David Austin Roses for a June Bride

Danielle and Joseph were married on the 8thJune 2018 in St John’s Parish, Hilltown and celebrated at the popular Darver Castle.

Danielle just loves David Austin garden roses and the beautiful Juliet rose was the main feature of her bouquet, teamed with fluffy white peonies, peachy Talea roses and white hydrangea it was a really special bridal bouquet!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful memories with me. Photo credit Studio Brown.

Garden Wedding at Larchfield Estate

Rachel & Michael enjoyed a glorious outdoor ceremony in the sunken garden at Larchfield Estate last May.  Simple posies of baby’s breath lined the aisle and a rustic wildflower styled log arrangement sat up front on the ceremony table. Sarah Bernhardt peonies were the stars of the show for the bouquets and the perfect contrast to the pretty aqua bridesmaid dresses from Perfect Day. I loved all the planning with this bubbly bride, her mum and sister, thanks so much for sharing these beautiful memories with me.

Photos captured by Matthew Steele Photography.

Make-up by Tara Cummings

Hair by Coccolare

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Wild & Whimsical Winter Wedding in Armagh

It was a pretty wild & windy winter’s day for Naoimh & Neil at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh last January. The girls carried lux wild & whimsical bouquets with the softest blush shades, blue thistles and silvery eucalyptus foliage. Blue thistle buttonholes worked well with the men’s grey suits.

These beautiful professional photos were captured by Mark Barnes Photography. Thank you so much for sharing them with me and it was a pleasure to be involved in your special day xx.

 

Pretty Pinks for Louise & Alex’s Cathedral Wedding in Newry

Louise & Alex 2 Sep 2017, Newry Cathedral and Darver Castle

Fun and flirty pink florals with trailing floaty ribbons…soo much prettiness and Louise was absolutely stunning in a two piece bridal outfit!

These beautiful photos were taken by Adam and Grace Photography.

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Art Deco Inspired Winter Wedding at The Manor House Hotel

With glam, glittery Art Deco inspired bridesmaid dresses and a charcoal colour theme we knew it had to be wintery pastels for Linzi & Jonathan’s special day at The Manor House Country Hotel on the 7th January 2017. A fresh combination of Faith, Mentha, Vendella and Ocean Song roses for the bride with Pink Avalanche, Faith, Mentha and Ocean Song for the bridesmaids…a treat with the silvery seneccio foliage, silver brunia berries and frosty astrantia with wax flower and a little baby’s breath. Happy First Anniversary to you both and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos captured by Lauren Rutherford Photography. It was a pleasure to be involved and thank you for choosing Ditsy Floral Design as your wedding florist xx

Wild & Romantic Wedding at Ballydugan Mill

Sarah married her German beau Markus with a beautiful church service in Magheralin Parish Church and celebrated with a rustic hessian and lace styled reception in the gorgeous Ballydugan Mill, Downpatrick on the 20 Aug 2015.

Sarah’s wild and romantic bouquet contained vendella and bombastic roses, pink lisianthus, phlox, astilbe, astrantia, garden dahlias and seeded eucalyptus foliage. 13978155_10157288862120113_411829042_o

The venue décor included my authentic vintage ladder, vintage pitcher jugs, rustic wooden crates and jam jar pew ends. The tables were decorated with hessian and lace doilies and the jam jar posies re-used from the church.

The beautiful photos are by Amy, Retrosight Photography. Sarah thank you for sharing these beautiful memories of your day and have a great a first anniversary x

Darver Wedding with Summer Wildflowers

Elaine and Steve tied the knot in the little Parish Church in Darver, Co Louth on a gorgeous summer day last August. The celebrations continued across the road in beautiful Darver Castle. The bridesmaids wore short vintage style dresses in blue/teal and we picked a strong pop of raspberry to contrast with the teal and styled the flowers on natural and wild summer wildflowers. The bouquets contained raspberry spray roses, lisianthus, scented stocks, blue nigella, baby’s breath and locally grown eucalyptus.  The Groom loves superheros, so a quirky twist was the addition of the gorgeous little lego superheros to the buttonholes. The bride sourced these on Ebay!

Happy first anniversary guys and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos by the very talented Peter Thomas Photography with me. Fab memories! x

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Judith & Michael 18 March 2016

Judith and Michael sent me these beautiful photos of their magical day back in March. Judith’s wildly romantic free form spring bouquet in a fresh ivory and green colour palette is an all time favourite.  Garden style with loose and natural foliages it featured ivory roses, white ranunculus, white anemones, freesia, scented stocks, baby’s breath, wax flower with eucalyptus, fern and green bell love it!

Judith & Michael Graham Crichton Photography Ditsy Floral Design
Judith & Michael Graham Crichton Photography

Judith was a delight to work with and we had such fun planning the rustic vintage wildflower venue styling for The Tullylagan House Hotel outside Cookstown.

These beautiful photos were taken by Graham Crichton Photography, the Northern Ireland Wedding Awards 2016 Photographer of the Year and clearly a very talented guy. You can check out all the photo’s on Graham’s blog here: http://www.grahamcrichton.com/2016/04/wedding-early-spring-tullylagan-house-hotel-wedding-judith-and-michael/

The dresses were from Ladybelle Bridal, Gilford. Hair was by Joanne McKelvey Hair and make up by Amy Savage MUA.

Congratulations Judith and Michael, it was an honour to be part of your special day.

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Weddings, weddings, weddings…2015 in a nutshell!

2015 phew what a year for Ditsy Floral!  I have achieved things beyond what I ever thought possible working alone from a home studio in Loughbrickland a quiet country village in Northern Ireland.

2015 has seen me produce my best work yet and be blessed to welcome baby number 2 to our family…who thought a 3 week old baby and a wedding would be a good idea!  But I’ve survived and thrived having designed bespoke flowers for lots of local couples who have been fantastic at trusting me to create something unique and beautiful for their special day.  It was only 2014 when I completed my Level 3 Floristry Diploma and now I can’t imagine my life without flowers!

I have severely neglected this blog in recent months mainly due to my new baby taking up all my time but 2016 is going from strength to strength and I hope to get back on track with growing seasonal garden flowers and blogging.

Thanks for being and continuing to be part of this wonderful floral journey.  Elaine xx

Wedding Blog | Susan & David | 29th November 2014

I’ve already blogged on this beautiful winter wedding but having recently received some of the professional images from Marc at Photography by Marc Lawson I just had to share again!

It was a crisp winter day and a wedding with a soft and delicate floral brief with a nod to the bride’s Scottish heritage and just a sprinkling of Hepburn glamour and vintage styling.

Beautiful and meaningful Baby’s Breath kept the flowers by Ditsy Floral Design simple and sophisticated.  Rather than fresh flowers the bride had a bespoke brooch bouquet made by Innocent Chaos.

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