Courtnay and Scott were married on 28 August 2021 at Houchins. They chose classic whites for their flowers with an abundance of different foliages. Courtnay's bouquet was finished with soft grey satin ribbon.
I also provided individual lisianthus blooms and small sprigs of gyp for the bride's hair.
The four adult bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Courtnay's bouquet, with the junior bridesmaid carrying a smaller bouquet still.
There were five wrist corsages for other female guests, also on lengths of soft grey ribbon.
Scott wore a lisianthus, astilbe and mixed foliage buttonhole.
The other men wore smaller versions, also all finished with soft grey ribbon.
Delivered to the venue!
The ceremony area looked beautiful, with a soft ruscus foliage curtain and personalised box top table piece.
Due to timings on the day we had to set out the table centrepieces in the kitchen and couldn't complete the venue set up but I know the guys at Houchins made everything look beautiful for me! Courtnay and Scott provided their own lanterns, which we wrapped with a ring of flowers and lots of foliage.
There were also bud vases which were later dotted along the top table with the box and vases for the bouquets.
We hung foliage hoops on the back wall behind the top table, with a few flowers on the centre hoop.
And a couple of thank you bouquets for the mums!
The absolutely stunning pro photos come courtesy of Gemma Giorgio Photography.
I hope Courtnay and Scott had a wonderful day!
Esther and Ben-Thomas were married on 23 August 2021 at Gaynes Park. They chose pretty pinks and whites for their flowers, with lots of lovely foliages to go with them. Esther's bouquet was beautiful, finished with trailing satin ribbons.
Esther's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, but with all white flowers and no pink.
There was also a little wrist corsage for the flower girl, attached to a length of ribbon to match the bouquets.
Ben wore a double spray rose buttonhole with mixed greenery.
His groomsmen wore buttonholes of all foliage, which looked really lovely.
The decoration in the orangery was kept quite simple, with just a long and low placed on the table. This was later moved over to the top table for the wedding breakfast.
The venue looked lovely all set up, with simple candles in the centre of the tables which we dressed with flowers and foliages.
I don't know who the baker of the cake was as it was already set up when I got there, but I dressed the classic naked cake with groupings of flowers - a small one at the top, graduating to a large one at the bottom.
A few thank you bouquets rounded out the flowers.
A little preview of the happy couple!
I hope Esther and Ben had a wonderful day!
Francesca and Ollie were married on 22 August 2021 at Layer Marney Tower.
Francesca wanted all white flowers for her bouquet and asked that I include alstroemeria amongst the blooms. I also used roses, homegrown dahlias, gyp, astrantia and astilbe, as well as three different varieties of eucalyptus.
Francesca's maids carried smaller bouquets with the addition of some lilac blooms - clematis and lisianthus.
Francesca also wanted flowers for her hair, so I designed an arrangement onto a hair comb which also included alstromeria. The flowers were all white to match the bridal bouquet. The bridesmaids had lilac hair combs, with a third design for the groom's mum.
Ollie's buttonhole was all white to match the bridal bouquet and also included alstroemeria.
The other groomsmen wore lilac lisianthus buttonholes with foliage.
For the bride's mum's corsage and dad's buttonhole I included some beading from the mum's original wedding veil - such a lovely tribute!
The other ladies wore wrist corsages on beaded bracelets.
Delivered to the venue!
Over at the venue I decorated the order of the day sign with flowers.
I also added flowers to the stunning ceremony room - the groom had made a beautiful box which we filled with flowers. This was first placed on the ceremony table and was later moved over to the top table - getting it up and down the steps was fun, it was pretty heavy! I also added little posies of flowers to the ends of the chairs lining the aisle.
The bride and groom decorated the stairs leading up to the ceremony room with lanterns and gin bottles, which I spruced up further with sprigs of gypsophila.
For the tables I hired the couple a log slice, which the bride and groom adorned with three jam jars - one with a mixed posy of flowers, one with a tealight and one for the chair ends to be moved into. They had a travel theme for their table names so beautiful signage and photos of the couple in each location completed the set up.
I also designed a long and low arrangement to be added up onto the fireplace, which was a lot higher up than I realised! We were also going to put a hurricane vase on either end but I made the decision on the day that they looked better on the top table, plus the venue staff said they wouldn't have been able to be lit whilst that high up so it seemed like a bit of a waste.
Here's a quick little preview of Francesca and her maids looking oh so lovely.
Wishing every future happiness to Francesca and Ollie!
Laura and Karl were married on 16 August 2021 at Blake Hall. They chose beautiful soft pinks and whites for the bridal flowers, which included some stunning garden roses, astilbe, gyp and eucalyptus.
The bridesmaids carried more rustic bouquets of gypsophila and foliage. I'll be honest I wasn't too sure how these would come out but I actually love them! Usually when I make gyp and foliage bouquets the greenery is added last as a sort of collar around the flowers, but it looked great running through the bouquet and breaking up the white. I'll definitely make these again!
Delivered at the venue - the bride shed a tear which is always so rewarding (as long as it's happy tears!) and how cool does that leather jacket look!
Karl's buttonhole featured a white rose, astilbe, gypsophila and foliage.
There were a mix of different buttonholes for the various members of the groom's party - there were different designs for the best man, bride's dad and page boy. It's fun when the buttonholes aren't all the same!
For the ladies I made all white wrist corsages on ivory ribbon.
The ceremony area looked stunning - there was a long and low on the table which was later moved over to the top table. Two of the centrepieces framed the table on tall plinths. with gyp and foliage chair ends lining the aisle.
In addition to the long and low on the top table I added in a luscious eucalyptus garland which trailed along the full length and draped over either end.
I made showstopper arrangements of gyp for the tables on tall glass vases. The bride and groom had provided some little tealights and confetti for around the base.
I also left some flowers that I’d prepared for the cake as this arrived later than me, but The Shhh Baker tagged me in some photos once she’d finished and it looked beautiful!
Here's a quick little preview from the venue - I can't wait to see more photos!
I hope Laura and Karl had a wonderful day!
Charlie and Nick were married on 13 August 2021 at Baddow Park House. They chose pretty whites, blues and pinks for their flowers, which included roses, astilbe, delphinium and dendrobium orchids. Charlie's bouquet was finished with trailing silk ribbons in shades of white and powder blue.
I also provided some small blooms for the bride's hair.
The six bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, finished with trailing white silk ribbons.
Nick's buttonhole included a white rose, dendrobium orchid, delphinium bloom and some foliage. I used a thinner blue silk ribbon to finish off the stems.
The groomsmen wore all white buttonholes featuring a rose, gypsophila and foliage.
On the top table I placed a medium sized long and low in the centre. I then decorated the full length of the table with vases for some of the bridesmaid bouquets, tealights, loose foliage, roses and gyp. It looked beautiful!
The rest of the venue was decorated with a mix of stunning tall arrangements and beautiful lanterns, with the rest of the bridesmaid bouquets being used as additional decor.
This early preview comes courtesy of Jude Photography - I can't wait to see more!
I hope Charlie and Nick had a wonderful day!