Our Brides

This section contains a selection of full weddings to show you how the flowers can co-ordinate with the theme of the wedding and the colour scheme to bring the whole look together. I have also included some notes about the designs and some feedback from some of the couples involved. To view more pictures of our work see the Gallery page and the Services page.

Sarah and Andrew (31/10/08)

Beaumont Church.

Heritage Hotel Killenarde.

“I will never forget the first time I met Sarah – it was about  3 weeks before her wedding and she had been badly let down by another florist whom she had booked months in advance. My Girls on Weddings Online (Thankyou thankyou!!) had recommended that she call me and she arrived after dark one evening more than a little anxious as to weather I would be able to help her so close to the wedding. We discussed the style she was going for and the colour scheme of golds and ivories that she wanted to achieve. The Church in Beaumont is a little overpowering with quite a dark wooden interior so we decided to go for golds and yellows to try to brighten it up and to use candles in most of the arrangements. For the Hotel, Sarah had a fabulous vision using a starlight backdrop and tall silver candelabra to create a really beautiful and romantic atmosphere. Although three weeks was cutting it fine (!) especially for such a large wedding, we managed to pull it off with lots of phone-calls, and not much sleep, and bits of candlesticks being couriered to me so I would get the size right!! I think in the end the results were well worth the effort and I was really delighted to be able to help Sarah and hopefully restore her faith in Florists!” – Eileen.

“Eileen, Thank You so much for preparing such beautiful flowers for our wedding day. I came to you in a panic and worried that I would even have any flowers for the day and what I got was the most amazing arrangements that I absolutely loved. I really do appreciate all your help and complete professionalism. I hope that our paths may cross at some point again in the future. Once again, Thank You,”

Sarah and Andrew, 31/10/08

Niamh and Sean.

St. Charles Boremeo, Confey, Leixlip.

Spa Hotel, Lucan.

“Its always an honour to be a part of a friends wedding so when Niamh asked me to do her flowers I was delighted. Niamhs style is modern, funky and bright! Her Bridesmaids Dress was the inspiration for the design of the flowers. (Designed by Karen Kealy) Along with a love of all things Pink, Niamh also loves exotic flowers, large jungle style leaves and wanted everything to look “a bit different”. Niamh decided to go with cerise pinks and bright oranges with a feathery frame for contrast against the dresses and carried this theme throughout the Bridal Party, Church and Reception. We used Hanging Heliconias and Monstera Leaves in the Church as well as Gerbera which were the focal Flower for the whole wedding as they are a favourite of Niamhs. A Big Thankyou to Alison Lynch for her help with the Table Centers and Well Done to Vivienne Geraghty for a beautiful job dressing the room. Also Thankyou to Denise at the Spa for her enthusiasm and great feedback” – Eileen.

Eavan and Andrew 3/1/09

Church of the Assumption, The Heath.

Heritage Hotel, Killenarde.

Weddings around Christmas can be problematic due to the fact that the Holland Market shuts down for several days and Fresh flowers will be in short supply, indeed all of the flowers for Eavan’s wedding came in to the country on the 23rd of December – a full 11 days before the wedding! Knowing this would be the case, we had to be very carefull with what flowers we ordered and with caring for them during this time to insure they would still look great on the day. At the initial consultation Eavan and I discussed the various options for flowers that would last well during this period and other options – just in case! Eavan’s Bridesmaids were in Teal which is not a natural colour and therefor there are no flowers that will match this exactly. Eavan liked the crisp, classic winter look of Ivories and Whites, warmed up with a little greenery and lots of candles. She decided to go for a mixture of Ivory Callas, Bouvardia and Ranunculus for her own bouquet and to add a few Purple Ranunculus and Freesia to the Bridesmaids Bouquets for contrast. In both the Church and the Hotel, Eavan went with Ivory flowers and lots of Candles for that romantic feel and she fell in love with “Honeymoon” Tulips which we used extensively in the Hotel in particular. Many thanks to David and all the staff in the Killenarde  – couldn’t be more helpful!” – Eileen.

“Dear Eileen,
Thank you so much for creating the most stunning floral displays for our wedding. It was better than we ever could have hoped for, Best wishes, Eavan and Andrew.”

Aine and Paul (13/6/09)

Porterstown Church.

“Aine had a very natural, country style when it came to her flowers. When picking which flowers to use for her own Bouquet she not only wanted to represent Paul’s Scottish roots but also to include flowers that would represent both families heritage, in particular the two Dads. We decided to use Roses, Ivy and Fern as a representation of Aine’s Father and two different types of Thistle to represent Paul’s Dad, as well as doing two Memorial arrangements for the Altar. In the church Aine wanted a very natural, country style, using Ivy, Fern, Thistles, and Berries throughout, but she wanted to create a warm, Summer feel too which we achieved using Candles, Sunflowers, Gerbera and Solidago. This wedding was a pleasure to work on as it contained some of my favourite flowers and its also a beautiful idea to use flowers that have a meaning to you, as Aine and Paul have done. Many thanks to Mary in Porterstown Church for all her help and enthusiasm.”  – Eileen.

