April and Sam were married on 5 July 2018 at Leez Priory. They chose a pink and white colour scheme and wanted to include germini and roses - so that's exactly what they got! It made for a very pretty combination and worked really well with the birdcage centrepieces and rustic setting of the venue.
The three bridesmaids and one little flower girl carried posies of germinis and gyp, finished with twine and a super cute little bow.
The buttonholes featured my favourite menta rose as well as a little bit of gyp and a sprig of eucalyptus parvi.
The bride and groom provided their own birdcages which they dropped off in the week leading up to the wedding. These featured a lovely mix of flowers from the wedding and complimented the pink chair sashes perfectly.
The flowers were rounded off with a couple of thank you bouquets for the mums which matched the colours of the wedding.
Some of the beautiful professional photographs by S E Photography can be seen below.
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple!
Rachel & Dan were married on 30 June 2018 at a church in Stanway, followed by their reception in the Anne of Cleves Barn at Great Lodge. This gorgeous wedding was so well thought out by the bride, with such a great attention to detail. The ivory/peach/pink colour scheme was so subtle and elegant and complimented perfectly by naturally dyed silk ribbons to finish the bouquets and as runners on the tables.
For the flowers I used garden roses, 'quicksand' roses, spray roses, stocks, scabiosa, sweet peas, carnations, astrantia. astilbe, and succulents, with eucalyptus, olive, pistache and some jasmine trails in the bride's bouquet.
Rachel's bouquet was an elegant stunner - the colour worked perfectly together and there were so many lovely textures and scents in there. The four bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, with all the same colours and flowers. The gorgeous, gorgeous silk ribbons were from Silk and Purl.
The buttonholes also incorporated succulents, which looked fab paired with a spray rose and a grouping of mixed foliages. The groom didn't wear a buttonhole as he was in uniform so I kept them all the same for the groomsmen - I quite often suggest that the groom's buttonhole be a bit different from everyone else's seeing as he's the man of the moment! Whether this is by using a different combination of flowers from the wedding, a larger focal flower or even a different coloured flower.
There were also two ladies lapel corsages and a ladies wrist corsage, plus a flower comb for the bride's hair.
Rachel knew that she wanted to keep her bouquet after the wedding so I designed a smaller, simple hand tied bouquet of just gypsophila that she could throw as is tradition. I also finished this with silk ribbon so that it still tied in with the other flowers.
For the church we designed some stunning pew ends - these featured a single peony with a grouping of foliages from the wedding, attached to the pew ends with a silk ribbon bow and decorated with a length of chiffon fabric which cascaded down the pew and pooled on the floor. Fairly simple as designs go but it looked so elegant and beautiful, and made a much bigger statement that a little grouping of flowers would make on their own. I have the fabric available to hire so if you'd like to do something similar for your own pew/chair ends then get in touch now for more information! I also made two bigger groupings of flowers and foliages to be attached to the outside of the church entryway.
The venue is just stunning - I hadn't worked at Great Lodge before but I definitely want to work there again! That back wall with all the windows is just amazing. Rachel really put a lot of though into the table centrepieces - elegant silk runners from Silk and Purl,gold frames with the table names and menus, and a grouping of glass bottles and vases that she'd collected from antique shops and car boot sales that I filled with a beautiful selection of flowers. I also loved the look of the place names tied around the neck of the wine glasses with twine. I also filled gin bottles to be placed on the drinks table and designed two large milk churns to sit either side of the entrance to the barn.
We also decorated the chairs in the venue - every other one had a little sprig of eucalyptus tied on with twine, with two larger groupings finished with silk ribbon for the bride and groom's chairs. My mum came along on the set up with me and I think she was despairing me after I asked her to tie on all the bunches while I filled the bottles and wired up foliage for the cake! With nearly 50 of them to do it was a bit fiddly tying them all on but they really helped the venue look great so it was definitely worth it.
The absolutely dreamy professional photographs are by Summer Lily Studio Photography - check them out below!
I wish this lovely couple all the best for the future 💗
Helena and Martin were married on 18 July 2018 at Hedingham Castle. They went for an ivory, grey and soft lilac colour scheme using 'Early Grey' roses, spray roses, astrantia, astilbe, mint, lavender, brunia and scabiosa, with eucalyptus. As this lovely couple live in New Zealand I also used sword fern as a nod to this.
I just loved Helena's bouquet - the colour palette was gorgeous, the sword fern and the succulents looked fabulous and the trailing ribbons in lace and ivory and grey satin finished it off perfectly.
