‘Wedding Season’ is soon upon us, hurrah!
Fun Fact: Did you know May 30th and August 7th are two of the busiest days in the Irish wedding calendar?
If you are a wedding guest, parent or bridesmaids you might have been wondering what to get the happy couple. While money has become commonplace as the wedding gift, many people still like to give an actual gift to the couple. Something to mark the occasion. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of luxury items the couple might not necessarily buy for themselves. The best part is they are all modern day Irish Designed Wedding Gift Ideas.
Did you know that the sunshine months of July and August combined provide 25% of all Irish weddings?
Times are changing and many couples are living together before getting married, so the traditional wedding list that once included a toaster has evolved. It possibly makes it harder to find an appropriate gift but it also means yours will stand out.
Contemporary Irish Designed Wedding Gift inspiration.
Wedding Day Style Immortalised in Ink
Help them remember their wedding day forever, with this artistic gift. The fashion illustrations created by Irish artist, Audrey Vance, capture every detail of a bride’s unique wedding day style from her jewellery and shoes to the lace or beading of her dress. Upon request, Audrey has also been offering to create Bride n’ Groom illustrations, capturing the groom’s style to perfection too. So, once framed these illustrations become part of the couple’s home and they can remember, at a glance their red carpet moment and best day ever. Each one is lovingly made to order and can be booked 3-4 weeks in advance. All you need to provide is your delivery date and photos.
Handy Hint… have it ready for the honeymoon homecoming!
Cost €295 or €370
You can check out full details here.
2. Travel the Globe in Style with Luxury Leather
Does your wedding couple like to travel? Kildare-based design house, De Bruir’s create a range of beautifully tailored leather goods including this amazing vintage-styled leather sports bag. Perfect for carry-on travel, it makes for a gorgeous unisex weekender bag. Ideal for their honeymoon or future romantic city breaks the couple will take. Lead time is 2-3 weeks.
Place your orders here.
3. Set the Table in Style with Contemporary Irish Linen
If the wedding couple is into cooking and entertaining, then consider this luxurious homeware gift. Irish linen design has seen a revival with Jennifer Slattery’s modern take on an age-old tradition. Her fresh approach to her table runner designs and napkins has brought about a renewed interest in buying linen for today’s modern couple. With a few designs to choose from here, we’ve picked her gorgeous Irish Wildflower White Set of 4
Pick yours up here.
4. ‘Throw’ them a Woollen Style gift [- do you get it?]
For the outdoors couple who wish to picnic in style or equally for the chic homeowner types take a look at this gorgeous Irish designed throw. Made from 97% Irish Zwartable wool and 3% Irish white wool for the four white stripes to represent the distinctive markings of the zwartable sheep. The Zwartable Travel Rug definitely has unisex appeal for a lifetime.
Add to your collection here.
5. Willow Wonder, basket joy!
Take what you know about the happy couple and consider commissioning a unique willow basket to suit them. Do they like gardening, have they a wood burning stove, do they like shopping at local food markets or do they like displaying interesting objects in their home?
Willow crafting has a very long tradition in Ireland and one such crafter is Kathleen McCormick in Co. Kildare, who makes a stunning array of different types on baskets for many purposes.
Cost upon request.
Check them out here.
Today’s guest post was brought to you by…
Artist, Audrey Vance has been in the wedding and anniversary gift business for four years, creating bespoke wedding dress illustrations using watercolour paper and ink. Based in Ireland, with a home studio in Co. Wicklow, Audrey started by creating an ink illustration of her own wedding dress. Sad at the thought of never seeing her own wedding dress again, she created the first fashion illustration soon after returning from honeymoon. A couple of years later she turned her passion into a small business. Since launching in 2014, hundreds of ‘inks’ have been created and some have even shipped from Ireland to Dubai, France, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, UK and USA.
Website is: www.weddingdressink.com