Amber and Pete were married on 29 September 2018 at Gaynes Park. They chose a gorgeous colour scheme of coral, peach and ivory and I used the stunning Juliet rose from David Austin Roses as the focal flower in the bouquets and the groom's buttonhole. I also got to use the fabulous Miss Piggy rose for that pop of coral.
This was my first wedding at Gaynes Park and what a beautiful venue it is! So many lovely features everywhere - including this gorgeous bench - so me and my mum (my regular florist assistant!) took a walk through the grounds just to be able to appreciate it all. The bride's bouquet went right up there amongst my all time favourite bouquets.
There were five bridesmaids who all carried a smaller version of the bridal bouquet, finished with the same white lace around the stems.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
As mentioned above the groom had a Juliet rose for his buttonhole and the other men had peach spray roses to compliment, all with just a little bit of foliage - sometimes less is definitely more when it comes to buttonholes!
For the mums and nans we had wrist corsages on pearl beaded bracelets. with peach spray roses to match the buttonholes and just a little hint of coral with the hypericum berries.
The ceremony took place in the orangery and on this lovely sunny day the area was so bright and beautiful. We dotted rose gold vases and tealight holders along the front of the registrar table, with some larger mason jars at either end that matched the table centrepieces.
Amber and Pete went for a statement long and low arrangement for their top table which was framed by some spectacular thrones for the bride and groom to sit on! The tables featured a rustic log slice with a trio of vases on top and candles dotted around the outside.
It was great to work with Pinkface on the macaron tower provided by Maman Macaron. Amber had shared a photo with me of the sort of look she wanted and I had an idea of how I was going to construct it but I couldn't actually put the flower together until I was on site. I always have a toolbag with me when setting up a wedding which has everything a florist could ever need in it, so luckily I was prepared if my plan didn't work! Luckily it did though so I made a small arrangement in oasis for the top of the cake and a circlet for the base to wrap around the bottom tier of the macaron stand. And I have to say it looked fabulous!
Here's just a little sneak peek of the happy couple from one of their guests - just lovely! The bride's dress had a hint of blush in the skirt which looked so beautiful.
Wishing this lovely couple all the best for their future together 🧡
Sophie and Paul were married on 28 September 2018 at The Fennes. They went for a soft pink and ivory colour scheme to match the rose gold touches running throughout the wedding and everything looked so lovely. Astilbe was the focal flower and this beautifully complimented by menta roses, hydrangea, spray roses, astrantia and gyp, with two different types of eucalyptus.
Sophie's bouquet featured a little memory charm enclosing a photograph of her late father which was a really lovely touch. The groom had a similar thing on his buttonhole - what a nice way to ensure your loved ones are all with you on your big day.
The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets of mostly gypsophila with a few roses and some fluffy astilbe, and were finished with trails of pink, ivory and gold ribbon.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
The groom's bouquet drew out flowers from the bridal bouquet in a small grouping of spray roses, astilbe and gypsophila. The groomsmen had a pink spray rose with gyp and there was also a wrist corsage for the bride's mum on a beautiful pearl beaded bracelet with matching flowers from the wedding.
We decorated the chairs lining the aisle of the ceremony area with small jam jars of mixed flowers, which were later moved over to be added to the table centrepieces.
I absolutely loved the sequined rose gold runners that the bride and groom got for their tables - they really set off the colours of the astilbe and the pink ribbon around the neck of the mason jars.
Wishing all the best for the future for this lovely couple!
Chantelle and Adam were married on 15 September 2018 at The Coach House, Marks Hall Estate. They chose a beautiful pastel colour combination of pink, lilac and blue with a little bit of ivory coming through. We used roses, spray roses, delphinium, lisianthus, gypsophila, lavender and astrantia, with a mix of different eucalyptus foliages.
Crates full of flowers ready for delivery!
Chantelle's bouquet was a beautiful mix of pastels, with the delphiniums making a real statement amongst the flowers. The bouquet was finished with pretty trailing ribbons in shades of pink and ivory.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, featuring all the same flowers and foliages and also finished with trailing ribbons.
The buttonholes were so pretty - pink and white spray roses for the groom and best man and pink spray roses for the other men, all complimented by some delphinium and eucalyptus foliage.
The ladies corsages were a bit bigger than the buttonholes, with the addition of some lilac lisianthus and dried lavender. I just love the mix of pastels! All of the buttonholes and corsages went out in personalised vases - this adds a lovely little touch and if you're worried that someone important will end up without one or wearing the wrong one then this helps to avoid that happening. Got to save on the stress wherever you can!!
Marks Hall is one of my all time favourite venues so it was great to be able to decorate the gazebo ready for the ceremony. I constructed a simple foliage arch around the entrance, with two clusters of flowers - one on either side. Chantelle and Adam were really chilled and pretty much let me do what I wanted on the gazebo, but I had to work with the means available to me - there weren't a lot of fixings on the gazebo so I was a little bit limited for places to attach flowers, but I think the overall result looks fabulous! It framed the bride and groom perfectly while they said their vows.
