Kate and Chris were married on 11 August 2017 at the beautiful Hedingham Castle. They went for a beautiful blue and white colour scheme for their flowers, and used a beautiful combination of roses, spray roses, delphiniums, lisianthus, hydrangea, bouvardia, gypsophila and eucalyptus. I got particularly excited about the wand I made for the flower girl - it was just so darn cute! Ahem...you can tell from the expression on my face in the below photo.
I had Alana from Petal and Wild in to help again, as 11 August also saw the wedding of Amber and Tom, so I needed an extra pair of hands to get everything made and set up. The table centrepieces consisted of a carpet of moss, on which sat my gold candlestick with a beautiful arrangement of flowers on top (check out those hydrangea!) with a trio of mini vases around the base and a scattering of different sized candles. We went with artificial candles as requested by the venue, but these ones that you get now that are made of real wax and flicker look just like the real thing (if you don't look too close anyway!)
The top table had a stunning long and low arrangement with some trailing foliage at the front, and this was also used on the table in the keep for the ceremony. A little grouping of moss and a trio of candles on each end completed the look on the top table.
Kate sent me this photo of the candles all lit in the evening once the darkness set in, and they really complete the look. I'm betting the venue looked wonderful with all the candles on!
Here are some of the beautiful professional photos from Martin Hobby at Awesome Wedding Photography:
Rachel and Miles were married on 7 August 2017 at a church in Boredom, followed by their reception at the beautiful Leez Priory. This wedding had the most gorgeous marsala colour scheme, with splashes of dark red, pink, cream and burgundy. Just look at the flowers...stunning!
I loved working on this wedding - apart from the gorgeous colour scheme I also got to use some different foliages and to work in the loose, natural style I love. Rachel's bouquet had a slight trail to it, with a smaller version for her bridesmaid, and twin sister, Sarah.
The table arrangements were designed in an asymmetric style on top of my trusty gold candlesticks, which have made a few outings now and have proven themselves to look good in any colour scheme! The long and low for the high table, which I had to construct on site because it was so big, looked just stunning and covered almost the full length of the table.
I couldn't resist a close up....look how beautiful!!
And here are a few photos of the happy couple, along with Sarah the bridesmaid and a photo of the cake from Sweet Peas Cake Boutique:
Casey and Dan were married on 5 August 2017 at a church in Great Burstead, from where they went on to Casey's parents' house in Canvey Island for the reception. Casey put so much effort into decorating the tipi and garden - the whole place looked amazing. The wonderful Alana from Petal and Wild came along to help again, and it's just as well she did - it took the two of us five hours to set up! We did have to work around the bride and her maids getting ready in the same room we were hanging two floral installations in, so that didn't really help. It was, however, lovely to witness the excitement building amongst the girls and just to see everything come together.
Here are a few photos from the prep stage - from flower delivery through to packing up the van.
See if you can spot a face in the below photo.....
The back of the van was so full to the brim that we couldn't fit the giant hanging heart in, so Alana actually volunteered to have it balanced on her lap. I don't think she was in any way comfortable for the 40 minute journey but it meant we didn't have to take a second vehicle!
There were so many beautiful things to take photos of for this wedding! Here's a look at the stunning arrangements - bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, buttonholes, corsages, wrist corsages, pew ends, milk churns, gypsophila hearts, hanging jam jars, installations, the hanging heart, table jars, cake flowers, two flower curtains and a load of garlands.
And here they are, the beautiful newlyweds!