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 💗🧡