Today I’m thrilled to welcome our newest sponsor Rangoli. Aisling from Rangoli is one very talented lady designing and producing stunning bespoke wedding accessories for brides-to-be and their bridal party…

Can you tell us a little about your company and what you offer?

I set up my business Rangoli in 1998. I design bespoke bridal jewellery and hair accessories. Some designs are made from very fine crochet and others from woven beadwork. I also offer advice on styling your bridal look.

Where are you based and what cities/countries do you deliver to?

I am based in The Design Tower in the Dublin Docklands – I love my large showroom with vaulted ceilings! When clients visit, I spend time finding out all about their wedding plans. Together we pore over pictures, fabric samples and discuss hairstyles…it’s proper girly fun! Sometimes my job even involves suggesting wearing less accessories. I feel that bridal accessories should complement rather than take centre stage. For international enquiries or those unable to visit my showroom, we plan and discuss ideas by phone and email. So I deliver to anywhere in the world really!

Rangoli

Photograph by Stephanie Fay

Photograph by Bernard Carolan at Mark Griffin Photo

Do you have any advice for brides choosing accessories for a destination wedding?

Lots of my clients are getting married abroad and I love this idea! Why have a one day event when you can luxuriate over a week long celebration? The choice of dress usually reflects a sunnier destination – so I get to see lots of sunshine boho numbers. I love designing for these delicate dresses and have a range of bejeweled hairwires and combs that sparkle like gems in the sunshine. With destination weddings, there are often a number of social gatherings aside from the main event. I have designed some pretty accessories to go with these less formal outfits. I love working with colour and can customise pieces to suit any design or colour palette. As my pieces tend to be very light, they suit warmer weather conditions. These details do matter on the day.

Photograph by Christina Brosnan at Brosnan Photographic

Can you tell us a bit more about the person behind the business, how did you come to work in the wedding industry?

I previously worked as a graphic designer and illustrator but a six month trip to India started a love affair with all things decorative and I decided to return to college to study jewellery.
To me, (and many others), I have a dream job! There are two main reasons why I chose to specialise in bridal accessories. Firstly, my antique style suits formal wedding gowns. Secondly I wanted to be able to design for individuals. One of my favourite parts of my job is meeting with clients and discussing ideas, styles and occasions!

Left Photograph by Christina Brosnan at Brosnan Photographic. Right Photograph by Kip Carroll

Have you got any exciting plans that you’d like to tell us about?

The truth is that I do…but this idea is not fully hatched so I can’t reveal all yet. Here are a few hints though – This project will involve a little bit of mystery, detailed sketches and a time-capsule element.

Would you like to include a Special Reader Offer?

Certainly, I’d love to offer Fly Away Bride readers a 10% discount if they mention this feature.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you every success with this new venture Pamela.

Aisling Nelson

Thanks Aisling, I’m delighted to have you on board!

Make sure to visit Rangoli’s Website to view more of her beautiful design and check out Aisling’s blog for some bridal inspiration.

 

4 Responses

  1. Aisling Nelson

    Thanks for inviting me to be part of this great venture Pamela. I love the concept and know that your site will be so useful for anyone planning a destination wedding…or just on the look-out for pretty inspiration!

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