The April wedding

Theese will be the wedding flowers that wll set the trens for millions of brides. White flowers, blue flowers, traditional or unusual flowers..

Gardenia flowers for Summerhill House Hotel wedding

A country wedding location like Summerhill house Hotel in Wicklow calls for stylish wedding flowers. Gardenia flowers are both elegant and beautifuly scented flowers and they are perfect for country and urban-chic weddings alike.

Quiet hen do

An evening of flowers,a glass of bubbly and your best friends creating beautiful floral arrangements – the perfect hen party formula.

Timeless beauty

Brides ask me for ‘different’ wedding flowers. ‘To have & to hold’ is a fab source of inspirations with hundreds of wedding flowers pictures.

What’s in a name?

Wicklow based floral designer Camelia Austen and her favourite David Austin fragrant English roses

Flowers, fruit and vegetables

Fruit and flower arrangements are like Marmite: you either love them or hate them! I love using fruit and vegetables into my floral arrangements; these add variety, texture, shape, contrast and interest to the design.

Location, location, location

The Austen Flowers Events & Flower School in Wicklow town is located on the beautiful South Quay, a short walk from the famous Stone Bridge over the Leitrim River.

New Year’s Concert of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

New Year’s concert of Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra is a magical spectacle of sound and beauty – the majestic hall is decorated with more than 30,000 flowers. For more than 25 years the flowers are a gift from the city of Ran Remo, Italy.

Carnations – less is more

Carnations are back, they are reliable, long-lived and sport an amazing array of colours. But, remember to use carnations en masse and exclusively for chic results.