Creating an alternative Christmas tree

Here’s how to create something different for your Christmas Tree.

I’ve started with cutting our Tree shapes from a MDF sheet and than place a square base of MDF at the base.

Using 40cm long natural branches screwed into the base as well as into the main cutout makes your tree stand upright perfectly.

 

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After this I stapled a number of Christmas tree branches to the wooden form to cover it completely. The last job is to simply wrap your Christmas lights around your tree.

I’ve decided not to use any further decorations as I’ve used the cherry-bulb christmas lights.

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Here’s some pictures of our Flower shop in Waterford, Ireland. We have used these trees for our window display as well as for different displays inside in our shop.

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I hope you like this idea and gets you started with your own creative ideas.

Wishing you lots of fun and a Happy Christmas from all the team at

LAMBER DE BIE FLOWERS

 

Classic White Flowers Wedding Style Inspiration

Classic White Wedding Flowers

Classic flowers with a modern twist

Welcome to our latest blog where we would like to show you some flowers we recently provided for a stunning wedding in Tinakilly Country House in Kildare, Ireland.

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we work closely with both the bride as well as wedding planner and wedding venue in order to make sure every detail is looked after on the day.

For this wedding we were contacted by the bride after she had chosen Tinakilly House in Wicklow.

One of the most luxurious 4 star hotels in Wicklow, Tinakilly Country House Hotel is steeped in history. This stunning country house hotel in Wicklow oozes charm and sophistication. Set in 14 acres of mature landscaped gardens overlooking the Irish Sea Tinakilly offers peace and tranquillity.

After choosing the venue the Bride to Be had decided she desired the best possible floral displays for her wedding day, and we were delighted to be chosen as the florist of choice.

Wedding day flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers at Tinakilly County House
White flowers and candelabra's
Top table Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers by Lamber de Bie
Wedding day flowers
Wedding style inspiration using classic white flowers on the top table for your wedding day
Designer wedding inspiration
Wedding Cake style inspiration using classic white roses for your wedding cake on your wedding day
Table centre white wedding flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers by Lamber de Bie
White wedding roses
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white roses by Lamber de Bie
Perfect white wedding flower displays
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie
White. scented wedding flowers
Wedding Ideas for Table centre flowers using classic white lilies by Lamber de Bie
Top table setting at Tinakily House
Top table Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers by Lamber de Bie
Classic wedding venue
Table Wedding Venue Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers by Lamber de Bie
Designer wedding flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie
Ideas for classic white wedding flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie
Designer wedding flowers Ireland
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie
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Classic inspired white designer flowers by Master Florist, Lamber de Bie
Ideas for classic white wedding flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie
Ideas for classic white wedding flowers
Wedding Inspiration for Table centre flowers using classic white flowers in a modern vase by Lamber de Bie

These wedding flowers were created by Dutch Master Florist; Lamber de Bie.

Lamber moved to Ireland in 1993 and has provided designer wedding flowers for many brides in Ireland since.

Lamber de Bie Flowers have flower shops in Kilkenny and Waterford in Ireland.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photo’s and get some inspiration for your own wedding.

Lamber.

Designer Wedding Candelabra’s with white Phalaonopsis Orchids

Wedding Candelabra by Lamber de Bie Flowers

We have added these large metal wedding candelabra to our offering for weddings.

Decorated as in the pictures with fresh cutflowers of the amazing white Phalaonopsis Orchids and a selection of air plants from the Tillandsia family as well as natural green trails of Ivy.

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These pictures I took in the fantastic Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny.

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we are proud to be the florist of choice for this amazing wedding destination hotel in Kilkenny.

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Orchids on Candelabra
Candelabra with white Phalaonopsis Orchids

We have added these large metal wedding candelabra to our offering for weddings.

Decorated as in the pictures with fresh cutflowers of the amazing white Phalaonopsis Orchids and a selection of air plants from the Tillandsia family as well as natural green trails of Ivy.

These candelabra’s would look stunning in many settings;

*At the entrance of the church.

*Either side of the Alter

*Beside the regestry table for your civil wedding

*At the entrance to your reception

* Beside your cake table or behind the top table for your wedding dinner.

We can decorate these candelabra’s with many different flowers on request to match the theme of your wedding.

Contact us for mere information;

kilkenny@lamberdebie.com  waterford@lamberdebie.com

Sunflowers the Queen of Summer Flowers

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If you could choose one flower to crown as queen of the summer flowers, it would have to be the majestic sunflower. Did you know that the flower in the wild turns with the sun during the day? At night the flower heads turn back to the east. We call this phenomenon Heliotropism.

 

 

 

As well as the well-known yellow sunflower, you can also choose orange, brown, cream coloured and dark red varieties. There is also a range of shapes: there are sunflowers with large or small flowers, with a single row of flower petals or with multiple rings of petals.

