Kate and Ian were married on 7 October 2017 at a church in Colchester, followed by a reception at Wivenhoe House. They chose an absolutely gorgeous, deep autumnal selection of aubergine, purple and cream flowers; including dahlias, carnations, calla lilies, astrantia, roses, tulips, waxflower, hypericum and clematis.
Kate's bouquet is right up there as one of my favourites from last year - I love the shape, the colours, the texture - everything! The bridesmaid bouquets complimented beautifully, as did the buttonholes and corsages. Ian had initially mentioned having a lily in his buttonhole because he liked them, however the lilies he was thinking of would have been a bit too big for a buttonhole. Whilst ordering the flowers I found a calla lily in the perfect colour to match the rest of the flowers so I just had to order them - Ian got his lily and the rest of them blended so beautifully with the other flowers.
That's one full van! I ran out of space in the back so the bride's bouquet rode shotgun in the passenger seat!
The church featured two huge pedestal stands, pew ends and a large long and low arrangement, all of which were later moved over to be used at the venue.
The candelabra table centres were decorated with simple foliage garlands and a small grouping of flowers, but they didn't need anything more than this and they looked so impressive across the room. The pew ends were later put in Tiptree jam jars (I knew I was collecting them for a reason!) and displayed across a couple of elegant mantelpieces at the venue. And not forgetting the thank you bouquets!
The stunning professional photos are by The Humble Photography Company - take a look below: