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Kim and Davids Ballintaggart, Dingle wedding!
Eimear and Brian, Sheen Falls, Kenmare
Maria and Sinan's gorgeous Coolbawn Quay wedding
Karen and Peter Ballintaggart Wedding 2013
Lady in red at Dromquinna Manor!


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Kim and Davids Ballintaggart, Dingle wedding!

A few photos from Kim and David's wedding in Ballintaggart House, Dingle this summer!  Beautiful photography by Magda Lukas Photography

Eimear and Brian, Sheen Falls, Kenmare

A few pretty photos from the lovely Eimear and Brians wedding in Kenmare.  So delighted to have worked with this delightful couple and their families!
Heres a little note from Eimear.

"Just a note to thank you so much for your absolutely beautiful flowers at myself and Brian's wedding inKenmare on March 22nd. Everything was just so perfect and was exactly what we hoped for. I loved every bit of it it - from the lavender pew ends, to the buttonholes, not to mention my bouquet! And those gyp balls and shepherds hooks!! WOW! Every single thing was fantastic. Thank you for all your effort in setting up the flowers in the hotel and for adding flowers to the bathroom and everything -  I think I mentioned that to you very last minute! Beyond your obvious talent and flair you were just so very nice and kind to deal with and it was all so very stress free! 

Maria and Sinan's gorgeous Coolbawn Quay wedding

Maria and Sinan's beautiful Coolbawn Quay wedding.  
Photography: Larry McMahon   http://www.larrymcmahonphotography.com
Wedding Planner: White Sage Events   http://www.whitesage.ie

Karen and Peter Ballintaggart Wedding 2013

Photo credits http://www.rubistyle.com

Lady in red at Dromquinna Manor!

Part two of our beautiful shoot at Dromquinna Manor has been published on the wonderful Reverie Magazine Blog.
I got to work with a fabulous group of suppliers....fabulous film photography by the Amazing Lisa O'Dwyer Photography,
Coordination by White Sage Events 
floral design by Best of Buds Florists, 
Cakes by The Cloudberry Bakery, 
Stationery by Citrus Ink, 
dresses by Patrick Casey and Adah Lynch, 
Headpieces by Aisling Maher Designs,
jewellery by Rangoli Jewellery, 
Make up by Rosa Through The Looking Glass, 
Hair by Headrush. 
Styling by White Sage Events, Lindsay Moynagh and Best of Buds.
Alfie my Labradoodle 

Check it out here: http://reveriemag.com/2013/02/14/reverie-inspiraiton-roses-are-red/

Photoshoot featured on Style Me Pretty!

I was so delighted last week that the ultimate wedding blog Style Me Pretty featured a beautiful wedding photo shoot that I had the pleasure of working on with the most amazing suppliers!  International photographer KT Merry came all the way from LA to capture the most beautiful images.  Styled by the lovely Ciara from Style Serendipity this shoot just screams old fashioned romance!  You can check out the full gallery on Style Me Pretty in two parts....part one http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/08/09/ireland-photo-shoot-at-castle-leslie-by-kt-merry-style-serendipity-part-i/

Credits: Photography: KT Merry Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Ireland / Styling: Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity / Floral Design + Garlands: Carrie O’Connor of Best of Buds Flowers and Events / Wedding Cake: Sarah Bond of Celebration Cakes / Invitations, Menu, Program + Seating Chart: Slideshow Press / Calligraphy: Elizabeth Jones Calligraphy / Chairs: Café Bar Deli / Lace Runner: Neiman Marcus / Vintage Book Favors + Lavender Toss Sachets: DIY by Sara of Aisle Candy / Irish Wolfhounds: Gerry Clarke via Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland / Wedding Dresses: Samuelle Couture + Jenny Packham via Chic Parisian / Shoes: BHLDN / Emerald + Diamond Bracelet: Vintage via C. Madeleine’s / Flower Bracelet: Jenny Packham / Engagement Ring: Keanes Jewellers / Hair: Kelly McLean of The Vintage Bride / Makeup: Jennifer Ireland 

Heirloom Brooch Bouquets

I really thought it was about time I wrote a little something about these heirloom bouquets that I've been making over the past year.  I've really enjoyed designing these heirloom bouquets over the past while and love the fact that they're all so original and can be made to suit a bride on any budget.  How lovely to have a bouquet to have and hold forever and pass down the generations!  I love when a bride sends me personal pieces of jewellery that are of sentimental value which adds a very personal touch to her wedding attire.  There are so many different elements to the bouquets....each piece is hand wired onto a stem and Swarovski crystals, pearls and ribbon flowers added to give it texture and shape.  
Brides are coming up with ingenious ways of collection pieces from getting the Moms to send out an SOS to friends and family members for 'donations' for the bouquet to having a 'girlie' night where all the friends are invited for a few drinks and asked to bring a piece for the bouquet. Of course though I can design the whole bouquet from pieces I have in my treasure chest!  New pieces for bridesmaids, flowergirls and even buttonholes will be revealed in my next blog.
One of my brides mentioned that she didn't get her bouquet back for the whole reception as it was passed from person to person and table to table with guests checking out her bouquet!  It certainly is a talking point!  
I've been delighted this year to have my bouquets featured on several publications and  blogs both here in Ireland and abroad.  It's going to take another blog to cover everything and unveil my new collection but for now heres a few of my favourites from this past year!  More to follow soon xx

Click on the photos to find out more!


2011 Summer Shoot at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, featured on the US blog The Knotty Bride!

Our summer photo shoot in Ballygarry House Hotel has been featured on the HUGE New York blog The Knotty Bride!  With 3.8 million readers a month and being one of my favourite blogs because of authors Alisons great sense of humour and imaginative writing (not to mention the amazing photos and products from the best suppliers worldwide!)....I've been following it forever!!!
Once again its an absolute honour to work with amazing suppliers who make it all possible.  Extra shout out to the amazing Pauline Dennigan who's amazing talent shines through in each and every photo.
Credit where credit is due to my lovely fellow suppliers who made it all possible and were a pleasure to work with.

Model Aoife Healy @Upfront Model Management
Ryles Menswear Tralee

Aisling and Michael. Prince of Peace Church Fossa and The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

Aisling and Michael were a great couple to work with.  When I met with Aisling and her Mom for her final consultation she just loved every flower I showed her so in the end herself and her Mom left the final decision to me.....as long as it was funky! I wanted to give Aisling a taste of every flower she liked so the order list ended up being very long....but I loved the outcome! The wedding had a lovely youthful and fresh feel to it which Shane O'Sullivan of Sosac Photography captured beautifully.
Wishing Aisling and Michael lots of love, luck and happiness in the future and many thanks for allowing me to share their beautiful photos x

Jamie and Susan, St. Marys Church, Dingle and The Skellig Hotel

I'm thrilled to share with you some pictures from the lovely wedding of Susan and Jamie in Dingle last year.  I'm always delighted when couples 'share' with me
their beautiful  professional wedding photos.  Susans flowers were the perfect match for her beautiful, sunny personality!  Photography by McMahon Studios