Stephanie and Matthew were married on 13 April 2019 with a church ceremony, with their reception to follow at The Coach House at the Marks Hall Estate. They went for a beautiful spring colour palette, with a mix of pinks and whites with some pops of lilac and pastel blue. The bride wanted peonies and I was so excited to be able to get some for her considering it's still early in the season - they smelt divine!
A lovely full flower list!
The four bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Stephanie's bouquet, and the two flower girls then carried smaller versions still. The bouquets were all finished with simple ivory satin ribbon.
Logan dog being particularly helpful while I was trying to take photos!
The bride and her bridesmaids all wore flowers in their hair - hair combs for the adults and flower crowns for the younger girls.
The buttonholes featured lilac lisianthus as the focal flower with waxflower, muscari and foliage.
I also made a larger floral crown/collar for the bride's dog Mellow. As much as my dog Logan wanted to be around while I was photographing the bouquets he was not keen to be my model for the floral collar and to check the size - he made a quick exit at this point!! I finished the ends with ribbon, like I do for a flower crown, so the length can be adjusted as required.
The van all loaded up and ready to go.
At the adorable little church I delivered the long and low which was placed on the altar. This would later be moved over to the top table at the venue.
The venue looked stunning with bunting and fairy lights draped across the ceiling, hanging glass baubles and jugs of flowers on the tables.
Here's a lovely shot of the bride with her parents and her bridesmaids - and just look at Mellow the dog!!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Hannah and Curt were married on 11 April 2019 at Leez Priory. They went for a beautiful blush pink and ivory colour scheme for their flowers and I used roses, astilbe, sweet peas, lisianthus and eucalyptus, amongst others.
Hannah's bouquet was oh so pretty - the perfect blush and ivory mix, finished off with trailing satin ribbons in shades of blush, ivory and mink.
Hannah's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with the addition of some lace in the ribbon trails.
I also created a hair piece for the bride's hair - this was to be slightly longer and curved so as to go around the back of Hannah's head. I created it on a comb so it could be easily attached, with the foliage ends on wire so they could be easily adjusted. I also provided some loose sprigs of foliage and waxflower to lengthen the design as required. The two photos below are from the hair stylist, Bumblebee Bridal, who I think did a stunning job!
All boxed up and ready for delivery!
The buttonholes featured a white spray rose with gypsophila and some eucalyptus, with a double buttonhole for the groom. In contrast to the bouquets the buttonholes were finished with twine, to beef them up a bit!
In their little vases at the venue waiting to be pinned to suits.
At the venue the couple went for a foliage, gyp and waxflower long and low for their ceremony table, which was later moved over to the top table.
The tables consisted of a variety of different gin bottles and jam jars filled with flowers - I loved the little personalised hearts on the jars!
The table plan looked stunning with some eucalyptus clipped onto the wire frame - it finished it off perfectly.
The gorgeously elegant cake was supplied by Jennifer Cakes and we worked together to decorate it with foliage. I made a garland of soft ruscus and eucalyptus for around the base and then we just added one little sprig for between the top two tiers. The cake was so classic and elegant on its own so it didn't need much - sometimes less is definitely more!
Here's a little peak at the beautiful professional photos courtesy of Aaron Crowe Photography.
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple!
Kerrie and Ashim were married on 6 April 2019 in Bromley in London and held their reception at Keston Village Hall. I designed their bridal flowers around a colour scheme of pink, peach and ivory and then supplied loose stems for them to DIY their table centrepieces. Some stunning tulips took centre stage amongst their flowers, which also included a mix of roses and three varieties of eucalyptus.
Kerrie' bouquet was full of pastel prettiness, with lots of lovely eucalyptus framing the flowers. The stems were finished with natural jute ribbon to compliment the rest of the rustic theme.
The two bridesmaid bouquets were smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, also finished with jute ribbon.
There were two flower girls who each wore flower crowns, which had a eucalyptus base with waxflower and gypsophila. They were finished with twine so they could be easily adjusted (it's so hard to get a complete circlet to the right size without the wearer there so you can design exactly to the size of their head!)
The men's buttonholes and ladies' corsages featured a peach tulip with some foliage, with waxflower for the men and gypsophila for the women.
I delivered loose stems to the village hall the day before the wedding so that the bridal party could fill jam jars for the tables - they had 120 of them so leaving them until the morning of the wedding would've been a bit of a rush! I found a few photos on social media of the tables set up and I have to say that they did a great job!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Kerry and Simon were married on 30 March 2019 at The Rose Barn at The Warren Estate. They went for a super pretty peaches and cream colour scheme for their flowers, using a mix of roses, spray roses, astilbe, lisianthus, stocks, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
I just loved the pastel mix of peach, apricot and ivory flowers in Kerrie's bouquet; with the lovely soft textures of the astilbe and stocks it made for a delicate and oh so pretty bouquet.
Kerry's three bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, each finished with jute string to fit the rustic theme.
The bouquets all packaged up and ready for delivery - complete with recipe card as a memento to keep after the wedding.
The groom's buttonhole featured a grouping of peach spray roses with some gypsophila and a little but of foliage. The other men wore all gyp buttonholes, finished with twine to match the bouquets.
The staircase arrangement made a real statement for their ceremony, which took place at the top of the stairs with their guests seated at the bottom. Each grouping of flowers was joined up with lovely chiffon fabric which then cascaded to the floor at the bottom of the steps.
The bride sent me over a couple of photos - I love the peach flowers against the greeney bridesmaid dresses!
Congratulations to the newlyweds! 🧡
Becca and Chris were married on 23 March 2019. Their church ceremony was followed by a reception at Hutton Hall. They went for a beautiful spring look, with whites and blues as their main colours with pops of pink and yellow coming through. I used a mix of roses, ranunculus, anemone, muscari, forget-me-nots, ammi and tanacetum, amongst others.
Becca's bouquet was so pretty - I know I say this about all of the bouquets I make but I will never tire of a beautiful mix of flowers! And this one was so perfect for a spring wedding. So much texture which I just love and the loveliest colour palette.
Becca's six bridesmaids all carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with the stems finished off with ivory satin ribbon.
All boxed up and ready for delivery.
The little flower girl wore an all gyp flower crown. I always finish flower circlets with ribbon so they can be adjusted according to the size of the wearer's head - this is much easier than trying to get head measurements!!
The groom's buttonhole, mens' buttonholes and ladies' corsages were all pretty similar - white roses with muscari, gypsophila and thlaspi. The groom's was just a larger version.
At the venue I decorated the staircase in the main entrance hall as the bride and groom would later make their entrance down this staircase to their guests. I designed it with a cluster of flowers at the end and a foliage garland trailing up and around the bannister.
Also in the entrance hall was this stunning fireplace, which the bride and groom lined up gin bottles onto. I then came a long and filled each of the gin bottles with flowers and foliages to match the rest of the wedding. This is such a popular thing at weddings now so it was nice to see some more obscure brands of gin on show - who knew there were so many?!
To decorate their long banquet tables for the main reception in the marquee Becca and Chris went for a selection of bud vases, tealights and scattered eucalyptus leaves, which looked amazing against the dusky blue runners made by the bride's mum! After the tables were cleared away the bud vases were dotted around the rest of the venue as additional decor into the evening. Here's the top table which had the runner and vases along the front edge of the table.
For the guest tables the runner went down the centre as people were sat on either side. It's lucky the bride and groom didn't go for anything bigger on their tables because with the glasses/teacups/salt and pepper shakers etc it was hard to find room for all the flowers!
And here's a little preview of the happy couple, captured beautifully by Chanon deValois Photography.
Wishing this lovely couple a long and happy future together 💙