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Just a Fresh Start

Hello Everyone!

Okay, wow! Happy New Year!

I’m glad to be celebrating a fresh start because my tendency is to push on, always to the next thing. But lately, I’m choosing to pause, reflect, and evaluate much more. This pause, even briefly, has allowed space to exercise gratitude.

So today on the blog I’m reflecting on 2022 and looking back has me feeling sentimental, incredibly proud, and immensely thankful.

I’m seriously so thrilled with all we have accomplished! I have assembled a fantastic team and built new offerings and we will soon be moving into our new bespoke studio.

On a final note, I also want to thank you so very much for being here for us in 2022. The Balla Florists mission is to bring relevant, meaningful floral delights to the world. Your participation, feedback, comments, love, and support help us keep chugging!

Blessings to you in the New Year and enjoy the recap!

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Warmly,

Judi
Balla Florists

Dorothy & Padraig Friday 13th September 2019

Beautiful hoops we created . Our moongate was booked so we came up with this idea for Dorothy- We prepared x 3 large sections which featured as the main Backdrop in the marquee at their reception at The Aran Islands Hotel , Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co Galway

Introduction

Dorothy McMahon, is One half of The Wedding Marketers in Galway. I was lucky to meet Dorothy through my Friend Sinéad Nic Gabhann who is the other half of this very talented duo. Sinéad is a beautiful award winning wedding singer and herself and Dorothy were school pals. I assisted the girls with one of their clients The Ardilaun Hotel In Galway on Wedding tips for their couples and prop ideas for this infamous Galway Landmark. This is how i first met Dorothy.

And the wedding plans begin!

Dorothy was also preparing for own wedding to her sweetheart Padraig who owns and runs another famous Galway landmark, McDonagh’s Fish & Chips! In my Galway College days this was a haunt of ours . The Fish & chips with a side of Mushy peas from McDonaghs ! Pure food Love! http://www.mcdonaghs.net/

So i was thrilled to be asked to prepare their wedding flowers . And defying superstition this beautiful couple were married on Friday 13th september 2019.

The flowers

Dorothy was a joy to deal with as She said she would love bird cages and really bright flowers – So Balla Florists were allowed what we do best . We could be creative! be flamboyant! be colourful! and use all our favourite flowers! Dahlias, ranunculas, stock, lisianthus, peonies and delphiniums! A dream come through -.

The Venue

Our back drop to the Aran Islands ( Oileáin Árann) , the Atlantic Ocean really cultivated our wedding theme – Lots of natural flowers with copper and earthy utensils. https://www.aranislandshotel.com/weddings/

Transport via Water

We sent everything over via ferry with the year-round ferry passenger service Aran Island Ferries from Galway Harbour. https://www.aranislandferries.com/

Their wedding came together so well – beautiful wedding bouquets, Florals hoops for flowergirls and stunning buttonholes.

Beautiful flower girls holding Dorothy’s wedding bouquet
bridesmaid’s hoops

Centrepieces

Dorothy’s centrepieces were divine. We provided our Tall gold stands. They are amazing for adding height and a WOW factor to a room. Here a lush arrangement with bright florals and a mix of beautifully scented roses, ranunculus, Peony roses and lisianthus . We also used alternating lower centrepieces filling our gold birdcages with beautiful florals . They filled the room with scent and romance. The stands can be set out along tables or to form a top table arrangement. Smaller vases and candlesticks along the table finish the look.

Dorothy and her bridesmaids – Inis Mór, Aran islands




our tall gold stands enhance any room
staggering the room layout with lower centrepieces of gold bird cages filled with beautiful flowers

Some of the amazing Suppliers

About Balla Florists

Balla florists are an award winning florist based in central Mayo – With over 30 years experience we have a flair and well known friendly service that captures every couples imagination. If you would like to Chat with us and would like us to help you to create the wedding flowers and decor of your dreams give us a shout on [email protected] or fill in our enquiry form https://dressyourwedding.ie/contact-us/

Irish Wedding Online Awards 2020 Winner

Irish Wedding Online Awards 2020 Winner

Exciting news! Balla Florists won Irish Wedding Florists of the year 2020 for the 3rd consecutive year at the blacktie awards ceremony at the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim Co. Meath.

