Open for all occasion flowers

Update – 12th September 2020 - Covid 19 update for Balla Florists

We would like all Balla Florists customers to know that we are very excited to be able to inform you all that we are open for all occasion flowers, and Yes including weddings….

We are taking orders for 2020 and 2021 Micro-wedding. If you would like a consultation. These are possible either via an online meeting or at our premises here in Balla where we can discuss your needs at a safe distance. We have had approx 10 Micro weddings in the last Month and they have all been so beautiful and intimate.

Our popular dates for 2021, but we would still have some availability so please do get in touch to arrange a chat with us about your date.

We are so looking forward to talking to you about your special day.

For Gift bouquet,  if you would like a delivery we are happy to help, we can take orders over the phone and payment by phone and will deliver while maintaining social distancing to doorsteps. We are also happy for you to collect from our shop also.


Please telephone if we can be of help. 

Judi @ 0949366858

Covid 10 Update from Balla Florists

We are over the moon to tell you all that we are open again. Judi is now taking appointments for your wedding needs and will be by phone ONLY for the foreseeable future to ensure everyone’s safety and for those of you overseas and those who cannot travel.

To make an appointment contact judi on [email protected] or call 0949366858

Wedding flowers& styling for your dream wedding
At Balla Florists it is well known that Judi adores weddings. We pride ourselves on giving you our full attention. Judi and ger award winning team are very proud and passionate about making your wedding dreams become a reality.

We understand that your wedding is individual and unique to you. It will be one of the biggest days of your life, so we will work with you along the way up to the day to ensure we create your dreams florals. Let Balla Florists help you create the perfect floral details for your wedding day and style it to perfection. Balla Florists offer beautiful wedding services from Your floral designs for your bridal party, your church/civil ceremony and room décor.

Have a look at some of our REAL weddings for floral designs and décor in our GALLERY and let us know how we can help you.
Get in contact today – Judi xxx

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Some advise on rescheduling your wedding

What a crazy time we are living through right now. It’s so strange that we are faced with some extraordinary compromises. Of course one decision a lot of couples are facing is whether or not they should reschedule their Wedding Day. So many questions? Is it safe to have a wedding then? Numbers …… DO we need to change?
How long do we wait to get married, 6 months, a year , 18 months?

Sure if only we had a genie and a lamp but we don’t – I have a little advise for couples going through this anxious confusion at the moment —

Tips for Postponing your wedding:
1. I have had this chat with so many couples and the most difficult decision is to actually reschedule. It’s amazing, you will feel so relieved once the decision is made.
2. Chat with your wedding coordinator and pick 2 or 3 dates that you are happy with
3. Chat with all of your suppliers and hopefully most of them will be available for one of the dates – If not they will guide you in the direction of one of their piers who will help you. As a professional in the Wedding Industry we know so many suppliers and we know who to recommend.
5. So your new date is confirmed and you are happy with it and all your suppliers, now mark your original date with a special memory. Maybe have zoom ceremony, with a celebrant in an online commitment – with the rings and champers! Nothing like having two wedding anniversaries! 2020 will never be forgotton so have this celebration and it will be something to tell your Grandchildren!

This is an emotional rollcoaster so whatever you decide to do you will feel up and down. Keep your circle of life positive and take it step by step. Replanning your wedding again is certainly unprecedented and Balla Florists sincerely empathise with you all.

There will be so many ways you can celebrate your occasion. Some are becoming virtually creative whilst others will celebrate with 2 or 3 people. Keep your chin up – Your day will be beautiful xxxxxxx

Love from 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


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!

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.

Transport via Water

We sent everything over via ferry with the year-round ferry passenger service Aran Island Ferries from Galway Harbour.

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


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

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.