Man fails in bid to reclaim deposit for wedding flowers from Kildare florist

Florist counter-sues and wins cost of flowers

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Man fails in bid to reclaim deposit for wedding flowers from Kildare florist

Case was over wedding flowers

A man who tried to reclaim a deposit he paid for flowers for his wedding failed to turn up for the hearing at the Small Claims Court yesterday, Wednesday, March 6.

There was a sting in the tail for Aiden Kelly of 33 Mount Eagle View, Leopardstown Heights, Sandyford, Co  Dublin because the florist he sued, Stephanie Doussal of Unit 6 Clane Business Park, Clane did show up and successfully countersued for what the company had spent on Mr Kelly’s flowers.

Sitting at Naas Courthouse Judge Desmond Zaidan heard evidence that Mr Kelly had booked Ms Doussal to do the flowers, at a total value of €1,800 and paid a €400 deposit for them.

The day before the wedding Mr Kelly’s wife called the florist to cancel the order. Ms Doussal’s husband, who explained the situation to the judge, said that it was during the big snow of 2018.

He revealed that several days later Mr Kelly rang demanding the €400 back, which the florist refused to give because the cancellation was so late.

The court also heard that the company had, by then, spent €1,350 on flowers for Mr Kelly’s wedding and were countersuing for that amount.

Judge Zaidan struck out Mr Kelly’s claim against Ms Doussal because he did not appear in court and granted her claim against Mr Kelly, awarding her €1,350.