PRODUCTS THAT LAST A LIFETIME
Wedding planning can quickly take over your wallet. Who wants to spend money on something that dies the next day? Never fear, Ragga'Wedding is here!
With beautiful silks and darling details, we take pride in designing those perfect intricate accessories that make up your wedding day.
But more than that, we want to give you something that lasts far beyond your special occasion and continues into your family - perhaps an heirloom to pass down or a stunning centerpiece to accompany your coffee table! Regardless, we promise you unique designs fit for a lifetime.
Ragga’Wedding is purposed in loving others and living life to the fullest.
We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that life is meant to be shared, so we aim to create products that bring people together.
Our company was born out of a pursuit to create a brand and a culture where people could come together and do what they love. Through ethically sourcing our goods, we are able to support artisans in Haiti through fair wages and continue to fill custom orders for brides all over the world.
A WEDDING THAT GIVES BACK
Ragga’Wedding continues to grow into far more than we could have ever imagined. We partner with and support artisans in Haiti through fair wages, creating new life and a sustainable income for women, as we continue to fill custom orders for brides all over the world.
On a day as extraordinary as your wedding day, we give you the opportunity to share your love with our artisans worldwide and bring hope through sustaining their families with fair wages - encouraging a world where love wins!
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A NEW FLORAL ALTERNATIVE
When our founder Joy was planning her wedding, she faced a common problem: allergies. Like so many brides, she was caught between wanting fresh flowers in her wedding, but not wanting to sneeze her way through the day. Finding no suitable alternative, the creative bride simply made her own. Thus, Ragga'Wedding was born. Soon, our studio was overflowing with the unique wedding flower substitute, appearing in Ruffled Blog, David Tutera bridal shows, The Knot, and more. We specialize in beautiful florals that not only last forever, but give brides with allergies a beautiful, timeless option when fresh flowers are an impossibility. Our decor and accessories not only make your day a stunning event, they also give back to artisans locally and globally, providing a sustainable income to women and hope that breaches all bounds. This is Ragga'Wedding.
Under the brand Raggamuffin®, we began by creating and selling handcrafted hair accessories out of our home studio in 2010 to friends and family. As support for Raggamuffin's global vision grew, the business quickly evolved. We began selling our products at art festivals and local boutiques around the southeast United States.
In these early days, we met and fell in love with some of our treasured artisans from China and Kenya. Although these friendships found their roots in a simple, "hello", we quickly developed lifelong relationships as we listened to their individual stories and watched their hearts stirring to create change and bring hope to their home countries. Those moments reminded us of how powerful it is to do life with others. We learned that as we pursued doing the things that we love, we came alive; and when we came alive, others found life and hope for their own future.
One season led to another and we found ourselves fulfilling custom orders through word of mouth and our online shop. When it came time for some of our dear friends’ weddings we began designing pieces that would complement their style and become something that they could treasure for many years to come. It was an honor to have the heart of Raggamuffin® represented on such a special day in the lives of the people we loved most.
When our founder, Joy, began planning her own wedding day, she knew right away that she wanted to make it a DIY occasion. Along with her closest friends, she handcrafted everything from her own (allergy-friendly!) fabric bouquets and bridal party accessories to the table decorations and garland that were so intricately incorporated into the backdrop of her ceremony. Our studio quickly developed into a beautiful collaboration of friends, fabric flowers, and all of the essential wedding necessities that truly made it the BEST DAY EVER.
Ragga’Wedding came to life, and the rest is history!
MEET THE TEAM
Joy Murdock - Founder, Design and Production Director
Joy is our founder, our visionary, our strong tower, and creative lead. Ragga'Wedding is a product of her heart coming fully alive and her desire to create beautiful things. She’s a gifted artist, teacher, and leader. Her free spirit bubbles over into everything she touches, and her heart for others shines.
Jim Powell - President
Surfer. Artist. Entrepreneur. Ragga'Wedding’s president can usually be found at the beach or in the studio, surfing waves or dreaming up ocean-inspired products for us. Jim works hard and plays hard, and his creative, free spirit inspires everyone he says “hello” to. His skills include spending a lot of time in the ocean and making people smile.
Reilly Guhr - Creative Director, Design and Production Leader
You can usually find Reilly curled up with a coffee, reading or writing. She’s inspired by the serenity of nature- mountains, oceans, sky, and embraces what it means to be a Raggamuffin each day. She loves spending time making and creating in the studio; specializing in accessories filled with delicate, personal touches and classic elements.
Dana Holmes - Director of Sales
Dana is our favorite extrovert. She’s always willing to make new friends over coffee or a game of soccer. She loves traveling, and you can count on her to bring the party wherever she goes. Her warm, bubbly spirit shines bright – when you meet her, you’ll want to be best friends forever.
Kate Powell - Marketing Director
Kate gets it done. She’s a crazy-talented photographer, marketing director, artist, and writer, among other things. Whatever the project, Kate gives flawless stylistic insight and inspiration. Her warm, affectionate energy enables her to tackle big projects with grace and poise, and she’s just as fun to hang out with as she is to work with.
Anna Wermter - Design and Production Leader
Anna is truly a free spirit. She walks to the beat of her own drum, and she does it well. She’s easygoing and authentic, a lover of the ocean and nature. Anna loves filling custom wedding orders with organic elements and intricate details. She has an eye for beauty, and is a joy to do life with.