As soon as I opened the invite and the colourful confetti poured out, I was convinced that One Fab Day would put on a great show… and that they did. As you all know One Fab Day is a leading wedding site. It’s your one stop shop for wedding inspiration. This weekend (October 17th & 18th) One Fab Day presents The Glitter Studio. Picture this: Pinterest in real life. See for yourself…I already gave you a sneak preview in my virtual tour of chq on snapchat (@moda_fix) but here’s some more.For one weekend only the chq building in Dublin has been transformed into a wedding wonderland. Whether it’s glam, rustic or mod pop you’re after, you’ll find it all at The Glitter Studio.There are workshops on a variety of elements such as wedding planning and styling and top exhibitors display their offerings in the Bridal Boutique and Beauty Room. I spotted a simple silk sheath by Sharon Hoey and Nottingham lace at Vintage Bride. This stunning gown is by Patrick Casey. Pictured here is Irish designer Orlaith Carroll of The Attic Bridal Wear Boutique and her warm and loveable intern Róisín. Orlaith has just finished her designing and constructing her latest collection, which includes a garment named after her grandmother Marcella and the ‘Róisín’ dress (shown here). I love that tassel trimming!This vintage piece from Dirty Fabulous Vintage really caught my eye.I always love to meet the face behind a particular brand or design. You connect with a person, not a brand. It makes you appreciate their work even more. Another Irish designer who I was eager to meet was Chupi Sweetman. I loved hearing her story. She was homeschooled and made her first dress as a teenager. She was scouted by Topshop in her first year at college! After six years designing for Topshop she began designing and creating her own jewellery line, inspired by the beauty of wild and natural things. Many of her pieces are cast from twigs and swan feathers… which I find so interesting. Every piece of Chupi Jewellery is designed, made and finished in Ireland. We chatted about the Spanish language and the meanings behind certain words… loved that. Every day is a school day!Sandra is the creative force behind Blue Meadow Bridal. She specialises in headpieces, veils and hair pins. I DO… love a floral crown! See how I wore mine recently here. Exhibitor Gillian Mee stood out. Find your rose among the thorns at Flowers by Mee.This idea was one I really liked: personalised craft beer for your special day by The Hoppily Ever After Brew Co. I reckon this will be a major hit among wedding planners. I’m a fan of this pale ale anyway.
I also have to say a special thanks to the guys at Nomad Café for a really great flat white this morning.‘Cheese cake’ has become very popular in recent years. Can you believe this tiered tower of Artisan cheeses is available at your local Supervalu? Cake ladies worth mentioning are Wildflour Bakery for their tasteful simplicity and Cherub Couture Cakes (try their chocolate biscuit cake!)Last but not least: Hippenings – it will fill your life with gorgeousness (that’s Laura’s aim). Laura Cunningham is the editor of Ireland’s leading bridal publication Confetti. Think bunting; think garlands; think deadly stuff. If you’re planning a party or you’re on the hunt for a unique gift click here. Hip hip hooray!For the full list of exhibitors click here. See more images from today on Instagram, Facebook and snapchat (@moda_fix). If you’re a guest looking for some style inspiration read my style guide for OPSH in their Ask The Expert series here.
Sin é. That was fun, insightful and a colourful feast for the eyes.
For anyone planning a wedding or a party, I hope you found something of interest.
Thanks for reading,