This Old Home offer alternative backdrops, installations, signage and styling to design-conscious couples on their wedding day. Husband and wife team Matt & Steph started with putting themselves out there at the Quirky Wedding Fair in 2017 and since then have been styling bridal and editorial sessions, building custom backdrops, designing for independent stores and have been featured in blogs and magazines with their fresh offering to the wedding game here in Ireland. With This Old Home, they build, source and customise everything, so it’s an open design process. No limits! From hire of a backdrop to full styling, they can be as involved, or not, as you need them to be.
What’s the process for a couple who want some This Old Home at their wedding?
We love meeting new couples, there’s something so exciting about planning a wedding and we’re so grateful that we get to be a part of it! We create impact and individuality for a couple’s day with good design and styling choices, so the couple themselves and their venue are really important in that. We don’t have a definitive hire list or set list of props, we come up with designs and concepts for them and take it from there, by building or sourcing what we need.
Getting to know a couple over a cup of tea at our Mill Studio space lets us picture the vision they have of their day. We want to know what matters to them the most and the impression they want to make. Venue-wise we chat about highlighting their favourite bits and maybe creating some focal points, as well as planning how they want their guests to enjoy their venue and helping make that happen.
Good signage is so key in that, and signage presents a good opportunity to set your tone and make an impression . We’re not fans of décor for the sake of it, and work hard to create with the venue firmly in mind so there’s an effortless cohesion…despite the effort! We have so many ideas, and we just wait until we meet the people that we think it’ll resonate with.
We’re of the less is more attitude when it comes to styling your day, by choosing well with how you create impact. Good design speaks for itself.
What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
We would never have guessed how many amazing opportunities this creative venture would bring us in our first full year in 2018, so naturally we just can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring. We have some really great weddings booked in and other projects too, so seeing all of the ideas come to life is so rewarding. We’ll keep saying yes to opportunities that we feel passionate about, and have plenty more ideas and concepts to make happen too. We’re really living the dream with what we’re doing.