We do love a bit of sparkle and shine at Frock HQ, so with just under 2 weeks to go until The Belfast Cathedral Wedding Fair on Saturday 10th March we thought we would share our amazing jewellery designers with you. Not just for brides, the wedding fair will be the perfect place to pick up gorgeous bridesmaid jewellery and gifts for the Mothers of the bride and groom too!
Jeanette from Maryanna's Jewellery designs and makes unique, timeless and elegant bridal jewellery and gorgeous hair accessories. Works of art, they often incorporate genuine gemstones like emeralds, sapphire, pearls, topaz, and garnets, and because each piece is handcrafted with you in mind it will never be seen on anyone else.
For more information visit Maryanna's Jewellery on Facebook.
Norma Jean Vintage stocks the most fabulous range of antique and vintage jewellery and bridal accessories. Norma also reworks 1940's/1950's brooches and rhinestones together with vintage lace into the most stunning bridal and special occasion hair combs, all unique to you.
Julie from The Pretty Curious Design Studio says "My designs are inspired by many things, from flowers, birds, butterflies and other winged creatures, to old novels and pure whimsy. I have a penchant for Alice in Wonderland imagery and love woodland themed pieces too". Julie has been making jewellery and all kinds of lovely things for over 10 years. Using a range of new and vintage items in her designs, each item is carefully handmade with love and attention to detail. Custom orders are welcome, and wedding discount packages are available.
Erin of Erincraft Jewellery has an affinity with hearts and flowers, so many of her designs are perfect for brides and bridesmaids in particular. Her handmade sterling silver jewellery collections include pendants, rings, bangles and earrings, predominantly inspired by nature. Each piece comes in a white presentation box with the Erincraft logo, and gifts for bridesmaids come with a Thank You presentation card too.
We hope all our readers have enjoyed a wonderful Easter break. We're back at work early as we have The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair less than 3 weeks away and we have lots of news about our fantastic exhibitors to share before then! In today's MEET THE WEDDING SUPPLIER post we are delighted to introduce you to the lovely John and Annie from Rose Cottage Events. We caught up with them recently to chat about all things wedding, so why not make yourself a cup of tea and sit down to find out what goes on behind the scenes at Rose Cottage HQ?
So John and Annie, tell us a little about your background and how your business started?
We are a small family run business who had initially, for some years, been doing this type of service free of charge for friends and family. It was in early 2015 when we decided to give it a go as a small business. Since going live in September 2015 we have grown steadily, and have had fabulous feedback from our clientele. We are "Event Planners" which means we do more than just weddings. We can cater for any event.
What products or services do you offer that are suitable for weddings?
Our products, where possible are the real thing...the majority of our props are originals, some dating from late 1800's to early 1900's. We can cater from room dressing right down to the finer little details. Some of our props can be hired as a gift for the bride and groom for their special day, for example one of our gorgeous postboxes. We also have our personalised, handmade, bespoke items, which can be purchased from our new online shop, which should be going live for Monday 10th April 2017. The shop will be accessed via our website www.rosecottageevents.com Brides, or guests, can browse for a lovely gift for themselves, a friend or a family member.
Is Rose Cottage Events only available locally or do you travel across Ireland?
We cover the island both North and South of Ireland and have travelled to the Republic of Ireland on a number of occasions, with more bookings being taken for 2017/18.
Where does your inspiration for your styling ideas come from?
Our inspiration usually comes from our our own imagination and creativity. We have a knack of looking at something and seeing what it can become…for example a piece of wood fallen from our trees.
Do you have any wedding planning tips for brides and grooms?
Our wedding tips for any bride would be this.....Make your wedding day your own, don't let others take over your dream...its ok having help and advice or throwing ideas about to get a clear picture of what you are looking for, but don't let anyone take over to the point that its their day instead of yours. But do allocate little jobs to the bridal party so you're not over-stressed trying to do everything yourself. Our other main tip would be.. too many brides end up so nervous and stressed on their special day that it passes them by with no real memory of it....so after all the hustle and bustle getting to and arriving for your special day, take a moment, a couple of deep breaths and look around you, physically make your eyes and mind take everything in around you, so you don't miss out on the beauty of your special day, and how it has all come together....and enjoy it to the full xx
"We at Rose Cottage Events, endeavour to help create your dreams with our ideas and to inspire you, while you still hold the reins."
For more information please visit the Rose Cottage Events website where the Online Shop is now open. You can also follow Rose Cottage Events on Facebook.
And great news for one lucky bride and groom visiting The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 6th May - Rose Cottage Events have included free hire of one of their vintage postboxes as part of our fantastic prize package bundle!
We're very excited to be holding our first wedding event of the year at the stunning location of Belfast Cathedral! The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair will be taking place in this amazing venue on Saturday 6th May and we are delighted to have a great line-up of fantastic & creative wedding suppliers and designers. Here are just a few of them.....................
Annie and John from Rose Cottage Events believe the only thing you should be worried about on your wedding day, is saying 'I Do'. They strive to make your special day as beautiful and effortless as possible with those final special elegant little touches, and take pride in going that 'Extra Mile' so you don't have to.
A small family run business, Rose Cottage Events have one goal - to ensure that you receive a first class service right from the initial point of contact right through to the end result. You deserve nothing less!
