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, […]

Red poppies

Every now and then the florists get to have a bit of fun.. These beautiful red poppies brought me and the lucky recipient a smile and a happy feel.. I know I said it before, but less is sometimes more… x

A new hobby or even a career change…

It’s January. It’s cold and dark, but it’s the beginning of a new year and you’re looking at exciting new things to do or learn this year. Perhaps, a new skill that brightens your house and your friends’ faces, a new hobby that will entice you to explore nature, will push your creative boundaries and […]

Autumnal flowers and festivities

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s all about rusty orange flowers, poisonous berries, scary spiders and freaky pumpkins this week at Austen Flowers! It’s just about having fun… And I wanted to show you a fabulous Halloween table setting I saw at the Summerhill House  Hotel in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow complete with delicious homemade toffee apples.  

Unforgettable wedding flowers

The design of your wedding flowers is your opportunity to add your personality to your wedding.  Kate’s dress was gorgeous, unforgettable, but could she have carried her look off without her bridal bouquet.  Over one hundred Lily-of-the-Valley flowers in one exquisite bouquet!  Why was her bouquet so special?  Firstly, the choice of flower, the Lily-of-the-Valley flowers […]

Should the wedding flowers play second fiddle?

Your marriage day will rank as one of the most memorable days of your life.  The day of your marriage is fast approaching, you have everything meticulously planned as you want your day to be remembered for all the right reasons.  How can you add that final special touch that will make your wedding the […]


Ranunculus is the scientific name of the buttercup, the beloved field flower of my childhood. The genus Ranunculus is part of Ranunculaceae family whose other members include Clematis, Helleborus, Pulsatilla and Anemone. (Source) In floristry the Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is by far the most important species and is the parent of innumerable forms used […]

Valentine flowers

Valentine’s Day will be here before you can say “Be Mine!” A lot of couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day; according to a recent survey, some ten percent of engagements are made on Valentine’s day. (Source: Diamond Information Center). So many couples are waiting for February 14th , Valentine’s Day 2012 with great expectation this year.  […]

What’s on in the wedding flowers world…

(Source) Your wedding plans are all but finalised.  You are doing everything in your power to make your wedding truly your own special occasion.  In your book it is not good enough to simply imitate someone else’s bridal ideas; your special day has to be just that, truly unique and your own.  The flowers are […]