Find Lamber de Bie Flowers on Google Maps

All of our Flowershops on Google Maps

 

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we welcome you into our florist stores even if can’t leave your home or desk.

 

Have a look at Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Kilbarry Shopping Centre on the Tramore Road in Waterford, Ireland.

Best Florist in Waterford
Lamber de Bie flowers, Flower shop in the Kilbarry Centre on the Tramore Road, in Waterford, Ireland

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Have a look at Lamber de Bie Flowers inside Ardkeen Quality Foodstore on the Dunmore Road in Waterford, Ireland.

Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland.
Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland.

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Have a look at Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Ormonde Street in Kilkenny City Centre, Ireland.

Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny
Look inside Kilkenny Florist using Google Maps

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We hope to welcome you soon into one of our Florist shops

or

at our online shop at WWW.Lamberdebie.ie

 

 

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Autumn Flowers Online Waterford

Autumn Flower Trends 2012

Autumn Flowers Waterford
Autumn flower selection Kilkenny, Waterford, Ireland.

This Autumn is about lasting values of tradition through to exiting new concepts that are fused together with coarseley woven fabrics and twines.

Colour is all about berry reds, bracken browns and russet oranges that are delicately put together in our autumn collection by the qualified Interflors florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny, Ireland.

Autumn Flowers
Autumn Flowers Ireland Online

One of our Best selling autumn flower gift is the Autumn Bouquet.

This bouquet of autumn tone flowers is available for next day delivery ans same day day delivery when ordered before 12 noon from our florist website or by calling direct to one of our florist shops in Waterford and Kilkenny.

So many colours and so many wonderful flowers combine to make our Autumn Hand-tied bouquetsomething special. Featuring the freshest, most beautiful autumn flowers in glowing shades, expertly tied by hand to create this stunning bouquet. Finished with a patterned wrap and voile ribbon, it’s a gift that is perfect for any occasion this autumn.

Interflora Flowers
Interflora Autumn Gift Bag Flowers online

Another favorite is the Large Autumn Gift Bag flower arrangement;

Here’s a stunning gift bag that really captures the most vibrant seasonal colours. We’ve chosen rich reds and crimsons, sunset orange shades, and rich burgundy, all helping to create that autumnal feel. With this beautiful arrangement of roses, germinis and a very beautiful Asiatic lily, autumn has never been more magnificent.

Featuring 1 orange carthamus, 2 dark red germinis, 2 orange germinis, 1 red Asiatic lily and 2 orange large-headed roses with solidago, burgundy oak leaf and salal, carefully arranged in an autumnal jute gift bag.

Autumn Flowers in a vase
Selection of Orange autumn flowers online for delivery in Waterford and Ireland

Here’s just two of the many autumn flower gifts available online from our website and available for delivery almost anywhere in Ireland and UK.

For the full range of Autumn flowers go to Autumn Flowers on our website.

Easter Decorations from Lamber de Bie Flowers

Orange Flock easter bunnies
Orange Easter Bunnies

Easter A time of celebration and new beginnings

 Easter in Western Christianity

In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays).

The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”). In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday”. The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday. Many churches begin celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil.

Florist with Easter decorations
Flower shop in Kilkenny and Waterford with best selection of Easter decorations
Easter decor for the home
Easter decor for your home
romantic pastel pink flower pots
romantic pastel pink flower pots
pink butterflies
Pink butterfly decor
Easter tree in florist
Easter tree in Lamber de Bie Flowers flower shop
teddy bear with flowers
Teddy bears for sale in flower shop
easter egg decor in romantic pink pot
Vintage style pink romantic container with easter eggs
Candy pink butterflies
Easter tree with decorations
Love sign and Easter container gifts
mini buckets in pink and blue with floral print
Flower pots in pink and blue with floral print
Vibrant coloured glass recycled vases
vibrant colour recycled glass vases
Easter bunnies
flock Easter bunnies
Yellow flock Easter bunnies
Yellow flock easter bunny
Easter bunnies fun decor
fabric easter bunnies
stone flower pot in pink
Pink stone flower pot with easter decorations
Stone Jugs and containers with lavender print
Rustic stone flower jugs with lilac flower decoration
Easter bunnies ornaments
Easter bunny ornamental decorations
Bright coloured recycled glass vases
vibrant coloured recycled glass vases

Florist Position in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Lamber de Bie Flowers in Kilkenny

Want to be part of this success story?

Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny

At Lamber de Bie Flowers, we are looking to, replace a glowing star, to fill a Full Time Florist Position (40hrs) with the best available candidate, position starting January 2012.

Are you the person we are looking for?

Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny is looking for a full time florist for their store on the Ormonde street in the centre of the beautiful Kilkenny ( http://www.kilkennytourism.ie/ ) in the South East of Ireland.

This store is part of Lamber de Bie Flowers Ltd with 3 florist stores, one in Kilkenny and two in Waterford City established in 2000 by Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master Florist and Pat Fennessy. www.lamberdebie.ie

Lamber de Bie Flowers is known for providing the best in floral design and customer service to all our customers. Our team of florists comprises of the best from many countries. Over the past years all our stores have won many awards from local and nationwide organizations for best retail store, best customer service,etc.

Lamber de Bie Flowers are the choice florists for wedding flowers in the South East making dreams come true almost every week for Brides to be trusting us to look after the flowers for their big day.

The ideal person we are looking for:

  • has excellent communication skills (near perfect command of the english language both verbal and written is essential)
  • has experience in commercial floristry
  • is enthusiastic about perfect customer service
  • has a warm and friendly attitude
  • is a hard worker
  • is both a self motivator as well as a team player
  • is driven by Quality, Creativity, Customer Service & Floral Design
  • has basic computer knowledge
  • loves weddings
  • believes that a job is more than work and should be fun
We are offering a one year contract which we hope to continue into a permanent position thereafter.
Are you the one that can bring us to the next level, while working as part of a successful and exiting floristry business, and having a good time in one of Ireland’s nicest places to live?
Contact us with your CV and acompining introduction or any queries you may have for us via
email:
info@lamberdebie.com
Post:
Lamber de Bie Flowers,
Ormonde Street,
Kilkenny,Ireland.
Lamber de Bie
Dutch Master Florist
Lamber de Bie Flowers Ltd.

Mothers Day Flowers

Mothers Day Flowers

Sunday 3rd of April 2011 is Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland

Best selection of fresh bouquets for mothers day 2011 are now available online for delivery in Ireland and the UK. We deliver on Mother’s day Sunday.

This Mother’s day basket filled with beautiful pink, creme and blue flowers will put a smile on any mums face when the delivery person arrives at her door on mothers day morning. This Mothers day basket is available for €40.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Basket
Mother's Day Basket with Pink Flowers

Mothers Day Vase.

We created the stunning mothers day vase in 3 different sizes for you to choose from:

The standard mothers day vase comes arranged in an elegant clear glass vase and has a selection of  large oriental pink lilies, and pink large headed roses. Bursting with beautiful, feminine colours and contrasting textures, this vase arrangement makes an impressive Mother’s Day gift. A classic combination of pink roses and lilies is completmented by soft cream lisianthus, all carefully arranged in a tapered glass vase. Featuring pink large-headed roses, pink Oriental lilies and cream lisianthus with palm and salal leaves, presented in a tapered clear glass vase. The mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €60.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Vase
Mother's Day Vase

The large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €72.00 plus delivery.

Large mother's day vase
Large Mothers Day Vase

The extra large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €84.00 plus delivery.

Extra Large Mother's Day Vase
Extra Large Mother's Day Vase

Mothers Day planted Basket

We’ve chosen African violets and palm for our Mother’s Day planted basket. The vibrant pink and purple look stunning against the green foliage, and the grey-wash split willow basket adds a contemporary twist. It’s a beautiful gift, which Mum is sure to love. Featuring 2 African violets and a palm carefully planted in a split willow basket and finished with a pink ribbon bow.

The mothers day planted basket is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €30.00 plus delivery.

Mothers day planted basket
Mother's Day Planted Basket

Mothers Day Rose Vase

From our exclusive range of flowers we have chosen for the clear glass globe vase with a compact hand tied bouquet of large headed pink and lilac roses as the ultimate luxurious mothers day gift.

Mothers Day Roses in Glass Vase
Mothers Day Roses in Clear Glass Globe Vase

Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Mum is going to love in this beautiful bouquet. Including elegant Oriental lilies, large-headed pink roses, and vibrant germinis, this is a very stylish Mother’s Day gift. The rich pinks and lush greens are big impact colours too – just what you need to celebrate your Mum’s special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €40.00 plus delivery.

Standard size hand tied mother's day bouquet
Mothers Day Bouquet Standard

Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

A large version of our popular Mother’s Day hand-tied, this vibrant bouquet includes spectacular Oriental lilies, gorgeous large-headed roses and cheerful germinis. It’s elegant, stylish and is sure to delight Mum on her special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €54.00 plus delivery.