Rose Cottage Events have one of the largest selections of beautiful original Postboxes in Ireland, and also a vast variety of other lovely vintage props to hire which are suitable for any occasion. The beautiful postboxes come in red, white, green and ivory. All are originals, and come with a lovely personalised insert for you to keep as a memento of your day. They are also supplied with one key only to ensure you have complete peace of mind that all your messages and gift envelopes received from your guests are kept safe and secure, so all you have to worry about is having a wonderful memorable day....whatever the event.
You can also hire a candy cart, chocolate ferris wheels and LED bases, wishing trees, a Ferrero Rocher heart tree, vintage step ladders, birdcages, lanterns, steamer trunks and much more. Some of the other props available include a fabulous selection of original vintage typewriter’s dating from 1906 to the early 1930’s, gorgeous original ostrich feather fans dating back to the early 1900’s, a beautiful original telephone dating back to the 1920’s/30’s, and an original General Electric fan dating back to the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.
Rose Cottage Events offer a number of beautiful original vintage step ladders which have been lovingly restored by John and Annie, two sets of which are flat topped so they can be used to hold their unique postboxes. All of the step ladders can be used as seating plans and dressed to suit your theme, creating a strong focal point. They can also supply message boards which your guests can peg little personal messages on.
You can opt to collect any hire items yourself, or choose the Set Up option, whereby the lovely Rose Cottage folks will liaise with your venue to ensure the display is in keeping with your chosen theme. And they are also very keenly priced, so you can have a stress free day without breaking the bank!
There are also beautiful original steam trunks available which date from the 1920’s and 40’s, and which have also been lovingly restored. These can be used for seating plans, letters & messages, and of course as a lovely piece of art to have as a focal point for your occasion. There are also some smaller original vintage suitcases which can be used in the same way, or filled with beautiful flowers for a pretty and nostalgic display.
Annie and John want to make your day special and unique to you, and will ensure that everything is in place, right down to each and every last little detail. They will take the time to listen to you and co-ordinate your requirements to your colour scheme and theme, placing great importance on helping you achieve the very best experience for your special day.
No matter how large or small your event is, you can be sure that Rose Cottage Events will help make it a memorable one. For more information please visit the Rose Cottage Events website and follow on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.
For more details on any of the services available please email email@example.com or call 07562 379701.
We are delighted to announce that next year we will be holding 2 bridal fairs, the first of which will be taking place at Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 6th May! The Cathedral is undoubtedly one of Belfast's greatest and most magnificent buildings in terms of size, architecture, mosaics, stone carvings, textiles and history. Above all it is a sacred place of worship and we are proud to have been invited to hold Rock The Frock : The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair in the beautiful main nave of the Cathedral where this event will feature 50+ sellers of gorgeous and original vintage and handmade treasures including bridal fashion & accessories, floral design, wedding cakes, stationery & jewellery as well as original, alternative and high quality photography, wedding transport, food, music & entertainment, and much more besides. Everything you will need to create the wedding day of your dreams! If you are planning your own big day then watch this space for lots more news about this exciting event coming your way.
The lovely ladies at Hampton Blue are constantly sourcing new and exciting products so you can be assured that you will always find something unique for that special occasion or for that special someone - even if that special someone is you! And with free UK shipping on orders over £25 there is even more reason to treat yourself or your loved ones. Debra and Tracey now specialise in wedding decor though many of the beautiful items are suitable for other special occasions too. Right now they have some gorgeous new products available on the website and we have included a few of our favourites below (just click on the images to go to the relevant page on the website).
The Hampton Blue wish list service is a great way to let family and friends know what you like on the site, making your shopping experience worry free. You can add items to your wish list simply by browsing through the online store and clicking the 'Add to Wish List' button on each product details page. You can then either print out your wish list or email it to family and friends.
If you are gift shopping and unsure what to choose, Hampton Blue Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase. The gift voucher is emailed to the recipient right away or you can select a specific date you would like your friend to receive the electronic gift voucher. Alternatively, you can choose to have the gift voucher posted to the recipient using Royal Mail First Class Letter Service.
Hampton Blue also specialise in handmade painted wooden signs for your home and for weddings, anniversaries, baby gifts and other special occasions. The signs and plaques are all handmade in house by Debra and Tracey. They are made from wood, hand painted, finished with a coat of protective wax or varnish and can also be customised to suit your colour scheme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or for a quote if you have anything particular in mind.
A big Thank You to all the lovely brides who came along to our wedding event at Belfast Castle last Sunday with their grooms, Mums, sisters and friends. The sun was shining and our exhibitors stalls looked amazing - it was a really lovely day and now we can't wait 'til next May to do it all over again! Happy wedding planning and congratulations to all the couples getting married soon x
Emily Loves Vintage will be showcasing her pretty limited edition handmade jewellery at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle this Sunday 8th May, but also a lovely selection of gorgeous floral hair vines and hair combs. Perfect for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls and wedding guests, these are just a few of our favourites.......
We are absolutely delighted to have Rebekah from Visionary Veils back with us at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle next Sunday 8th May where she will be showcasing her wonderful handcrafted bespoke wedding veil service. Rebekah designs and creates the most beautiful veils of all kinds from luxurious silk, stunning lace or soft nylon and all of her veils, boleros, cloaks, hats, fascinators and accessories are hand sewn and made to order. With a vast range of styles available, and a variety of colours too, Rebekah will work closely with you to design the veil of your dreams. These are just a few of the past real brides who have worn Visionary Veils but please visit her website and Facebook page to view more and for photography credits (the last image is of Rebekah herself on her own wedding day!)