Kerry and Simon were married on 30 March 2019 at The Rose Barn at The Warren Estate. They went for a super pretty peaches and cream colour scheme for their flowers, using a mix of roses, spray roses, astilbe, lisianthus, stocks, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
I just loved the pastel mix of peach, apricot and ivory flowers in Kerrie's bouquet; with the lovely soft textures of the astilbe and stocks it made for a delicate and oh so pretty bouquet.
Kerry's three bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, each finished with jute string to fit the rustic theme.
The bouquets all packaged up and ready for delivery - complete with recipe card as a memento to keep after the wedding.
The groom's buttonhole featured a grouping of peach spray roses with some gypsophila and a little but of foliage. The other men wore all gyp buttonholes, finished with twine to match the bouquets.
The staircase arrangement made a real statement for their ceremony, which took place at the top of the stairs with their guests seated at the bottom. Each grouping of flowers was joined up with lovely chiffon fabric which then cascaded to the floor at the bottom of the steps.
The bride sent me over a couple of photos - I love the peach flowers against the greeney bridesmaid dresses!
Congratulations to the newlyweds! 🧡
Becca and Chris were married on 23 March 2019. Their church ceremony was followed by a reception at Hutton Hall. They went for a beautiful spring look, with whites and blues as their main colours with pops of pink and yellow coming through. I used a mix of roses, ranunculus, anemone, muscari, forget-me-nots, ammi and tanacetum, amongst others.
Becca's bouquet was so pretty - I know I say this about all of the bouquets I make but I will never tire of a beautiful mix of flowers! And this one was so perfect for a spring wedding. So much texture which I just love and the loveliest colour palette.
Becca's six bridesmaids all carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with the stems finished off with ivory satin ribbon.
All boxed up and ready for delivery.
The little flower girl wore an all gyp flower crown. I always finish flower circlets with ribbon so they can be adjusted according to the size of the wearer's head - this is much easier than trying to get head measurements!!
The groom's buttonhole, mens' buttonholes and ladies' corsages were all pretty similar - white roses with muscari, gypsophila and thlaspi. The groom's was just a larger version.
At the venue I decorated the staircase in the main entrance hall as the bride and groom would later make their entrance down this staircase to their guests. I designed it with a cluster of flowers at the end and a foliage garland trailing up and around the bannister.
Also in the entrance hall was this stunning fireplace, which the bride and groom lined up gin bottles onto. I then came a long and filled each of the gin bottles with flowers and foliages to match the rest of the wedding. This is such a popular thing at weddings now so it was nice to see some more obscure brands of gin on show - who knew there were so many?!
To decorate their long banquet tables for the main reception in the marquee Becca and Chris went for a selection of bud vases, tealights and scattered eucalyptus leaves, which looked amazing against the dusky blue runners made by the bride's mum! After the tables were cleared away the bud vases were dotted around the rest of the venue as additional decor into the evening. Here's the top table which had the runner and vases along the front edge of the table.
For the guest tables the runner went down the centre as people were sat on either side. It's lucky the bride and groom didn't go for anything bigger on their tables because with the glasses/teacups/salt and pepper shakers etc it was hard to find room for all the flowers!
And here's a little preview of the happy couple, captured beautifully by Chanon deValois Photography.
Wishing this lovely couple a long and happy future together 💙
Emma and Daryl were married on 16 March 2019 at Vaulty Manor. They chose a beautiful colour palette of peach, pink and ivory and incorporated some stunningly scented garden roses in the mix of flowers.
Emma;s bouquet was so pretty and smelt absolutely divine! We finished off the stems with trailing satin and lace ribbons which complimented the flowers perfectly.
I provided some loose stems of spray roses and waxflower, which Bridal Hair by Jennie did a wonderful job of attaching to Emma's plait.
The made of honour and flower girls carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, with the same trailing ribbons to decorate.
