Wedding Season Made Simple!
Wedding season is in full swing and The Design House has all the accoutrements to make your day that much more special. Meet some of our featured designers at the top of their field, and even learn how to make some of your wedding accessories yourself!
Evelyn Campbell Couture
Evelyn Campbell uses her experience working at the top of Ireland’s street-fashion labels in designing ethereal bridal attire using her strong pattern making abilities and experienced eye for detail. She creates bespoke designs for brides with a style all their own. Her philosophy is to keep the bride involved and excited in the making of her dress to ensure she looks and feels amazing. Evelyn takes the bride’s vision and her own technical experience to make sure the dress is a true expression of the woman wearing it. Evelyn was recently featured in The Design House’s summer fashion show, with her dresses being critically acclaimed by those who attended. Find her designs at The Design House or visit Evelyn Campbell Couture for more information.
The Golden Stitch
Designer Ginan Abbas, originally from Iraq, has been living in Ireland for the past 14 years. She is an immensely talented seamstress and designer, drawing her inspiration from nature and the beautiful fabrics she works with. Ginan, like Evelyn, uses her designs to make women feel more beautiful. She does not believe in conforming to the norms of the fashion world, but instead designs clothing to fit all body types and encourage women to celebrate their own shape. When designing bespoke bridal wear, Ginan’s focus is always on the bride. Her ultimate goal is that the bride feels confident and comfortable in her wedding dress. She has a talent for re-creating beautiful medieval style lacework and beadwork on her pieces. Check out The Golden Stitch or stop by The Design House to see Ginan’s work in person!
Very Engaging Designs
Aideen has had a passion for design ever since she was a young girl, when she would dress her grandmother’s dog in scraps from her sewing box. As an adult, she attended the Fashion Design in Bray Institute for Further Education (BIFE) while also working part time as an assistant in a bridal boutique learning to become a bridal specialist. Her twelve years of experience as a bridal specialist combined with the inspirational education she gained from BIFE transformed Aideen into the designer she is today. She hopes that her collections reflect timeless, classic elegance with the desire to make her pieces into heirlooms that the bride will pass on and cherish forever. Aideen specialises in beautiful handmade veils and bridal accessories. Find her designs at Very Engaging Designs.
Wear We Wander
Bronwyn Connolly decided to follow her dream of fashion design during an impromtu year of travel and wanderlust. She spent nine months gathering inspiration when her journey came to a head in Bali, and it was then she decided it was time make her dreams a reality. Lisa Maree Barron became her business partner, having studied art and design in London and being a freelance artist and designer for over 20 years. All of their designs are ethically produced, and they donate a portion of their profits back to the communities in which they produce to ensure the women in those communities can take pride in their work and thrive. Wear We Wander has recently gained much recognition for their easy, versatile and bohemian designs, especially in bridal wear. The Nature’s Bride Maxi Dress has been widely publicized as the boho bridal dress of the season. The Design House carries a wide range of Wear We Wander, including the Nature’s Bride Maxi in both white and black can also visit their website at Wear We Wander.
Mark Garvie Millinery and Princess Palles Millinery
Looking for the perfect hat or headpiece to complete your bridal look? Mark Garvie and Princess Palles create gorgeous, eccentric designs to top you off!
Mark Garvie is an award winning milliner who’s designs can often be seen worn by the who’s-who of Ireland and UK. He is happy to design bespoke pieces. For a consultation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit Mark Garvie Millinery for more on his work.
Princess Palles are a creative sister duo creating bespoke hats for sale and also for rent in Dublin. You can contact them through their website Princess Palles.
DIY at The Design House
All of these designers can be found right here at 43 Dawson Street in Dublin, but you can also take in-house classes to create your own special wedding pieces! We offer a specific Wedding Headpiece Afternoon Tea that is a great way to get your bridal party together for a glass of wine and some treats while you design and make your very own wedding accessories. There are also classes on beginning millinery, beginning fascinators, and so much more!
Check out our list of classes at Craft Quarter for more information.