 

These prestigious awards are held annually and are the Oscars of the Irish wedding industry in Ireland. Balla Florists won in 2018 and 2019 and are the ONLY supplier ever in the 32 countries to have won the hat trick.

It is an amazing achievement for this Mayo business run by Judi Roche.

The weddingsonline awards has been the standard bearer for recognizing excellence in wedding suppliers since 2009. It recognizes the success, dedication and the extreme levels of quality & service given by the Irish wedding industry. These awards are the biggest, stand alone and most recognised awards in the country with stand alone judges.

This is an amazing achievement for Balla Florists who stands out as the best wedding florist in Ireland.

Dorothy and Padraig

Dorothy and Padraig's wedding on Aran Islands

Their wedding took place in The Beautiful Aran Islands Hotel

I first met Dorothy in Galway with My friend Sinead Nic Gabhann where we enjoyed a bite to eat and I assisted with a consultation with one of their very respected clients. Dorothy and Sinead run a lovely business called the Wedding Marketers where they assist clients to reach their full potential within their industry in the Wedding market.

Balla Florist Flower Delivery

Flower Delivery

Our most recent big news, we have a brand new van which has been branded with the Balla Florist logo and contact information. This van allows us to complete our daily deliveries and to help us to transport wedding florals to venues in time for our beautiful couples big day.

We would like to say a big thank you to Paul in Icon Signs in Castlebar, Co. Mayo for doing such a brilliant job on branding the Balla Florist delivery van.

We are delighted with how our branded van has turned out. If you see us on the road give us a wave and a beep!

Are you looking for flower delivery in Balla?

Our flower shop on the Main Street in Balla, Co Mayo, is adjacent to Kiltimagh, Castlebar and Claremorris and therefore we are able to offer a reliable delivery service. We are also only a 10 minute drive from Mayo General Hospital and local nursing homes. Our floral collection features flowers for all your specific needs from weddings, funerals, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events and many other major special occasions in your life.

We import all our flowers direct from Holland, so the best flowers and highest quality is always guaranteed. Our extensive floral portfolio contains both traditional and more contemporary designs.

Also in stock we have a wide range of beautiful gifts, including plants, soft toys, fruit hampers, baby goodies hampers, chocolates and balloons to compliment that special arrangement. Whatever the occasion, our qualified professional staff will create a beautifully crafted arrangement to suit your needs. Once you have made your selection, we can deliver your flowers locally throughout County Mayo.

So if you looking for flowers to delivered in Balla Co. Mayo, look no further than Balla Florists! The clues in the name, we deliver flowers, chocolates and balloons. With flowers to suit every budget, from single roses to 100!

For more information or to order flowers for delivery in Castlebar or Claremorris please contact us.

Come Celebrate With Us!

This November, we are very excited to be celebrating our 15th year in business as Balla Florist and we would love you to join in the celebrations. 

Check out our Facebook page to join in our celebration and be in with the chance to win lots of lovely prizes and avail of promotions and attend our anniversary party in the shop on Saturday 23rd of November. 

We hope to see you all there!

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Wedding Florist of the Year award for 2019

Irish Wedding Florist of the Year award for 2019

Balla Florist is owned and run by Judi Roche who has been working in floristry full time for the last 15 years.

It is a privilege to be in this position- Judi has life long experience in floristry- And floristry has evolved so much in the last few years. Attention to detail, organisation and being in touch are key to this very exciting industry and we are delighted to have been awarded with this fabulous accolade.

This is not the first award we have won either! You can view a full list of all our awards to date here

If you are planning your wedding and looking for something a little bit different then you’ve come to the right place.

DressYourWedding.ie by Balla Florists are an Award Winning Wedding Florist who provide your bridal bouquets, corsages, hair pieces, Church florals and lantern hire services including red carpet, white carpet, Arch Hire, Milk Churns and so much more. We specialise in offering you an extensive range of beautiful vintage & rustic decorative items to decorate your wedding ceremony & wedding reception.

Our wedding décor items for hire include hand-crafted items, individually sourced vintage & antique pieces, a large selection of gorgeous glassware, candle holders, cake stands, lanterns, birdcages, signage, wishing trees as well as an extensive range Hire items such as post boxes, Love signs, flower wall etc.

We are also delighted to announce that we have this fabulous moongate available for hire soon! This would be a fantastic finish to any room.