Pearl, of Pearl and Godiva, has created quite a name for herself with her exceptional, impeccably chosen collection of vintage china, glassware, furniture and more. All of the objects in the Pearl & Godiva collection are available for hire, for weddings and events, or editorial style shoots. On top of the fabulous objects offered at Pearl & Godiva, Pearl provides event styling services as well and her work never falls short of perfection. The craziest part is that Pearl is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with and she has in no way let the success go to her head. If you are planning an event in Ireland, Pearl & Godiva is a name you will absolutely want to know.
Working in the wedding industry, it is hard not to notice the beauty that is Pearl & Godiva at every turn. We were delighted to finally meet Pearl, the woman behind the magic, at the Weddings Online Awards this year. Since then, we have worked on some of the same weddings, all of which had a common goal - to create something unique and special for their big day. This is what Pearl excels at and delivers every time. To be lucky enough to have your wedding styled by Pearl is not only the icing on the cake, but the sugar and sprinklings on top also! Keep up the great work Pearl - you are an inspiration x
Ballyvolane House is an authentic, shabby-chic kind of Irish country house surrounded by vast gardens, parkland and woods. We host weddings and events here thoughout the year as well as offering accommodation in the main house and a glamping option in the gardens during the summer months. We have been aware of Pearl & Godiva's work for some time and we were delighted when she was asked to style a couple of weddings and a photo-shoot here recently. We were all mightily impressed. She is a genius. Her vintage styling is beautiful, original, quirky and dreamy. We loved her old china tea cups, decorative glasses, all kinds of glass-ware, the vintage table-cloths, the stunning, colourful flower arrangements, the candy displays, the old-fashioned photo-booth and the styling of the wedding blessing in the woods was remarkable. Pearl and her team are also lovely to deal with we could not recommend her more highly. We would like to wish her continued success in the future.
Justin & Jenny Green, Ballyvolane House June 2012
Pearl is at the forefront of bringing vintage tea party style to Irish weddings. She has a swoonworthy collection of vintage pieces that us girls in the One Fab Day office have coveted more than once! She has been featured in many One Fab Day Weddings including the lovely Claire & Holger's garden party wedding and Kate & Damien's pretty as a picture handmade wedding.
- Naoise and Susan from One Fab Day 2012
Pearl & Godiva have styled and provided beautiful props for two of Fly Away's Bride's inspirational photoshoots to date and on both occasions, we were simply blown away by Pearl's creative eye. Her attention to detail and focus on getting the look absolutely perfect is inspiring in itself, not to mention the treasure trove of silverware and vintage china that they have made available for hire. We'd happily recommend Pearl and Godiva to our readers and friends looking to style their special event.
- Lindsay Co Owner of Fly Away Bride 2012
These girls never fail to impress with their fresh ideas and funky take on wedding styling and decor. They have a real magic touch and are just lovely to work with on a project.
- Tara Craig Editor of The Wedding Journal Magazine January 2012
Hi Pearl, Thank YOU for allowing us to share your work! I am officially OBSESSED!
- Dawn of Style Me Pretty 2012
Pearl & Godiva worked on the styling and décor for a recent Wedding at Bellinter House and managed to transform our House into a Vintage Tea Party Setting for the couples Wedding Day.The Staff and Guests at the wedding all loved the quirky décor which suited our House perfectly.Pearl and her team had a lot of work to do on the day but worked effortlessly with our team throughout the day to get the house ready for the arrival of the Wedding Party. We loved their work and would highly recommend them to our Wedding Couples. We wish them the very best of luck for 2012 and look forward to welcoming them back to Bellinter House soon.
- Wedding Co-ordinator Lorraine Bellinter House January 2012.
Our wedding took place on Monday January 2nd 2012. We had decided to go ahead with our big day with only 7 weeks from decision made to actual day!!! We had decided we wanted a vintage themed wedding with a difference. A friend of mine had had her wedding in September and I had seen some of the ideas she had put in place. When I commented at how amazing everything looked she told me she had used Pearl and Godiva for a vintage tea party. I knew immediately I had to have Pearl for my wedding too and I wanted more than just the tea party.
