What our clients have to say

Frederika recently styled a small event for me and I cannot recommend her enough. Her attention to detail and styling advice were fantastic and she also worked within my budget which was a big positive for me. Her styling really elevated my event and gave it an elegance I could never have pulled off. I will definitely be using Frederika and By Ballinger again. Thanks!

Maria McHugh

I had a lovely experience with Fredrika who helped decorate our venue for our wedding at Blackwater Castle on September 30th 2023. Fredrika was very open to hearing my ideas and helping bring our vision to life.
I highly recommend the flower wall and our welcome sign was so lovely and personalised with a greeting we wrote.
The dining space was beautifully decorated, so whimsical and romantic
All my guests loved the vintage dinner ware which transported us back to the eighties when our Aunts and Gran used to make us Sunday dinners using their fine china
It was great to have Fredrika on board and I highly recommend her services for any event.

Eleanor Hennessy

Fredrika was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding day. She brought our vision to life with her stunning work. We would highly recommend her for events and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Shauna & Philip Wade

Wow!! What a fantastic experience and wonderful team to deal with. Nothing was a problem and Fredrika was so easy to deal with. The setup was wonderful and when we had a little leftover they brought takeaway boxes for us, the really went above and beyond! We cancelled one person quite last min after paying and no issue and were refunded. Thank you thank you thank you!!

Orlaidh Burke

Would highly recommend By Ballinger to anyone planning an event. Fredrika and her lovely Mum put together a fabulous family celebration for us in Dungarvan last weekend. The afternoon tea was delicious and all dietary requirements were catered for. Thanks for such a lovely day!

Emma Prendergast

Had the pleasure of working with Fredrika and her team for our wedding day. We were originally looking for someone to bake a few buns for a casual afternoon tea, but she took it above and beyond, helping with planning, styling and providing entertainment for our guests. Her tastes are impeccable and everything was orchestrated so perfectly on the day, especially the food which was nothing short of phenomenal. She made every step of the way an absolute delight and I’d 100% do it all over again if I could. Will be recommending her far and wide in the hope I get an invite to another of her events before long!!

Clare O’Driscol

Rented large garden games. Lovely to deal with, very helpful and flexible. Would happily use again.

Lousie Brady

I am delighted to write a 5-star review on behalf of St. John’s Special School Dungarvan for the kindness shown towards our Midsummer Soiree Fundraising Event. The event was organized to raise vital funds for our hydrotherapy pool, and we were fortunate enough to have Frederica’s services. Her table settings were impeccable, and the flower wall was breathtaking. The fabulous array of colours and flowers added a touch of elegance to the event.
We were amazed by Frederica’s generosity as she provided her services for free. Her professionalism and attention to detail were outstanding, and we could not have asked for more. We highly recommend Frederica for any event, big or small, as she went above and beyond to make our event a success.
Thank you, Frederica, for your kindness and professionalism. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Katie Ferncombe

Thanks to Freddie and her team for what I can only describe as the perfect celebration for my Mam’s 85th birthday back in March. Her attention to detail, the stunningly beautiful vintage tableware, and, of course, the quality food went down a treat with the ‘vintage’ guests that were in attendance ☺️ It was a surprise for my Mam and she was completely blown away by the beautiful setup when she arrived. To quote my Aunt, “there’s nothing quite like tea out of a china cup!’ and I have to agree. Freddie was a dream to work with during the planning stage, very accommodating and flexible to my requests, and worth every penny for what was a truly memorable occasion for all my family. I would highly recommend the Vintage Afternoon Tea and wish Freddie every success going forward.

Orla Baker

We have had a pleasure working with Fredi on many occasions. She is so talented and full of ideas. Nothing is ever a problem. She finds solutions to everything.

Balloon Bliss

I attended a Charity ball recently organised by Fredrika, everything was flawless, her attention to detail is impeccable! Looking forward to the next event!

Sinead Tobin

Fredricka is brilliant at her job. The attention to detail, food and decor was 5 star especially, the flower wall. Would definitely recommend to anyone with any occasion to plan for.

Emily Heaphy

Fredrika really does a fabulous job with attention to detail …we really loved our day ❤️ Afternoon tea is such a treat and it was made so easy with her help! would defo recommend

Niamh O’Gorman

Always found ‘By Ballinger’ so very professional & her afternoon tea was beautiful presented & tasted absolutely delicious too. Definitely a 5*

Penny Fennessy

What a fantastic service, so efficient so lovely to deal with, I was finding it difficult to source a marquee for my event and By Ballinger helped me. We and the kids had fantastic fun with their large garden games. Would highly recommend them.

Anne O’Gormanough

I recently had a birthday party for about 70 people. I found ByBallinger online and as soon as I messaged, the response was fabulous. Prompt and helpful when I was trying to figure out what I wanted. Upshot was the most delicious meal in collaboration with her culinary partner Alan, who also runs the Brunch Box in Youghal. A sumptuous beef bourguignon which everyone loved, served on beautiful vintage crockery – no fuss set-up, and served to all seamlessly. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Stephanie Whyte

Thank you so much you were a super star we will both be forever grateful for you help and patience on doing something so mad in short period with no idea . Thank you so much

Siobhan & Dennis

From my first meeting with Fredi, I knew I was in competent hands, She listened and truly heard my needs. I explained that I wanted to organise a 1920’s themed 50th birthday for my husband and her enthusiasm was contagious. She emailed me ideas and very kindly came to our house to review the space and I felt we got a real bespoke offering that was unique in every way. She had a team of servers that came with her and they went beyond to ensure each guest was taken care of and attended to. Fredi was the ultimate professional on the night hovering quietly in the background to ensure everything went according to plan. Her Partner provided the canapes and boy were they first class!! Cannot recommend Alan’s catering highly enough – everything was delicious!! The quality of the food and attention to detail in presentation was truly excellent. Everyone present at the party raved about the event and I really cannot recommend this duo enough. Fredi is very well connected and offered balloon service, cake services, musicians and all bespoke. She was no way pushy in any of my dealings with her – a true professional and passionate in event organisation. A fantastic team! Thank you for making Johns birthday celebration so special!

Eileen Cronin