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!