Thursday, 24th February 2011

FARRELL & CHASE LOVES DESTINATION WEDDINGS…

As most of you probably know myself and Alan are busy planning our wedding in Rome this Summer. I have been to a few destination weddings both in Italy and Spain and have to say, I love them! Everyone is so relaxed, the sun is shining (hopefully) and the celebration usually extends over a few days allowing you to spend time with friends and family you normally mightn’t get the chance to do so with.

I love seeing real destination wedding for inspiration and getting advice from brides who have planned their own destination weddings. So I thought it would be great if there was a dedicated space where fellow brides planning their dream destination weddings could come to find inspiration and advice and so, flyawaybride.com was born…

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I was thrilled to launch Fly Away Bride on February 14th, yes Valentines day, and the feedback and reaction for everyone has been great! Fly Away Bride will feature only the most unique and gorgeous destination wedding related content, brilliantly talented vendors, real weddings full of style and great ideas and of course my personal experiences while planning my own wedding in Rome!

I hope you enjoy the blog x

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    Monday, 21st February 2011

    DESTINATION WEDDING STATIONERY – ANRI & ANTHONY

    Last year I had the pleasure of designing and letterpress printing Anri and Anthony’s destination wedding stationery for their 10.10.10 wedding. They chose our Fly Away wedding suite which we customised for their French inspired wedding in South Africa. Anri and Anthony both met and live in London but chose to host their very chic wedding in South Africa where Anri grew up.

    The French inspiration came from their love of France, “it’s intoxicating.. Anthony has a beautiful little maison on the river in Limoges where we spent six months in the summer. I got to love the French countryside and its people as much as the bustling city life in Paris and it was easy to draw inspiration from this.” Using this inspiration they wanted to add that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the style of their wedding stationery and throughout their wedding…

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    I was delighted to design and print save the date cards, invitations, RSVP postcards, menus, seating tags, gift boxes and thank you cards all inspired by vintage luggage tags, guide books and travel stamps.

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    “We wanted to thank you very much for the exceptional stationery you have produced for our wedding. It has been an absolute delight dealing with you and we are so pleased with the exquisite set which you have designed. It perfectly reflects all that is elegant and you have made for a fantastic experience and a very happy bride and groom! Our sincerest thanks.”
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    I have to say when Anri sent me the images from their wedding they really took my breath away, she is a stunningly beautiful bride and their wedding is so gorgeous! You can see their full wedding and an interview with Anri featured on Fly Away Bride.

    It really was a pleasure to work with Anri and Anthony on their wedding сколько стоит кондиционер в витебской области stationery Thank you for sharing your photographs with us, I wish you only the best for your future together as husband and wife!

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      Tuesday, 15th February 2011

      A VERY HAPPY VALENTINES NIGHT AT THE WOL AWARDS!

      I attended the WeddingsOnline.ie Awards 2011, Ireland’s Top 100 Wedding Suppliers, last night with my Valentines dates for the evening, Christina from Brosnan Photographic and Aoife and Deirdres from The Bridal Lounge

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      and I am thrilled to tell you that Farrell & Chase won the award for Stationery Designer of the Year! I’m so delighted to have won it really means allot to me.

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      I’m also delighted to congratulated the Aoife and Deirdre from The Bridal Lounge who won Best Wedding Supplier Website, Aoife Callaghan who won Bridal Make Up Artist of the Year and Christina from Brosnan Photographic who won not one but two awards, Wedding Photographer of the Year and the gold award for Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year!!!

      To say we were all thrilled with our wins is an understatement. It was really great to celebrate with the girls, the drinks were flowing and we were giddy withe монтаж кондиционеров в могилеве excitement

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      Congratulations to White Orchid Bridal Boutique who won Best Bridal Boutique for the second year running!

      You can see a full list of the nights winners here.

      A big thank you to everyone at Weddings Online for a great night and of course a big thank you to all our past and present Bride and Grooms and to everyone who votes for Farrell & Chase. монтаж кондиционеров в могилеве

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        Friday, 11th February 2011

        Farrell & Chase Loves BIBA…

        As some of you might know my mother was a fashion designer. One of her favourite labels and places to shop when she was in London training was BIBA. She introduced me to the label a number of years ago and I bought her a book about the fashion house for Christmas one year, ever since I have been a huge fan. I love the retro chic style BIBA embodied, and don’t get me started on their logo! I was thrilled when I heard that House of Fraser were relaunching the BIBA brand in store. They have a high street collection and a boutique collection with some really beautiful dresses…

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        and now they’re adding a bridal collection. The bridal collection is named after and inspired by some seriously stylish and beautiful ladies. Check out the Alexa and Daisy!

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        See Lisa O’ Dwyer’s blog post featuring our Art Nouveau wedding invitations together with the BIBA bridal collection here.

