Sophie and Ben were married on 30 May 2019 at Gaynes Park. They went for a beautiful mix of white and blush pink flowers, including peonies and sweet peas - my two favourites!
Sophie's bouquet was a stunner - just a subtle amount of pink coming through amongst the whites and eucalyptus foliage. And I just love this bench at Gaynes Park that is the perfect backdrop for photos - I think every florist who works at this venue takes a photo of the bridal bouquet on the bench!
The bridesmaid and junior bridesmaid bouquets were mostly gypsophila, with some white roses and astilbe - such a pretty design that I've done several times before in both white and pink. Something like this really helps the bridal bouquet to stand out as a statement piece.
There was also a little flower girl who had a super cute heart shaped wand of gypsophila, with beautiful trailing ribbons.
All the bouquets boxed up and ready for delivery!
The groom's buttonhole featured a larger pink rose with a white spray rose, gypsophila and eucalyptus. The other men's buttonholes complimented this just without the pink rose.
There were also three ladies' corsages which matched the buttonholes. These particular spray roses came with lots of little buds and it seemed a shame for them to go to waste so I added one into each of the buttonholes and corsages to add a little dimension.
At the venue I decorated the ceremony area with a small 'long and low' and a simple foliage garland - but sometimes simple is all you need! It complimented the already beautiful orangery at Gaynes Park perfectly.
Here's a few sneak peeks of the bride and groom and the bride with her maids, courtesy of the bride.
Congratulations to the newlyweds! 💗
Amy and Darryl were married on 26 May 2019 at The Compasses at Pattiswick. They chose white for their flowers, with a subtle amount of pastel pink and blue coming through and lots of lovely eucalyptus foliage. I used a mix of 'avalanche' roses, 'bombastic' and 'miss bombastic' spray roses, delphinium, sweet peas, spray dianthus and gypsophila.
The bridesmaid bouquets were all gypsophila with some eucalyptus around the edge. The smaller version for the little flower girl had a few pink spray roses mixed in with the gyp - it was such a cute bouquet!
The bouquets were all finished with beautiful silk ribbon from Little Acorn Silks - mint green for the bride and flower girl and ivory for the bridesmaids.
All ready for delivery and the bride's recipe list!
The groom's buttonhole featured flowers in all three colours of the wedding - pink and white spray roses and blue delphinium, with a little bit of eucalyptus to compliment. It also had a little bit of mint green silk ribbon to finish.
The men's buttonholes were designed to match the bridesmaid bouquets - just gypsophila and eucalyptus, with ivory satin ribbon to finish.
And not forgetting the ladies - the mums and the bride's two sisters-in-law had all white wrist corsages on a pearl beaded bracelet. Sometimes staying all white for ladies flowers is best as this won't clash with their outfits.
To finish off Amy ordered two gift bouquets to give as a thank you to the mums.
Here's a cute little photo of the newlyweds taken by a guest:
Congratulations to Amy and Darryl, I hope you had an amazing day! 💗💙
Molly and Frazer held their ceremony and wedding reception on 25 May 2019 at Pleshey village hall. With orange as their focal colour they went for a selection of beautiful bright flowers, following a gathered, wildlfower style. I created a bouquet for the bride, hair pieces and buttonholes, and then a stunning arch with hanging geometric shapes which they used as a backdrop for their outdoor ceremony.
The bride wanted something really dainty and delicate for her flower crown - I used gypsophila and limonium to create this, with a few daisies dotted throughout. I then finished the crown with twine so it could be easily adjusted.
Molly's maid of honour also wore flowers in her hair, in the form of a comb. I kept this mostly white so it would match with Molly's, with just a little bit of the orange colour peeking through.
The men's buttonholes featured succulents with helichrysum, scabiosa stellata and a selection of foliage.
There were also a couple of smaller versions for the younger groomsmen.
The arch for the ceremony backdrop was so much fun to make! I set it up the day before the wedding so I was a little concerned about the flowers lasting ok but I managed to hide some water vials amongst the foliage so they had a water source throughout the day. I set it up under this stretch tent in the playing field so my photos aren't great but it was moved outside for the actual ceremony - you can just see it in the background of one of the pro photos posted below.
Molly and Frazer spotted these geometric shapes hanging up in my studio when they came for their final consultation and had the great vision to hang these from my rose gold metal arch with some flowers on them to decorate. I then suggested the soft ruscus garland which I would wrap around the frame in an asymmetric style to hide the mechanics of the shapes and just to finish off the design.
Here's a little preview of the stunning professional photos by Three Flowers Photography - I just love all the colours!
I hope the happy couple had a wonderful day! 🧡
Aimee and Martin were married on 10 May 2019 at the Fennes. They went for a pretty colour scheme of pink, pastel blue and white, with grasses and ferns to compliment the rest of their wildflower/woodland theme. Aimee's bouquet was a pretty mix of everything and was finished with trailing ribbons including lace and different shades of satin - ivory, grey and pink.
Aimee's maid of honour had a smaller version of her bouquet but the other bridesmaids wore wrist corsages, arranged onto pearl beaded bracelets.
Their flower girl carried a cute little wand, with a mix of white and pink flowers and foliages and finished with trailing ribbons to match the bouquets.
Martin's buttonhole was also a mix of all colours, with the other men all wearing a slightly different combination of white flowers and foliages.
At the venue Aimee and Martin went for a large 'long and low' design to use on their ceremony table, which would later be moved over to their top table.
I just loved the hoop design for the table centrepieces, they would have looked so effective once all the tables were set up properly. They use the same room for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast at Fennes so the tables are firstly tucked away at the back behind a curtain and later moved out while the guests are having a drink. This makes it hard to appreciate and photograph the table designs properly, especially as the lighting in this space isn't very good (it later turns into the dancefloor, hence the black walls and glitter ball!) But hopefully you can get an idea of how the tables would have looked.
This wedding featured the most gift bouquets I've ever made for a single wedding - all five of them! Aimee and Martin must have had some very helpful family and friends all deserving of a special thank you!
Here's a little preview of the professional shots by Sally Rawlins Photography.
Congratulations to the happy couple! 💗💙
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?!
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