Thursday, March 24, 2011

Long, (and medium), distance design!

Thursday, March 24, 2011
"What happens if I can't visit your showroom?" This is a question I am often asked by International and Irish clients who would love to wear Rangoli accessories for their wedding.

So today I am sharing a commission with you from someone living in Kerry. For the purposes of anonymity, we'll call this bride Emma! Not surprisingly, her weekends are jam-packed with other bridal-related things and she was unable to visit me in person.

I wanted to show you the process involved so you can see how easy it is to have a Rangoli accessory made specially for you and have it delivered to your door!

Emma is wearing the dress pictured above but is having the straps removed. You'll notice that there is a brooch detail under the bust-line.

Emma first contacted me by email and then we got chatting on the phone. Once I had seen pictures of her dress and photo from her hair trial, (see above), I asked her more about her own personal style and her ideas for the hair accessory.

It's important for me to see close-up pictures of any detail on the dress. In this case, Emma had the brooch and was able to send me a photograph of it. She wanted a curved comb to sit above her low bun. The piece needed to be made with rhinestone elements to complement the brooch.

During my research, I discovered that one of my suppliers stocks the exact comb from the dress. I suggested to Emma that it would be lovely to incorporate the oval brooch into the design, with tapering beaded branches as in the Rangoli sketch above.

I must admit, I'm quite chuffed with the sketch overlaid on Emma's hairstyle photo! It allowed her to see the form and how it would look in the hair. We were both happy that the design would complement her dress and hairstyle. Below is a photo of the finished design!

Here are a few words from 'Emma' who is getting married next week!
"After much searching both in Ireland and the US, I eventually found my dream wedding dress. This beautiful antique style dress had a brooch in the centre of the dress and I wanted a hair comb to tie in with the dress. A friend at another wedding mentioned Aisling and Rangoli and I immediately looked her up. As I was unable to visit Dublin, I discussed with her the possibility of going through the process via e-mail and phone calls. I sent Aisling pictures of the brooch, the dress and my hair style and we continued discussions over the phone.

Aisling's suggestions of linking the brooch, the style of the dress and the hair style surpassed any of my ideas. The comb arrived via registered post and I was delighted with the result. It matched perfectly with the dress and the brooch on the dress
I can't wait to wear it on my Wedding Day next week!!"
Thanks 'Emma' for taking the time to share your experience with my readers. I know they'll join me in wishing you all the best for your wedding day!

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a commission piece or check out my latest bespoke designs on the blog.


Lisa O'Dwyer said...

Beautiful comb! I think it's great that brides are able to individualise their looks now with the resources of the internet. You'll have to show us her photos when she gets married!

Aisling said...

Thanks Lisa - I hope to show some of the wedding photos in a month or so!