Sarah and Chris were married on 3 November 2018 at one of my favourite venues - Houchins. They chose a mostly white and green colour scheme for the flowers, with a few pops of dark pink coming through - I got to use the most incredible proteas for Sarah's bouquet.
Sarah's bouquet was just stunning - definitely up there with my favourites! The pops of dark pink coming through really make the bouquet and those protea are just amazing!
The bridesmaids carried smaller, all white bouquets finished with dark green satin ribbon.
We provided flowers for the ceremony area in the venue - a long and low for the table and two large pedestal arrangements to stand either side. I also laid out glass vases along the mantelpiece and in other places in the room for the bouquets to be placed into as additional decoration. The family provided some of the flowers themselves, including the chair ends and table centrepieces. Some florists are full service only and won't allow their clients to DIY any of the flowers but I'm quite relaxed - Sarah and Chris got a lot of the same flowers that I was using so the flowers complimented each other and they left the more important arrangements (like the bouquets) for me to do which I think is quite important. Plus the groom's mum was so excited to show me all the bits that they'd done that I would have hated to put a dampener on that joy!
Lastly in the venue I hung these floral/foliage hoops behind the top table. These were so much fun to make and they looked fabulous in the venue! I have these hoops to hire and they're relatively inexpensive considering the size of them and the impact they make (especially if you go for all foliage ones) so please do get in touch if you'd like something similar for your wedding. The good thing about Houchins is they already have a load of hooks along that back wall so hanging them up was really easy - definitely something to think about because unsurprisingly enough most venues don't like you hammering nails into their walls!
The fabulous professional shots are by Day and Knight Photography - check them out below!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple 💗
Nicola and Lawrence were married on 20 October 2018 at All Saints Church in Great Braxted, with their reception to follow at Weddings at Braxted Park. They chose a pretty, soft colour palette of blush pink and ivory with 'sweet avalanche' roses, 'helen of troy' roses, spray roses, dahlias, astilbe, lisianthus, viburnum and eucalyptus.
Nicola's bouquet was so very, very pretty! Soft tones and shapes and the loveliest colour combination.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, and then there was a smaller version still for the flower girl.
The groom's buttonhole featured a selection of flowers to match the bridal bouquet, and the groomsmen had similar buttonholes just in a slightly simplified set up. There were also a couple of matching corsages for the mums.
Looking cute in their little vases ready for delivery!
Here's a little preview of the happy couple and the bride with her bridesmaids, courtesy of a wedding guest.
Wishing Nicola and Lawrence a long and happy future together 💗
Lucie and Stuart were married on 7 October 2018 at Leez Priory Wedding Venue. They went for a beautiful colour scheme of vintage purple and ivory, using the stunning 'amnesia' rose, 'avalanche' roses, trachelium, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets of just gypsophila - finished with pretty white lace.
The flower girl had a super cute wand made of gypsophila and designed into the shape of a heart.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
There were a mix of different designs for the buttonholes and corsages. The groom had a selection of flowers to match the bridal bouquet - an amnesia rose, gypsophila and eucalyptus. The groomsmen and little page boy had all gyp to match the bridesmaids and flower girl, the bride's mum had a white rose with gyp and the groom's mum had a larger grouping of gyp. The buttonholes were finished with twine (to make them more "manly"!) and the corsages were finished with lace to match the bouquets. All the little details count in a wedding!
Along the ceremony table we dotted little bud vases with a few stems in each - simple but very effective. These were later moved to the top table for the wedding breakfast.
The ceremony and reception were held in the same room so the tables centrepieces had to be set up in the kitchen ready to be moved over later! Lucie and Stuart went for a set up of two jam jars on a wooden log slice - perfectly rustic for the setting of Leez Priory.
Here's a little sneak peek from the professional photographer - Lewis Cabuche Photography. Such a loved up couple!
Wishing this lovely couple all the best for their future together 💜
Justine and Glyn were married on 5 October 2018 at Fennes. They went for a soft and pretty colour scheme of pink and ivory, using my favourite 'menta' roses, 'bombastic' spray roses, astrantia, bouvardia, lisianthus, senecio and eucalyptus. The bridal bouquet was a classic, structured hand tied with lots of gorgeous texture.
There was also a maid of honour bouquet which was a smaller version of the bride's and just as pretty.
For the buttonholes I used a small headed menta rose with eucalyptus 'baby blue' - simple and elegant.
There was also one corsage which incorporated a mix of flowers drawn from the bouquets.
This lovely little wedding also featured a few matte silver bud vases which I dotted along the front of the top table - there were six in total and show that with everything else you have on the tables something less is more!
Wishing a lifetime of happiness to this lovely couple! 💗
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 🧡