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
Carrie and Carl were married on 26 April 2019 at Parklands Quendon Hall. They went for a beautiful blush pink and white colour scheme for their flowers, incorporating 'lovelace' roses, spray roses, astilbe and gypsophila.
The bouquets were so soft and pretty - Carrie's bouquet was a stunner! I usually love using an abundance of foliage for my bouquets however this arrangement was perfect without it. The gypsophila base is so different and unique, and that astilbe was just so lovely.
The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, the stems finished with rose gold satin ribbon.
For the little flower girl I made a gypsophila wand designed into the shape of a heart, finished with trailing rose gold ribbon to match the bouquets. This design for a wand is so sweet!
The buttonholes were just as pretty - a pink spray rose, astilbe and a little sprig of gyp. There were even two mini ones for the page boys - so cute!
Foe the venue I designed a long and low arrangement which was placed on the fireplace behind the registrars table for the ceremony and later moved to the top table for the reception.
Check out how stunning the professional photos from Tom Halliday Photography are!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple!
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!