Bridal Photo Shoot Set Deep in the Irish Countryside

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The Commission:

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

Seven Simple Tips to Make Cut Flowers & Bouquets Last Longer

Flowers can last. A well-cared-for two week old arrangement just beginning to show signs of age.
Flowers can last. A well-cared-for two week old arrangement just beginning to show signs of age.

Make Flowers & Bouquets Last Longer with these Seven Simple Tips

In our flower shops when our flowers arrive from Holland the first thing we do is to prep them ready for display. Applying the same techniques to your bouquets and indeed flowers and foliages that you might source from your own garden will increase their vase life. Continue reading Seven Simple Tips to Make Cut Flowers & Bouquets Last Longer

St. Valentines Day

Blooming Amazing Florists Dublin. Valentines Day Roses. February 2011 Photos – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie www.sherwood.ie 00 353 87 230 9096 Mobile Copyright 2011

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

Flowers for a Winter Wedding

Flowers for Winter Weddings

Bride's bouquet made for a winter wedding featuring white roses, twig, cone and frosted foliage
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.

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Great Venues – The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Flowers for Number 6 Kildare St. – The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Dun Library at Number 6 Kildare St. decorated with autumnal flower arrangements on candelabra

The Royal College of Physicians at number 6 Kildare Street –  a spectacular venue located in the heart of Dublin beside Leinster House, The National Library & National Gallery.

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Autumn Flowers for Events and Weddings

Autumn Flowers From The Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn wedding flower bouquets

It’s the time of year when nature begins to wind down in preparation for the dormancy of winter but before it goes into it’s annual hibernation nature really lets go with an explosion of colour.

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Corsage, Boutonniere and Buttonholes.

Corsage, Boutonniere and Buttonholes – What’s in a Name?

Corsage and Boutonnaire Selection

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.

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Wedding Flowers Inspired by Old Dutch Paintings

 

A Flower Photo-shoot with a Difference – Wedding Flowers inspired by the Paintings of Old Dutch Masters

Earlier this year we were asked to design a range of wedding florals for a photoshoot. The brief was to use the paintings of old Dutch masters for inspiration.

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Great Venues – St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Dublin

Flowers at St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

Civil Wedding Ceremony St. Stephen's Green Hibernian Club

St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club is certainly a hidden Dublin gem.  A stunning building dating back to the 1720’s located at number 9 St. Stephen’s Green – between Grafton & Kildare streets.

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Mother’s Day

 

A Short History of Mother’s Day

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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.

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