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Wedding Planning: Where do I start?

As a floral designer, much of my work revolves around organizing my time efficiently to produce high quality results. Wedding planning can seem overwhelming but similarly to how I prep my flowers, it is simply a matter of organization. Everyone’s approach is different. Perhaps you take the old-school approach, pen and paper, brainstorm and maybe …

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Bridge flowers

Going Green

Hello! I wanted to touch briefly on the impact of foliage, be it in your bridal bouquet or in your centre-piece, it plays a key role in the look you would like to achieve with your flowers. Foliage can indeed elevate the focal points of a bouquet or an installation as it adds different textures …

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White wedding flowers

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, …

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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

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 …

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