15th January 2016
WE DO @ THE DEAN
Saturday, 20 & Sunday, 21st February 2016 12:00 – 4:00pm
Appasionata Flowers / Patrick Sheary / Grafton Barbers / Caiomhe Keane of Que-Va / Claire Barry / Trudy Hayes / Grace Flood of Cherry On Top / EF Creative Studios / Judy Wong / Aidan Oliver / Leanne Keaney / The Cake Cuppery / Designyard
The engagement ring is on. The wedding is ON! What next? If the idea of traditional Wedding Fair sends you into a spiral of dread then fear not. We’re on hand to help you out. We’re putting together our first ever Wedding Showcase at The Dean Dublin. Happening on Saturday, 20 February and Sunday, 21 February, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite friends to showcase their extraordinary talents so you can see how your big day could be.
We’ll have wine tastings. We’ll have some gorgeous canapes, a DJ spinning some tunes. We’ll have beautiful cocktails, and our expert mixologist will be on hand to chat to you about drinks options. Plus, our team will be there and happy to talk to you about all the possibilities.
So, banish thoughts of cocktail sausages and satin bridesmaid outfits. Come to The Blue Room at The Dean Dublin. Grab a cocktail and come and talk to the experts who will be on hand to answer any of your queries and show you their wares. We’ve handpicked some fabulous folk and we know you’ll love what they do.
We’ll have the amazing award winning Appasionata Flowers there, showing off some of their incredible displays. They’ve created a flower set for Barack Obama, dressed the CCD for Queen Elizabeth, made Christmas magic for Brown Thomas, put together tropical jungles, winter landscapes and worked with the likes of Christian Louboutin, Tiffany and Tom Ford to name a few. If you dream it, they can do it. They’ll be on hand to talk to you about all the possibilities for the big day in order to create flowers tailored to suit your tastes and personality.
For the gents, we are delighted to say we have one of Dublin’s most exclusive menswear specialists, Patrick Sheary’s Menswear, displaying some of their finery to check out. Patrick Sheary is renowned for his personal service, which has earned him legions of loyal fans. We’ll also be welcoming Bonagrew, a unique and sophisticated Irish accessories label, who craft simple and beautiful products inspired by the glorious colours of the garden. Their goal is to create well-made products that can endure beyond trends and be worn by any generation in any setting. These guys are the first and only Irish label with a signature white and black self-tie bow tie designed and made in Ireland using premium Irish linen. Plus, the wonderful Grafton Barber will be displaying all their bespoke wares and packages for the groom and his party.
One of the leading names in bridal couture design, Caiomhe Keane of Que-Va, will also be with us on the weekend. She provides a bespoke designer service creating exquisite bridal wear and complimentary accessories her whimsical and romantic timeless creations with chic cutting edge style. Caiomhe incorporates her commitment to social and environmental responsibility into her creations collaborating with top master craftspeople and often using organic materials such as hemp, cashmere, silks, reincarnated materials such as recycled cashmere, vintage trims and hand dyed silks with ribbons, lace, crystals and hand painted embellishments in her bespoke couture inspired bridal designs.
For tresses, we have the incredible Claire Barry on Saturday. Claire also styles hair for fashion photoshoots, magazines and TV. She’s skilled in creating classic up-styles like the Chignon, the Audrey Hepburn, the Ballerina Bun as well as many red carpet looks and is a dab hand at creating vintage styles too, such as glamorous Hollywood Waves, 1920’s Finger Waves and 1940’s Victory Rolls. On Sunday, we’ll be welcoming the uber talented Trudy Hayes. She has worked on many publications such as Style, Image, Tatler, Noise, Vox, U, Stellar, Kiss, Totally Dublin, Life, Vouge.com, Irish Brides to name but a few. She has also worked with many leading designers and celebrities over the years and regularly works in film and TV and we’re only thrilled she’ll be with us!
Nail technician Grace Flood, owner of Cherry On Top, prides herself not only on beautiful, pretty and simple nail work, but also on keeping on top of the latest nail trends. She’s been recognised for her work across the globe, with shout outs from UK New Look Magazine, ASOS, Beyoncè’s personal stylist Ty Hunter. She’s worked with brands like Rimmel, Sally Hanson, Butter London, NYC, and Isa Dora and looked after Beyoncè and Nicki Minaj’s dancers! Grace will be on hand (!) to talk to you about all your nail requirements
All about the face? On Saturday, we’ll have a leading make-up artist from EF Creative Studios on hand to discuss different looks for the wedding. EF Studio make-up artists have years of experience in fashion, TV and media. They make sure that you get the look that you want! The lovely Judy Wong will be with us on Sunday. As one of Ireland’s most recognisable faces in the make-up industry, Judy is seriously in demand! Working for everyone from Kanye West to Alexander McQueen, Judy will be showing you some tips and tricks, and will be happy to talk through what would suit for your wedding.
What about capturing the moment? Fear not, we have 2 amazing photographers! Professional photographer and artist Aidan Oliver is all about telling a story. Specialising in capturing the excitement and happiness of your wedding day, as well as the intimate moments and little details that can really tell the true story of each couples celebration. Aidan will be with us on both Saturday and Sunday to talk to you about possibilities. Photographer Leanne Keaney mixes her background in photojournalism and Fine Art to create the perfect memories for your wedding day. Over the last 10 years she has become an expert at predicting when a bunch of guests are about to erupt with laughter or a groom is about to wink at his bride. At the end of the day you will have a collection of magical images to tell the story of your day. Leanne will be with us on Sunday only.
It’s all about the cake, too! Domestic Diva Cat Lawlor of The Cake Cuppery and her expert team, create bespoke cakes to suit all tastes. From traditional tiered masterpieces to mouth-watering miniatures, every creation is distinctive in design and truly delicious in taste. All her cakes are made with the finest fair trade and free range ingredients and decorated with handmade edible decorations. They want to bake your dreams come true! Cat will be around to talk ideas and show you some of her work.
Last but certainly not least, we’ll have Designyard, who have a well-deserved reputation for stocking the most beautiful contemporary jewellery in Ireland. Each designer is handpicked by Designyard and is a master designer – they work with more than 60 Jewellery Designers from both Ireland and abroad. They develop a special collection of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings in precious metals and gemstones. These pieces are exclusive to Designyard and you cannot find them anywhere else on the high street. Some pieces are even one-offs. They will be showing you some of their gorgeous pieces and can talk to you about jewellery options