Alex and Rob were married on 17 August 2019 at Dove Barn. They went for a pretty wildflower mix for their flowers, including the bride's favourite flowers - germinis. The grasses in Alex's bouquet are so lovely and really set off the flowers nicely.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, all finished with a natural jute ribbon.
The groom's buttonhole incorporated a few blooms to compliment the bridal bouquet, with some dried materials to match the rustic theme.
The other men's buttonholes were more neutral, without the lilac lisianthus but with eryngium, limonium. dried wheat, grasses and foliage. They were finished with rustic twine to compliment the bouquets.
A couple of corsages for the ladies had a bit more flower material but were smaller than the groom's so that his stood out.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
I also filled a load of bud vases with matching flowers that the bride and groom collected from my studio and took up to the venue themselves.
The preview of the beautiful professional photos comes from Lewis Cabuche Photography - what a fabulous willow tree for taking photos under!
I hope Alex and Rob had a wonderful day 💗💜
Ruby and Danny were married on 13 August 2019 at the stunning Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire. They went for a beautiful mix of burgundy, blush and ivory flowers with lots of gorgeous roses including 'Avalanche', 'Red Naomi' and 'Sweet Dolomiti'. In Ruby's beautiful bouquet I reflexed some of the roses to give them more impact and the white blooms had a sparkly diamanté pin in the centre.
The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages rather than carrying bouquets so we went for an extra large design so it would still have impact. We stayed at the venue to move items from the ceremony to the reception and seeing the ceremony take place made me realise that this was a very smart move on Ruby's behalf! Her maids walked down the aisle on the arm of a groomsman, had floor length dresses and had to navigate stairs so keeping their hands free meant there were no slips or falls! The maid of honour had a pink rose corsage, the other maids wore white ones and the junior bridesmaid had a smaller version.
The groom's buttonhole complimented the bridal bouquet with a 'Red Naomi' rose, astilbe and eucalyptus. Ruby and Danny decided to mix up the buttonholes/corsages for the rest of the bridal party, using different combinations of red, pink and white roses depending on the wearer's role in the wedding. And all provided with sparkly pins to attach of course!
The venue area at Aynhoe Park is just stunning - a beautiful light and airy orangery, filled with antiques and animals. The amazing tree was hired from Vowed and Amazed and we decorated the aisle with candles, vases and rose petals. The foot of the tree also had a scattering of different sized candles and tealights. At the entrance to the ceremony room are a few steps and to one side of these we decorated with bud vases, more candles and petals. All of these items were reused in the reception room afterwards so Ruby and Danny really got the most use out of their flowers.
The top table featured a small long and low in the centre with foliage coming out of either end and all along the front of the table, giving the illusion of one large arrangement. We dotted some roses within the foliage, and just look at that amazing rose gold sword fern! The Game of Thrones table name seemed perfectly suited to this cool couple!
There were 10 further tables spread out across two rooms. On the central table in each room we used our "high riser" stands with a large, statement arrangement atop each of them. At the base of these we added in some of the candles from the ceremony area, some bud vases and a few petals. I love the zebra at the back!
On the other tables were more candles in vases, with a trio of bud vases with a red, pink and white rose - one in each. We then scattered further rose petals (we decided to use fresh ones rather than sweeping them off the floor, a tad more hygienic!)
The magnificent cake was displayed in a side room (with a magnificent stag looking after it!) We surrounded the cake with some more tealights and rose petals which made the whole set up look absolutely stunning.
And finally a thank you bouquet to finish off!
This beautiful shot comes courtesy of Gavin Conlan Photography:
I hope Ruby and Danny had the most amazing day ❤️💗
Maria and Sam were married on 10 August 2019 at a church in Poplar and held their reception at The Bike Shed in Shoreditch. They went for lots of amazing colour in their flowers! Here's a few behind the scenes shots of the flower delivery - and all that wonderful foliage!
Maria's bouquet was an absolute stunner, with peonies, roses, spray roses, delphinium, scabiosa, tanacetum, lisianthus and eucalyptus. And finished with trailing ribbons in shades of cerise pink, lilac and coral.
Maria had nine bridesmaids, all of whom carried a smaller version of her bouquet. We kept the ribbon more simple on the bridesmaid bouquets - three had the cerise pink, three had lilac and three had coral.
Just look at them all! All boxed up and ready for delivery.
Maria's little girl was her flower girl and she carried a wand of mixed flowers, with trailing ribbons to match her mama's bouquet. So sweet!
And here was the real challenge of this wedding - flower crowns for the bride, flower girl and all nine bridesmaids!! A real labour of love that looked absolutely stunning on the day which made it all worth it. A massive shout out here to my freelancer Alana who helped me make them all over the course of 5 hours!
