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 […]

Winter wedding flowers

I love winter weddings and winter wedding flowers! Over the years I have created traditional wedding flowers, pure winter whites with accents of green  foliage and winter berries, and some modern wedding flowers using colourful blooms and touches of gold foliage and vessels. And whilst the flower choice can be somewhat restricted for a winter wedding, […]

January blues?

Generally speaking, you could say that January would be a quiet month for the florists, especially the wedding florists. But, look closer, and you will see that a lot happens behind the apparent still façade of a florist’s door. Our little, unassuming Wicklow studio is a hive of activity as we speak, daily, and even […]

Getting into the Christmas spirit

The days are short and dark, and we are fervently getting ready for the festive season decorating our houses with colour and light. ‘Tis the season when more is more, and  bright or clashing colours and glitter & sparkle are not only acceptable but necessary to brighten up the cold winter nights and prepare us […]

DIY wedding flowers

One of our most popular classes is the Bridal Class – in most of the cases I get calls from brides to be who enquire about the possibility of designing their own wedding flowers with the help of Mum, a talented Auntie, some green-fingered friends and/or their enthusiastic bridesmaids.. There are a few things to […]