Large hand tied mothers day bouquet
Large Hand Tied Mothers day Bouquet

Extra Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Such an extravagant hand-tied is the perfect way to show Mum your appreciation. This rich medley of stunning cerise and soft pink flowers includes exotic Oriental lilies and classic large-headed roses in abundance. This extra large bouquet is a fabulous gift for Mother’s Day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The extra large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €66.00 plus delivery.

Extra large hand tied mother's day bouquet
Extra Large Hand-Tied Mother's Day Bouquet.

This is just a selection of the most popular bouquets and arrangements for mothers day 2011.

For a look at the full selection of our floral mothers day gifts go to our website at http://www.lamberdebie.ie or click on the photo below.

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland
Flowers online for Mothers day
Flowers online for Mother's Day from Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Flowers

Basket with plants for mother's day
mother's day planted flower basket

Mother’s Day Flowers Online

Mother’s Day 2011 will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd April this year in Ireland and the UK.

Mother's Day Flower Bouquet
Extra Large Mother's Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Lamber de Bie Flowers have an exiting range of beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts available from their florist web site as well as from their flower shops in Kilkenny and Waterford. The full range of flowers on our Mother’s Day Flowers section in the website can be sent anywhere in Ireland and the UK.

There are Pink Mother’s Day Bouquets starting at €40.00, Extra large Mother’s day hand-tied for only €66.00, planted baskets starting from €30.00 and a selection of bouquets and arrangements for Mother’s Day starting from €28.00.

Flower gift for Mother's Day
Mother's Day perfect gift, flowers in a gift bag

For our Mother’s Day Collection we have chosen the best value flowers available for Mother’s Day while ensuring a large selection of specialist Mother’s Day Flowers.

We have created beautiful bouquets including white lilies. bouquets including pink orchids, all pink bouquets, planted arrangements and flower baskets in pinks.

For the Mother’s Day 2011 range we have also included some magnificent floral arrangements from our exclusive flower range such as the clear glass vase filled with pink and lilac roses.

Flowers in a Vase for Mother's Day
Mother's Day Vase, Clear glass vase filled with pink lilies and flowers.

Mother’s day deliveries can be specified for both Saturday delivery as well as for Sunday Delivery. As a member of Interflora and trough our Interflora florists members we can guarantee best quality flowers for Mothers Day as well as best value flowers for Mother’s Day.

Orchid's in a box
Orchid gift box for Mother's Day.

Wedding Trends 2011

Wedding Trends – 2011 – A Vintage Year

Vintage style bridal bouquet
Vintage style bridal bouquet in pinks and purple

Spending almost every sunday in January & February at wedding fairs in different hotels in the South-East in Ireland may result in aching feet and a sore throat, but it certainly is a fantastic way of getting up to speed with current wedding trends, as Lamber de Bie (Lamber de Bie Flowers) found out.

The main season for all the wedding fairs in the South-East of Ireland is always in the first two months of the year. Lamber and his team are attending wedding fairs in both Waterford and Kilkenny almost every Sunday during this time. Some of the hotels that Lamber de Bie Flowers were attending are; The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Waterford Castle Hotel, Waterford, Langtons Hotel, Kilkenny, Woodlands Hotel, Waterford, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, The Step House Hotel, Borris, Co. Carlow, The Lord Bagenal, Loughlinbridge, Co. Carlow, and many more. At the many wedding shows the wedding suppliers showcase everything that is current and ‘Must Have’ for prospective brides to be. Including an incredible selection of wedding dresses. Indeed the focus of the majority of the brides was the bridal fashion shows, which provided an ideal opportunity to have a sneak preview of what’s in fashion. Big skirts are very much ‘in’ but bodices remain fitted, and in the majority of cases, strapless. There is less intricate beading and glitz about. This seems to have been replaced instead by trails and fabric embellishments.

Vintage style wedding arch
Vintage style wedding arch at entrance to the church

And as for colour and styles, well vintage is without doubt the buzz word for weddings this year.

So what sums up a vintage themed wedding? Colour-wise: cream, ivory (never white) and all shades of pinks from pale to dusky with a splash of cerise. Green is also popular, particularly olive green and the soft grey/green of eucalyptus. Overall the look could be described as cottage garden, very flowery, natural and pretty.