Our very first email conversation to make contact with Pearl was wonderful. She was not fazed one bit by our short notice to the big day and was full of ideas and questions for us. She made us very aware of how much or how little her services could be used and how she could work around our budget....which was fantastic as I wanted her little touches every where. She has such a great eye for all the details in every corner. Our venue was split over three rooms, dining,relaxing and dancing and Pearl's touches were everywhere.
On the day of the wedding Pearl herself was at the venue setting up at 9am and assured me I did not need to see anything prior to the reception as I would appreciate the WOW factor so much more. She was certainly right there as I was blown away at all the details from the moment
I drove in. From love signs in the garden to lanterns on the entrance stairs, bird cages on the tables and festoon lights hanging gracefully the venue looked amazing. We decided to take a sneak peek downstairs at the dining room and low and behold Pearl was still there hours later perfecting everything. We were both more than impressed.
I cannot rate Pearl and Godiva services more on our wedding day. We spent the whole day answering our guests questions on how fabulous everything looked. Nothing was ever too big or too small to ask and Pearl was always there with a response in record time for our questions. Our big day was made into something so much more special by Pearl & Godiva.
Also please let me take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU so much for everything you did to make our day so special and unique. We really felt you went above and beyond all our expectations. All our guest think we have great taste and eyes for detail but really it all down to you. We both agree it was you and you alone who made the day so perfect and we are so proud that that was OUR wedding day!!! If ever anyone we know is getting married in the future we will be sure to recommend your services and I am personally sad I won’t get the opportunity to work with you again. Huge thank you so very much again. I’m still crying thinking how fab it was!!!!! Really!!!!Big big hugs Carla and Peter x x x and Rubi
- Carla & Peter Bellinter House January 2012
We love it when we're paired with Pearl & Godiva at an event. It's always a pleasure to see our cakes and desserts displayed in such a creative setting.
- Samantha Cloudberry Bakery 2012
It’s amazing the difference Pearl & Godiva make to the feel of weddings. With their beautiful array of vintage ornaments, exquisite collection of china sets and extravagant sweet tables, they transform the venue so it looks like it came strait from a film set. So perfect, the attention to detail is impressive to say the least. I love the extra personality Pearl’s styling brings to weddings, and the guests always seem to be impressed by the novelty and character. If you’re looking for something special, Pearl & Godiva is it.
- Eric Savoie Savo Photography 2012
I've worked directly with Pearl on several projects over the past 18 months and I've noticed a few recurring themes: her vision and her ability to be "ahead of the game" in terms of styles and trends, her attention to minute detail, her ability to organise a complex array of material and props & her ability to mobilise and motivate a large team. Photo shoots do not simply happen. They need to be meticulously planned and executed and this is something Pearl excels at. I'd say she is a natural and certainly the best I have worked with. Keep it up!
- Shane from Aspect Photography January 2012
We have worked with Pearl & Godiva in the past and found them extremely helpful and trustworthy. Pearl's love and dedication to her work always shines true. If you want to add a unique vintage style to your wedding, Pearl and Godiva are a must.
- Marie Finer Details 2012.
At White Sage Events, it’s all about offering the very best to our clients and I know Pearl & Godiva share the exact same ethos. Pearl has an amazing flair for event style & design and knows how to tastefully add the ‘wow’ factor. With their amazing range of exquisite china, linens and accessories it’s always a pleasure to the senses!
- Claire Barry White Sage Events 2012
I first met Pearl when she created a vintage tea party scene for the cover of our summer glossy edition of Irish Country Living. She had left West Cork at the crack of dawn that morning to travel to Dublin, but the four-hour drive didn’t dent her enthusiasm or attention to detail, from the pretty china tilting ever-so artily to the antique photo frames erected at short notice! We were spoilt for choice photograph wise and came away with a stunning cover and inside spread. Since then, Pearl has styled a vintage-picnic for a shoot on a farm in Cork, amongst the hay bales and buttercups......dining al fresco never looked so chic!
