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!
Chelsie and Joe were married on 12 August 2021 at Hatfield Place. They went for pretty pinks and whites for their flowers, which included roses, spray roses, astilbe, lisianthus and gyp. Chelsie's bouquet was finished with trailing ribbons in shades of soft pink, ivory and grey.
Chelsie's bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets of gypsophila, with blush roses and pink astilbe. There were two adult maids and two younger juniors.
For Joe's buttonhole I used a large pink rose with a darker pink spray rose, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
The groomsmen wore soft pink spray rose buttonholes with gyp and foliage.
There were also wrist corsages for the ladies, designed onto a pearl beaded bracelet.
To decorate the ceremony room we utilised some of the arrangements from the table centrepieces - two large arrangements on tall stands and a lower arrangement which we placed directly on the table. It framed the room perfectly.
The bride and groom sat at a sweetheart top table, which we decorated with small vases of roses and astilbe.
The venue looked stunning decorated with flowers in both low and tall arrangements. I love when there's a bit of variety across the tables, and the combination of tall and low designs provides interest at all levels.
The beautiful pro photos come courtesy of Sophie Oldhamstead Photography.
I hope Chelsie and Joe had a wonderful day!