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Striking Peacock inspired Wildflowers for Fiona & Mark at the Ballymac Hotel

I am so excited to share these stunning documentary style images by Dylan McBurney Photography that capture some of the special moments of Fiona & Mark’s real wedding Sat 4th Feb 2017. Fiona wanted to mix dramatic peacock feathers with wildflowers and spring tulips for something a little different to the norm…a fantastic creative brief for Ditsy Floral Design. Fiona wore a beautiful dress from Petticoat Lane Bridal and the bridesmaids in teal wore stunning hand crafted headpieces and capes by Lorsha Design. The girls all looked stunning with makeup by Stacey at S.A.K Designs. The reception was held in the Ballymacscanlon House Hotel, Dundalk. Enjoy x

 

Wild Romantic Winter Wedding

Throw back to my first wedding of the year when Heidi married Edward and it’s a corker! When the brief is ‘wild romantic’ and the bride marries the groom under a whimsical foliage arch it was always going to be one I wanted to receive the professional photos from and they do not disappoint! Thank you to the very talented Paul of Signature Photography.

Heidi and her bridesmaid carried wild free-form bouquets, let me emphasize ‘wild’! They were filled with shades of cerise pink roses and a fabulous king protea, daisies and seed heads with lots of fern and natural foliage for a greenery look which is so on trend right now!

Heidi & Edward thank you for sharing your special memories, I absolutely loved being part of your special day and wish you lots of love and happiness xx

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Café au Lait Dahlia steals the show at this Real Irish Summer Wedding

Nicola & Christopher celebrated their wedding last August in St Patrick’s Hilltown followed by a reception in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. The flowers were shades of pastel pink, blush and blue to contrast and tone with the soft blue bridesmaid dresses. Nicola just fell in love with the stunning Café au Lait dahlia when she came for her consultation and with dahlias in season late summer and early autumn it was the perfect choice for an August wedding. Nicola’s dress featured a stunning beaded bodice giving a hint of glamour and decadence. The boys wore blue nigella with a blush spray rose! It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in this gorgeous wedding and these beautiful memories were captured by Catherine McAviney Photography. Thank you for choosing Ditsy Floral Design – Wedding Florist x

 

Shades of Lavender for a Real September Bride

Rebecca and Daniel were married on a lovely September day last year in Annaclone Presbyterian Church and the celebrations continued by the sea at Ballygally Castle Hotel. The bridesmaids wore a deep lavender 50s style dress with full tulle skirt from Perfect Day and we chose gorgeous shades of lilac, lavender and pink with pretty snowberries for the flowers. Bouquets of sweet dolomiti and memory lane roses, lisianthus, scabious, waxflower, phlox, limonium, astrantia, snowberries and eucalyptus in a ‘just picked’ garden style for the girls. The boys wore rustic buttonholes of snowberries with lisianthus buds, astrantia, wax flower and foliage…who says the boys have to wear flowers?! TC Photography NI are responsible for the gorgeous memories of this special day, thanks so much for sharing guys.

2016 Best Bits

2016 saw me celebrating my 3rd wedding season and really developing my love of wild and natural wedding flowers with a vintage vibe. It was a riot of colour, beautiful blooms and hard work! Here is just a snap shot of what I got up to.

I cannot help but look forward to everything 2017 throws my way. Seriously love my job lol! Thanks for being and continuing to be part of this wonderful floral journey.  Elaine xx

 

Real Winter Wildflower Wedding

Rich red tones with winter wildflower styling, blue thistles and calla lilies. Laura & Mark are celebrating their first anniversary today and I thought it was the perfect excuse to share some beautiful memories from their winter wedding.

They were married in Edenderry Presbyterian Church, Portadown followed by an intimate reception in the Tullylagan House Hotel. Laura loves calla lilies and wanted to incorporate them with a loose and natural wildflower style posy with blue thistles and berries.