The groom's buttonhole was a beautiful 'pink o'hara' rose, accompanied by waxflower and some eucalyptus. The other men wore a smaller version featuring a pink spray rose. Three ladies corsages finished the set, again with a spray rose to keep them more delicate.
All lined up at the venue waiting to be put on!
The ceremony area looked so beautiful when all set up. The amazing giant balloons were provided by Willows Den, paired with a rose gold sequin table cloth, wooden crate and various other props. I used two of the table centrepieces in here first - if there are ways to incorporate your table flowers into your ceremony area then I will always recommend this as a way to make the most of your budget.
A trio of foliage hoops decorate the staircase and where the gifts would be left later on - Emma had great vision here and it shows that if you like the hoops then they don't necessarily have to hang against a wall.
There were some really lovely little touches from their zoo theme running throughout the wedding - including sparkly gold animals in all the table centrepieces. These were designed onto my gold candlestick stands, with a beautiful, elongated arrangement on top. The tables were oval rather than round so this shape complimented them better than a round design would.
The delicious looking cake was by The Sticky Fingers Cake Company. Me and Lou worked together to get all the flowers and foliage wired and taped and then attached to the cake and it looked absolutely fabulous by the time we'd finished!
The animal touches didn't just apply to the tables - I also loved the zoo themed table plan and the "adopt an animal" basket was just adorable. I wanted to take them all home myself!!
The absolutely stunning professional photographs come from Rebecca Farries Photography - check them out below. Emma and Daryl chose a great time of year to get married to make the most of that perfect blossom!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple 💗
Harriet and Ryan were married on 22 February 2019 at Leez Priory. They went for a beautiful blush and white colour scheme for their flowers with lots of gorgeous foliage. The ranunculus were particularly stunning!
Harriet's bouquet was a beauty - so soft and pretty with an abundance of gorgeous foliage. It was finished with ribbon trails in shades of blush and ivory.
Harriet's list of materials:
Instead of bouquets Harriet and Ryan chose to go for flower crowns for the bridesmaids and flower girls. I kept them quite lights and dainty with spray roses, waxflower and foliage, finished at the back with trailing ribbon to match the bridal bouquet.
The groom's buttonhole was an all white affair - a ranunculus, a spray rose, waxflower and some foliage. The men's buttonholes were designed to compliment, but without the spray rose so the groom's was more special. For the ladies there was one lapel corsage and four wrist corsages, designed onto a length of ribbon so they could be easily adjusted.
The bridal flowers all packaged up ready for delivery!
Over at the venue Harriet and Ryan went for a small sized long and low for their ceremony table, which was later moved over to the top table for the reception.
This is where it gets interesting - Leez don't set up their tables until really late in the day so I had to set up the table centrepieces in the kitchen (very glamorous!) for them to be moved over to the coach house later on.
Wishing all the happiness in the world to this lovely couple 💗
Janet and Michael were married on 14 February 2019 in Kings Langley. They went for an all white colour palette so I used roses, spray roses, ranunuculus and bouvardia, with eucalyptus and dusty miller. I also used a few sprigs of rosemary and myrtle in Janet's bouquet as these were particularly sentimental to her.
I wrote Janet a list of the flowers and foliages that I'd included in her bouquet. I partly did this because I wanted Janet to know that the sentimental items were included, but also because I thought it would make a nice keepsake. After posting the idea on Instagram the response was overwhelmingly positive so this is something I'm going to roll out for all my weddings now - I've even had some proper cards printed!
Janet's only bridesmaid carried a smaller version of her bouquet.
The groom's buttonhole was a larger version of the designs for the other men, with a ranunculus and spray rose with a little foliage. The other men wore a single ranunculus with the foliage.
There were also four ladies corsages - two lapel ones and two wrist ones on pearl beaded bracelets. All the lapel designs were finished with light grey satin ribbon.
The flowers all packaged up and ready for delivery!
And here's a lovely photo of the happy couple courtesy of the bride.
Wishing them so much happiness 💚