October 2009

    EVE – TESTIMONIAL

    “Thanks so much for the last lot of cards I ordered – they’re great.  I can’t wait for my friends to have their babies so I can use them!”

    Eve

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      Wednesday, 21st October 2009

      WEDDING INSPIRATION – FLUTTERING BUTTERFLIES

      Summer brides… add whimsical fancy to your wedding celebration with butterfly accents; add paper or silk butterflies to your bouquet and floral centerpieces and create a cascade of colour with edible butterflies on an elegant white cake. Compliment with vibrant flowers and serve summer punch with butterfly stirring sticks. For the adventurous use butterfly pattern fabric for bridesmaids dresses or just add a hint with a butterfly hairpin.

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      For a complimentary invitation idea, check out our Butterfly Wedding Stationery.

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        Tuesday, 20th October 2009

        IRISHDESIGNSHOP.COM TAKE STOCK

        I was in the Irish Design Shop in Bow Lane yesterday dropping off a new order of letterpress cards and found myself drooling over some of their new stock…

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        I especially love the record cushions by Dark Dog Studio, I think I’ll be buying a couple of these for our house, maybe Alan would like one as a Christmas present? Is it too soon to mention Christmas presents? The robot badge and gun pendant by Angela Cuthill are digitally printed on laser cut wood, they’re great, very different. She also designs bird pendants. The pink/gray bike scarf designed by Paget Scott-McCarthy is screen printed on jersey fabric, love it! The inquisitive bird plate also by Paget Scott-McCarthy is beautifully whimsical. And last but not least of course our collection of letterpress cards printed exclusively for the Irish Design Shop. 

        All of the above and many more beautiful things by Irish designers are all available to purchase online at www.irishdesignshop.com or in store at Irish Design Shop, Bow Lane East, Dublin 2.

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          Thursday, 15th October 2009

          MIGLIO DESIGNER JEWELLERY

          So, as some of you might know I’m a big fan of Miglio Designer Jewellery. I was at a Miglio party last night where it was so well received I though I’d fill you all in on this beautiful range of jewellery…
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          Miglio Designer Jewellery is produced in South Africa using precious and semi precious stone, silver, bronze and Swarovski Crystals. It’s so versatile, I cannot emphasise this enough. I have one of their necklaces which I can wear three different ways and then if I add and enhancer (enhancers are sold separately and can be added to any necklace to create a whole new look), it looks like a completely different necklace. Bracelets can also be worn as necklaces if an extension chain is added and some of their earings can also be worn multi ways.

          Anyway they have just launched their new Firenze Collection which includes some stunning pieces. It is beautiful for any occasion, and makes a great gift for Christmas, a birthday or a gift for your bridesmaids.

          Host a Miglio evening and you will be able to choose a piece from the collection at half price. All you have to do is add friends, maybe a bottle of wine and Pauline will present the Miglio range in the comfort of your home. Or alternatively you can request a free brochure which Pauline will post out to you and you can order from the brochure by phone or email.

          To host a Miglio evening or to request a brochure contact Pauline on 0876869220 or email tailorandlace@gmail.com. Check out their facebook page here

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            Thursday, 15th October 2009

            THREE WEDDING FAIRS, ONE WEEKEND

            We’ll we had a very busy weekend last weekend, taking part in three wedding fairs; the Designer Wedding Show at Fitzpatrick Castle, the Dunboyne Castle Wedding Fair and Headfort Arms Hotel Wedding Fair. A big thank you to everyone who visited our stands at the shows. It was great to meet all the brides to be, and grooms of course!

            Discount Designer displayed some stunning dresses at their show and provide a brilliant service for brides looking for Designer Wedding Dresses without the big price tag. I met Ciara from The Flower Boutique who was displaying beautiful flower arrangement and bouquets. Ciara is so lovely and very talented.

            Dunboyne Castle held a great show, with The Best Men playing in the room we were exhibiting in. They are a brilliant  band, I cannot recommend them highly enough! There was a great atmosphere all day with lots of wonderful suppliers.

            The Headfort Arms Hotel is of course our neighbour and we are delighted to take part in the show every season. The ballroom looks brilliant and there was a great range of suppliers on hand on the day. Delicious canapes and great music were enjoyed by all, including ourselves of course!

