Liam and Mandy hoped for a very natural look to their flowers during the day and something a little more glamorous for the evening. The delicate simplicity of cosmos lent itself to this and I knew just the right local grower to source it from. A combination of this with astrantia, roses, senecio, cow parsley and eucalyptus fronds gave just the right balance for a relaxed look.
We discussed the possibility of mix matching vessels for the table decorations which meant I could pull out all my favourite props that I had collected over the years and it kept an air of informality whilst letting the flowers breathe.
For the evening we decided on a magenta pink colour scheme for the flowers. On every other table we suspended pompoms of these from white branches in pewter toned curvaceous vases.
Branches dripping with hanging orchids, glass beads and a carpet of candles in an array of lanterns and glass vessels gave a soft atmosphere to the party room.
The wish tree I made with glass beads and pearls.
Stunning photography courtesy of Alan and Jackie Rankine, www.rankinephotography.com
Its always a treat to dress the theatrical Royal College of Physicians, www.rcpe.ac.uk, with its spectacular Greek revival flourishes and Victorian extroverted colour scheme in The Great Hall. Remember to look up!
Professional photographer Alice Bartholomew recorded the day; firstname.lastname@example.org
After discussions with Lucy we decided on an elongated bouquet with ranuncula, anemones, lily of the valley, eryngium and flowering jasmine whilst bringing in a hint of a warm tone to compliment Richard’s tartan. The bridesmaids and flower girl held tighter posies of anemones, muscari, ranuncula and bouvardia with gentle foliages.
In the church we brought in a little more of Richard’s kilt tones into the flowers with celosia, amarylis, french tulips and roses.
For the Great Hall at The Royal College of Physicians, we decided to have a richer colour scheme that was more dramatic and in keeping with the lush surroundings. The candle lit table decorations included ranuncula, godetia, tulips, roses, eryngium and herbs.
The wedding cake with David Austin roses good enough to eat.
the wedding party,david austin roses in the wedding bouquets.
Beth’s wedding was predominately pink and we had a lot of fun with it; pink sashes on the bridemaids’ dresses, pink shoes, pink ties, pink petals, pink tie-backs and pink champagne! In the bouquet’s, the buttonholes and in the marquee. Albeit close to the Chelsea Flower Show, David Austin looked after our order wonderfully and it was a joy to work with Beth and the beautiful scented roses. Duke Photography captured the day. www.dukestudios.co.uk
Venue, Melville Castle, www.melvillecastle.com
Beth with bouquet of David Austin roses, Soloman’s seal and sapponaria.
Hues of pink in the wedding marquee.
romantic table decoration with pink roses, hydrangea, alstromeria, gypsophila, hebe and eucalyptus
Lisa’s bouquet with roses and gypsophila
Lisa and Mark’s wedding, Greywalls Hotel, Edinburgh www.greywalls.co.uk
Photography by james. www.jamesrobertsonphotography.co.uk
Lisa visited me at home and saw the palest of pink roses from my garden from which the palate grew.
This was a wonderful commission on a beautiful late autumn day. Once I had set up in the house and checked over everything I had a wander in the Jeckyll gardens taking in the senecing planting reluctant to head back to the city.
A gentle palette of ivory and mocha.
I’ve been looking at some previous wedding bouquets I did and now that the snow is begining to fall gently it seems appropriate to show you some in the palest of shades. Every bride has an idea of the atmosphere she would like for the day and after a period of chatting and looking at visuals together I try and capture that.
Another gentle combination of whites, pale pinks and a hint of coffee in Hannah’s wedding bouquet.
Meredith’s wedding bouquet was inspired by the heirloom fabric that she had incorporated into her wonderful dress.