About David

Hello and welcome to my website.

As a wedding florist and a wedding planner I have thirty years of experience making couples weddings very special.

I am experienced at working within all levels of budget in all environments, and I would welcome the opportunity of working with you.

David's Studio

My studio, located in Ballynahinch, is home to my consultations rooms, offices and design studio, where I create the unique flower arrangements we've become known province-wide for.

I welcome callers to the studio by appointment, where I will take the time to get to know you, discuss your requirements and start to turn your dream into a reality.

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Interview

|Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is David McConkey and I have been a florist for almost 30 years, specialising in wedding floristry. Approximately 5 years ago I found there was a market for a wedding planner in Northern Ireland and so my service “The Brides Butler” was created.

|Did you always want to be a florist and wedding planner?

I always had a passion for flowers from a very early age, and I discovered that I also loved working alongside brides to help create what they are looking for. When it comes to weddingseverything and anything is possible, my job as a florist and a wedding planner is to fulfil every couples dream.

|What is your favourite part of your job?

It has to be seeing the reaction of my bride when the flowers are revealed on their Wedding Day - it is priceless.

|What challenges do you face?

I face many challenges when dealing with a couple but my one desire is always to help give them a day to remember from beginning to the end.

|Where do you take your inspiration from?

I take my inspiration from those around me, my family and my friends, you have to work hard if you want to achieve satisfaction in life, don’t get me wrong there are days when I ask the question, “Is it worth all the hassle and worry?”, but yes being involved in the wedding business is very rewarding and fulfilling, I’d want it no other way.

|What is your top tip for a newly engaged couple?

Watch your budget, a wedding can run away from you when it comes to money. Choose the suppliers that inspire you most and who you feel comfortable with and if your budget allows you, employ a wedding planner and let them help with all the planning, making the appointments that you need made. With a wedding planner, all you have to do is relax, by working alongside them they will give you the most amazing day.

Testimonials

Patricas Wedding

David where do I even begin? Words cannot express how blown away I was by the flowers and what they added to the day. Nearly every guest commented on how beautiful they were and the fact that it was the first thing that hit them when they walked into the chapel (their smell).

The arch was stunning. You're so talented. They also tied in beautifully with the flower wall.

I know you're using that for Hannahs wedding and honestly its unreal. The staff all came in to see it. Karen and Michelle are two angels.

Thank u for everything u have done.

Jemmas Wedding

Hi David,
 
Thank you David for everything from 1st meeting to the end, you are a gentleman and pleasure to work with, thank you for putting up with Jemma and putting her at ease throughout, thoroughly recommend you and your services, thank you so much for all your wee touches

Clive & Jemma.

Claires Wedding

Hi David,
 
Just back from honeymoon and getting back to normal now! So I just wanted to say thanks again for all your work, I honestly loved every bit of it and was so happy with how the flowers, chapel and castle all turned out! Everyone was full of compliments on the flowers, they really did make the room!
 
So thanks again, I hope 2018 is treating you well and sure we’ll be seeing you again soon anyway in the build up to Orla’s big day!
 
Thanks,
Claire

Sarah & Kevin

Dear David

Just a note to say thank you for making our wedding day so special with your beautiful flowers. You perfectly captured what we wanted for our wedding and the details in the arrangements was just pure perfection.

Everybody was talking about the flowers.

Thank you again so much it was a perfect day.

Sarah & Kevin.xx

Dylan McBurney Photography

Dear David
 
Thank you for all your help on Saturday at Jade & Chris wedding, particularly in ensuring the smooth running of the time table and the general running of the day.
 
looking forward to working with you sometime soon.

Regards Dylan.

Lauren & Alastair

Dear David

Thank you so much for all that you have done for us, we always enjoyed out appointments with you, you are amazing and so patient.

The flowers were simply stunning so thank you again.

Lauren & Alastair. xx

Colleen & Stephen

Dear David 
 
Thank you for all your help in the lead up yo and on the day of our wedding.

Your attention to details was second to none, Our guests couldn't stop complimenting the fabulous flowers, we couldn't recommend you highly enough.

Once again thank you for everything.

Colleen & Stephen Burns

Mr & Mrs Healey

Dear David

We had a wonderful time at Shauna & James wedding on Saturday, which was made all the more memorable by your elegant yet dazzling floral displays in St Colmcilles Church & later at The Culloden Hotel.

The numerous compliments were by all of our guests.

We really appreciated the time and effort involved in creating such a spectacular setting, they were just perfect in every way.

Jan & Arthur Healey

Treasa & Oliver

Dear David
 
Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our wedding such a unforgettable day.

we loved every minute - From walking down the aisle to doing the Argentine Tango as our first dance.

Everyone is still talking about the incredible flowers.

With Love

Treasa & Oliver.

Clara & Gareth

Dear David

Thank you so much for all your help in Planning our special day, we really could not have done this with out you, we had the most perfect day, we will miss all our chats but you really did put us at ease.

lots of love

Clara & Gareth. xx

Treasa Duffy

Dear David

Thank you for holding my hand every step of the way.
 
Treasa xx

Gary & Cheryl

Dear David

Thank you so much for all your help planning our Amazing Big Day.

It Was Perfect.xx

Colleen Morrison

I could not recommend David more!

Getting my bouquet the morning of my wedding was so special, everything was perfect and he tied in every element of my colour scheme.

I was over the moon with the detail and quality in the trailing ribbons, he went beyond what I expected, the wildness of the flowers was stunning and he is a pleasure to deal with.

Everyone complimented the flowers all day!

A true gent and such a talented and professional florist. Thank you again so very much David. 

Colleen & Daryl.


Emma & Niall

Dear David.

Six months have passed since our wedding day, we are now all settled.

Being married is wonderful, words cannot expressed our thanks to you for the amazing flowers and the service which you provided.

Thank you again we are both truly blessed to have met you.

Regards Emma & Niall.



Claire Savage

The man that made my dream wedding come true!!!

David I wish I could give u way more than 5 stars, u have been amazing & everyone is talking about the flowers!

My daddy had received so many texts on Sunday wanting to know who the man was behind the beautiful displays!

The hotel had never seen anything like it before!!

U blew me away. I honestly can't thank u enough I would recommend u to every single person I meet u are a complete gem.

Thank u so so much.



Sinead Casey

Hi David,
 
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you for doing the flowers for our wedding. We could not have been more thrilled with your work. From the trees, to the church arrangements, to the bouquets – everything was exquisite. You were also an absolute pleasure to work with.
 
We used the church arrangements all weekend – they were of course gorgeous in the dining room on the wedding day and then on Sunday we brought them up to the house for the barbeque. Everyone commented on our beautiful they were. On Monday morning they were still looking great and my Mum rearranged them into lots of bouquets for people to take home with them.
 
Thank you again, you are so talented and we were so lucky to have your services for our wedding day!
 
Sinead and Iain.

Emma & Gareth

Hi David.

Thank you so much for everything! You were an absolute star and we absolutely loved having you during the entire wedding process!

You were amazing to work with and great craic! We'll miss you calling in at the house!

Your flowers were absolutely stunning too-you are a very talented man!

Thanks again.

Lots of love.

Emma & Gareth xo


David where do I even begin? Words cannot express how blown away I was by the flowers and what they added to the day. Nearly every guest commented on how beautiful they were
Patrica

David McConkey

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55 Antrim Road
Ballynahinch
BT24 8AN

Tel: 02897 561117

Mobile: 07767 494568

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