            A big congratulations to the six luck winners of our Wedding Fair competition over the weekend who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase gift voucher; Lindsay from Monoghan, Julie from Dublin, Jenni from Dublin, Sinead from Dublin, Evelyn from Dublin and Catheriona from Cavan. Well done! A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift vouchers.

            Any queries? Contact pamela@farrellandchase.com

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              Wednesday, 7th October 2009

              THE SHELBOURNE DUBLIN

              A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at The Shelbourne Dublin Wedding Fair last weekend. We had some great feedback and we’re full of ideas for new designs for the new year.

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              I have been to the Shelbourne many times but have never seen The Great Room before, to say I was impressed  is an understatement. The Shelbourne is a beautiful hotel with the perfect mix of old world charm and elegance and modern facilities and comfort. The Great room and the rooms leading off it are stunning with exquisite chandeliers and plasterwork. If I was getting married in Ireland The Shelbourne would be at the top of my venue list. I love that you can get married in the University Church St. Stephen’s Green then walk through St Stephen’s Green, perfect for photos, to the beautiful Shelbourne. There’s a certain buzz in Dublin, the thing I miss the most about living in the country, that I think would make a wedding in The Shelbourne unforgettable.

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              Anyway back to the Wedding Fair, it was a great day with delicious canapes and champagne and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Franc gave a great presentation with some brilliant tips to make your wedding day extra special and relaxed, I’ll post some tips over the coming weeks. The fashion show was one of the best I’ve seen with bridal gowns by Sharon Hoey which included my favourite designer Jenny Packham and evening wear by Lara’s boutique and of course grooms wear by Black Tie.

              A big congratulations to the five luck winners of our Shelbourne Wedding Fair competition who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase gift voucher; Marie-Louise from Dublin, Evelyn from Dublin, Kevin from Dublin, Clodagh from Dublin and Orla from Dublin. Well done! A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift vouchers.

              Any queries? Contact pamela@farrellandchase.com

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                Thursday, 1st October 2009

                Hot Off The Press

                We launched a selection of new wedding stationery designs at the Wedding & Honeymoon Show at the RDS last month, and received great feedback from brides to be. Here’s a peak at two of our new designs…

                The Secret Garden Wedding Suite features lush foliage, love birds and blossoming flowers.

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                The Butterfly Wedding Suite simply features fluttering butterflies in vibrant raspberry, beautifully whimsical.

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                  Thursday, 1st October 2009

                  OUR HOUSE – PROGRESS REPORT

                  For those of you that don’t know myself and Alan are in the process of building a self build country house. We bought a beautiful sight at the top of a hill with amazing views over Co. Meath.

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                  Sunsets are truly spectacular. I’ll have to get Alan’s camera and post some of the pics from last few months.

                  We had a huge amount of groundwork to do over the Summer, Alan doing most of it himself. It has been allot of sweat and effort on his part but we couldn’t have gotten this far without the help and support of a very generous neighbour who has unoffically become our go to concering the build. 

                  Anyway Alan took the week off work to get a push on things and it’s so exciting to see things moving on. We now have foundations in, radon barrier in and insulation in. So next step is underfloor heating and plumbing (some of which is completed already) and then we can pour our finished floor. Hopefully all of this will be completed next week and we can start building walls! I can’t wait until the walls start going up and the house begins to really take shape.

                  I’ll have to take some new pics when I’m up there this evening.

                  Anyway I’ll keep you updated with progress reports and photos over the next year.

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                    Thursday, 1st October 2009

                    TRIM CASTLE HOTEL

                    A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Trim Castle Hotel Wedding Fair this past weekend.

                    trimcastleThere was a great turnout and we had a great response from the brides and grooms to be. The fashion show was great, with Irish Dancers and a soloist opening the show. The chocolate fountain was beside us and went down a treat with everyone, it was so hard trying to resist it for the day!

                    Trim Castle Hotel is a beautiful venue for a wedding, we were showing in the bar room just off the ballroom with amazing views over Trim Castle. The Castle provides a stunning backdrop especially at night when it’s beautifully lit up.

                    Finally a big congratulations to the five luck winners of our Trim Castle Hotel Wedding Fair competition who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase gift voucher; Patrice from Meath, Lee Anne from Louth, Fiona from Meath, Aoife from Meath and Niamh from Meath. Well done! A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift vouchers.

                    Any queries? Contact pamela@farrellandchase.com

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