“I first saw Pauline's Heirloom Bouquets at a wedding fair. I was so impressed with the quality and style and I knew I wanted to have one on my big day. Pauline made my bouquet exactly as I had imagined it and it was a perfect with my dress - I got so many compliments on the day. It travelled really well too - I got married abroad. It is the perfect reminder of our fabulous day and I am thrilled that I get to keep it! It is too beautiful to be kept in a box so I have it on display at home - I hope to pass it on to a loved one in the future.”
Georgina James on 27th June 2012
Not only did Pauline create the most amazing bouquet for me.. She created an heirloom that i can keep and now hand down to my little girl when she walks down the aisle. Pauline listened to my stories and included the pieces I wanted to use.. Pearls and broches from 3 generations back.. She attached a little gem stone on the stem of the bouquet so i got to hold it as i walked down the aisle.. No one knew it was there bar me... No one else knew the story behind the gem bar me and Pauline.. It was her idea to place it there... She went above and beyond and for that I’m forever grateful.. It’s not just a bouquet.. It’s a family heirloom that will be in your family forever. Pauline you’re so amazing. I’m so glad to see your business grow from strength to strength”
Aishling Byrne 2019
“When I decided to have my wedding abroad an heirloom bouquet was the natural choice - the easy choice, it meant one less thing to worry about after landing. After trawling the internet (who knew there were so many heirloom bouquet creators out there?) I was delighted when I found Pauline. From the initial consultation right through to collection Pauline was polite, professional and efficient. Her expertise as a florist coupled with her naturally creative flair lead to the creation of a personalised bouquet that I treasure. It was so easy to transport abroad and arrived home in pristine condition. Thanks to Pauline's eighteen years’ experience as a florist, it looks as good today as it did the day I collected it. I like to think that my bouquet's journey will continue. It sits in wait of the next special day, the next link in the chain, the next blushing bride. I would recommend Pauline in a heartbeat to anyone who wants a piece of art that transcends their wedding day.” Amanda Kenneally
``I wanted something a little different for my bouquet and I searched the internet for something that would give me the wow factor. I was pleasantly surprised by the positive comments Pauline had received and I decided to go with heirloom bouquets. I arranged to meet Pauline where we discussed the theme, my style, dress, fabric, colours etc. Once Pauline gathered this information, she set about doing what she excels at. She included a number of brooches, hair pins & rings that where sentimental that I wanted included. When I collected my bouquet I was brought to tears how fabulous it was and knew it was going to be a showstopper at my forthcoming wedding. Everyone commented on it throughout the day and afterwards. I love it so much that I have it displayed as a centre piece in a glass vase on my hall table. Pauline is extremely talented and has such a passion for what she does, but more importantly she was a pleasure to deal with. Worth every penny as it hosts a lifetime of memories.`` Sue Walsh & Davez
Sue Walsh & Davez
I cannot thank Pauline enough for the wonderful job she did on my bouquet for my wedding last October! She was brilliant form the beginning when my mum met her at a wedding fair in city west in Dublin! Although we live in Tipperary and I was busy setting up a business as we as planning a wedding this wasn't an issue for Pauline. She sent out sample colours by post for me to pick from, constant contact via text, phone and email. She sent me many emails containing pictures at various stages of the bouquet design to make sure I was happy with everything. As my grandparents were buying this special bouquet for me as a keepsake, Pauline had no issue with me sending a couple of brooches that were to be included in the bouquet as a special keepsake. She really could not have done enough for me and would never hesitate to recommend her to other brides! Thanks again Pauline x
I first saw Pauline's Heirloom Bouquets at a wedding fair - I was so impressed with the quality and style I knew I wanted to have one on my big day. Pauline made my bouquet exactly as I had imagined it and it was a perfect with my dress - I got so many compliments on the day. It travelled really well too - I got married abroad. It is the perfect reminder of our fabulous day and I am thrilled that I get to keep it! It is too beautiful to be kept in a box so I have it on display at home - I hope to pass it on to a loved one in the future.
I just want to say a massive thank you to Pauline for making my stunning bridal bouquet. The amount of time and effort that she puts into her creations shine through in her bouquets. I got married in Portugal in June & Pauline made my stunning bouquet. She managed to incorporate my bridesmaids colour beautifully & tastefully into my bouquet. She has great vision & i trust her judgement completely. Its treasure i will always have to cherish & show. Thank you Pauline
For many women bridal fairs are an important part of the wedding planning process but I have to admit I hated the idea of them. We went to one and although 99% of the stalls were not for me there was one stand that stood out, filled with bouquets that I couldn't get out of my mind for weeks after! I knew I had to have one for my wedding. The whole process of ordering my bouquet through to picking it up has been brilliant. I loved the fact that I was able to go out and visit Pauline at her workshop and pick out brooches that would go on the bouquet. Pauline has such a talent for design and understood exactly what I was looking for. She was able to integrate two of my own brooches into the design making my bouquet completely unique! What I loved about the process was that it was just so exciting, Pauline was in touch frequently to show me what stage my bouquet was at (my choice- I know some brides want theirs to be a surprise) and I was always on the facebook page looking at other bouquets she had designed. Heirloom bouquets are a fantastic idea but what makes this business work is the personal touch and care that Pauline brings to it, she truly has a passion for what she does and it shows in the care and attention she puts into her work. I would recommend an heirloom bouquet to anyone and if you want a stress free experience with bouquet that you will treasure forever then Pauline Forde is the only choice!!! My wedding was the perfect day with family and friends with the most beautiful bouquet to match my dress - all I can say is thank you so much!!!!
Myself and my sister first came across Heirloom bouquet at the wedding fair in City West last September. From the moment I saw them I fell in love with them. I left the wedding fair and could not stop thinking about them. I phoned Pauline and arranged a time to call out to her workshop. Pauline showed me all the samples she had. I brought a picture of my dress to show Pauline and we spoke for ages about what I liked and did not like. Pauline was so patient and thorough and really helped me to narrow down what I was looking for. Together, we decided on a bouquet that would match my colour theme and my dress. I also wanted one for my flower girl and Pauline, taking my ideas designed one for me. Pauline contacted me a number of times before she put the finishing touches to the bouquet to make sure I was happy. It was so handy being able to collect the bouquet two weeks before the wedding-one less thing to worry about. On the day I was absolutely thrilled with the bouquet. It really really enhanced my dress and everybody complimented it. It is now sitting in a vase on the mantel piece in my sitting room, so every day it brings back happy memories of the day. I could not recommend Pauline enough. She is extremely professional, reliable and really went out of her way to make sure I was happy. I am so glad I chose a Heirloom Bouquet!!! Thanks a million
Ciara O Sullivan
I spotted Pauline's work at one of the many wedding fairs and her designs stood out to me more than any other flower bouquet could. They were all so different from the normal flower options and I loved the elegance, glamour and romance in each of the designs she had on show. I also loved the idea of having something I could keep forever and maybe bring out on anniversarys! When I realised each one is bespoke I knew I had to had one for the big day and working with Pauline was such a pleasure. I met with her to discuss the design and I felt completely at ease and trusted she knew what I wanted. Once I showed her the details in my dress she produced a bouquet that complimented it perfectly. The comments I received on the day were much more about the bouquet than on my dress so think that says everything! I would recommend Pauline's Heirloom Bouquets to any bride that wants to have a unique & special keepsake that she'll have forever.