Rosie and Peter were married on 27 December 2018 at Fennes. They chose a gorgeous colour scheme of reds with some blush pink, an abundance of foliage and the real star of the show - those pheasant feathers!
Because of the Christmas period I thought this wedding, along with the three others in the same week, was going to be tricky but everything went so smoothly and I didn't have to do any work on Christmas Day! The most important thing to ensure everything goes to plan is to ensure you've got all the prep work done in advance so as soon as all my Christmas wreath decorations were tidied away I made sure all the prep was done. Each wedding had a little section in the wedding and everything was organised - candles, vases, delivery boxes etc. I have a recipe I work to for each wedding, with an exact plan of which flower is going where. Some florists don't like to work like this because they find it restricting but I have to be completely organised as I don't want to risk making any mistakes!
Rosie's bouquet was a stunner! A beautiful mix of different foliages - eucalyptus, cupressus, soft ruscus, hemlock and ivy - and flowers including roses, spray roses, waxflower, eryngium, hypericum, scabious and astilbe. And not forgetting the pheasant feathers! The bouquet was finished with trailing ribbons in shades of burgundy and plum.
Rosie had a large bridal party - four bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids and five flower girls. The bridesmaid were smaller versions of Rosie's and the junior maid bouquets were then smaller versions of that!
Each of the maids, junior maids and all but one of the flower girls had floral hair combs as well - these also varied in size according to the age/size of the maid. So cute!
I loved the flower girl wands - gold sparkly hearts with little groupings of flowers attached to the front with trailing ribbons to match the bouquets.
All packed up and ready for delivery!
For Peter's buttonhole I drew flowers from the bridal bouquet and also added a couple of small feathers because I couldn't resist! The other buttonholes featured a thistle with some foliage. There were also some little page boys who just had foliage and two corsages which matched the groom's buttonhole.
Each of the buttonholes/corsages went into individual glass vases which were each labelled with the wearer's name. Doing this helps prevent any mix ups and ensures everyone is wearing the right one!
This was the first outing of my new metal arch which looked amazing with mixed foliages, feathers and some suspended roses. The arch is finished in rose gold and is constructed on site, with the materials added in situ.
Along the aisle I (well my dad, who was playing florist assistant for the day!) grouped jam jars with tealights in. I can't wait to see some photos of the ceremony because I imagine this looked amazing when they were all lit up!
For the tables Rosie had sourced a few different bits that all looked so elegant on the tables - a gold stag which held the table number, a mix of gold candlesticks with dusky pink candles, fir cones, tealight holders and little santa hat favours (these were so cute!) I added a large mason jar with mixed foliages and pheasant feathers, as well as some ivy trailing in and around everything to tie it all together. The final result was stunning and so well thought out by the bride!
The photographer for this wedding was The Wild Bride and based on their previous work Rosie and Peter are going to have some absolutely stunning photographs of their wedding! Here's a little preview posted so far:
I hope Rosie and Peter had an amazing day and I wish them all the best for their future together ❤️