Helen and Joe were married on 3 May 2019 at the beautiful Gaynes Park. They chose a classic white and green colour scheme for their flowers, with some dusky blue coming through in the form of eryngium. I also used avalanche roses, spray roses, ranunculus, anemone, astilbe, scabiosa and sweet peas, as well as three different varieties of eucalyptus and olive foliage. The bride specially requested the ranunculus but I was unsure if I was going to be able to get any because it's quite late in the season, so I was so excited to see them on the webshop and the quality was absolutely perfect!
I was so in love with Helen's bouquet, love was definitely here! This backdrop is a bench at Gaynes Park, it's perfectly suited for a bouquet shot! I've also made a new backdrop for shooting designs outside my workshop - it's essentially a storage bench but I've painted it a beautiful light grey colour using chalky finish furniture paint and it really compliments the flowers so much more than the blue chair I used previously did!
Cheeky selfie at the venue before delivering the bride her bouquet!
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, however we left out the eryngium as per the bride's request. The bouquets were finished with stunning trailing silk ribbon which finished them off perfectly.
All six bridesmaid bouquets boxed up ready for delivery!
The men's buttonholes were all the same - a ranunculus with a eryngium thistle and a little bit of olive foliage. I finished them with soft grey ribbon which matched the rest of the wedding perfectly.
All individually named at the venue ready for pinning!
There were also a couple of wrist corsages for the mums - ranunculus, spray rose, eryngium and olive, on a length of soft grey ribbon. So classy!
The set up for the ceremony in the orangery at Gaynes Park was so elegant, as much as I like a bit of colour there's just something so stunning about an all white wedding. I used some of the items from the table centrepieces along the front of the ceremony table - two lanterns and a series of bud vases. I also lined either side of the aisle with fresh white rose petals. There was a trio of large boards on easels - a welcome sign, seating plan and order of events - and I decorated each of these with a loose eucalyptus garland.
The set up in the reception area was equally as stunning - elegant grey table linens, white drapes and lights strung across the ceiling. Helen and Joe went for two different designs for their centrepieces - each design had a silver lantern at it's centre, surrounded by either a ring of flowers or a series of bud vases. By having the lantern as a common factor in each design it's a great way to bring two different ideas together if you can't decide what you like best!
The absolutely stunning professional photographs come from the super talented Danielle Smith Photography check them out below. How beautiful is the detail on Helen's dress?!
Helen and Joe's wedding has been featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings - check out the post here!
Congratulations to the happy couple! 💚🌿
Venue: Gaynes Park
Photographer: Danielle Smith Photography
Flowers: Hannah Louise flowers
Event Design and Lighting: Mediterranean Occasions
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Hair: Clare Louise Hair
Make up: Abbey Owen
Groomsmen Attire: Suit Supply
Caterer: Galloping Gourmet
Acoustic Musician: Tom Thornley
Band: Electric Soul Club
Second Photographer: Emma Hare Photography
Videographer: Alex Thraves
Carrie and Carl were married on 26 April 2019 at Parklands Quendon Hall. They went for a beautiful blush pink and white colour scheme for their flowers, incorporating 'lovelace' roses, spray roses, astilbe and gypsophila.
The bouquets were so soft and pretty - Carrie's bouquet was a stunner! I usually love using an abundance of foliage for my bouquets however this arrangement was perfect without it. The gypsophila base is so different and unique, and that astilbe was just so lovely.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, the stems finished with rose gold satin ribbon.
For the little flower girl I made a gypsophila wand designed into the shape of a heart, finished with trailing rose gold ribbon to match the bouquets. This design for a wand is so sweet!
The buttonholes were just as pretty - a pink spray rose, astilbe and a little sprig of gyp. There were even two mini ones for the page boys - so cute!
Foe the venue I designed a long and low arrangement which was placed on the fireplace behind the registrars table for the ceremony and later moved to the top table for the reception.
Check out how stunning the professional photos from Tom Halliday Photography are!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple!
Stephanie and Matthew were married on 13 April 2019 with a church ceremony, with their reception to follow at The Coach House at the Marks Hall Estate. They went for a beautiful spring colour palette, with a mix of pinks and whites with some pops of lilac and pastel blue. The bride wanted peonies and I was so excited to be able to get some for her considering it's still early in the season - they smelt divine!
A lovely full flower list!
The four bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Stephanie's bouquet, and the two flower girls then carried smaller versions still. The bouquets were all finished with simple ivory satin ribbon.
Logan dog being particularly helpful while I was trying to take photos!
The bride and her bridesmaids all wore flowers in their hair - hair combs for the adults and flower crowns for the younger girls.
The buttonholes featured lilac lisianthus as the focal flower with waxflower, muscari and foliage.
I also made a larger floral crown/collar for the bride's dog Mellow. As much as my dog Logan wanted to be around while I was photographing the bouquets he was not keen to be my model for the floral collar and to check the size - he made a quick exit at this point!! I finished the ends with ribbon, like I do for a flower crown, so the length can be adjusted as required.
The van all loaded up and ready to go.
At the adorable little church I delivered the long and low which was placed on the altar. This would later be moved over to the top table at the venue.
The venue looked stunning with bunting and fairy lights draped across the ceiling, hanging glass baubles and jugs of flowers on the tables.
Here's a lovely shot of the bride with her parents and her bridesmaids - and just look at Mellow the dog!!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Hannah and Curt were married on 11 April 2019 at Leez Priory. They went for a beautiful blush pink and ivory colour scheme for their flowers and I used roses, astilbe, sweet peas, lisianthus and eucalyptus, amongst others.
Hannah's bouquet was oh so pretty - the perfect blush and ivory mix, finished off with trailing satin ribbons in shades of blush, ivory and mink.
Hannah's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with the addition of some lace in the ribbon trails.
I also created a hair piece for the bride's hair - this was to be slightly longer and curved so as to go around the back of Hannah's head. I created it on a comb so it could be easily attached, with the foliage ends on wire so they could be easily adjusted. I also provided some loose sprigs of foliage and waxflower to lengthen the design as required. The two photos below are from the hair stylist, Bumblebee Bridal, who I think did a stunning job!
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
The buttonholes featured a white spray rose with gypsophila and some eucalyptus, with a double buttonhole for the groom. In contrast to the bouquets the buttonholes were finished with twine, to beef them up a bit!
In their little vases at the venue waiting to be pinned to suits.
At the venue the couple went for a foliage, gyp and waxflower long and low for their ceremony table, which was later moved over to the top table.
The tables consisted of a variety of different gin bottles and jam jars filled with flowers - I loved the little personalised hearts on the jars!
The table plan looked stunning with some eucalyptus clipped onto the wire frame - it finished it off perfectly.
The gorgeously elegant cake was supplied by Jennifer Cakes and we worked together to decorate it with foliage. I made a garland of soft ruscus and eucalyptus for around the base and then we just added one little sprig for between the top two tiers. The cake was so classic and elegant on its own so it didn't need much - sometimes less is definitely more!
Here's a little peak at the beautiful professional photos courtesy of Aaron Crowe Photography.
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple!