Jo and Charlie married on 10 September 2020 at Gosfield Hall. They originally postponed from June but were determined to go ahead this year and thankfully the restrictions at the time allowed them to. They went for a pretty mix of mauves, whites and greys for their flowers, with roses, spray roses, hydrangea, astilbe, astrantia, gypsophila, mint, stocks and freesia, with three different varieties of eucalyptus.
Jo's bouquet was super pretty, kept fairly compact and not too wild but with with lots of different flowers bringing different shapes and textures. I finished the stems with ivory satin ribbon held with pins.
Jo's bridesmaid carried a smaller bouquet but with all the same flowers and foliages.
Bride and bridesmaid!
Charlie's buttonhole had a rose, a spray rose, astilbe, gypsophila and some eucalyptus. My handwritten buttonhole tag looked perfect with it!
The groomsmen wore white rose buttonholes, with astilbe, gyp and limonium.
The bride's mum wore a complimentary corsage with a different coloured focal rose.
All packaged up and ready for delivery!
Setting up at the venue - we had to wear a visor which was a strange experience but safety first! We had our temperatures checked when we arrived and had to use hand gel - the venue were very good with their Covid protection measures.
We decorated the ceremony area which looked beautiful. Due to Covid the ceremony had to move to a different room than originally planned, to allow more space, but this room was actually a lot lighter and very elegant. We scattered rose petals down the aisle, laid out candles in glass vases and framed the registrars table with two pedestal arrangements. These flowers were later moved over to the tables and placed on different stands for the centrepieces. My assistant Sarah even made a little heart out of petals on one of the side tables - so sweet!
We also decorated the staircase in the entrance hall, beside which the cake was placed on a table for cutting. There was a cluster of flowers with foliage wrapped around the bannister and trailing down to the floor.
The simple yet elegant cake was made by Luca's Cakes and we provided some individually wired and taped flowers to decorate this with. A few rose petals scattered around the base finished it off perfectly.
Along the top table we placed a series of bud bases, with a larger vase for the bridal bouquet to be placed into. We then loosely scattered rose petals and eucalyptus leaves along the whole length.
There were six guest tables with three different designs on them. On two of the tables was a tall gold stand for the flowers to be moved over from the ceremony area. On another two tables was a smaller gold stand with a similar arrangement - just a smaller version!
On the final two tables some of the glass candle holders were moved over from the ceremony table with the artificial candles swapped out for real ones. There was then a trio of bud vases around the outside and tealights in between.
A couple of thank you bouquets - a large one for the bride's mum and a smaller one for the wedding co-ordinator.
Here's a little peek at the professional photos by EPS Photography - just lovely!
I hope Jo and Charlie had a wonderful day!
In my first wedding post lockdown, Sammy and Nick married on 9 August 2020 at Houchins. I was originally supposed to meet with them back in January but for personal reasons this was cancelled, then lockdown happened and in the end they only actually booked with me two weeks before the big day!
They went for a pretty pastel mix for their flowers including roses, astilbe, dephinium, ammi and homegrown dahlias, with eucalyptus and jasmine foliages. Sammy's bouquet has gone straight up there amongst my favourites, with the pops of blue from the delphinium just looking amazing and the trailing satin ribbons finishing it off perfectly.
Sammy's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with all of the same flowers and foliages and finished with the same trailing ribbons.
At the venue ready to be taken to the bride!
Nick wore a buttonhole of peach and white spray roses, with all white spray roses for his groomsmen. A little bit of eucalyptus and some ivory ribbon finished them off so nicely.
Delivery! I'm so pleased I went on a calligraphy workshop to learn how to write these sweet little tags (if anyone is interested I learnt with Lydia Packham Calligraphy.)
Due to Covid restrictions Sammy and Nick only held their ceremony at the venue but that didn't mean it was any less special! We decorated the ceremony area with a beautiful long and low, with my trademark foliage curtain framing the area beautifully.
We also provided fresh rose petals for their guests to scatter, in individual lace trimmed cones.
And then just a couple of thank you bouquets for the mums to finish off!
Here's just a little preview of the professional photos by the incredibly talented Ella Violet Photography:
I hope Sammy and Nick had a wonderful day!
Grace and Elliott were married on 29 February 2020 at Houchins. They went for a beautiful blush pink and white colour scheme for their flowers, with some pops of darker pink coming through. We used a mix of roses, spray roses, ranunculus, astilbe and gypsophila, with lots of lovely foliage to compliment.
Grace's bouquet was a beautiful mix of these flowers, finished around the stems with lace ribbon.
There were four adult bridesmaids who each carried a smaller version of Grace's bridal bouquet.
There were then three junior bridesmaids who carried smaller versions still - so sweet!
