Helen and Joe were married on 3 May 2019 at the beautiful Gaynes Park. They chose a classic white and green colour scheme for their flowers, with some dusky blue coming through in the form of eryngium. I also used avalanche roses, spray roses, ranunculus, anemone, astilbe, scabiosa and sweet peas, as well as three different varieties of eucalyptus and olive foliage. The bride specially requested the ranunculus but I was unsure if I was going to be able to get any because it's quite late in the season, so I was so excited to see them on the webshop and the quality was absolutely perfect!
I was so in love with Helen's bouquet, love was definitely here! This backdrop is a bench at Gaynes Park, it's perfectly suited for a bouquet shot! I've also made a new backdrop for shooting designs outside my workshop - it's essentially a storage bench but I've painted it a beautiful light grey colour using chalky finish furniture paint and it really compliments the flowers so much more than the blue chair I used previously did!
Cheeky selfie at the venue before delivering the bride her bouquet!
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, however we left out the eryngium as per the bride's request. The bouquets were finished with stunning trailing silk ribbon which finished them off perfectly.
All six bridesmaid bouquets boxed up ready for delivery!
The men's buttonholes were all the same - a ranunculus with a eryngium thistle and a little bit of olive foliage. I finished them with soft grey ribbon which matched the rest of the wedding perfectly.
All individually named at the venue ready for pinning!
There were also a couple of wrist corsages for the mums - ranunculus, spray rose, eryngium and olive, on a length of soft grey ribbon. So classy!
The set up for the ceremony in the orangery at Gaynes Park was so elegant, as much as I like a bit of colour there's just something so stunning about an all white wedding. I used some of the items from the table centrepieces along the front of the ceremony table - two lanterns and a series of bud vases. I also lined either side of the aisle with fresh white rose petals. There was a trio of large boards on easels - a welcome sign, seating plan and order of events - and I decorated each of these with a loose eucalyptus garland.
The set up in the reception area was equally as stunning - elegant grey table linens, white drapes and lights strung across the ceiling. Helen and Joe went for two different designs for their centrepieces - each design had a silver lantern at it's centre, surrounded by either a ring of flowers or a series of bud vases. By having the lantern as a common factor in each design it's a great way to bring two different ideas together if you can't decide what you like best!
The absolutely stunning professional photographs come from the super talented Danielle Smith Photography check them out below. How beautiful is the detail on Helen's dress?!
Helen and Joe's wedding has been featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings - check out the post here!
Congratulations to the happy couple! 💚🌿
Venue: Gaynes Park
Photographer: Danielle Smith Photography
Flowers: Hannah Louise flowers
Event Design and Lighting: Mediterranean Occasions
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Hair: Clare Louise Hair
Make up: Abbey Owen
Groomsmen Attire: Suit Supply
Caterer: Galloping Gourmet
Acoustic Musician: Tom Thornley
Band: Electric Soul Club
Second Photographer: Emma Hare Photography
Videographer: Alex Thraves