Rodeo Classic Red Hydrangea and Pure white Hydrangea Flowers
Thursday 1st of August 2013
Corbally Church, Tramore, Co. Waterford. &
Faithlegg House Hotel.
Congratulations to Lindsay & Kenny !!
As the main flower for all her wedding day the bride choose the Hydrangea. A perfect choice as her wedding in August was right in the season for Hydrangea’s.
She went for the pure white Hydrangea and the “Rodeo Classic” red Hydrangea that perfectly matched the colour of her brides maids dresses.
In the bridal bouquet we used both the white and red Hydrangea flowers as well as delicately scented white Freesia flowers, white Astrantia with some white dubble flower Lisyanthus (Eustoma) flowers. Finished with a soft white satin ribbon.
For the Brides maids we kept it to all white flowers. Again using the stunning pure white Hydrangea with freesia and Astrantia flowers.
In Corbally Church in the beautiful town of Tramore in County Waterford the Hydrangea once again was the main flower used. This stunning church is a favorite of the florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers as it is a stunning Church that lends itself very well to be decorated for a wedding. With only a 15 minutues drive from Waterford City placed on the stunning Coastline of Waterford it is a choice for many brides for their wedding.
From the Church it was less than 30 minutes drive to the reception in Faithlegg House Hotel. Their stunning and bright Wedding Room was decorated with bird cage candle holders and more of the magnificent Hydrangea flowers.
It was, once again, a plasure and Honour to look after the flowers for today’s brides wedding day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today started as almost any day does with a strong mug of coffee for me and a healthy breakfast for the dogs.
While waiting for the water to boil I can’t resist taking a photo with my phone of the beautiful pink tulips in our kitchen that are now so wide open that the hot pink tulip is turning purple and will have possibly lost its petals by the time I arrive home later.
Open pink tulip.
While drinking my coffee I take time to admire the latest spring growth in my garden.
The magnificent Gunnera plant seems to have almost doubled in size overnight after last nights rain fall.
It is a wonderful pleasure to see this plant growing to over 3 meter in a matter of a few months from now.
Halfway trough my coffee I find myself thinking about the flowers on our Easter lunch table this weekend. Hope there won’t be to much rain so these fab. pure white daffs will still look good on sunday so I don’t need to go to my local florist.
Now that I am awake it’s across the garden into our flower studio and work shop and straight into the office to check on the emails, what often means, deleting lots of incoming spam, answering urgent mails and forwarding the rest to any of our 3 flower shops or to Diana in accounts.
Downstairs into the store and loading up all I need for todays wedding in Waterford Castle. But before traveling to Waterford I have to drop off 60 white roses from our cold room to our flower shop in Kilkenny where they will need these this morning for an order for funeral flowers.
Grateful that Julie opens her news agent store right beside our flower shop in Kilkenny well before 9 am gives me my second caffeine intake of the day while driving to Waterford.
Arriving in Waterford at our flower shop in the Superquinn, Kilbarry shopping centre on the Tramore Road just after 9 o’clock where all the outdoor display of flowers and plants is looking bright and inviting and the shop floor glooming after just been washed down is a nice welcome for anyone to walk in to.
My welcome got even better when Mashy, one of our multi-talented wedding florists in Waterford, arrived with her Hungarian style chocolate cake she baked last night in her Grandmother’s enamel baking tray that looked just as beautiful as the the cake tasted fantastic. And as you can imagine this had to be accomioned with some coffee.
After our joint breakfast it was time to get on with the task of the day. While Mashy finished off the last of the floral displays for today’s wedding in Waterford Castle and Tanja was kept busy with orders that had come in overnight trough Interflora and our online florist website I made a start on the bridal bouquet.
The brides bouquet that the bride has chosen for today is one of my very own favorites. An unstructured hand tied bouquet made with white/greenish Avalanche roses, white Ranunculus flowers, white Lilac flowers and the ultimate in bridal flowers; the white Lily of the Valley.
Starting with the white Lilac flowers, a scented flower that needs lots of water. In order to make sure the Lilac will last for the day each stem of flowers is wired and taped after the stems are covered with cotton wool soaked in water to allow for drinking.
The same routine is repeated for each individual Lily of the Valley stem before I start putting the bouquet together.
Creating flowers for someone’s wedding day is no different that most jobs we do on a daily base when it comes down to preparation and planning. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail” .
From the first contact with the than “bride to be” well over six months ago, the 3 times myself, Mashy and the bride and her mum have met up to discuss all the details and the many emails back and forward with ideas, suggestions, questions and much more.
After all details were finalized it was up to me and Mashy to order the correct varieties of flowers from the Dutch flower auction and for some direct from the growers as well as deciding on what day did we want the flowers to arrive into our shop in order to have them all at the perfect state of ripeness on the day of the wedding. For instance the white Lilac takes aprox. 5 to 7 days before blooms are perfectly open as with the Lily of the Valley we like to have these come in to us direct from the growers in Holland only one day before the wedding.
After all flowers are prepared the putting together of the bouquet is a delicate but very satisfying job.
I love the movement in the bouquet that is achieved by both the Lilac (Seringa) and the Lily of the valley.
