Amy and Gavin were married on 3 June at Houchins. They chose beautiful blush and white for their flowers, including roses, astilbe, gypsophila and sweet peas. The soft tones were just lovely in Amy's bouquet, and the sweet peas added the most delicate fragrance.
Amy had 6 bridesmaids - four adults and two juniors. I designed each bouquet to be in proportion with the age/size of the maid so the little one had a mini bouquet which was so cute! Amy chose to keep the bridesmaid flowers as all white, which you can see in the pro photos further down worked perfectly against their pink dresses.
Boxed up and ready for delivery! I also provided some sprigs of gypsophila for the younger girls' hair.
Gavin wore a pink spray rose and foliage buttonhole to compliment Amy's bouquet.
His groomsmen wore white spray rose buttonhole to compliment the bridesmaid bouquet - in the grand scheme of a wedding a buttonhole is a minor detail but I think it is the thought and care that goes into the little details which make everything so much more personal to the couple.
Name tags on and ready to be delivered!
The ceremony area at Houchins was decorated with a 'long and low' floral arrangement on the table and chair end posies of gypsophila, tied with ribbon.
The table centrepieces featured a log slice with two mason jars on top - a larger one of mixed flowers and a smaller one that was to have the chair ends moved into. A card with the table number to finish off and you have a beautiful table arrangement, at the perfect height for guests to admire but that isn't obstructive in any way.
I also decorated the vintage ladder than Amy and Gavin were using as their table plan - bud vases of flowers at the top and sprigs of foliage all around. Simple yet beautiful.
The delicious cake was made by Luca's Cakes which we decorated with fresh flowers and foliage.
And finally a couple of thank you bouquets for the mums! I wasn't able to source my usual grey boxes due to a supply issue however I got these cow parsley printed ones instead, with matching cello, and I have to say I just love them!
The stunning professional photos are by Kristian Lissimore Photography - just beautiful and the happiness radiating from everyone is lovely to see.
I hope Amy and Gavin had a wonderful day!
Hannah and Mark were married on 30 May 2021 at Houchins. They went for a beautiful blush pink and white colour scheme, using peonies, roses, astilbe, gypsophila, lisianthus and Hannah's favourite - tanacetum daisies.
Hannah's bouquet was so soft, pretty and fluffy, and the fragrance from the peonies was just dreamy!
Hannah's seven maids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, with trailing ivory ribbons.
All delivered to Houchins!
Mark wore an all white buttonhole of spray roses, astilbe, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
The other men wore slightly different buttonholes, with pink astilbe instead of the white and only a single spray rose.
The two mums wore wrist corsages on snap bands - these are great as they are sturdier than ribbon but more adjustable than pearl bracelets.
Hannah and Mark went for my foliage curtain to decorate their ceremony area - it frames the area at Houchins beautifully and makes for the perfect backdrop as the couple say their vows. I also provided fresh rose petal confetti for the guests to throw.
The venue looked beautiful once all decorated - I placed bud vases along the full length of the top table, with tealight holders in between and eucalyptus foliage scattered throughout.
The guest tables featured a log slice in the centre with more bud vases on top and foliage around the outside. It was such a pretty and elegant set up.
The beautiful signs were by Kate Alice Lettering and I decorated them with garlands of foliage.
I also decorated the large love letters with some sprigs of foliage, which I'm sure looked beautiful once they were all lit up!
Finally I decorated the card and gift table with some loose foliage and a few roses.
The stunning pro photos are by Farlie Photography - check them out below!
I hope Hannah and Mark had an amazing day! 💗
Leanne and Tom were married on 29 May 2021 at Maidens Barn. In what is a first so far this year this was this lovely couple's original date! Adjustments had to be made to allow for current restrictions on numbers but Leanne and Tom just wanted to be married which is just wonderful.
They went for classic all white for their flowers, including peonies, roses, astilbe, gypsophila and sweet peas, as well as three different types of eucalyptus. Leanne's bouquet had the loveliest scent, finished with simple satin ribbon wrapped around the stems.