Reception designs seem to fall into two groups, quirky or elegant. For quirky it’s ceramic jugs and pitchers, individual glass vases, bone china cups and saucers. A sort of mix and match, church hall/ marquee on the village green type of feel. On the elegant front, brides at the show loved the tall glass martini vases, filled with water and roses petals (in vintage pink of course). Storm lanterns and decorate birdcages also seemed to tick a lot of the boxes with many brides who were looking for a variety of designs for the reception, rather than repeating the same one all the way trough.

A contrast from the vintage muted shades is purple, a colour witch looks to be big over the next couple of years. A top table of trailing amaranthus and purple vanda orchids was one of the most popular items on display. – one bride even took her bridesmaids shoes out of the box so she could match them up (they went perfectly).

So to sum up the wedding look for 2011/12 – well, it’s very flowery, which is great for florists, with lots of pastel shades and natural greens accented with splashes of purple.

Amnesia wedding rose
Amnesia rose

Flower-wise, roses are going to be even bigger this year, in particular the more (and it’s that word again) vintage colours, such as Amnesia, Hypnose, and Amalia should fit the bill.

Away from roses, hydrangeas continue the cottage garden theme, along with delphiniums, gladioli and for something a little more up-market for the bridal bouquet, vanda orchids.

Who would have thought that just a couple of Sundays at the different wedding events in the south east of Ireland could provide you with such valuable insights!

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Lamber de Bie Flowers are based in both Waterford and Kilkenny, Ireland and can be contacted trough their website; http://www.lamberdebie.ie

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we’re ready for Valentine’s Day.

Interflora Florists Waterford ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florists from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford ready for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days in a florists calender. This is no different for the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers. Before the Valentine’s Bouquets arrive on Valentines Day morning to the home or desk of our customers loved ones, there is a lot of work to be done.

It starts immediately after we’re all back to normal after the new years celebrations are over with the first planning. Lamber de Bie and his team of qualified Inteflora florists sit down to plan the upcoming Valentines Day. From planning for what variety of roses they will offer to their customers this year, to designing the Lamber de Bie Signature Valentines Bouquet down to what vases, teddy bears to buy and what wrapping they will be using.

Soon thereafter the Valentines gift wrapping, vases, teddy bears and handmade chocolates are ordered and over the following weeks the team of florists start with preparing the luxury gift wraps for what Lamber de Bie Flowers is well known; Everything, Always Perfect – Even on the busiest day of the year, is their motto.

Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers getting ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florist at Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford getting ready for Valentines Day

In the photo above; Mashy and Baiba showing off the magnificent Grand Prix Red Roses as well as the Beautiful white Avalanche roses and bright pink Aqua roses. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Superquinn Centre on the Tramore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-379440 or email to waterford@lamberdebie.com

 

Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers
Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers have three flower shops. one flower shop in Kilkenny and two flower shops in Waterford, Ireland.

The company that has build up a name of providing top quality flowers and floral displays with the biggest smile and best service possible for all their customers always. This is the reason that Lamber de Bie flowers has become the choice florist for many over the past more than ten years.

 

The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford
The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, Waterford

In the photo above; Tanja and Margaret preparing some roses for a early Valentines delivery.. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Ardkeen Quality Foodstore on the Dunmore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-844848 or email to ardkeen@lamberdebie.com

 

 

Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny
Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny ready for Valentines Day

 

Isolde and Sally in the Kilkenny flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers on the Ormonde Street, Kilkenny can be contacted at 056-7770161 or by email at kilkenny@lamberdebie.com

Valentine's Roses Online
Valentine's Roses Online from Lamber de Bie Flowers

 

The choice of, only the best, roses available for Valentines Day at any of the Lamber de Bie Flowers stores will be the exact, top quality only, flowers you can expect if you order from the Florist Website from Lamber de Bie Flowers; http://www.lamberdebie.ie

 

Valentine's Day Flowers
Valentine's Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny.

It is not only red roses that can be found on Valentines Day as trends many people like to choose the amazing Amaryllis flowers as in the photo above or a bouquet of tulips as in the photo below.

Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online
Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online from http://www.lamberdebie.ie

On behalf of all the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers, both those you will meet in our stores but also those working behind the screens and their team of drivers, would like to wish you all:

A Wonderful Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford
Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford looking forward to Valentines Day

Wedding Fair Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

Wedding Fair Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

Sunday Feb. 6 2011

Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny Wedding Fair Bride
Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers at wedding in Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

It is the start of the wedding season and we will be attending lots of wedding fairs over the next few weeks.

