The trees are no longer bare, we’ve packed away our heavy winter coats, at last summer is upon us! If you’re anything like us, you’re crossing your fingers and toes for another beautiful Irish summer like the last few we’ve had. All this sunshine is making us of dream of summer gatherings, weddings, bouquets and displays inspired by the warmer climates of the southern hemisphere. The beautiful South African protea flower, the Australian royal bluebell, even the eucalyptus hails from down… Read more »

making carnations happen

Indulging myself on Pinterest for the last half hour, searching for an answer to a very controversial question….I wonder if I could make carnations happen again?! Carnations have become a dirty word in the floristry world, and it’s a bit of a shame as they’re long lasting, reasonably priced, and come in a lot of really interesting and hard-to-find colours. Strangely, they were hugely popular with Victorians and mid-centurians which would make them perfect for current wedding trends, but still… Read more »

If you haven’t found Bloomsday on Pinterest yet, be sure to add us for lots of wedding flower and home decor ideas. We love Pinterest for inspiration, and have found most of our brides do, too! Here’s a peek at a board we’ve put together with a ‘pop of colour’ theme…lots of pretty pastels that are given a punch of colour with bright cobalt, coral, and buttercup yellow. Great for summer brides! Visit our Pinterest page for lots more inspiration,… Read more »

We did the most beautiful spring wedding flowers last week, the bride chose this vibrant combination of anemone, tulips, and roses, and they turned out so amazing!  The bridesmaid wore cobalt blue, and the matching ribbon just made the colours pop, just stunning. Anemone are a great choice for spring weddings, great value and come in brilliant bright colours as well as the popular white variety with the black centre.  Perfect for all the navy and royal blue bridesmaids’ dresses… Read more »

I just uploaded some recent wedding photos to our wedding flower gallery, these are some bouquets from a wedding in June.  The bride wanted all white, and we kept the look on trend by using seasonal summer flowers, including chamomile, astilbe, phlox, stock, and alchemilla mollis.  A great bouquet to capture a country garden feel with an all-white colour scheme.

The summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine has a beautiful feature on affordable wedding flowers.  Love the images and the ideas are really practical and entirely suitable for Irish brides! Lots of seasonal ‘wildflowers’, which is a look we always recommend, in really loose arrangments and bouquets. Love the gypsophila garland– gyp is cheap, holds well out of water, and is available year round…would look beautiful for a winter wedding. You can see the entire photo gallery at marthastewartweddings.com…. Read more »