- Maria Moynihan Senior Features Writer Irish Country Living Magazine 2012
As a photographer, I shoot a lot of weddings and have had the pleasure of working with Pearl on numerous events. Her styling and vintage eye is always a joy to behold. Her eclectic taste adds a touch originality to any wedding or party. Her manner as a business woman is polite and professional at all times and I would recommend her highly as a stylist.
- Siobhan Byrne Siobhan Byrne Photography 2012
Hi Pearl, How are you? Thanks so much for your email. God, I seriously can't believe that it's over. I'm just so delighted with how everything went, and wow, all the Pearl & Godiva loveliness just made my day. It really did. The venue just looked so special thanks to all your little touches, and everyone kept gushing about how it looked and kept saying things like, oh, it's very Corina, isn't it? So yay. Thanks so much again for everything, Pearl. You can rest assured that every single bride I meet will hear me singing your praises. Chat soon, Corina, x
- Corina & Diarmuid Finnstown Hotel New Years Eve 2011
Pearl and Godiva recently styled a candy corner for our winter wedding in Cork. Pearl had such beautiful ideas and we absolutely loved the results. The Candy Corner was a massive hit with our guests, as were the gorgeous vintage tea cups and saucers we hired. They provided both an elegant and fun touch to our reception.
- Donna & Colin Castlymartyr Resort December 2011
Pearl & Godiva have supplied wonderful vintage styling for numerous weddings at the Castlemartyr Resort. Recently I had the pleasure to witness first hand the care and attention afforded to my Bride & Groom who had booked Pearl & Godiva for their wedding styling. Pearl greeted the couple like old friends on arrival and proudly shown the vintage cups and saucers that had been lovingly placed on each place setting. Nothing was too much trouble for Pearl who also set a wonderful candy buffet for the wedding guests that craved something a little sweet. I cannot recommend Pearl and her Beautiful Vintage Inspirations highly enough. I wish Pearl & Godiva every success.
- Jackie Day Sales Executive Castlymartyr Resort December 2011
I first emailed Pearl back in July about my December wedding. From the very beginning Pearl was extremely helpful and so knowledgeable. Her creativity really came through when she talked me through her ideas. I was very excited about her selection from vintage tea cups to sweet jars - it was 10 times better than anything I had seen anywhere in Ireland! I was a bit worried about how it would look. But I should not have worried at all. What can I say on the day, I had a peak in the room before i left for the church and was so happy with the display. It was absolutely stunning - Pearl had put together a beautiful candy buffet, but had just added her own touches to make it really beautiful and stylish. All of the guests at the wedding loved the candy buffet, the vintage tea cups and the little touches throughout the reception - like the Wedding Signs & Hay bales. I just wanted to say a big Thank you as you really played such a big part in making our day so special.
- Louise & Ian Castle Durrow December 2011
Pearl's beautifully ornate vintage china was a real talking point at our wedding last November at Darver Castle. The array of teacups, saucers and cake stands really was the icing on the cake of a beautiful venue and a 50s-inspired wedding. Our guests were raving about it!
Pearl listened to exactly what I wanted, incorporating a little of the vintage feel that I love into our special day. She worked with our venue to ensure everything was perfect, and went above and beyond by liaising directly with our cake supplier (The Cake Stand) to ensure the cake stands complemented her work also. She was a pleasure to work with and I’ve recommended her services to all our friends who are getting married. Thanks again, and hope I get to throw a party soon and use more of your fab wear again!
