Firstly, congratulations on your engagement, what an exciting time!
Thanks for getting in touch, we aim to make the planning process simple and straightforward, recognising that you probably haven't done this before. You may be feeling a little lost and overwhelmed by the whole thing! Luckily for you, we eat, sleep and breathe flowers so we are already excited to start planning your wedding flowers with you!
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
First Things First
Check availability for your wedding date (the earlier the better, our book fills up fast!) Both of our service options are subject to availability, there are only so many weddings we will take on each month, no matter the size, as our number one priority is keeping up our high level of service for all our clients.
The Bottom Line
Once we confirm availability for your date, we will send you a comprehensive pricelist which will help you visualise where you would like to see flowers at your wedding and what the overall look will be. If you are happy that we are the florist for you, send us back the contract included with our brochure and we will get you booked in for your date.
The Fun Begins
At this stage, we will schedule a phone call to start the planning process with you. We will discuss your colourscheme, style, flower types, ceremony location and reception venue with you, along with ideas to maximise your budget and areas where we think you could repurpose your flowers from ceremony to reception. After we feel we have a clear idea of what you need for your wedding, we will then go away and prepare a personalised proposal and moodboard just for you.
The Big Day
Once you have received your proposal from us, then you just sit back and relax until about a month prior to your wedding when we will contact you to see if anything has changed and to get all the final details and day-of logistics sorted.
Full service wedding design
This service involves us designing the full floral look and feel for your wedding, delivery and set up and return after the ceremony to restyle your ceremony flowers for your reception. It also includes rental of any vases, candleholders, signage, etc. We have a strict, one wedding per day policy for full service weddings so we are able to be flexible with the timings of your day. We will work with you from start to finish to design a cohesive look for your day and advise you where your money is best spent, where to get ‘the most bang for your buck’ at your venue and how to make the greatest impact on the day. While we don't have a minimum spend for full service weddings, most of our full service wedding clients come to us with a budget of €2,500-5,000
A la carte wedding design
If you're not seeing any bigger installation pieces such as arches, flower clouds or backdrops as part of your wedding, but you love our style and you would still like a few key pieces for your wedding day, our à la carte package sounds perfect for you. This is a menu of floral items that allow you to order your wedding florals without the fuss of full service floral styling, but with the same amazing attention to detail we are famous for at Fernwood. These items would commonly include bouquets and buttonholes, along with items that can be easily placed by you or your venue staff such as unity candle arrangements, pew ends or table centrepieces. This option is perfect for the couple with a limited budget but it still allows us to work our creative magic using the freshest most beautiful local and imported blooms available. Typically à la carte wedding clients spend less than €2500 but remember you are in full control here and we have no minimum spend for this option!
Please click on the button below for our wedding enquiry form. Please include as much info as possible as it really helps to get a sense of where your inspiration is drawn from.
Please note availability for 2023 is limited so don't hesitate to check your date if you think you might like us to do your flowers. Booking is open now for 2024, subject to availability.
Brigid Riley is the creative force behind FERNWOOD. Having returned to Ireland in 2015 after a number of years working in the US and UK, her style is uniquely expressive, romantic and natural. Inspired by the movement and texture often found in natural landscapes, Brigid creates evocative compositions of flowers, foliage, fruits and branches in her studio in rural Co. Meath, often gathering materials from the surrounding environment. Her work has been featured in a variety of settings from high profile corporate and political events to more intimate social occasions such as weddings, birthdays and private parties in the US, UK and beyond.