I always believe one of the most important things to do when decorating a church is to have a really nicely decorated entrance to the wedding venue, be it a church or civil cermony. I feel that the tone of the wedding is almost set by it and if you see beautiful decor as you approach, it creates an air of anticipation and excitement. There are also some practical reasons too as some guest may not know if they have the right church or not, if they are travelling from further afield so if the entrance is decorated one knows they are in the right spot.
The church door is the ideal photo opportunity also to take your family photographs and provides a beautiful frame for it.
With this is mind Mum, Aida and I thought we would love to creature a lovely natural country woodland scene for a church entrance. So with that in mind we decided to purchase a new faux green grass carpet runner(Now available for hire), loaded up our vans with props and headed on a little trip to Brosna Church, Co. Kerry to shoot some pics. Here’s what we came up with……
I always think it’s really important to finish a wedding bouquet off nicely. You have gone to so much effort picking out the perfect bouquet then it almost seems incomplete if the handle isn’t decorated properly.
I love the idea of introducing the texture of ribbon to a bouquet. It’s not for everyone nor does it go with every wedding dress but when the theme is right and the look is there, the potential for something WOW can come from something so simple as a statement ribbon or fabric.
Mairead was one of the happiest brides we had in 2013. She put alot of effort and research into the big day and it was truly evident in the pics below captured by Elaine Kennedy who did a superb job. Mairead and Sean had the most glorious day weather wise and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl. Small little touches like the bale of hay and hydrangea filled wellingtons as guests made their way into the church to the pink gypsophelia heart which hung over the door, all made this a beautiful wedding to have worked on. Congrats M&S xxx
Maressa and Evan got married in September this year at the Cathedral in Killarney and Malton Hotel. They were both such a stylish couple and had great ideas for their big day. Mum and I were really excited to work on this wedding as we were going to be working with some amazing blooms.
I remember Mum finishing off the bouquets and getting sad that we would soon have to part ways with them!! So many flowers went into the creation of the bouquets- roses, twigs, seasonal foliage, scabiosa, ranunculus, anemone,astranthia, astilbe, veronica, wax flower, ivy and lots more!
For the church we used a Hessian/ Burlap bow on the pews finished with an ivory hydrangea. The outside of the church door we created a natural country scene with planted up fresh bay trees with trailing fresh plants and to finish off the steps we planted up cream pails with fresh heathers, ivys and plants.
A fab wedding to have worked on and an even nicer couple! Congrats M&E
Monica and Kieran got married in Duagh Church this September. Monica was part of the furniture here for some time during school and college growing up as she worked with us for a number of years and put up with my Father’s antics & messing ;-). We were delighted to work for her this time and hope that a good job was done.
We wanted to keep it all really soft and unstuctured for this rasberry red theme wedding so we created some beautiful bouquets (we hope 😉 working with sweet avalance, rasberry and pink astilbe, ammi visnaga, pink spray roses, pink alstromeria, lisanthus, bouvardia, wax flower, white veronica and some panicum fountain to ifnished it all off.
Thanks to Insight Photography for the pics.
Congrats to you both xx
We pride ourselves on being a specialist when it comes to working with brides who live abroad or away from their wedding destination. Over the past few years we have seen a huge shift in the numbers of weddings on our books from brides based in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, even Russia and Mexico.
We can work with a bride without ever having to meet them and work closely via email, skype and telephone calls to discuss the needs and requirements for the big day.
Some see it as a challenge but we see it as the norm so we always try to go the extra mile being the bride’s eyes and ears on the ground.
Here’s some lovely kind words & photos from previous brides who have worked with us living abroad.
Mary and Danielle from Abbeyfeale Flowers – I am going to be honest and say that I was very difficult/picky about flowers. For whatever reason, I decided that I required certain things in a bouquet that even google images could not find me an example of. So I sent over three sample pictures, explained the different aspects of each of them that I liked, and omg – the bouquet they made me was PERFECT! I didn’t even know if what I was asking for was possible and they did an incredible job with it. And this was all based on communication over email – very impressive!! – Andrea Levy – California
A Grand Wedding Floral Experience! Our daughter was married in Adare, Ireland July 18, 2013. We were thrilled to have Danielle of Tie the Knot Weddings by Abbeyfeale Flowers as our floral designer We planned the wedding from the states. Danielle shepherded me through the planning process always reassuring me that our floral plan would result in beautiful floral creations to celebrate our daughter’s wedding day. The planning experience was a true collaboration. Danielle possesses amazing artistic talents evident in her floral designs. A stop by her shop in Abbeyfeale or a visit to her website(email@example.com) will give you a window in to her unique talents as a designer. The breathtaking flowers arrived on the wedding day. The bride’s bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, pew flowers, altar flowers and reception flowers were all stunning. Danielle added her amazing designer touches to the flowers. Danielle provided us with a five star experience. She richly deserves her recognition as the recipient of the 2012 Award of One of Ireland’s Top 100 Wedding Suppliers, and her distinguished 2013 honour as a Finalist/WeddingsOnline.ie for Floral Designer of the Year. The photographer for our daughter’s wedding loved capturing the beauty of the wedding flowers in creative ways in the wedding photos. I would highly recommend that for beautiful wedding flowers, you contact Danielle who will undoubtedly provide you with a brilliant floral plan to celebrate your special wedding day. Most warmly, Mary Johnson – Texas
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We worked with the lovely Katie and Jim all the way from the States. They tied the knot in a fab ceremony in Adare Church followed with reception after in The Adare Manor this summer.
We kept the colour scheme really simple working with ivory avalance roses, sweet avalance roses, blush pink peony roses, calla lillies and viburnium. Really complimented the colours of the bridesmaids while still being subtle. Good enough to eat.