Emily and Joe were married on 25 June 2022 at East Mersea Hall. Emily changed her mind about the colour palette but I'm so pleased she did because their flowers were a riot of colour and they looked amazing! The original colour palette was blue and white so I made sure to still include some blue as a nod to this.
Emily's bouquet was oversized, loose and natural, with a slight trail when tipped forwards. I cut some snapdragons, grass and stocks from my cutting garden and mixed these with fabulous sunflowers, delphinium, peonies, scabious and tanacetum. The trailing jasmine and soft ruscus finished it off perfectly, with neatly bound pink ribbon.
The five bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, with the foliage kept a little neater.
Boxed up ready for delivery!
Joe's buttonhole drew out some of the daintier flowers from the bridal bouquet, with spray roses, eryngium, dried flowers and foliage.
The other men wore similar buttonholes, without the spray roses.
In their little vases ready for delivery.
The wedding reception was held in a tipi set up in one of the back fields of East Mersea Hall. The top table was adorned with a large, statement long and low arrangement, which was also used for the ceremony beforehand.
On the tables we placed a grouping of bud vases with flowers to match the bouquets, with tealights in glass votives and the couple's table number in the centre. The great thing about doing bud vases is that you have lots of little bouquets to give away to your guests at the end of the night!
The cake was made by Luca's Cakes. Due to the heat in the tipi and the fact the cake was covered in buttercream, Raluca set the cake up later in the day so I left the flowers ready for her to add - how fabulous does the cake look! Thank you to Raluca for these photos.
The photographer for this wedding was D&A Photography, and here's just a little initial preview. The other photos come courtesy of one of the bridesmaids.
I hope Emily and Joe had a wonderful day!