Real Weddings

Real Weddings: Ayat and Sam

Today we’re sharing an elegant wedding we worked on in the heart of the English countryside. Set in the stunning gardens and historic building of a quirky estate, we got to bring some very special designs to life…

The natural setting of Walcott Hall in Shropshire with its extensive lake, walled courtyard and vast scenery was the perfect venue for our couple, Ayat and Sam. The ceremony took place outside in the meadow, complete with a magical fountain, while the reception was held in the restored ballroom - a beautifully decorated, turquoise space with ornate ceiling, crystal chandeliers, open fireplace, gilt mirrors, tall sash windows and intimate bar. Both inside and outside presented the perfect backdrop for our floral creations, making everyone and everything on the day shine.

The Bouquet

For Ayat, we designed a hand-tied bridal bouquet with true meaning behind it. Her late father’s favourite flower was Jasmine so we knew we had to include this sweetly scented selection. The waxy white flowers and oval shiny leaves symbolise purity, deep affection and happiness, making it a special addition to this elegant bouquet. Complimented by the Ocean Song Spray Rose - a satin-effect, pale lavender choice and deeper purple petals of Clematis.

The Centrepieces

Made up of the rounded flower clusters of Hydrangea with their abundance of petals, lacy star-shaped flowers and pom-pom shapes, contrasted by the small-headed, delicate, peach Jana Spray Rose. We also decided on three types of Meijer Rose - known for multi-layered petals, big flowers and long, strong stems. The ivory cut Four Seasons Rose with extremely large bud and dense petals, the Sweet Avalanche Rose in soft pastel pink and subtle hint of green on the outer petals, and Pearl Avalanche Rose which added a luxurious warm look in the form of salmon and champagne colours with soft herbaceous foliage - together representing happiness, purity, gratitude and glamour.

The Table Plan

We continued the use of Hydrangea and Meijer Roses for a full-finish frame, paired with one of our favourites - the Bombastic Rose. This miniature spray rose is the palest of the pink available and brings a petite, multi-headed flower to the arrangement. The standout of the table plan was the Cafe Au Lait Dahlias - a warm, cream-blush flower with a peach centre that added texture to this gorgeous design.

The Meadow

Our aisle decor and floral arch saw us use a variety of flowers and foliage for depth and movement. Some of our most popular picks were added into the mix - the neatly formed, medium-sized rosettes of David Austin Sweet Juliet Roses in Glowing Apricot, the saucer-shaped, swirly velvet, pale pink petals of the Prince Jardinier Rose and the highly-fragrant, French, White O’Hara Rose. The Meijer Roses, Bombastic Spray Rose and Cafe Au Lait Dahlias made another appearance, while the sweet scented flowers, tall leafy stalks and graceful, ruffled blooms of Stock finished the look.

So there we go, another wonderful wedding we had the honour of working on. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

Flowers: Miriam Faith
Photographer: Lauren Natalie
Cinematographer: Adam Lyduch
Venue: Walcot Hall
Cake: Annie
Food: Fresh and Lush
Favours: Baklava in Lebanon, and Lebanese honey pots from Atelier du Miel
Stationery: Designed by Angela Solomon and Printed by Khawam Group
Entertainment: Trappini Trio and The Best Men

Bride’s Fashion
Dress - Christos
Veil - Lara Khoury
Jewellery - Earrings by L’Atelier
Nawbar Shoes - Charlotte Olympia
Makeup: Victoria Oneill at Make Up By Jenni
Hair: Tabitha by Tabitha

Flower Girls Dresses: Monsoon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Wissam Hoteit Couture

Groom’s Fashion
Suit - Richard James
Shoes - Russell and Bromley

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Real Weddings: Modern Winter Wonderland

Today we’re bringing you a modern winter wonderland wedding we had the luxury of working on from the glamorous, 5-star Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge…

Let’s set the scene… a contemporary ballroom, located on the ground floor of one of the most prestigious hotels in London. A striking geometric ceiling, bespoke eucalyptus-wood walls, state of the art lighting and private entrance. The perfect place for us to create show-stopping arrangements for S+S’s dream day. Think gorgeous touches of silver foliage, white blooms galore and candlelight everywhere.