The four bridesmaids held smaller, simpler versions of the bridal bouquet. I'm running out of different places outside my workshop to take photos of the flowers before they go out - I don't want each wedding to look the same! So with all the heat we've had recently that has dried out the grass I had a new backdrop for my photos!! I don't like to shoot against green as I think it's distracting from the flowers so this more neutral background worked perfectly.
I loved the buttonhole for this wedding - delicate combinations of veronica, homegrown lavender, rosemary and sword fern. The groom's buttonhole also featured a miniature succulent to match the bridal bouquet.
The ceremony was held in the Keep at Hedingham Castle - as much as I love the castle climbing all the steps there is such hard work! Especially on a hot day, but luckily I only had to make one trip up. The ceremony table was set up in much the same way as the top table - a trailing garland of ivy and eucalyptus, with a series of little vases of flowers and a load of candles dotted between. It makes for a great alternative to a long and low style arrangement, which isn't everyone's style.
I loved the table set up for this wedding - the candelabras and lanterns were provided by Lovely Wedding Touches and looked fabulous combined with a moss base, foliage garland and mixed flower vases. The moss base adds a real wow factor to the centrepieces - obviously this wouldn't fit with every wedding theme but if you're going for a woodland style or rustic look it would work perfectly.
As previously mentioned the top table was set up in much the same way as the ceremony table. The top table, however, was laid out on a grey runner which worked perfectly with the colour scheme and added a really elegant touch to the design.
The last item to decorate at the venue was the wedding cake. I was setting up while the groom and groomsmen were putting the cake together and it sounded like it was a bit of a challenge for them! I don't think the layers wanted to sit evenly on the dowels but they fixed it in the end and it stood straight. It did, however, make me a little bit nervous to attach the flowers but with a little bit of care I managed to not send it tumbling to the floor!
The stunning professional photographs are by Clare Kentish Photography. Clare shot one of my previous weddings so I was really excited to see the photos from this wedding and she did not disappoint!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple! 🌿
Hannah and Curtis were married on 27 July 2018 at Vaulty Manor. They chose a super pretty colour palette of ivory and soft pink. and I used peonies, 'lovelace' roses, spray roses, astilbe, scabiosa, astrantia, ammi, gypsophila, kochia and eucalyptus.
Hannah's bouquet was so pretty, with delicate tones of pink and soft, frilly flowers.
Her bridesmaid carried a smaller version of her bouquet, with all the same flowers and matching ribbon trails in pink, ivory and lace.
All ready for delivery!
The men had delicate buttonholes in all white flowers, featuring a spray rose, astrantia, gypsophila, kochia and eucalyptus. The groom had a pink spray rose and a little sprig of astilbe in his so it stood out from the other buttonholes.
Each of the buttonholes was delivered in a small glass vase, as with the heatwave we're currently going through it's too hot to leave them out of water! There were also three ladies wrist corsages of spray roses, gyp and astrantia on pearl beaded bracelets.
Finally I arranged some flowers which were later added onto the wedding cake.
Here's a little sneak peek from the professional photographer, Avanti Photographics.
Wishing a very happy future to this lovely couple 💗
Nika and Ben were married on 30 June 2018 at Crabbs Barn Wedding Venue. They went for a classic colour palette of all white for their flowers, combined with a gorgeous mix of different herbs and foliages, including eucalyptus, pistache and rosemary.
With the addition of sweet peas, lavender and a few garden roses Nika's bouquet was beautifully scented, and the succulents just looked cool with all the other materials. The two bridesmaids held smaller, simplified versions of the bridal bouquet.
The buttonholes featured a white spray rose with a gorgeous mix of herbs and foliages, including pistache, rosemary and some lavender. The two corsages used larger headed avalanche roses with a little bit of astrantia.
At the venue the newlyweds went for a classic long and low for their ceremony/top table, in my 'medium' size. We added silver lanterns and tealight holders for extra decor, with little bunches of gypsophila tied to the chair ends with twine.
The chair ends were later moved over to the table centrepieces and placed into large mason jars with the table numbers on them. These were placed on a wooden log slice along with a silver lantern to match the top table. A series of little tealights in glass holders were dotted around the outside and a garland of mix foliages was wound between them and the log slice. A fairly simple set up but it looked so elegant, the whole arrangement was a decent size so it made for a statement centrepiece without a huge flower cost.
The professional photos are by Neal Laver Photography - catch a sneak peek below!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple 💚