Sandra and Stephan (30/5/09)

St Patricks, Celbridge.

“Sandra’s style was pretty and feminine with a touch of decadence! Taking our inspiration from the ruffles at the back of her dress and the colour of the Bridesmaids dresses, we created a soft, romantic, tactile bouquet of mixed peonies and feathers with a hint of sparkle from tiny diamante. For the bridesmaids we chose a mix of soft pink roses, accentuating this in the church with a simple Pew Decoration made from a single Aqua Rose and Satin fabric from the Bridesmaids Dresses. The beautiful weather on the day was the icing on the cake!” – Eileen.

Orla and John 14/3/09

Straffen Church.

Barberstown Castle.

“As Orla’s bridesmaids were wearing black dresses, we really had a blank canvas when it came to the flowers. Orla loved the idea of mixing strong, bright colours for contrast against the black but fell in love with a very simple posy of Hydrangeas for herself. As hydrangeas don’t last well out of water and March is right at the edge of their season of availability, we knew they may not be strong enough to last the day, so we discussed this with her and made her a “Stunt Double” (!) Bouquet which was left at the hotel as a backup plan should her own Bouquet start to droop. In the Church, real candles are not permitted so we used battery operated ones inserted into our own real ones which could then be lit in Barberstown for the evening. Orla carried the theme of strong pinks and lime green through to the Church and Reception.” – Eileen.

Helen and James (29/12/08)

Straffen Church.

Barberstown Castle.

“Another Christmas Wedding! Luckily this one was close enough to the final delivery date for flowers before the Christmas holidays (23rd) that we could use the red roses that Helen loved. Her own Bouquet, although it looks simple, was one of the most challenging designs I have made. First a wire frame had to be made and then threaded and weaved with beargrass and beads. Finally the Rose posy had to be exactly the right size to fit into the frame! I think the result was worth the effort though and was delighted that Helen felt the same! In the Church, we decided on little silver Buckets as pew decorations, and as the altar is off centre, we went with an a-symmetrical design using a floor arrangement in front of the Lectern and one large Pedestal instead of the usual two pedestals either side of the Altar. For the Bridesmaids we wanted to carry through the idea of the beargrass that is such a feature of the Bridal Bouquet while at the same time making each girls bouquet slightly different. In one the grass is looped across while in another it forms a border around the outside. Using Hypericum and Roses made the look seasonal without being too christmassy.” – Eileen

 
“To Eileen,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us. You went above and beyond and your attention to detail was fantastic. I was so pleased with my bouquet even though it was more of an engineering task! The Church was perfect as was the reception. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for making our big day so perfect!
James and Helen Kelly, 29/12/08, Barberstown Castle.”

Karen and Barry (19/09/08)

Our Ladies Nativity, Leixlip.

“Karen’s bridesmaids were in a muted green shade which we felt would be a beautiful contrast with a mixture of pink roses. These simple posies were accentuated by pearl details through the bouquets and on the wrap. For herself Karen chose a classically elegant mix of Vendela roses and Callas with Eucalyptus greenery edging and Satin Wrap. We added a little bit of bling to hers too! In the church we used white orchids, lilies, gladioli and roses for a classic yet romantic feel.” – Eileen

“Dear Eileen,
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on our wedding flowers on 19th September. We were so happy with the flowers. You were so professional and your price was so good, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to other Brides and Grooms, All the best for 2009,

Karen and Barry. (19/9/08)”

“Hi Eileen, A Big Thank You for yesterday, the flowers were fab, had loads of comments about them and Ill be recommending you to everyone! You were just so lovely to deal with, Thanks again,”

Lisa Foran 25/4/09

St Marys Church, Jordanstown.

“Hi Eileen, Wow Wow Wow! Flowers are still fab and I’m still on a high!  I want to dry them out – do you know anyone that does it? What does it involve? Thanks!!”,

Rozz Normington, 26/10/07.

“Hi Eileen,sorry I’m only getting to text you but the flowers for our wedding were out of this world – everyone said how nice they were – I still have your details to pass on to future brides, Thanks again”,

Edel Byrne,12/7/08.

St Claires Church, Carlow

“Had a fab day, cant believe we are Mr and Mrs! Thanks for the flowers – Mams loved theirs and everyone commented on mine, Thanks again, Mrs O Brien! x”

Sam King (O’Brien), 20/02/09