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.
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.
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.
Colours and shapes
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…
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.
Recognition from President Michael D. Higgins.
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.
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.
Orchid display at the Black Abbey.
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!
Ann Phelan TD – A lady with many talents.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Surprise the Woman in your life with a token of respect from Lamber de Bie Flowers this year. #MakeitHappen