The Sweet Treat Company


I meet Clionadh recently, and was struck by her amazing colorful stall, and also as I’m a self confessed sugar addict. What a great idea for a wedding.. Heres what Clionadh has to say about “The Sweet Treat Company

 

While planning my own wedding, I became frustrated at the lack of original and unique ideas for our day. I was looking for something that was in keeping with my stylish theme, while at the same time would indulge my guests.

Unfortunately, I never did find it. But at that moment, I decided that all Brides in the future who are looking to make a statement that is on trend and with unparalleled style should have a place to go…and so The Sweet Treat Co. was born!! Now with a carefully selected and talented team behind me, the dream is reality and we are ready to make it yours.

Those who know me, know that I am completely and utterly obsessed with creating beautiful displays at my home and in my garden, so it’s no surprise to anyone that I approach the Sweet Treat Company with the same passion and creative styling. I am obsessed with candy table trends, event styling, anything with a splash of shimmer and sparkle. I hope to inspire you to infuse personal style with gorgeous details in your next celebration.”

Visit there website: The Sweet Treat Company

Karl & Lin


Lin wears an organic silk beaded dress with design inspired by the gatsby style in the 1920s and hand beadwork design inspired by the dancing birds in the sky. Karl wears a three piece super 160’s cashmere/wool in navy (navy fine herringbone 3/4 length jacket with brightly coloured silk lining, grey herringbone waistcoat and dark steal grey/blue trousers same fine herringbone weave silk lined). Wedding Dress and Suit designed by Caiomhe Keane

Top 5 Tips from a Bride


Bride-to-be shares her Top 5 tips for wedding suppliers to manage their leads:

1. Set up auto-reply and respond within 24 hours.

 

2. Create template emails to save time.

 

3. Attach your list of packages and prices.

 

4. Include samples of your work (high resolution images for photographers and venues,   recent Youtube or Vimeo videos for videographers, singers and musicians, name of collections and links to website for bridal shops…)

 

5. Set up a payment sheet including your bank details to make payment of deposit as easy as possible.

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Colour Wedding Dresses, BIG Trend for 2013


Coloured Wedding Dresses are a big trend for 2013. Key designers ushered in a new wave of au courant styles for Spring 2013, from brilliant bursts of color to fashion-conscious silhouettes to gowns that let their tops down

Read More Here: http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/2012/04/spring-2013-wedding-dress-trends#slide=1

 

I shoot this image on location in Wicklow this summer. Susanne is wearing Caiomhe Keanes Red wedding dress design made from natural silk.

Photography :Angela Halpin

Dress Designer: Caiomhe Keane

Hair : Leonora Ribeiro

Make up: Make Up Forever

Model: Susanne Walsh

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer


Hiring a wedding photographer is such an important part of your wedding planning. It’s ideal for you to strike up a great relationship with your photographer, after all , he or she will be spending a big part of your wedding day with you.

 

1. What type of photography is your specialty?

Whether you want traditional portraiture and posed photos, a fashion look or a photojournalistic style, make sure the photographer you choose specializes in that type of photography.

2. Can I see photos of a wedding you’ve shot from start to finish?

Many photographers display a collection of “best of ” images, which conveys only that they can get a few good shots. Seeing at least 25 or more photos from a single wedding will provide a sense of the photographer’s capac- ity to create a meaningful visual narrative of your big day.

3. Has your work been published?

Examples of published photographs for outlets such as magazines, catalogs or books demonstrate that discern- ing publications have held the photographer’s work in high enough regard to publish it. For you, that means you’re likely to get quality work.

4. What is your pricing structure?
Before you start meeting with photographers, do your research to get a baseline for pricing versus quality. When it comes to photography, you get what you pay for. Looking at enough portfolios in different price rang- es will give you an idea of the quality you can expect.

5. Can you provide me with references?
Calling past clients, vendors or industry professionals who have worked with the photographer is the best way to gauge whether the individual is authentic

6. Are you comfortable with a shot list?
Some photographers don’t like working with a prede- termined shot list since it may constrain them from what they do best. If shot lists are important to you, make sure you hire someone who’ll honor your wishes.

7. How is my chemistry with this photographer?
In the end, it may not be the questions you ask the pho- tographer that prove most critical, but the chemistry you feel with him or her. If you are not comfortable or something feels off, then it will surely be the same on your wedding day.

8. What do you actually deliver?

Find out what the package includes (e.g., album, re- prints, an engagement session) and when you can expect to receive proofs. Understanding these nuances will create a clear picture of what you’ll be getting from the photographer so there are no surprises.

9. What is your refund policy?
The contract should include a refund policy in case your wedding does not take place or if for some reason the photographer cannot render his services. Have him state in writing that he’ll provide equal or better coverage by a third party if he’s not able to complete the job.

10. Who has ownership of the images?
Many photographers won’t give the negatives or discs back to you or may require a fee to do so. Negotiate this upfront and include these terms in the contract. Owning your images could save you money on reprints later on