- Donna & Tim The Dunloe September 2011
For our wedding we decided we wanted something with a difference for our dessert course. We decided on a Tea Party using beautiful vintage chinaware provided by Pearl & Godiva. This served as something a bit different but also was a great crowd mixer for after the main meal. Pearl was amazing to deal with from beginning to end and had fantastic ideas. Her collection of vintage china is beautiful and definitely provided a wow factor. Our guests were treated to a fabulous feast of cakes from The Cake Stand who Pearl had recommended. All were deliciously devoured by the guests and ourselves, everyone Oooh-ing and Aah-ing at the china and Mmm-ing at the treats. It genuinely felt like a Tea Party which of course all girls love, but I couldn't get over the amount of male guests that approached me complimenting us on the Tea Party and array of cakes. Pearl also provided lace tablecloths, vintage tableware for our head table, our beautiful floral centrepieces, tea light holders and an array of other vintage delights for decoration. One of the big hits on the night was the Photo Booth. I totally recommend this. Many guests had so much fun dressing up and posing for photos. When I entered the room and saw what she had done it took my breath away, I would say she just "got me". She knew what I liked and placed everything perfectly to create what to me was the country chic “vintag-ey” feel I was looking for on the day. I have recommended her onto friends that have already booked her as they too can see what a difference she can make to the day. The difference in ones day to me is in the little touches - she is an expert in this area.
- Madeleine & Rob Village at Lyons September 2011.
Working with Pearl & Godiva 's beautiful china and glass ware was a wonderful experience on many different levels. Pearl is super efficient from the very beginning until the very end. Pearl oozes style and creativity. The equipment was just beautiful and came very well packaged and in excellent condition. Serving food on the vintage ware brought a whole new element of life and lustre to my food and to the room in general. I would definitely recommend Pearl & Godiva if you want to add a 'Je ne sais quai' to your dinner table.
- Eunice from Eunice Power August 2011
Pearl was so lovely to work with and so enthusiastic with loads of suggestions, having searched for ages to get some vintage stuff for a party it was great to find one place with all I was looking for and more.
- Orla Murphy Dublin August 2011
Thank you Pearl & Godiva for providing us with the most exquisite tea china for our big day in August 2011. Our guests were enchanted by the old fashioned tea party which we served after our meal. The mis-matched tea sets were the subject of every conversation and were an absolute hit. We are dying to have another party just to use this amazing supplier again.
- Flicky Howe Marquee Wedding August 2011
We hired Pearl & Godiva for our Garden party, the day after our wedding. We wanted a special and unique vintage feel and that's exactly what we got with the Pearl & Godiva antique china collection. They even sent someone to help set up! We would certainly recommend them for any special occasion.
- Dominique Ballintubbert July 2011.
I hired vintage china and other accessories from Pearl & Godiva for my wedding in June 2011. Pearl was really lovely to work with and gave me great advice on what would look pretty. We hired a marquee for our wedding which looked quite bare and uninteresting until we started to decorate it with beautiful bunting and covered the tables with lace table cloths and mismatched china. The marquee was totally transformed within a couple of hours. It gave our wedding a lovely vintage feel and made it really special. I highly recommend Pearl & Godiva to everyone!
- Claire & Holger Glebe Country House June 2011
We were really lucky to have the wonderfully talented Pearl from Pearl & Godiva help with styling our wedding. I wanted to add some vintage touches to our day so her china and accessories fit in beautifully with our Georgian style venue. She did an amazing job styling the tables and put on such a fine dessert table display it was a shame to eat it! She is such a pleasure to work with, so sweet and good natured - nothing is too much trouble - I can highly recommend her, book her quick if she's free on your day!
- Amanda & Conor Midleton Park House May 2011
- Amanda is the account manager at Weddings Online
Pearl & Godiva were the best company to work with in all of my wedding planning . Pearl was fantastic and interested in the details of our needs from the get go. I couldn't have been more delighted with the communication re: delivery of china and chairs. My wedding was vintage perfect and it was all thanks to Pearl & Godiva's amazing collection!
- Candi & Cormac Inishbeg Estate May 2011.