Today we were at the wedding show in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, conveniently just across the road from our flower shop in Kilkenny. We had a busy day talking to all the brides to be and their friends and family who attended the wedding fair.

We had a number of wedding bouquets on display as well as our portfolio of wedding flowers that can also be seen at our online flower shop.

Lamber de Bie Flowers at Ormonde hotel Wedding Fair, Kilkenny
Lamber de Bie Flowers at Ormonde hotel Wedding Fair in Kilkenny, 2011

The Ormonde Hotel as a wedding venue is a beautiful hotel with two different wedding venues. Both were set up today and looked perfect.

Nick O'Keeffe Wedding Photographer at Ormonde Hotel
Nick O'Keeffe Wedding Photographer at Ormonde Hotel Wedding Fair

There were wedding photographers, lots of wedding dresses, hair dressers and much more wedding suppliers from the South East of Ireland on display at the Wedding Fair at the Ormonde Hotel.

A Slice of Heaven at Ormonde Holtel Wedding Fair in Kilkenny.
A Slice of Heaven with mouthwatering wedding cakes at Ormonde Holtel Wedding Fair

The Mouthwatering wedding cakes from Kilkenny based company “A Slice of Heaven” looked brilliant. It was the Ferrero Roche Wedding Cake that I found hard to keep my fingers of.

Top table in Ormonde hotel Wedding BallRoom
Top table display in Ormonde hotel Wedding BallRoom

Thanks to the Ormonde Hotel, Wedding team and all thewedding suppliers that were there for putting on such a great show. But especially a big thanks to the many brides to be that visited our stand today and talked to us about their wedding flowers.

Wedding Flowers Kilkenny Florist
Wedding Flowers by Kilkenny Florist Lamber de Bie Flowers

Have a look at the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny Wedding Video on YouTube

Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 00353 – (0)56 – 7770161

E: kilkenny@lamberdebie.com

W: http://www.lamberdebie.ie

( we’re just across the road from the main entrance of the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny)

Contact Lamber de Bie Flowers for all your wedding Flowers

Valentine’s Day

Love Sweats
Valentine's picture
Ultimate 100 Red Roses Hand-Tied Bouquet
Go All Out with 100 Grand prix Red Roses Hand Tied Valentines Bouquet.

The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

 

Valentines Flowers Online
Valentines Flowers at http://www.lamberdebie.com

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine’s Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

 

Valentine's Day Cupid
Valentine's Cupid

St. Valentine’s Story

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn’t like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn’t the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn’t going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies — secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

 

Engagement rings and a Bouquet of red Roses go Hand in Hand.
Engagement Rings and red Roses

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death. I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, “Love from your Valentine.”

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh — because they know that love can’t be beaten!

Valentine's Bouquet of red and pink Tulips
Red Tulip Hand-Tied Bouquet

Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;

Curl your locks as I do mine —

Two before and three behind.

Good morning to you, valentine.

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

Valentines Arrangement of Roses and Carnations
Featuring 6 large-headed red roses with diamanté pins and 6 red carnations carefully arranged in mirrored glass cube.

In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

Hand tied Bouquet for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Rose & Lily Hand-tied

A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together — but not too closely!

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

 

Hand made Interflora Valentine's Day Chocolates
Hand made Interflora Valentine's Day Chocolates

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have. If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

Modern Valentines Flowers
Modern Valentines gift with flowers and chocolates

Order Valentine’s Flowers Online

Browse our huge selection of fresh flowers bouquets and Valentines arrangements at Lamber de Bie Flowers website http://www.lamberdebie.ie

You will find all you are looking for from single red rose, dozen red roses bouquet, fantastic tulip bouquets, valentines chocolates and much more.

Valentines bouquet of 50 purple tulips
Bouquet of 50 purple tulips

 

Valentines bouquet of 50 pink tulips
50 Pink Tulips for Valentines
Bouquet of 50 Orange Tulips
50 Orange tulips Valentines Bouquet

All flowers for the greater Kilkenny and Waterford area are delivered by our delivery team on a daily base. As a member of Interflora , Lamber de Bie Flowers at interflora can also deliver to almost any address in Ireland and the UK.

For deliveries outside of Ireland and the UK please contact us directly by email; info@lamberdebie.com or call us at 056-7770161 and we are able to organise delivery of flowers to most countries worldwide trough our association with Interflroa.

For a full listing of all Valentine’s Day flowers available online go to

http://www.lamberdebie.ie

 

Online Valentine's day flowers
Valentine's Day Flowers at http://www.lamberdebie.com