"Well, where do I start. We first met Sylvia at a hotel wedding open day in Slane and never looked back. From the first minute, she was not only the consummate professional but great craic and the perfect person to pick for our wedding flowers. My mum had a bit of a shaky moment with the venue but Sylvia put her mind to ease and also made sure that she was looking after me in the process by taking the stress off me. We met a few times in the run up to the big day and I knew every time that I was in the best hands and the flowers would be exactly as I wanted. They were more than that on the day. Sylvia worked tirelessly the 2 days running up to the wedding. She delivered the most stunning wedding flowers I have ever seen, managing to even cover a horrible blue plug for us in the most beautiful fashion! She brought my ideas to life and everyone has commented on how beautiful the flowers were on the day. They made the wedding! Sylvia even helped me out in the horrible rain and wind to make sure my walk down the aisle went smoothly. She went above and beyond and I am so happy we chose her as our florist. There aren't enough words to describe how happy we were with everything she did for our wedding. She is an absolute star and no one will regret hiring her for their wedding flowers. I just wish we could do it all again! Sylvia, you are an amazing person, so much fun and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Thanks so much again."
-Nikki & Fede, Cloughjordan House, September 2016
"I got married in August 2016 and the flowers were a really important part of the day for me. My mum said "You know what the most important part of the wedding is?", and thinking she was going to say my husband, or our family, or friends, she said "The flowers!" I live in London and so I shopped around a lot online for the florist that I thought would understand the look I was going for on the big day. Bella Botanica really stood out from the crowd as their previous weddings had the exact feel I was hoping for. Sylvia understood that I didn’t want anything too structured but that I wanted the floral arrangements to be lush and full. We had lots of chats and meetings before the wedding – Sylvia couldn’t have been nicer, and calmed any last minute wedding nerves that I had leading up to the wedding about logistics, the flowers, everything! On the morning of the wedding, Sylvia arrived to the house with all of our bouquets, hair pieces, buttonholes – I was so relieved and delighted when they arrived. I was so happy with the flowers that Sylvia and her team had put together – they were unusual and unique, lush and completely as I had imagined it in my head. I can't recommend using Bella Botanica enough. It was a joy from start to finish. Thanks again Sylvia!"
-Aisling & Stephen, Luttrelstown Castle, August 2016
"Sylvia was a dream to work with from the moment we met her. Sylvia really went above and beyond, coming to visit our venue and church with us prior to the wedding, in order to help advise us on flower choices. She offered great advice while at the same time really listening to the type of flowers we envisaged for the day. Not only is Sylvia lovely bubbly person and a pleasure to deal with, she is also extremely professional. The flowers on the day were absolutely stunning, we were delighted we went with Bella Botanica flowers for our wedding and I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Sylvia to anyone!"
- Alix & Conor , Luttrelstown Castle, July 2016
“We are based in Australia and booked Bella Botanica, having never met with Sylvia or even talked to her. I was so impressed by her eagerness via email correspondence and pictures I saw online of her work that I was happy to take the risk. It's by far the best wedding risk I took. From start to finish Sylvia was an absolute pleasure to work with. That in itself is worth so much when you are busy planning a wedding but Sylvia provides much more than that...her creativity, patience, attention to detail passion and flare ensures the most AMAZING floral creations. I was truly blown away on the morning of my wedding to see what she had created. I met with Sylvia while home for a short trip 6 months before my wedding-I knew so little about flowers, what I wanted, colour scheme etc but Sylvia was so patient, showed me lots of different variations and helped me to narrow things down. We stayed in touch over the next couple of months and shared ideas via Pinterest and email. I knew the second that I met Sylvia that I could put my full trust in her, so I provided some direction in terms of colour scheme, general style and budget but I was happy for her to run with it and she did not disappoint. On the morning of the wedding Sylvia was just brilliant-she dropped off flowers to the boys in their hotel. She then did a drop off to the bridal party and honestly in the midst of the chaotic preparations she took our breath away. Our flowers were just stunning and soooo much more than I'd ever hoped for. I knew how much I adored the flowers but the extent of their beauty became apparent when it was one of the very first things my new husband said to me after we got into the wedding car to travel to our venue. He commented on how fabulous they were and how lovely Sylvia was that morning and in the church before my arrival....she had some craic with him and helped settle the nerves! This coming from someone that didn't even think we needed flowers said alot to me!! I got exceptionally positive feedback all day from my guests on the beautiful flowers-both for the bridal party and the fabulous table displays and they photographed so beautifully. The flowers are a definite highlight of our wedding day. I would recommend Bella Botanica in a heartbeat to anyone getting married. For us-Sylvia was the most wonderful find and we will always be truly grateful for the part she played in our wedding day. It's easy to see that she loves flowers, loves making people happy and is gifted at combining them both perfectly. Thank you so much Sylvia!"
-Irene & Ronan, Ballymagarvey Village, November 2015
"Sylvia, I can't thank you enough for the utterly fantastic job you did for my wedding at Rathmullan House this weekend! The flowers were jaw droppingly gorgeous & you were just a complete pleasure to work with. You really took the pressure off & added so many little touches that didn't even cross my mind! I could not have asked for anyone better, you have been a complete dream! Thank you, thank you, thank you! xox"
-Claire & Mike, Rathmullen House, December 2015
"Wow Sylvia ... all I can say is, I have never seen such amazing flowers. They way exceeded my expectations, you are amazing!! The most stunning arrangements ever and you are the loveliest person ever to deal with too xx a true professional in every way"
-Emily & Abs, Luttrellstown Castle, May 2015
"From the first time I met Sylvia I knew she was the right lady for the job! Her friendly and bubbly personality made me feel right at home with each meeting we had. My bouquet was absolutely stunning, it was everything I wanted it to be and more. And as for our buttonholes, well I think they were talked more about than my dress! I couldn’t recommend Bella Botanica enough, every detail was spot on and Sylvia was a pleasure to work with.'"
-Nicola and Kevin, City North Hotel, March 2015
"We met Sylvia at a wedding fair in Drogheda and instantly knew she was the right girl for the job! She did the flowers and favours for our wedding in September. I honestly can't thank her enough. The detail and care that was put in was amazing! Really listened to what we wanted and came out even better than we could have imagined!! I would nearly plan another wedding just to spend time with this girl, amazing."
-Sabrina & Conor, Morrison Hotel, October 2014