Leanne's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet.
There was also a gypsophila wand for the little flower girl.
Boxed up ready for delivery!
Tom wore a double spray rose buttonhole, with eucalyptus and simple ivory ribbon.
His groomsmen wore single spray rose buttonholes with eucalyptus and ribbon.
For the ladies corsage I added a little bit of gypsophila.
With their name labels ready for pinning!
The ceremony room looked beautiful - to compliment the arrangements already at the venue I added a long and low and simple rose and foliage chair ends.
After the ceremony the chair ends were to be moved over to the wedding breakfast and placed in rustic jam jars on the tables. The couples added in log slices, lanterns and little personal touches.
A couple of thank you bouquets for the mums, with all white flowers to match.
It looks like the couple and their family had a wonderful day - the gorgeous photos below are by Farlie Photography.
Congratulations Leanne and Tom! 💚
Julia and Dan were married on 22 May 2021 at Houchins. They chose a beautiful colour palette of dusky pinks, blues, whites and some deep red, and I used a mix of roses, spray roses, peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, delphinium, astrantia and gypsophila, with three different varieties of eucalyptus.
Julia's bouquet was a beautiful, scented selection of all my favourite flowers! I finished the stems with a natural hessian ribbon kept in place with pearl headed pins.
Julia's two bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, which looked beautiful against their navy dresses.
The little flower girl carried a wand, with flowers to match the bouquets and finished with twine.
Dan's buttonhole featured a selection of flowers to compliment the bridal bouquet - white and pink spray roses, delphinium, astrantia and eucalyptus.
The other men wore similar buttonholes but without the astrantia - it's usually nice for the groom to have a little something extra in his buttonhole!
Delivering to the venue!
The rain held off long enough for the ceremony to be held outside under the marquee. We kept the decoration simple yet elegant - gypsophila chair ends and a long and low on the registrar's table. I later moved over a couple of the geometric lanterns and placed one either side of the long and low as additional decoration.
We decorated the tables with a log slice and a trio of gin bottles - one with a candle, one with the table name and one for the chair ends to be moved into after the ceremony. I decorated around the outside of the log slice with loosely placed eucalyptus and flowers dotted throughout.
We were originally to decorate the fireplace and windowsills in the foundry, however the latest government guidelines didn't allow for a dancefloor so the venue ended up closing off this area. I'm nothing if not adaptable though so a quick call two days before the wedding and we made a new plan - Julia was happy to trust me to use my judgement on the day as to what would work best. There were three tables in the bar area so I decorated these with geometric lanterns and a ring of flowers/foliage around the outside. I also put similar arrangements on the fireplace in the grain store and on another side table.
The lovely cake was made by Aster Cake Designs, a combination of raspberry and salted caramel it sounded delicious! I decorated it with a few groupings of flowers to match the rest of the wedding.
A few gift bouquets to say thank you finished off the flowers, with handwritten name labels and a heartfelt message from the bride and groom for each recipient.
A few photos of what looks like a very happy day, courtesy of Andy Jones Photography:
I hope Julia and Dan had a wonderful day!
Emily and Reece were married on 9 April 2021 at Colchester Town Hall. After postponing from 2020 due to Covid they went ahead with a small ceremony with two witnesses, celebrating the true meaning of marriage. They chose a classic mix of red and white for their flowers, and I used roses, spray roses, waxflower and eucalyptus.
Emily's bouquet was a classic, domed shape but with some lovely textures from the waxflower and eucalyptus, and I finished the bouquet with lace ribbon.
The groom wore a complimentary buttonhole of spray roses, waxflower and eucalyptus.
There was also an additional buttonhole and a corsage for the witnesses - I kept the buttonhole as all white with red satin ribbon to compliment.
The ladies wrist corsage was designed onto a pearl beaded bracelet, with all white flowers to compliment the men's buttonhole.
A little photo of the happy couple!
I hope Emily and Reece had a wonderful day.