So, it's finally come; this is my last week at Rangoli! Before I go, I want to rave (in a good way) about some top people that I've either worked with or constantly heard good things about. They are all based in Ireland, (apart from one).
In my last post, I recommended some great hairdressers. Here are some more wedding makers and doers who are truly passionate about what they do. And it shows.
I often get asked for recommendations for make-up artists; someone who will make you look like a more glamorous, but real version of yourself! Check out Aoife and Claire's portfolios if you're looking for natural, yet totally sophisticated make-up. They each have very versatile styles.
Website: Aoife Callaghan
Facebook: Aoife Callaghan Make-up
Website: Clare Hogan
I think I can say that I liked Claire Ryan's flowers before I even saw them! Her business name is The Informal Florist and the name caught my attention immediately! I love everything about Claire's delicate and natural 'bunches' of flowers which look like they've been plucked from a hedgerow on a rambling country walk.
The Informal Florist
Website: The Informal Florist
The French Touch are another florist company who offer something different. They have an eye for detail and combining unusual blooms and foliage together. Simple elegance.
The French Touch
Website: The French Touch
The Wild Flour Bakery
Website: Artichoke & Typewriter
Facebook: The Wild Flour Bakery
Dirty Fabulous is a vintage clothing boutique owned by my good friend Caroline and her sister Kathy. What can I say; they both have a lifelong passion (obsession) for collecting and wearing vintage clothes. They live and breathe it. And they dress like they're going to the Oscars every day! But more than all of this, Caroline really understands her customers every need. Choosing your one-off outfit is a totally personal and fun experience, with expert advice on styling your look.
Website: Dirty Fabulous
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Photographers... wow, I have got to know so many brilliant photographers and have come to realise what a special skill they have. In fact, I'm fascinated by storytelling and photography; the idea that an image can trigger conversations for generations to come. This idea is explored in my series 'a thousand words', where I have invited some photographers to discuss one of their favourite images.
So, to be as fair as I can, I have chosen one (crazy) lady and one (equally crazy) guy. Crazy in the good sense; they're both the kind of people you might like to invite to your wedding. Go and explore their websites below and see their distinct styles.
Aga from White Tea and Dave from David McClelland Photography.
White Tea Photography
Website: White Tea
David McClelland Photography
And finally, I'm including the cinematography of Velare Imaginarium. These guys are based in Denver but are also open to travel. Every time I watch one of their wedding films, I'm carried away to special place. I realised that the dreamy slow motion reminds me of one of my favourite experiences ever - a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. Slowing things down, makes us see the emotions so much more clearly; a caress or a sweeping expression on a guest's face. Steve and Tim are able to capture the essence of a day of immense love, movement and words in under five minutes.
I promise, it's worth pausing for 3 minutes and 17 seconds to enjoy this short film!
Website: Velare Imaginarium
Tim and Amy // A Wedding in Reverse from V E L A R E on Vimeo.