Monday, 29th March 2010

ROSEMARY & MALCOLM – TESTIMONIAL

“I meant to email you earlier to say how lovely the invitations are. They are beautiful and just what we wanted. We sent out the invitations this week and everyone has commented on how beautiful they are. They are setting a lovely tone for the start of our wedding.”

Rosemary & Malcolm

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    Friday, 26th March 2010

    CONFETTI MAGAZINE – FLY AWAY SUITE FEATURED

    We were delighted to be asked by Confetti magazine to take part in their Summer Receptions photo shoot. The ‘Life’s A Beach’ spread features our Fly Away wedding stationery suite customised for the shoot…

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    The beautiful beach styling by Charlotte MacDonald provides great inspiration for brides and grooms planning their wedding on our costline or beautiful coatlines further afield.

    See the full spread in the Summer issue of Confetti, on shelves now.

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      Friday, 26th March 2010

      THE BRIDAL LOUNGE

      I am so excited to introduce The Bridal Lounge run by professional Makeup Artist Aoife Callaghan and Floral Event Designer Deirdre Hynes. The Bridal Lounge is a lovely space for brides to enjoy an Inspiration Consultation session, Hair & Makeup trials, Bridal Showers and Bridal Styling Sessions to help complete the perfect look for their wedding day…

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      “Our services are designed to help you bring your wedding vision to life in an easy, uncomplicated and budget friendly way by combining ideas and inspiration from around the world with a handpicked selection of suppliers and vendors.”

      We at Farrell & Chase are delighted to a selected supplier of The bridal Lounge included in their Little White Book…

      “Our ‘Little White Book’ is a list of carefully selected suppliers who share our commitment to offering high quality, stylish services and products to our Brides. After your consultation session with us, we will send you your personalised inspiration boards, for you to use in your planning. You will also receive The Bridal Lounge’s ‘Little White Book’ privilege card, which entitles you to exclusive offers and discounts from these handpicked vendors.”

      The Bridal Lounge is a great idea for brides that need help finding inspiration for their wedding day and want a budget friendly service. For more information visit  www.thebridallounge.ie

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        Monday, 15th March 2010

        A MOTHERS DAY TREAT IN TANKARDSTOWN

        On Saturday I brought my mother for lunch in Tankardstown House in Rathkenny for an early mothers day treat and had to share…

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        Tankardstown House is a beautifully restored country house in Co. Meath only down the road from our site so will be no doubt be a local haunt when we move into our house. Anyway more about our lunch on Saturday, we walked into the beautiful garden in the walled courtyard where there is a pretty shop, a very elegant formal restaurant, a secret dining area for small private parties and the Bistro which was where we were headed. The interiors of the Bistro are really gorgeous.

        We both ordered the special, chicken and leek pie with peas, with chips and salad. We were served a lovely basket of home made breads to nibble on while we waited for our lunch. The pie arrived served in a pot with a pastry top and lovely skinny fries in a small bucket, it was delicious! We followed with sticky toffee pudding and tea, it was my mothers day treat for my mum after all. We did notice some other guests ordering afternoon tea which was beautifully presented on a silver stand; sandwiches, sweet cakes and scones with cream and jam. We will definitely be returning to sample the afternoon tea, possibly the champagne afternoon tea, if we can come up with a reason to celebrate. I visited the Brabazon Restaurant with Alan for dinner a few weeks ago and have to say  it was delicious too, we had a really lovely night.  I’m looking forward to my next trip to Tankardstown House!

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          Tuesday, 9th March 2010

          OSCAR DRESSES 2010

          I’m sure like many of you I was watching the Oscar highlights last night and of course I was more interested in the fashion than anything else. My favourite dresses of the night were… Sandra Bullock wearing Marchesa, my absolute favourite (controversial it seems) is Miley Cyrus wearing Jenny Packham, Nicole Richie looking very stylish in a Reem Arca gown, Meryl Streep in Chris March and Cameron Diaz looking stunning in Oscar de la Renta!

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          And of course I cannot mention the awards without congratulating Dubliner Richard Baneham who along with his colleagues won the Best Visual Affects Oscar for their work on ‘Avatar’, congratulations!

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            Tuesday, 9th March 2010

            CLAIRE PETTIBONE 2010 GOWN COLLECTION

            I came across Claire Pettibone’s website wile looking for some wedding gown inspiration…

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            Myself and Alan have set a date for our wedding, so I though I’d start looking for some inspiration. I am finding myself more and more drawn to vintage style dresses. Claire’s Cherry Blossom 2010 Gown Collection has such and elegant and romantic feel. Claire is based in Los Angeles and says “A wedding gown has to be the most beautiful dress in a woman’s life, make her look and feel amazing, and capture her essence,”. Her gowns have a vintage quality, but the references are combined in a way that is truly modern.  “So many brides want an intimate and individual feeling for their wedding, and the dress really sets the tone,” says Pettibone, a statement I completely agree with!

            View her full collection at www.clairepettibone.com

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              Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

              DYLAN MC BURNEY

              I met Dylan at The Wedding Journal Show in Belfast at the weekend. I have been an admirer of his photography style for a while so it was great to meet him in person. What can I say his photography speaks for itself…

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              Dylan shoots over 40 weddings across Ireland and Europe each year. He likes to stay in the background and document the wedding day capturing spontaneous and joyful moments creating a beautifully tangible reminder of the happiest day of your life.

              To look at Dylan’s portfolio visit his website here.

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                Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

                THE WEDDING JOURNAL SHOW BELFAST

                We were exhibiting at The Wedding Journal Show in Belfast at the weekend, our first time exhibiting at the show, and it was a great success. We travelled up to Belfast on Thursday to set up for the show opening on Friday afternoon. The show ran for three days and was the busiest we have ever attended and we had a great response!

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                A huge thank you for everyone who attended the show and dropped by our stand and of course to the organisers for such a great show.

                I would like to wish a big congratulations to the five lucky winners of The Wedding Journal Show competition who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase wedding stationery gift voucher. Without further ado, they are Laura from Belfast, Clare from Belfast, Heather from Belfast, Amanda from Brighton and Christine from Cardiff.

                A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition.

                Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift vouchers. Any queries, please contact pamela at pamela@farrellandchase.com

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