All boxed up ready for delivery, including a pic of the lovely bride with her bouquet!
The groom wore a double spray rose buttonhole with some foliage, also finished off with lace ribbon to compliment the bouquets.
The other men wore single spray rose buttonholes, so just a little smaller than the groom's.
For the grandparents we created small buttonholes of gypsophila with a little bit of foliage.
Buttonhole delivery! I went on a calligraphy workshop with Lydia Packham Calligraphy so that I could make these lovely little tags for your buttonholes and bouquets. It's just a little extra touch that I think makes everything that much more personal.
For the two mums we designed two different styles of corsage - one wore a lapel corsage and the other a wrist corsage. We used pink flowers here to make them that little bit more feminine.
In the van and ready for delivery!
Over at the venue we decorated the ceremony room with some loose foliage and flowers, a log slice and some candles on the registrars table, plus some simple rose and foliage chair ends.
The venue looked stunning all set up. And don't worry the guests did get chairs - these were moved over after the ceremony!
For the centrepieces we placed a log slice in the middle of the table. The bride and groom provided their own candles which we placed on the top, and we then decorated around the outside of the log with loose foliage and flowers to match the rest of the wedding.
On one of the walls we suspended four of our foliage hoops, which framed the couple's dinner menu which was hung in the centre.
To finish off we supplied fresh rose petals for the confetti.
How beautiful do the happy couple look in these photos courtesy of a guest?!
I hope Grace and Elliott had a wonderful day!
Collette and Mark renewed their vows after 30 years married at Prested Hall on 10 January 2020. They went for a beautiful mix for their flowers, incorporating deep red, peach and pink blooms including roses, hypericum, astilbe and pepperberries.
Collette chose a more compact bouquet, in a natural hand tied arrangement and finished with burgundy satin ribbon.
Packaged up and ready for delivery! I tried out my new calligraphy skills on the recipe card but unfortunately on delivery this got a little wet and the ink ran so I think I'm going to stick to a biro in the future! I like these to be a little keepsake after the wedding so I wouldn't want these ruined by running ink.
There were two little flower girls to accompany Collette down the aisle - one age six and the other only two so I kept their wands in proportion with them. The older flower girl had a larger rose and the younger one had a spray rose, each with small blooms to match the rest of the wedding. These were finished with trailing burgundy trailing ribbons to compliment Collette's bouquet.
There were three main men in the bridal party, each with a buttonhole of a pink rose, berries and some foliage. These were also finished with burgundy ribbon to match.
Over at the venue the reception was held in the orangery with a room off to the side set up for the ceremony. On the beautiful fireplace in this room we placed two small wooden boxes with flowers inside up on the mantlepiece. The family made these boxes themselves, as well as the larger one that we placed in the centre of the reception table.
The orangery all set up - they went for one large table with flowers running down the centre.
The stunning box in the centre of the table - we stuffed this full of gorgeous blooms to make for a real showpiece.
Also on the table were four lanterns with floral arrangements around the base, each of which was placed on top of a log slice. A few tealights around the edge finished it off perfectly.
I hope Collette and Mark had a wonderful day celebrating with their friends and family and here's to the next 30 years!
Siobhan and Jake were married on 9 November 2019 at Apton Hall. They went for a gorgeous colour combination of burgundy, blush and ivory. Siobhan's bouquet was a stunner, finished with trailing burgundy ribbons. The little touch of the blue thistle in there was just lovely as well.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Siobhan's bridal bouquet, but without the trailing ribbons as they were wearing burgundy dresses.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
Jake's groom buttonhole was the same as those for the other men and for the ladies' corsages - a pink rose, blue thistle and burgundy astrantia, with some soft ruscus foliage to finish off.
At the venue just waiting to be pinned on!
The ceremony was a lovely set up - we placed a 'long and low' arrangement on the ceremony table which was later moved over to the top table. The bride and groom also tied on navy ribbons to the ends of the chairs which added a lovely splash of colour.
Sadly the bride's mum was no longer with her so for the chair where she should have sat we placed a small tied bouquet with flowers to match the bridal bouquet. We also added in a fuchsia flower cut from the garden as this was her favourite flower. Such a lovely gesture!
The reception room looked so lovely once all set up. The bride and groom provided their own beautiful candles and tealights for the tables which we decorated with fresh flowers and foliage.
The stunning cake and sweet little bride and groom cakes were created by Pinkface Cakes. We provided loose flowers all individually wired and taped which Vicki then added to the cake to form a cascading design. It looked just beautiful. There were also two mini cakes, one for each of the bride and groom with decor to match their outfits.
Here's a preview of the stunning professional photos captured by The Vedrines Photography - I just love the burgundy velvet bridesmaid dresses!!
I hope Siobhan and Jake had a wonderful day! ❤️💗