We also attached small jam jars with flowers in them to every other chair along the aisle, and these were later moved to be placed on the table centres. We designed a large long and low arrangement for the ceremony table, which was later moved to the top table for the reception. It's great to be able to decorate the ceremony area for your wedding but when budgets are tight this is usually the first place to be cut. Therefore if you can use your reception flowers for the ceremony area first to save on costs then this is always something I will recommend.
I made a little friend while setting up - this is Mr Percy Peacock! I was slightly concerned he was going to eat the flowers but he didn't seem too fussed with them!
The long and low looked great in the barn for the reception - the colours worked perfectly in this stunning venue. As well as a couple of the small jam jars from the chair ends the table centrepieces also featured a large mason jar arrangement and the trio sat on a wooden log slice.
I also decorated the cake with fresh flowers - I added a foliage garland around the base with little clusters of flowers between the tiers. I love the personalised cake topper!
The professional photographs for this wedding come from Day and Knight Photography and there's a sneak peek below - these images are amazing! I can't wait to see more.
Wishing this lovely a couple a long and happy future together! 💜💗💙
Claire and Lewis were married on 31 August 2018 at Houchins. They went for a classic white and green colour palette which looked gorgeous in the venue. I used a mix of roses, spray roses, stocks, phlox, lisianthus, gyp and astrantia, with a mix of different eucalyptus foliages. Claire's loose, natural bouquet was beautiful with so much texture that there was interest from every single angle - my favourite kind of bouquet!
The bridesmaids carried smaller, simpler versions of the bridal bouquet and all were finished with a simple ivory satin ribbon.
The buttonholes were also classic and elegant - white spray roses and foliage. There were also a couple of corsages that included some additional gypsophila.
I just loved the ceremony set up - it was so great that this couple wanted to make such a statement of this part of the wedding and the combination of the soft ruscus curtain, entrance garland and aisle petals/eucalyptus leaves looked amazing! They also went for a personalised wooden box arrangement for the ceremony table, which was later moved over to the top table along with the entrance garland which trailed out of either end. The chair ends also moved over to be placed in copper vases dotted along the top table.
For their centrepieces Claire and Lewis went for a mix of three different styles - a tall arrangement on a conical vase, a mid size arrangement in a copper based vase and a slightly smaller arrangement in a wooden crate which complimented the top table box perfectly. The fairy light backdrop in the venue looks great surrounding the flowers! The tables showed how much effort the couple put into making their wedding look gorgeous - small copper scatter crystals decorated the table along with small personalised wooden hearts. The table numbers were also in copper to carry the theme along.
The scrumptious looking cake was from Little Lucy's Bakery and we provided some small budded white flowers to add to the decoration. The flower wall backdrop was from Aurora Pearl - it was later used as an alternative to a photobooth which is a great idea - I will always advocate the use of more flowers!!
I haven't seen any of the professional photos yet so in the meantime here are a couple of guest photos of the happy couple.
Wishing all the best to this lovely couple! 💚
Lauren and Conor were married on 26 August 2018 at the Best Western Rose & Crown Hotel. They went for an ivory and dusky pink colour palette which meant I got to use the beautiful 'menta' rose - one of my favourites! I also used spray roses, astrantia, lysimachia, gyp, astilbe and phlox, with three different varieties of eucalyptus and also some jasmine trails.
The bridesmaids carried all gyp bouquets with a hint of eucalyptus around the base to tie them in with the bridal bouquet - they looked fabulous and make a nice change to a bouquet of just gyp. They also featured lovely trailing satin ribbons in shades of pink and ivory.
Conor had a rose and gyp buttonhole and the other groomsmen had just gyp and foliage to match the bridesmaid bouquets. They were finished with twine which looked fab - it shows that you don't necessarily have to have the same ribbon on he bouquets as on the buttonholes. Sometimes the men want to be a bit more "manly" and therefore the twine works well for this!
At the venue I got to put together this fabulous top table arrangement - I pre-made a mixed foliage garland which was placed in the centre of the table. I then loosely placed eucalyptus stems along the rest of the top table and added flowers in individual water vials into the central garland. A full top table garland can get very expensive so this is a great, more budget friendly, way of doing it. The bride and groom also added Mr and Mrs letters and some little silver lanterns to make more of a feature along the length of the table.
The fabulous cake and cupcakes were by The Cupcake Oven and we provided some flowers to accompany them.
The absolutely gorgeous professional photographs are by Helen Elliott Photography - you can see a preview below. I can't wait to see more (I swear I get just as excited as the bride and groom about seeing the pro photos from a wedding!!)
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple! 💗