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          Thursday, 10th February 2011

          THE HEADFORT ARMS HOTEL WEDDING FAIR

          We were delighted to show our letterpress wedding stationery at The Headfort Arms Hotel Wedding Fair last weekend.
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          The fair was a great success and I had the opportunity to meet with so many brides and grooms and some great wedding suppliers one of which I really have to mention…

          Knightsbridge Boutique were exhibiting their stunning designer bridal designer jewellery. The beautiful crystal pieces are perfect for bridal parties form the bride and  bridesmaids to the mother of the bride, the prices are really good too!

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          Thank you to Olivia and all the staff from The Headfort Arms Hotel for organising such a great event.

          A big congratulations to the lucky winners of our competition who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase wedding stationery gift voucher. Without further ado, they are Sarah from Leitrim, Roisin from Navan, Adele from Slane, Emer from Athboy and Siun from Kells.

          A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition.

          Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift vouchers. If you have any queries, please contact pamela at pamela@farrellandchase.com

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            Friday, 4th February 2011

            BRIDESMAIDS

            Fancy some light relief from wedding planning, how about a girls night out starting with Bridemaids…
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            From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids is about the ups, downs, trials and tribulations of being a bridesmaid! Unfortunately it won’t be out until May. Save the date!

            Check out the Bridesmaids Movie Trailer

            The trailer got me thinking about the vast amount of wedding related films, the good, the bad and the куплю кондиционер в могилеве brilliant So what’s your favourite wedding related film: The Hangover, Muriel’s Wedding, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gone with the Wind, 27 Dresses, Father of the Bride (the original 1950’s film), Wedding Crashers, and the list goes on and on..?

            What about including your favourite wedding movie in your hen party plans, a private screening for you and your girls followed by a night on the town, or a wedding movie marathon the day after the night before?

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              Tuesday, 1st February 2011

              OUR ART NOUVEAU WEDDING INVITATIONS

              Well they’ve been a while coming, the hardest customer to please is yourself, but myself and Alan finally sent out our wedding invitations. I designed the bespoke wedding stationery suite to set the tone for our Rome wedding this summer. Inspired by the romance and elegance of 1900’s to 19020’s style the Art Nouveau design features curved forms flowing from a stylised butterfly…

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              We chose to send our guests a flat invitation, a wedding booklet and and RSVP card. We wanted to use a muted subtle colour palette to create a romantic vintage feel and printed our stationery with a pewter ink and also blind embossed (printed with no ink). I selected an organic curvaceous striking font for our names which was contrasted with a sans serif minimal font.

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              I went searching for a stamp that would compliment our stationery suite, the An Post Wedding Stamp or 2010 just didn’t suit at all, so I looked through their website and came across their Stamp Issues section. As soon as I saw the Czeslaw Slania I knew it was perfect. The stamp depicts a scene from the ballet Romeo and Juliet, how fitting, and the colours of the etching were perfect!

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              We wanted to provide our guests with all the information they would need to book their flights, accommodation and to plan their trip to Rome. We included in the wedding booklet a map of Rome, information about our favourite sights, restaurants, cafes and bars. We wanted to share our love for Rome with our guests giving them a sense of why we chose Rome as our wedding destination.

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              It really is true once you’ve sent out your wedding invitations, everything does become very real, and very exciting!

              We’ve had lots of great feedback from our guests complementing our wedding invitations, I can truly say that they have set the perfect first impression for our стоимость кондиционеров в витебской области wedding

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                Tuesday, 1st February 2011

                THE BRIDE OF THE YEAR SHOW 2011

                We had a very busy weekend exhibiting at The Bride Of The Year Show at the weekend…

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                It was a fantastic show, with a great buzz around our stand throughout the weekend. We were delighted with the turnout and the response to our letterpress wedding stationery collection and particularly to our new design, Art Nouveau, which we launched at the show.

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                Our new wedding tote bags also proved very popular as did our wedding invitation booklets and save the date cards.

                The natural cotton tote bags are lovingly screen printed and have long handles, perfect for carrying over your shoulder. They can be custom printed and sent as wedding invitations or save the dates or simply used as welcome or thank you gifts for wedding guests. The possibilities are endless!

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                A big congratulations to the lucky winners of our Bride Of The Year Show competition who all won a €100 Farrell & Chase wedding stationery gift voucher. Without further ado, they are Cathy from Dublin, Orla from Dublin, Saoirse from Wexford, Roselinda from Kerry and Claire from Meath. Well done!

                A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand over the weekend.

                Please allow 7 days for delivery of gift сплит кондиционер в могилевской области vouchers If you have any queries, please contact Pamela at pamela@farrellandchase.com

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