In April 2016 we were asked by US based photographer Jennifer Carroll of As Ever Photography to design a wedding bouquet for a bridal photo shoot she was planning in Ireland. Over the next month or so we emailed backwards and forwards to get a good fix on the look Jennifer wanted us to create. Continue reading Bridal Photo Shoot Set Deep in the Irish Countryside→
St. Valentine’s Day Flowers – The Myth and The History
St. Valentines Day – Where did it come from?
We don’t think there should be rules about what type of flowers to send to anybody. They don’t have to be roses, they don’t have to be red and it doesn’t have to be on St. Valentine’s Day. But how and why did these conventions come about in the first place? Continue reading St. Valentines Day→
Bride’s bouquet made for a winter wedding featuring white roses, twig, cone and frosted foliage.
Many people think that winter can be a difficult season to source flowers for weddings but that’s not really the case at all. It is true that many of the popular summer flower varieties are now out of season but, if its mid-winter here then its mid-summer somewhere else.
Corsage, Boutonniere and Buttonholes – What’s in a Name?
Simply put – if it’s worn by a women it’s a corsage, if it’s worn by a man it’s a boutonniere or buttonhole. Corsage, buttonholes and boutonniere are fundamentally the same thing. Traditionally a small bouquet, sometimes just a single flower, worn on a dress or suit. Just like shirts or blouses the term used is dictated by the gender of the wearer.
Celebrations of mothers and mothering may go back thousands of years to pre-Roman times but the modern celebration has two main influences.
The giving of gifts for Mother’s Day, particularly flowers, seems to have developed from the old medieval holiday of “Mothering Sunday.
“Mothering Sunday” was a major event in the annual calendar . On this day people returned to worship at their “Mother” or home church – it was also the one day of the year when servants were give a day off to attend at their home church. Many servants were reunited with their families who they had not seen since the previous year and therefore the date became a significant date of celebration. The returning servants often gathered spring flowers as part of this celebration and as a gift for their Mother’s.