 

 

The sunflower is often considered a symbol of the sun and love. In Greek mythology, nymph Clytia fell completely in love with the sun god Apollo. Even though Clytia was really beautiful, Apollo didn’t return her love. The result: Clytia…

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Joy of Sunflowers

SUNFLOWERS

Sunshine in a Vase
Sunshine in a Vase

This is were I get my Sunshine!
When using Sunflowers in my Vase I take off all the foliage as these tend not ot last as long as the flowers.

Replacing this foliage with some Eucalypthus & Asparagus fern guarentees my kitchen will be brigtened up for many days with these stunning Sunflowers.

This week in our shops we sell lots of sunflowers in bunches of 3 for only €7.50

Lamber de Bie Flowers

Waterford – Kilkenny

Floral Art Installations at Kilkenny Arts Festival

For many years they have been providing all the flowers for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Once again we are delighted to be the floral provider for the Kilkenny Arts Festival. As part of our sponsorship we provide all flowers for St-Canices Cathedral, St-John’s Priory, The Parade Tower, The Black Abbey, The Festival Club as well as all presentation bouquets and flowers for the performers.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we believe that we offer a extra attraction to; in our opinion, the best festival Kilkenny offers every year.
All floral displays are designed by Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie, site-specific and created by Lamber and his team of florists.
Lamber received a personal compliment on his floral displays from President Michael D. Higgins after a fantastic musical performance that they both enjoyed in St-Canices Cathedral.
While creating these displays, Lamber brought along his latest “apprentice” Minister Ann Phelan, who clearly has many more talents than what she gets to use in her day-job.
All these venues are open for viewing between the performances and it’s well worth going to see the dramatic floral arrangements during Kilkenny Arts Festival while enjoying our Beautiful Kilkenny.

White Phalaonopsis Orchids

The Phalaonopsis orchid, one of Lamber’s favorite flowers, features in the modern composition that Lamber created for the Black Abbey in Kilkenny.

Over 200 large, fresh orchid flowers cascade from a natural globe of vine branches placed on a 7ft tall modern metal stand. With the Orchids Lamber also used natural, trailing Tillandsia plants. These plants are often seen growing together on the same trees in their natural habitat.

Dramatic and very modern display of lots of fresh white Phalaonopsis flowers were used by Lamber de Bie to create this designer flower display.
Dramatic and very modern display of lots of fresh white Phalaonopsis flowers were used by Lamber de Bie to create this designer flower display.

Recognition from President Michael D. Higgins.

Lamber de Bie is congratulated by President Michael D. Higgins on the floral displays after an amazing performance during the Kilkenny Arts festival in St Canices Cathedral.
Lamber de Bie is congratulated by President Michael D. Higgins on the floral displays after an amazing performance during the Kilkenny Arts festival in St Canices Cathedral.

The Globe in the floral display at the Black Abbey for this years Art Festival was created by Dutch Master Florist Lamber de Bie from prunings of his vines from his garden. If you would like to see how to make this yourself have a look back at a previous blog on this page.

work is under way for the floral display for the Kilkenny Arts Festival in the Black Abbey.
work is under way for the floral display for the Kilkenny Arts Festival in the Black Abbey.

In the serene setting of St-John’s Priory Lamber chose to keep a colour pallete of whites and greens with white Oriental Lilies, large white Hydrangea blooms, large dark green glossy Monstera leaves and delicate fennell flowers from the florist’s garden.

Flowers at St John's Priory by Lamber de Bie for Kilkenny Arts Festival
Flowers at St John’s Priory by Lamber de Bie for Kilkenny Arts Festival

Orchid display at the Black Abbey.

Dramatic and very modern display of lots of fresh white Phalaonopsis flowers were used by Lamber de Bie to create this designer flower display.
Dramatic and very modern display of lots of fresh white Phalaonopsis flowers were used by Lamber de Bie to create this designer flower display.
Flowers at St John's Priory by Lamber de Bie for Kilkenny Arts Festival
Flowers at St John’s Priory by Lamber de Bie for Kilkenny Arts Festival
Flowers by Designer Florist, Lamber de Bie on the stage in St-Canices Cathedral for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Flowers by Designer Florist, Lamber de Bie on stage at St-Canices Cathedral for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

I could’t resist putting this picture into my blog of an amazing instument of a Dutch company.

While creating the floral backdrop in the church Lamber and his team had the pleasure of listening to some rehersals for the upcoming performances. We love our job!

A beautifull piece of Dutch Craftmanship admired in St John's Priory during the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2015
A beautifull piece of Dutch Craftmanship admired in St John’s Priory during the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2015

Ann Phelan TD – A lady with many talents.