These beautiful images were taken by Caroline Smyth Photography. Happy anniversary guys xx

A Decadent November Wedding

Danielle and Kyle were married on a windy November day last year in a lovely local to me country church, Brookvale Presbyterian. The celebrations continued in the elegant surrounds of Bellingham Castle. This wedding presented one of my biggest challenges in 2015 as Danielle and I came up with the quirky idea of whimsical & wild foliage hoops adorning the outside wall of the church (pinched from Pinterest obviously), my challenge was ensuring they stayed on the wall during one of the first winter storms to hit land last winter!! It was all fine and definitely a challenge I’d be up for again! The church window ledges were decorated with painted wooden crates filled with flowers which moved to the table centres in the venue. The church communion table was adorned with a decadent hydrangea and amaranthus garland and the bouquets were winter posies of soft pink and blush roses, king protea, garden grown dahlias, berries, thistles, wax flower and dramatic trailing red amaranthus. The boys wore rustic exposed stem buttonholes of thistles, spray roses and wax flower. Danielle and Kyle are celebrating their first anniversary on the 12 November 2016 and sent me these gorgeous memories of their special day taken by Colin Tuff A Higher Love Photography.

Danielle also shared these kind words with me:

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for all your hard work and attention to detail. Out of all the things that I planned for the wedding talking to you about the flowers was my favourite. Everything was so perfect and more than I could have ever imagined. I couldn’t recommend you enough. As soon as anyone tells me they are getting married, you are the first person I recommend. Thank you so much again for making our day so perfect. You are an amazingly talented lady.”

 Awh it really was an absolute pleasure…I love that I get to be involved in one of most special days of someone’s life! x

Rich & Velvety Real Banbridge Wedding

Fiona & Keith are celebrating their ONE year anniversary today and I thought it was the perfect excuse to share some beautiful memories from their autumn wedding.

They were married in Saint Therese Church Banbridge and continued the celebrations in elegant surrounds of The Manor House Hotel. The bridesmaids wore a deep Bordeaux Red colour and the bride accessorised her lace embellished dress with a grey belt, grey shoes and a cosy grey fur stole. So I wanted to bring the deep red and grey colours into the bride’s bouquet with contrasting lilac and soft blush colours and the result was one of my absolute favourites from 2015 which makes me so excited to share these gorgeous images taken by Wild Daisy Art Photography.

The bride’s bouquet contained black backer, memory lane and upper secret roses with silvery succulents, silver brunia berries, peach hypericum, astilbe, wax flower, baby’s breath and eucalyptus. The bridesmaid posies were fluffy clouds of baby’s breath mixed with wax flower for a wintery touch!

The new Mr & Mrs McVitty had a biscuit themed table plan which I just loved and had to mention as it makes me smile to think of it. I would definitely have wanted to be on the custard cream table!!

 Happy anniversary guys xx

Coral Charm Wedding Flowers for a May Bride by Ditsy Floral

As the nights draw in it’s just lovely to sit down and sort through some beautiful professional photos shared by a summer bride.

Niamh married Mark on the 28th May 2016 with an intimate garden ceremony at The Carriage Rooms Montalto Estate an exclusive luxury estate in the rural heartland of Co Down. Such a beautiful venue, it’s easy to see why this couple chose it for their special day. Niamh’s vision for her flowers was the stunning coral charm peony with lots of foliage texture in a large and natural ‘garden style’ bouquet…just my favourite!

It’s a pleasure to share this sneak peak by Ken Haddock Photography and thank you for choosing Ditsy Floral Design xx

“Thank-you again for all your hard work for our wedding day. The flowers were gorgeous. I have recently got some photos through from our photographer, Ken Haddock, and thought you might like them.” Niamh & Mark

 

Raspberry & Teal Wedding Flowers for a Seaside Wedding

Laura & Mark recently celebrated their first anniversary and I thought it was the perfect excuse for some beautiful memories from their September seaside wedding. They were married with a church service in the First Presbyterian Church, Newry and celebrated in style at The Whistledown in Warrenpoint which is right on the front with beautiful sea views. Laura gave me pretty free rein with the flowers and with the girls wearing teal, I wanted to incorporate a contrasting colour in the bouquets and raspberry pink was a perfect choice. The bouquets were country style with lots of textures including green thistles, astilbe and pink baby’s breath. The church aisle was lined with rustic jam jar posies which then moved to decorate the tables in the hotel and check out the fab cake…Laura is a professional baker! The beautiful professional photos were taken by Vickey Donaldson Photography. Happy anniversary guys xx