Daisy Lane

Today we have the pleasure of introducing Daisy Lane , our first floral design company to feature on our news blog.  Daisy Lane is a young and vibrant floral design business operating in the Leinster region of Ireland; specifically Dublin. Their passion lies in bespoke, creative, vintage style floral designs. They pride themselves in providing astonishing floral creations to cater for every client’s requirements whether it be bespoke or grand weddings or events.

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With years of experience in floral design having trained in London and Dublin, Aiste, Daisy Lane’s – Creative Director, has encountered every imaginable floral request and credits herself in her professional honest approach when dealing with clients requirements- regardless of their complexity.

“We aspire to bring emotion to our floral designs; otherwise what’s the point in creating them. We take inspiration from our surroundings whether it be nature or specific moments in time, and therefore have the ability to continuously reinvent our floral collection and our approach. Like any professional designer at work we produce a yearly collection of wedding flower designs, corporate flower designs, and event flower designs. Developing our yearly collection entails intense research but results in magnificent floral designs ultimately making your choice easy!

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Because of our keen eye, our established route to ethical flower farmers, our sustainable approach and expert knowledge, whether it be from our own experience or through relying on our botanist and horticulturist friends, we can bring your wildest floral dreams to life at the lowest possible cost to you and that we promise!.”

Daisy Lane and their buds will be hanging out at The Designer Wedding Show, call by and see their beautiful creations first hand.


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The K Club

We are excited to announce the first venue in our feature series, one which needs no introductions, it is simply magnificent. Located along the banks of the River Liffey in the picturesque village of Straffan, Co. Kildare the K Club certainly possesses all the characteristics of a beautiful wedding venue.  From the spacious Legacy Suite to the intimate setting of the John Jefferson Smurfit Suite this venue has it all in terms of luxury.

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“Let me be surrounded by luxury, I can do without the necessities” – Oscar Wilde

The stunning formal gardens provide the ideal backdrop for those all important wedding photographs.  With the luscious green of the countryside diluted beautifully with the year round colour these grounds make for some fabulous imagery of your big day.

Each bedroom is designed in a bespoke fashion featuring original artwork and antiques which coupled with the hotels one wedding a day rule is guaranteed to make each guest feel extra special during their stay.

We are delighted to have an internationally renowned venue showcasing at The Designer Wedding Show,  Susie and her team will be on hand to answer all your questions on the day.


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The Courtyard For Brides

It is time again to introduce another one of our fabulous wedding experts you will have the opportunity to see at the show. Headed up by the lovely Susan and her team, The Courtyard for Brides is one of Dublin’s fastest growing bridal boutiques. Celebrating their first year they have gone from strength to strength. With just the 12 months behind them they are already renowned for their unique selection of dresses. This little oasis is just outside the city centre, offering calm and serenity in a beautiful courtyard flanked by trees and a church. Its quaint location belies the sophistication of the boutique itself.

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Your dress is the essence of the day. Your entire wedding is built around this iconic purchase. Whether you ran around at 6 with a pillowcase on your head or are white knuckled in fear at the thoughts of entering a bridal shop. The Courtyard truly understands the emotion behind this decision and pride themselves in making your visit as seamless as possible.

The Courtyard has an exclusive secret weapon, International designer Caroline Castigliano. A Castigliano bride has the luxury of knowing she will look magnificent from any angle. Focusing on fit and fabric, Caroline has perfected the art of the silhouette. From opulent Hollywood glamour to regal elegance, to boho chic, Caroline will capture and release your inner bride.

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 “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”  Audrey Hepburn

Customer service also is top priority.   The team delights in making you feel welcome and special from the moment you set foot inside. Each bride and her entourage have the privacy of the entire boutique for her viewing.  It also boasts enormous fitting rooms and plenty of room to walk, twirl, swish or dance should the feeling arise.

The Courtyard truly is the epitome of style and luxury and will be showcasing their beautiful collections at our catwalk show.

We can’t wait to see you there…


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Pearl & Godiva

This is the first of many feature posts on our fabulous wedding experts.  We will cover the amazing styles, talented designers and magnificent venues that will make The Designer Wedding Show a must for all couples planning their perfect day.

For many couples getting married lots of time is spent on the little and beautiful touches that will create a unique charming style and atmosphere to their wedding.

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“God is in the detail” Mies van der Rohe

So who better then the wonderful PEARL & GODIVA (who is also styling and directing our upcoming photoshoot) to bring something magical to your special day.

A PEARL & GODIVA styled event captures the essence of sophistication, charm and of course the mood of a bygone era - a mood so sweet, faddish and lovable, so fitting for any cherished event. They vow to create – a divine affair – truly chic and absolutely timeless.

Cherry on top – a PEARL & GODIVA styled event is without a doubt incomparable – and much more beautiful and meaningful than the glitziest of events, because it is infused with originality. A PEARL & GODIVA style event is about memorable accents, personal touches and showing your guests who you really are and of course it doesn’t mean sacrificing elegance or etiquette, loveliness or glamour.

PEARL & GODIVA also have an exquisite collection of stylish vintage and antique china dating from the 1890s to the 1960′s and can provide from as few as 10 place settings for your teaparty up to as many as 700. Your tables will be decked with their finest floral bone china including exquisite Cake Stands, stunning Tea Cups and Saucers, charming Teapots, Milk Jugs and Sugar Bowls, we will enamour your tables with the prettiest dinnerware, glassware and cutlery. They can choose pieces to co-ordinate with a colour scheme or jumble up lots of patterns for a really individual look.

PEARL & GODIVA are already fully booked for 2012 weddings but be sure to visit Pearl and the team at The Designer Wedding Show to book in dates for 2013 and beyond.


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Photoshoot – Our Creative Team

We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to give you a sneak peek of some of the stunning bridal and grooms-wear pieces set to grace the catwalk of The Designer Wedding Show than through a shamelessly indulgent fashion shoot! The excitement is just palpable here at DWS Headquarters pulling together a fabulous team of creatives to style our upcoming photoshoot.

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“Fashion changes, but style endures” – Coco Chanel

The location was an obvious choice, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is simply perfect in setting an effortlessly stylish scene for the shoot and creates a beautiful backdrop for our photography.

With the location checked off the list our next port of call was to pull together a team of experts to bring the fashion shoot to life and boy did we get the team!  Styling the event we have the incomparable talent of Pearl & Godiva.  Pearl and her team are simply masterminds in creating exquisitely bespoke shoots, capturing true individualistic charm in every subtle detail.

The talent behind the cameras takes the form of our photographer Shane O’ Neill of Aspect Photography and videographer Tomek of Cinematic Weddings.  Whether it is in the field of weddings or commercial media Shane exudes a natural ability to capture stunning artistic imagery with a sharp fashionable edge.  Tomek will be putting his undisputed skills to use in producing creative documentary of the shoot.  Cinematic Weddings produced films take a cinematic approach with each beautifully shot scene as mesmerising as the next. Please keep posted for further updates on the shoot and our team of wedding experts through our website, Twitter and Facebook page.

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The Launch

Welcome to our new website! We are delighted to officially launch The Designer Wedding Show 2012. It has been a long time in making and we can’t wait to work with Ireland’s most amazing wedding experts and designers to bring together the most covetable collection of wedding inspiration for the ultimate stylish wedding.

Check back soon for regular updates about the show including profiles on our wedding experts, current trends, lots of other exciting wedding related inspiration.Please like, friend, digg or pin us and be sure to save the date. It is going to be a great event  and we can’t wait to see you there.

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