PLANNING A DIY VINTAGE WEDDING/BIRTHDAY/TEA PARTY, BUT HAVEN’T FOUND THE CHARITY SHOP GEMS YOU THOUGHT WOULD MAKE DREAM TABLE SETTINGS? ENTER PEARL & GODIVA VINTAGE CHINA HIRE – PURE GENIUS!
- Kate O'Dowd Assistant Editor Image March 2011
I used Pearl & Godiva for a Penneys press preview of our new season collection where I needed to transform a space into a vintage tea party look and feel. Pearl not only supplied us with the most exquisite and beautiful vintage tea collection for our guests to enjoy their refreshments she was also timely, efficient and very businesslike. I would thoroughly recommend her for any job. I was so enamored with her collection I purchased a fantastic set which she wrapped and delivered in the most wonderful box with homemade card, to a very dear friend of mine who collects vintage tea sets.
- Annelie Mc Caffrey Penneys PR Manager
When I look back at my best weddings I'm always sure to find Pearl & Godiva on the list of wedding vendors. Now I get excited to see them listed as one of the wedding vendors because I know it's going to be a fabulous wedding.
- Christina from Brosnan Photographic 2011
I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Pearl artistically on photo-shoots and I'm always amazed with the way she makes her visions a reality. She always has unique and whimsical ideas that are far above what other stylists and decor specialists are offering in Ireland. Her ideas are always on-trend, yet original and quirky. She is an amazing woman too....friendly, kind, courteous, and above all beyond professional. I always am so excited when I discover I get to photograph her creations at a wedding or during a photoshoot. She's always at the top of my list for recommended vendors to clients. A true visionary and artist that will make a once-in-a-lifetime event an outstanding success.
- Lisa from Lisa O Dwyer Photography 2011
Hi Pearl! Just wanted to say thank you for sharing such a gorgeous shoot with us. We're seeing such great comments come in from our readers and can tell they're definitely getting inspired by what they see! Thank you to you and the entire team involved! We can't wait to see what you all do next!
- Warmly, Junia from 100 Layer Cake 2011
Pearl has an incredible eye for detail, and creates events and set-ups that ooze charm and are a joy to photograph. She has the ability to bring lots of different elements together to create a cohesive feel and look. While the vintage style is very much in fashion right now, the settings Pearl creates are timelessly chic. Her creations aside, she is so lovely to work with – a true professional, warm and friendly, yet efficient and an utter perfectionist.
As a caterer and wedding cake supplier, I have worked with Pearl & Godiva on many occasions. Pearl has a great eye for detail, the china that she provides is stunning. I would recommend Pearl & Godiva for any event, be it large or small. She won't disappoint.
- Shannen Keane Diva Boutique Bakery As seen on Masterchef 2011
From the moment I met Pearl I knew she was someone special, with her ability to transform any venue into a breathtakingly stunning setting for your fairytale wedding. Everything she touches is magical, from her beautiful mercury votives and stunning vintage china, to her little props of ‘I love you’ cake slices and ‘eat me’ tags she adds to the treats on her dessert tables. And the wonderful photo booth that adds hours of enjoyment to any event, capturing the joy in your day spectacularly. Every chance I get to work with Pearl, I jump at she is a pleasure to work with and you just know she’s going to create something really special.
- Iseult The Cake Stand Multiple Award Winning Pastry Chef and Cake Designer 2011.
OMG when this shoot landed in my inbox I literally let out a bit of a scream. I tend to do this sometimes but not very often! I am so so pleased to share with you this gorgeous, saturated, stunning Alice in Wonderland meets Jane Austen photoshoot set up by the lovely Pearl of Pearl & Godiva. Saving the best for last, imagine your wedding guests drinking out of all these gorgeous teacups painted with stunning colours and intricate detail. The exact words in my response email to Pearl were “I WISH YOU WERE IN ENGLAND!” Don’t you?
- Alex from OMG I am getting married 2011