We finished Maria and the flower girl's crowns with ivory ribbon but used coloured ribbon on the bridesmaids to match their bouquets. My sister was my hair model while we were making so I could check the design worked (plus she wired all of the little sprigs of foliage for us which made our job a whole lot easier!!
Sam wore a double spray rose buttonhole, with bright pink and peach roses, along with a selection of different foliages. On Maria's bouquet and Sam's buttonhole they each had a little turtledove charm which held sentimental significance for them and looked super cute!
The men's buttonholes were peach spray roses, some with light pink ribbon and some with coral.
For the mums and step mum they each wore a wrist corsage on a pearl beaded bracelet - these were coordinated to the ladies' outfits.
Maria is an old university friend of mine so I was honoured to also be invited as a guest at the wedding. The bride and bridesmaids had set up the church the night before after their rehearsal so I didn't see the pew ends and arrangements at the front of the church in situ until the wedding was starting, but they did a great job! For the pew ends we kept these quite simple with a single rose (some were pink, some were coral and some were orange) with a mix of foliages and each finished with a different coloured ribbon. There were also two 'long and low' style arrangements at the front of the church which were later moved over to the top table.
I also hired the couple my confetti stand which looked great with all the little cones on it.
Over at the venue we created some really exciting designs. A foliage welcome sign invited the guests into the venue...
From the ceiling of the stunning venue we suspended six large floral chandeliers, again with different coloured ribbons to match the rest of the wedding. Luckily the lighting guys hung these for me but it was still a team effort (my mum and sister came along on the set up with me!) to get them suspended and hung level. We made the bases, attached the chains and ribbons and added on the foliage in advance and then added the flowers in on the day. We ended up gluing the flowers in because it was the most secure method - I didn't want them falling out on anyone's heads!
Along the banquet tables we scattered loose eucalyptus leaves and laid out vases for the bridesmaid bouquets to be added into. Along the top table we set out jam jars, one for each of the pew ends, with space for the long and lows and some extra leaves.
A few behind the scenes shots:
- Making the chandeliers at my studio (hi Alana!)
- Adding the flowers in at the venue
- Hanging them up! A huge thanks to the two guys (so bad that I don't remember their names!) who hung them all for us. Really couldn't have done it without them!
A few little sprigs of foliage on the cake and a garland around the base finished everything off perfectly!
The professional photos were shot by Jason Williams Photography - take a look below!
Congratulations to Maria and Sam 💗🧡
Laura and Matt were married on 8 August 2019 at Houchins. Laura's bouquet featured a pretty mix of roses, including 'Exposure', 'Lovelace', 'Sudoku' and 'Samantha's Bridal' varieties. It also featured stocks, astilbe, astrantia, gyp and eucalyptus. Such a soft and delicate mix!
The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets of all gyp and eucalyptus, finished with trailing ivory satin ribbon.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
Matt wore a buttonhole to compliment the bridal bouquet, with a pink rose, astilbe, gyp and eucalyptus, finished with the same ivory ribbon as the bouquets.
The other men wore buttonholes of gyp and eucalyptus to match the bridesmaid bouquets.
The bride's brother handmade the personalised box for their ceremony/top table - how talented is he! And what a lovely keepsake for after the wedding. I filled this with a mix of flowers to match the bridal bouquet.
The beautiful professional photographs come from the very talented Rebecca Farries Photography - take a look below!
Congratulations to Laura and Matt! 💗
Joanna and Craig were married on 8 August 2019 at Braxted Park. They went for classic all whites for their flowers with minimal foliage, which fitted the stunning venue perfectly. Jo's bouquet was a beautiful all white dome, with roses, peonies, hydrangeas and gyp - it also smelt lovely because of the peonies which have a wonderful scent!
The three bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Jo's bouquet, all finished with simple ivory satin ribbon.
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
Craig had a large white rose with gyp for his buttonhole, finished with the same ivory ribbon to match the bouquets.
The other men wore spray roses with gyp - the same style as the groom's but allowing his to be bigger - well he is the groom after all!
The couple chose to have the buttonholes individually named - I usually recommend this when there are several different combinations of flowers but it also helps prevent any confusion on the day and it's easy to make sure all the right people have one and to know if anyone is missing!
In the orangery where they held their ceremony Jo went for large bows on the chairs rather than flowers which looked really lovely. They used one of the table centrepieces on the registrars table first, along with some candles the bride and groom provided and my white lanterns which they hired. Such an elegant set up!
In the pavilion where they held their reception Jo and Craig went for tall vases for their centrepieces with tall floral arrangements on the top. At the base of these they added in their own tealights for extra decor. Along the top table they placed some vases for the bouquets to be added into, as well as some additional candles and roses. Jo said she wanted everything to be simple and plain but a classic white, green and glass set up looks very clean and elegant and suited the feel of their wedding perfectly.
The professional photographs are from Simply Photographic. Such an beautiful couple!
Congratulations to Joanna and Craig! 💚