Hi there. Thanks for stopping by! My name is Lindsay Moynagh and I am owner and creative director at House of Hannah. I also co-own Fly Away Bride with Amy O’Neill, an online magazine dedicated to destination weddings so it’s safe to say I am hopelessly in love with the wedding industry.
With a background in the events industry, I started House of Hannah as a way of combining my love for the online wedding world with something more tangible. At the time, styling was a relatively new concept in Ireland and it’s been amazing to see the industry grow here and across Europe. Being so centrally located, we’ve been very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to plan and style weddings for clients outside of Ireland in Italy and France.
I would describe my own design aesthetic as romantic but organic. I am completely obsessed with calligraphy, handmade paper, old houses, foraged flowers and textured fabrics. I favour the light in the evening.
I’m very proud that our work has been featured both in Ireland and internationally, in magazines such as Martha Stewart, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Fly Away Bride, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, Image Brides, Confetti Magazine, Grey Likes Weddings, Ruffled Magazine, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes and many more.
Hannah was my wonderful Nana. That’s her there on the left, in her fur coat at her 90th birthday, enjoying a brandy and taking it all in. I am above, cheering her on.
For three years, this paragraph shared Nana’s story in the present tense. How lucky was I to have had her in my life while I started this venture. She always got a kick out of me addressing envelopes for clients so I’d save them for the Monday night stay. She mostly hovered over my shoulder, instructing me to “take the tail off” most of the letters! She was the boss. That’s for sure.
Sadly, on the 24th of January 2017, she passed away. A month shy of her 94th birthday.
Nana will always be one of the biggest creative influences in my life. It all started with a veil she gifted myself and my sisters for our Communion. A Carrickmacross lace veil made by her own little hands. I still remember her showing me how to sew those tiny wee loops of white thread around the edge of the lace. It amazed me that such a minute detail not only took so much time, but so much care and attention. By itself, it was just a loop, but all the loops together made it masterpiece. An heirloom. It has stayed with me always and it has never been lost on me that so many of the beautiful things around us are made in that same way, with great care, love and time. It is always at the forefront of my mind when we approach a new design for our clients and just like the lace veil, not a single detail, however small it may be is overlooked.
Photo; Amanda Wilcher Photographers