The wedding vendors you need to know about - Donal Doherty - Fine Art Wedding Photography


The wedding vendors you need to know about

Being lucky enough to have worked in the wedding industry for years means that we’ve been given the opportunity to come across some pretty amazing wedding vendors, which can add something spectacular to your wedding day.

So with this in mind, today’s post is dedicated to sharing just a few of the wedding vendors that we recommend. Whether you’re keen to find a spectacular wedding venue, or are struggling to find a florist, you’re in luck!

Hair and beauty: Honey Hair & Beauty

In case you didn’t know, Margaret, part of the Honey Hair & Beauty team, happens to be my wife, so while it might I’m biased, I’ve worked with the Honey Hair & Beauty team across a range of photo shoots and weddings and can definitely testify to their amazing talent! Located in Derry, the award-winning team is comprised of hair and make-up artists, so that all your wedding beauty needs are taken care of in one place. Get more information here.

Dresses: The Bridal Showroom

With over 25 years’ experience in bridal fitting and dress supply, Peggy Doherty and the team at the bridal showroom have been at the forefront of designer bridal couture in the Derry, Donegal and the north-west area. The award-winning bridal boutique carries a wide range of wedding and bridesmaid dresses, so whether you have your heart set on something vintage or contemporary, the expert team will make finding your dream dress a breeze. Get more information here.

Flowers: John Paul Florist

I’ve worked with John Paul professionally over the years and I’ve always been a massive fan of his work. His ability to create stunning floral creations never fails to impress me so it isn’t surprising that his work is in high demand for weddings across the country. John Paul has a fantastic eye for detail, working to an extremely high standard of finish, which has unsurprisingly lead to him being commissioned to design pieces for high profile events, royalty, visiting heads of state as well as a host of celebrity clients. Get more information here.

Cake: Cakes by Miriam

A visual focal point of your wedding reception, the wedding cake may have taken several forms over the years, but its significance still remains. Having created my own wedding cake, I personally can’t recommend the talents of Miriam from Cakes by Miriam enough. Get more information here.

Menswear: The Black Tie Showroom

In recent years, grooms have been taking their wedding day attire much more seriously, which has led to a massive expansion in the range of suits available. Gone are the days of limited options, with endless cuts, colours and styles now available. And one place which is easily meeting this demand is The Black Tie Showroom. Get more information here.

Stationery: The White Letter Wedding Stationery

Another wedding vendor that we choose for our own wedding is The White Letter Wedding Stationery. The company specialises in matching stunning contemporary design with original use of type to create fresh, eye-catching stationery. Bespoke finishes such as foil keeps invites distinctly modern. Get more information here.

Planning: Perfect Bliss Wedding Events

Planning a wedding can be one of the happiest times of your life, but with so much to organise, sometimes it’s great to call on the expert skills of a professional. One such company which offer flawless planning and guidance for your special day is Perfect Bliss. As well as organising a range of wedding events across Northern Ireland, the company offer wedding planning services to help pull together all aspects of your wedding day. Get more information here.

Music: DJ Glenn Nicholl

A big part of every wedding is the music! It’s what gets guests going and up on their feet again after the meal and the highlight of many people’s day. It’s definitely no easy task and it’s all about understanding your audience and delivering what they want. DJ Glenn Nicholl has a great talent for reading the audience and playing music that will keep them on the dance floor all night. Get more information here.

Styling: Look Crafty

What makes a wedding day truly unique is those finishing touches. Look Crafty will design and style your chosen venue so that it is unique to you and your vision. Whether you want help coming up with a theme or just need someone to source items for you, Look Craft will definitely deliver. Get more information here.

Venue: Solis Lough Eske Castle

Solis Lough Eske Castle is one of my favourite places on earth so it isn’t surprising that I choose it for my own wedding day, and can vouch for how amazing it is. If you have a fairy tale castle setting in mind, this one definitely ticks all the right boxes. Get more information here.



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