wild flowers

Here at Bloomsday as we dust off the cobwebs and dream about the warmer months ahead, we can’t help but think of what flower trends are big for spring and summer weddings in 2015. When it comes to your spring/summer wedding, there’s often a big emphasis on the flowers…but of course! With much more choice from springtime onwards, there’s really no excuse to neglect this very important area of your wedding planning. And we might be biased, but it’s the… Read more »

We’ve been having a few conversations lately with brides looking for trailing or teardrop bouquets. A natural looking trailing bouquet is a difficult thing–years ago bouquets were hot glued into plastic holders and wired at unnatural angles, which got the desired shape at the expense of simplicity and charm. These days virtually all bouquets are hand tied, and rather than have flowers coming out at unnatural angles, we use materials that naturally trail, like hanging amaranthus, jasmine vines, trailing ivy,… Read more »

We are in the height of the peony season at the moment, any late May, June, or early July 2014 brides may want to pay attention! Especially loving the big, blousy, single flowering coral coloured peonies which are super trendy this year. We are doing lots of colour pop coral bouquets, but the pale pinks and white peonies are still as popular as ever. Check out our peony board over at Pinterest where we’ve collected all these amazing images. Also… Read more »

Beautiful images by photographer Lisa O’Dwyer of the Tipperary wedding of Bo and Talbot we did a couple of weeks ago (you saw her bouquets and buttonholes in our last post)…just stunning!  It’s really hard to get good photos of church flowers and she captured them perfectly, love all the detail.  Thanks to Bo and Lisa for sharing the photos! See more photos at Lisa’s blog!

We’ve been really busy with weddings the last few weeks, working hard to post photos of all the designs we’ve come up with lately!  Just love how these really vintage-y, petite little bouquets came out, with matching buttonholes featuring feathery limonium and astrantia.  The bouquets feature ranunculus, anemone, and roses and are a great late spring/early summer combination.  This style would work just as well with summer flowers, lavender would be great in these! More new photos in our wedding… Read more »

  Busy with weddings over the weekend, including this beautiful garden themed wedding.  The bridal bouquet featured Sweet Avalanche roses and white anemones set against a selection of early summer flowers.  Sweet little ‘bunchy’ buttonholes of Cool Water roses with anemone and waxflower, and bridesmaids to match.   The reception took place at the Grain Store at Ballymaloe, where we filled the tables with vases of garden style flowers, including large enamel jugs on the window and top table.  It… Read more »

I’ve been pinning loads of gorgeous spring flower bouquets lately, here are some beautiful specimens to inspire you! 1. Petite bouquet of sweet peas in shades of pink with a pop of colour from orange roses, as seen on The Brides Cafe. 2. Jug of tulips, roses, hyacinths, and almond blossom from decor8.com. 3. Tied bunch of tulips and hyacinths in vintage tones from oncewed.com.

Another recent bridal bouquet using Cool Water roses…love this rose, the perfect shade of purpley-pink to go with all the navy and midnight blue bridesmaids’ dresses that are popular right now.  Combined with all of our favourite summer flowers–phlox, stock, chamomile, viburnum–it has become a bit of a signature bouquet for us!

We did a beautiful wedding a couple of weeks ago, in the Bayview Hotel in Ballycotton, Co. Cork.  The bride loved our vintage style ‘collection’ table centres, but wanted to use china, crystal, and silver vases, along with some of our little collaged jars.  I suggested that we line the tables with a selection of antique linens and doilies that we have here in the shop, to complement the pretty, ‘granny’s dining room’ feel. The Bayview has a lovely atmosphere,… Read more »