Minister Ann Phelan lends a helping hand to Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master florist while he creates stunning flower arrangements at St-Canices Cathedral in Kilkenny.
Minister Ann Phelan lends a helping hand to Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master florist while he creates stunning flower arrangements at St-Canices Cathedral in Kilkenny.
Flowers by Designer Florist, Lamber de Bie on the stage in St-Canices Cathedral for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Flowers by Designer Florist, Lamber de Bie on stage in St-Canices Cathedral for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Minister Ann Phelan lends a helping hand to Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master florist while he creates stunning flower arrangements at St-Canices Cathedral in Kilkenny.
Minister Ann Phelan lends a helping hand to Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master florist while he creates stunning flower arrangements at St-Canices Cathedral in Kilkenny.

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I hope you all get to enjoy, not only some of the many amazing performances during the festival, but also take a moment to enjoy the floral masterpieces.

Don’t forget to call into the Flower shop of “Lamber de Bie Flowers” in Kilkenny City where Lamber created a stunning floating window display with Lilac Vanda Orchids.

A Floral Art installation with Lilac Vanda Orchids in the window of Lamber de Bie Flowers in Kilkenny.
A Floral Art installation with Lilac Vanda Orchids in the window of Lamber de Bie Flowers in Kilkenny.

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Soft pink Bridal Bouquet with a splash of Red roses

Romance and Love Bouquet

When a bride to be comes to Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and asks for a light, soft and airy summer wedding bouquet with an deep underlying passion; This might be just the bouquet we can make for her.

We pride ourselvers in the fact that we do not make the same wedding bouquet twice. Every time we take the time to find out just what bouquet is the best fit for today’s bride.

We loved this bouquet even more because the meaning behind the design that we came up with during the conversations we had with the bride to be.

A stunning Wedding bouquet of soft pink and ivory summer flowers with some red roses
A stunning Wedding bouquet of soft pink and ivory summer flowers with some red roses

If you believe that you also deserve to be treated as the most important bridal customer ever than contact us at :

Lamber de Bie Flowers Weddings

Bright, Colourfull wedding flowers.

Wedding flowers

Looking for a bright and colourfull display of flowers.

Here’s an example of a bridal bouquet where the bride liked a bright and colourful display of flowers for her bouquets, buttonholes and corsages.

For this wedding we used the red Gerbera and blue Iris as main flowers. Further we used some blue Agapanthus flowers, blue Campanula Glomerata, white Freesia’s and soft Asparagus fern.

At Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford & Kilkenny we love when a Bride to Be comes into our flowershop and like to try something different.

Bridal posie of red gerbera flowers and blue Iris.
Bridal posie of red gerbera flowers and blue Iris.
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Bridal posie of red gerbera flowers and blue Iris.

If you’re getting married and you’re looking for a bouquet that is designed “Just for You” than Lamber de Bie Flowers is the florist for you.

Lamber de Bie Wedding Flowers

Romantic Summer Wedding in Castle Durrow

We’ve just received some of the stunning pictures from a recent bridal photo shoot.

All photo’s by Nick O’Keeffe Photography. Bridal by Jeutonic. MakeUp by Emma Hogan Eyrebrushed Makeup Studios. Hair Joan Carroll INCH Hair Design. Jewellery K Kajoux Jewels

We were delighted to be part of this day in the magnificent wedding location – Castle Durrow. Hope you enjoy these photo’s and the flowers we created for this day.

Soon there will be more,

Lamber de Bie – Dutch Master Florist  –  www.lamberdebie.ie

Wedding Venue Durrow Castle.
Wedding Venue Durrow Castle.
Bride and groom are taking a moment to themselves on their wedding day.
Bride and groom are taking a moment to themselves on their wedding day.
A natural head band of Olive branches for a summer bride.
A natural head band of Olive branches for a summer bride.
Soft, flowing bridal flowers.
Soft, flowing bridal flowers.

Summer Wedding

International Woman’s Day 8 March 2015

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY

Sunday 8th of March 2015

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY 2015
INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY 2015

History:

International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.

CELEBRATE WOMAN'S ACHIEVEMENTS - CALL FOR GREATER EQUALITY
CELEBRATE WOMAN’S ACHIEVEMENTS – CALL FOR GREATER EQUALITY

As actress Patricia Arquette pointed out during her Oscars acceptance speach earlier this year, there is still lots of work to be done for equality for Women.

Patricia arquette on Women's Equality at Oscars acceptance speach for International Woman's Day.
Patricia arquette on Women’s Equality at Oscars acceptance speach for International Woman’s Day.

In Ireland the celebrations of International Woman’s Day has grown significant over the past number of years. Much of this is due to the increasing amount of Eastern Europeans now calling Ireland their home. Men come into our flower shops to buy a bouquet or a single flower for all the women in their live: Partner, wife, mother, sister, daughter, work colleauge, etc. Celebrating the importance of these women in their life.

This tradition has been picked up by many Irish men as a gesture of recognition for the women in their life.

International Woman's Day is on 8th March.
International Woman’s Day is on 8th March.

#MakeItHappen

Surprise the Woman in your life with a token of respect from Lamber de Bie Flowers this year. #MakeitHappen