Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Simply Elegant...and a PARTY!

I've said it to both colleagues and clients and it couldn't be closer to the truth.  I have the absolute BEST clients.  This fall is no exception.  I can't wait to share with you all of their special details.  Here is a sneak peak at my Sept. 25th wedding for Erin and Jon.  I worked with Jon's lovely mother Joan who really had the vision for the "tie optional" wedding they hosted in their backyard.  Enjoy!



Mad Flowers {Dublin, Ireland}

 As you may remember, I dashed off to Ireland a few weeks back to check out potential wedding venues and vendors. I was so lucky to meet the talented lads at Mad Flowers. Their work is gorgeous and they are also a whole lot of fun!
Michael, Phillip and Maurice run the show together and they pull from both years in a family flower business and training in the law.  Maurice has won Irish florist of the year numerous times and has designed for the Chelsea and Hampton court flower shows in England. Plus, he often appears on television demonstrating his floral skills.  Michael and Phillip work directly with clients and are great at listening to what brides really want!
I love the mix of the classic English garden arrangements and the sleek, modern look.  I'm a sucker for lush flowers outside an old country church but also love these fabulous fuchsia flower balls!  They can do anything!
Mad Flowers is the go-to florist for the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, which is a huge endorsement because everything the Ritz does is spectacular. The boys put on quite a floral display for us when the Ritz hosted a private wedding show so we got to see their work firsthand (not to mention the stunning arrangements waiting for us in our hotel rooms designed by Mad Flowers).
If you're planning a wedding anywhere remotely near Dublin, look no further for flowers.  The team at Mad Flowers is amazing!  I know that I'll be using them when I take weddings to Ireland (hopefully soon).  Thanks to the lads at Mad Flowers for sharing their work with us and letting us share with you!