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 […]

It’s almost Christmas

I might not get a chance to sit down in the next 20 days (as usual, our studio will be open until Christmas Eve), so may I wish you all – my lovely customers, my darling past and future brides and grooms, my dedicated students and loyal friends, and you, the reader of this blog […]

Stylish flower arranging containers

I am often told that my containers ‘are so different’.. Here’s my secret.. I absolutely adore tree bark!! Take an unsightly plastic pot, temporarily secure two pieces of bark with an elastic band and tie a pretty ribbon or lace in a bow. Voilà!!! Extremely popular for the fashionable natural & relaxed wedding flowers and […]

Wedding flowers as simple as one, two, three

Okay, I admit, there are couple more steps, but it’s all not that complicated.. I often have brides commenting ‘you make the whole process so perfectly easy ‘ – and it’s as simple as that – trust me, I’m a florist!! Or a wedding floral designer, but that’s a whole new story!! I absolutely love […]