"Carrie, Now that the hype has died down after our wedding and we are back to reality I just want to send you a quick note to say Thank You. You did an outstanding job – it’s only when I look at the photos of the church I realise the time and effort you put in. You went above and beyond what we asked and what we expected (little touches, like the petals scattered around the lanterns or the hearts at the back of our chairs). Guests at our wedding commented on how magnificently the church was decorated – it really did set a beautiful setting for our wedding ceremony. And of course my beautiful bouquet, I know it took time and lot of patience but WOW it was fabulous. Carrie, you were a pleasure to deal with and so accommodating. You are truly one talented lady. And of course a huge thank you to Sarah as well!"
Aisling & Jonathan FoleySt. John’s Church, Tralee30 June 2011
"Thank you so much for taking us on with such short notice and for creating such beautiful bouquets and stunning arrangements for the tables; they were exactly what I had envisioned. I think it says a lot about your talent and skill--and the fact that you really 'get' the brides that you work with--that prior to the morning of the wedding we had never even met!"
Laureen and Colum
Edel and Jonathan: Via weddingsonline.ie
Well what can I say about Carrie?! She is an absolute gem. I was referred to her by another Bride and it was a bit of divine intervention! I really had no clue what I wanted, Carrie never pushed her ideas on me and in the end I felt she suited the flowers
to match my taste and personality perfectly. I could not have been more thrilled with them.
She was so oblidging, she even moved the flowers from the church to our hotel and also used the roses at the end of the church pews to be scattered on our tables.
She was full of ideas and was just like a friend throughout the whole thing. Thanks so much Carrie, you made the experience all the more enjoyable. If you have any questions
about Best of Buds, please contact me I am more than happy to answer any queries.
My wedding was in Adare, so I assume Carrie will travel some distance.
All the best. Edel and Jonathan
Ellison/Young, Wedding Gougane Barra, August 2010
I just wanted to say thank you again for the absolutely gorgeous bouquets and flower arrangements--I received so many compliments from our guests on them. They were everything I hoped for and more and really brought together the look we were hoping to achieve. I have to say I'm downright thankful that our original florist fell through and that we were able to work with you.
Take care and all the best,
Just catching up following all the madness around the wedding!
We had an absolutely fantastic day and we're so happy with how it all went, just can't believe it's all over now. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for all the flowers on the day they were absolutely lovely. The bouquets were just gorgeous and the bridesmaids ones were perfect.so thanks for everything. Hope everything is going well for you...
Ann and John
Fossa Church, Killarney
"We both want to say also A big thank you for what you did for our wedding day. I know it was a bit hectic and it didn't help with another wedding straight after.
So many people commented on the flowers, how gorgeous they were.
Both the bouquets and church flowers were fab. I was absolutely delighted with them.
I have attached photos that the photographer took of the flowers.
We have and will recommend you to all future bridal couples.
Ann & John"
"Hi Carrie,Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all the
work you did with the wedding flowers. They were
absolutely fabulous, exactly what I wanted. I really
loved my own bouquet, the colour was fabulous!!
"Sorry it has taken so long to send you some photos. We had a fantastic day, everything was perfect. Even when it was raining it didn't seem to make a difference, we were on a high all day. It was I have to say the best day of our lives and would do it all over again!
I want to say a big thank you for all your help and expertise over the past year. The flowers were absolutely amazing, everyone was talking about them. They exceeded our expectations. It's so hard to know what is nice and what will go well together, but we knew you would do a fantastic job.
I hope all is good with you,
Wishing you all the very best for the future."
Hi September 2011 bride,
I got Married in Dingle in May and cannot praise everyone enough!!!
I had an amaziong florist Carrie from best of buds . I think she's just outside Tralee but She's worth calling cause I'm not from Kerry so I wouldnt have a clue.(She's on this forum) She was very very helpful and very good valu for money, she was easily €300 cheaper than the florist we'd originally booked. I hadnt got a clue about specific flowers but I brought some pics of styles I liked (not necessarily the same col or flower but general style and shape) I really didnt know what I wanted but I knew roughly the styles I liked.......Carrie was amazing I was so happy with everything she did. Even when she suggested a soft pink rose I was a bit nervous but said look your the florist you know best, I showed her a pic of my dress, grroms kilt and BMs dresses and said what ever you think will look best!!! she is seriously Brill!!!!!
I would like to thank Carrie so much for the stunning bouquets, corsages and buttonholes which she created for my wedding day. !
It was her excellent website which initially caught my eye, with great pictures and a clear and concise price list.
Carrie was extremely approachable and friendly in all my dealing with her and she was so kind to deliever the flowers to the venue on the morning of the wedding, which to be honest, eliminated any additional stress!
Thank you so much for all your help and expertise.
Best of luck in the future
I am orginally from Cork but got married in Kerry in June. After a lot of searching for a suitable florist, I came across Carrie O'Connor at Best of Buds in Tralee. www.bestofbudsflorist.com w . has some great pictures and also has a clear pricing list which is very handy especailly if you need to stick to a budget.
Carrie was also so kind to deliver the flowers to the hotel right on time.
All in all I was thrilled with every aspect of the flowers and service she provided, I can't thank her enough.
She was incredibly helpful and obliging and on the day she produced 3 stunning bouquets for my bridesmaid and I. I have attached a photo of my own bouquet.
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If any of you Kerry brides are looking for a florist you should definitely give Carrie at Best of Buds a shout. She did the flowers for my wedding and they completely exceeded my expectations. It was like as if she took the mental image i had in my head and made it real ! I cannot recommend her enough. She is such a bubbly person and so easy to chat to and get on with which is such a help.
Collette said on Feb 1, 2012 2:12 PM
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