A whimsical Chuppah, captivating cloud-like tall centrepieces, a continuous garland for the top table, elegant wreath centrepieces, stunning escort card table and magical aisle decor were all brought to life, creating a contemporary twist on the winter wonderland wedding theme.

The Chuppah later separated to form two arches - one for the entrance and one as the backdrop to the top table. For this, we used a variety of our favourite flowers and some rare choices which made all the difference. These included:

  • Four Seasons Rose - a cream/ivory flower with dense petals and an extremely large bud.

  • Miss Bombastic Spray Rose - such a beautiful, petite, multi-headed rose.

  • Senecio - we love how these succulents form in clusters on long stems, white spires and yellow daisy-like flowers, leaves are thick and fleshy - deep green, some leaves are round, some crest shaped and some stand upright

  • Euphorbia - with rich coloured leaves and unusual flowers these are elegant but tough too.

  • Freesia - funnel shaped flowers with an alluring fragrance that’s fresh and sweet.

  • Phlox - star-shaped flowers, tall, eye-catching perennials finished with long and narrow leaves.

  • Moss - a small, flowerless, green plant.

For the top table itself, we designed an arrangement along the centre, filled with seasonal blooms complemented with British foliage and fragrant Eucalyptus. We studded this with pillar candles in glass cylinders to finish this elegant look.

Tall centrepieces, created with pom-poms of seasonal white blooms, complete with ferns and the leathery leaves of Eucalyptus filled tall, glass vases and ceremony pedestals. For these we selected the lacy, star-shaped flowers of Hydrangea, the ruffled, fine petals of the Patience Garden Rose, multi-layered petals and soft, herbaceous foliage of Avalanche Roses and full-finish, highly fragrant flowers of the White O’Hara Garden Rose.

Our wreath centrepieces weren’t just for the reception. Sitting on the registrars table during the ceremony, these were filled with white and cream blooms with Eucalyptus and the delicate leaves of silver Asparagus Fern, finished with a hurricane vase in the centre.

Then for our true statement design - the escort table, made from natural Birch branches with silver Birch accents was draped with white, gentian-like, bell-shaped flowers of Lisianthus and Roses. We finished this with tea light baubles, ribbons, birds and photographs… a piece denoting new beginnings, respect, love and appreciation, and one that’s sure to be remembered.

We adored working on this enchanted theme, in a beautiful venue, with a wonderful couple. We would love to help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design too, so why not get in touch today?

Flowers: Miriam Faith Photography: Cecelina Photography Venue: The Berkeley Hotel

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Real Weddings: Kirsty and Squiff

When our very own Miriam Faith florist, Kirsty prepared for her wedding last Spring, she knew she wanted foliage to play a big part in her day. Think herbs, grasses, tropical leaves and succulents. We're no stranger to a full finish, so we set to work creating the floral decor she had always dreamed of, with a few surprises and little touches carefully thrown in along the way. 

For the ceremony backdrop, we decided to use Monstera Leaves, Aralia, Eucalyptus and Tree Fern to form a tropical x British blend of lush foliage, held together on a copper frame to design a show-stopping wall behind the happy couple. On a bigger scale, we recreated this for the band's backdrop (which Squiff is a part of) to extend the decor from St Luke's Church in Kentish Town to Cecil Sharp House in Camden where the celebrations carried on.

The foliage theme continued from the decor to the outfits, with us choosing to create a wild bouquet for Kirsty using Ammi, Skimmia, Pittosporum, Tree Fern and more. Because we know her so well we snuck in a few of her favourite flowers, 'Hanoi' Clooney Ranunculus too! The pastel pink and white, paper-thin petals of these flowers softened the edgy appearance of the foliage and complemented her elegant dress perfectly. Completing her outfit, we designed a Wax Flower and Rosemary headpiece tied delicately with ribbon. For the corsages and buttonholes we selected a combination of Wax Flower,  fresh herbs, dried grasses and succulents, each totally unique and a little wild.

We're sure you'll agree, the variety of these beautiful designs created depth and movement which transformed the venues and outfits. Both the couple and the florals were a joy to work with! If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Alice Morgan Photography | Venue(s): St Lukes Kentish Town and Cecil Sharpe House

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