All is left is the finishing of the stem of the bouquet. All stems are tied together and taped to create a neat and comfortable stem to hold. After that we cover the stem with a thick layer of dry cotton wool and tape this once again to soften the handle and take out any uneven surface. Last than is the ribbon around the handle what will match the colour of the brides dress.
This can be a daunting task for many as you want to make sure the finished product reflects the perfection given to every detail of the wedding flowers. The best lesson I ever got was from a nurse who thought me how they put bandage on to someone’s finger.
While Tanja and myself are loading all flowers and arrangements into our van for delivery to Waterford Castle, Mashy checks her emails and replies to some of the brides that we will be doing flowers for over the next few weeks and months.
As the Civil wedding is held in the main entrance foyer of the Castle the bride asked us to provide a natural green arch with some white flowers from where she will enter the ceremony. Most of the arch was made up outside and finished off inside in the hotel.
We used a selection of different greens to create some interesting texture to the arch such as the Cypresses branches, natural green Ivy trails, soft fluffy Asparagus foliage, silver Eucalyptus foliage and small leaved high gloss dark green Ruscus foliage.
The open scented white lilies and than the white baby’s breath (Gypsophylla) are added at the last moment.
Opposite the arch we placed 2 large upright modern pedestal arrangements as a focal point to where the vows will be read by bride and groom.
The flowers used in these dramatic displays are the large open white Amaryllis flowers, the white Avalanche roses, white ranunculus flowers the babies breath and for scent we added some creme/white stock to the arrangements. An equal important element of those displays is the selection of foliages and branches used arrangements such as the large green Monstera leaves at the base of the arrangements, the silver gray Eucalyptus foliage, the upright Aspidistra leaves and seasonal Pussy Willow at the top and dark green Ruscus foliage throughout as well as tied around the base of the stand.
The magnificent foyer in Waterford Castle Hotel with it’s imposing grand fireplace makes for a beautiful rich but also intimate setting for any civil wedding were comfortably up to 80 guests (and possibly more) can be seated.
As Mashy went back up to the bridal suit to give the bride, who she had got to know and like during her many discussions on planning the flowers for her big day, a big hug and wish her a wonderful day, I had a few minutes to walk around the garden and admire the flowering Camellia’s as well as the first of the Rhododendrons that were starting to open.
On the way out while we were waiting for the ferry that brings us from the Island on witch Waterford Castle is positioned we were greeted by some of the deer living the the Isle.
On the way back to the shop, after stopping whit Margaret in our flower shop in the Ardkeen Quality Food store on the Dunmore Road in Waterford I discuss with Mashy our weddings coming up later on that week and over the next few weeks.
While I arrive home todays bride is about to sit down to no doubt an unforgettable meal by Michael Quinn, the award winning head chef at Waterford Castle Hotel in Waterford, Ireland.
For me it’s in front of the fire watching the last two episodes of “True Blood” I recorded earlier.
If you like your wedding flowers to be looked after by a team that is guaranteed to care as much about their work as you do about your special day, and who’s inspiration lies with all that is beautiful in nature, contact us via our website;
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.
Flower shop in Kilkenny and Waterford with best selection of Easter decorations
Easter decor for your home
romantic pastel pink flower pots
Pink butterfly decor
Easter tree in Lamber de Bie Flowers flower shop
Teddy bears for sale in flower shop
Vintage style pink romantic container with easter eggs
Candy pink butterflies
Easter tree with decorations
Love sign and Easter container gifts
Flower pots in pink and blue with floral print
vibrant colour recycled glass vases
flock Easter bunnies
Yellow flock easter bunny
fabric easter bunnies
Pink stone flower pot with easter decorations
Rustic stone flower jugs with lilac flower decoration
These photos are from the wedding from a beautiful bride that decided to have her wedding in Waterford Castle and as so many brides getting married in the Castle, chooses Lamber de Bie Flowers to look after the flowers for her big day.
We looked after the flowers for the bride and brides maidsbouquet, both contained a selection of pink, purple and lilac flowers such as the Blue Curiosa rose, pink ranuncules, blue hyacinths and lilac Sweat Pea. It’s somewhere between Spring and Summer. The Anemone and Ranunculus tell me it’s still kind of Spring and the Sweat Pea and Veronica are reaching out to the Summer.
The Groom and the Best Man wore buttonholes of lilac Sweat Pea flowers. In the beautiful Crook Church in Passage East, Co. Waterford we used lilac Calla Lilies, Hydrangeas and a selection of flowers in pinks and purple.
Back at the castle after crossing the river by the castle’s own ferry the guests were welcomed by music by a sting quartet at the entrance of the Castle decorated with urns filled with pink and lilac flowers while the sun was shining across the island of Waterford castle.
For the wedding dinner in the castle we used locally producedhandmade candles in different tones of pinks and a selection offresh flowers in pinks, purples and lilac.
Click on any of the picture to go to our florist – wedding web site and see more photo’s of this wedding in Waterford Castle, 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.
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.
The large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €72.00 plus delivery.
The extra large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €84.00 plus delivery.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mother’s Day 2011 will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd April this year in Ireland and the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 from Lamber de Bie Flowers
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we’re ready for Valentine’s 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 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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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: