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

 

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

A Dutch Inspired Real Irish Wedding

Denise married Stephen on the 14 April 2016 with a truly Spring inspired wedding. Having spent some time living in Amsterdam Denise knew the only flowers she could consider for her Spring bouquet were Tulips and I was delighted to oblige as they are my favourite spring flower! The service was held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloghoge, Newry where pretty Cherry Blossom trees adorned the church doors. The church was even celebrating an anniversary, a centenary I think, and they had decked the outside with bunting which was a perfect match for the vintage VW Camper Van which delivered the ladies in style. They continued their celebrations in Ballymagarvey Village. These beautiful professional photos taken by Paula O’Hara Photography tell their story without the need for any more words. Thanks for letting me be part of your special day xx.

Quirky Vintage Wildflowers for an August Wedding

Julie and Shawn are celebrating their #oneyear anniversary today and I just had to share some happy memories of their bright and beautiful wedding day.12042896_480469482078368_9081309714319031813_n

They were married in the pretty little chapel in Magheralin and celebrated at Hugh McCann’s, Newcastle afterwards. The bridal bouquets were wildflower styled with a clash of bright summer colours, blue delphiniums, thistles, veronica, coral Miss Piggy roses, mini daisies and wax flower.

Julie hand-crafted the most beautiful jam jars for posy jars and these were placed on a pile of vintage style books to create a quirky table centre décor in the venue. My chalkboard ‘Mr & Mrs’ crate and Old School ‘Pick a Seat Not a Side’ Chalkboard complimented the quirky vintage theme. The professional photos were taken by Joanne Kearney Photography. Happy anniversary guys xx