Sarah and Chris were married on 3 November 2018 at one of my favourite venues - Houchins. They chose a mostly white and green colour scheme for the flowers, with a few pops of dark pink coming through - I got to use the most incredible proteas for Sarah's bouquet.
Sarah's bouquet was just stunning - definitely up there with my favourites! The pops of dark pink coming through really make the bouquet and those protea are just amazing!
The bridesmaids carried smaller, all white bouquets finished with dark green satin ribbon.
We provided flowers for the ceremony area in the venue - a long and low for the table and two large pedestal arrangements to stand either side. I also laid out glass vases along the mantelpiece and in other places in the room for the bouquets to be placed into as additional decoration. The family provided some of the flowers themselves, including the chair ends and table centrepieces. Some florists are full service only and won't allow their clients to DIY any of the flowers but I'm quite relaxed - Sarah and Chris got a lot of the same flowers that I was using so the flowers complimented each other and they left the more important arrangements (like the bouquets) for me to do which I think is quite important. Plus the groom's mum was so excited to show me all the bits that they'd done that I would have hated to put a dampener on that joy!
Lastly in the venue I hung these floral/foliage hoops behind the top table. These were so much fun to make and they looked fabulous in the venue! I have these hoops to hire and they're relatively inexpensive considering the size of them and the impact they make (especially if you go for all foliage ones) so please do get in touch if you'd like something similar for your wedding. The good thing about Houchins is they already have a load of hooks along that back wall so hanging them up was really easy - definitely something to think about because unsurprisingly enough most venues don't like you hammering nails into their walls!
The fabulous professional shots are by Day and Knight Photography - check them out below!
Wishing a long and happy future to this lovely couple 💗