Making an entrance – Monday’s musings

Every single bride (and some of the grooms..) is looking for the WOW factor – the wedding flowers, strategically placed and designed do exactly that. And where better to position them that at the entrance of your church or venue, the exact spot that will be the first thing that your wedding guests see when […]

Floral weekends…Monday’s musings

Unsurprisingly, weekend days tend to be the most popular when choosing wedding dates, so for an event floral designer (that’s me!) Fridays and Saturdays (and more recently Sundays as well!!) tend to be busy-busy-busy days. And very long! I’m not complaining – I absolutely love what I do, working with flowers and beautiful people, visiting stunning […]

Ceremony flowers… Monday’s musings

I might be biased, but a wedding ceremony without flowers is like bread without the butter, coffee without milk or strawberries without cream (you get the idea..). Flowers can transform a place. Whether you can married in the most ornate church, a minimalistic urban space or underneath the favourite oak tree, the flowers will personalise […]

Bride’s bouquet..Monday’s musings

Let’s talk flowers.. It is indeed a treat to be sitting down after a weekend full of weddings. It can get quite physical! With Sundays weddings becoming quite a norm nowadays, my weekend marathon is becoming an ultramarathon, so Mondays are my new Sundays…bar the fact that it’s still an early rise due to Dutch […]

How’s it hanging?

I am very proud to introduce our guest blogger, Eliza,  our very bright 16 year old intern. A beautifully researched and written blog post, well done Eliza!! (NB all photos by Austen Flowers, bar the ones credited in the blog). ‘How’s it hanging?’ What comes to your mind when you think of hanging flowers? Strange, […]

Wedding flowers & buttonhole flowers

The first thing that comes to mind when you mention wedding flowers is the bridal bouquet and not for a second would anyone think about the buttonhole flowers for the groom and the rest of the male wedding party. And whereas it is true that the bridal bouquet is the star of the wedding party […]

Wedding flowers bouquets

A big part of my floral design work is dedicated to wedding flowers bouquets, which is very fortunate indeed because I simply love weddings and adore wedding flowers. Each wedding is unique and I relish the challenge of designing utterly unique bouquets for my brides. Like shoes or wedding dresses, one size doesn’t fit all. […]

Christmas wreath workshop in Wicklow

It’s that time of year again, as I am writing the temperature is close to 5 Celsius and the wind is blowing  – you should see the waves tough!! There’s always a silver lining.. Every year we launch three or four Christmas flower arranging classes or workshops, either in our studio in Wicklow town, or […]

Love notes

I equate February with love and love notes. Sure, we’re talking about February 14th and Valentine’s Day, and every person shows their romantic side (whether they want it or not). But it’s more than that! I’m thinking about the first signs of spring: bursting buds on the cherry trees, daffodils and snowdrops poking through the cold soil and animated […]