A Quintessential English Wedding

There’s something particularly charming about a classic wedding theme. Stripping everything back to what the day is really all about - a celebration of two people in love. Today we’re bringing you the details of a wedding which totally embraced this…

Our stunning couple, Sheyi and Simon wanted to maintain many aspects of a traditional British wedding, but one which also reflected their fun sides, love of music/dancing and Sheyi’s Ghanaian-Nigerian heritage. Family and friends are SO important to the couple; they wanted their special day to represent togetherness and for the whole atmosphere to be infectious with joy. The end result was exactly that.

This stylish navy and gold wedding was held at the grade II listed St James Church, based in Middlesex. A building with some simple yet striking characteristics - from the spire and high ceilings to the beautifully detailed stained glass windows. With plenty of light coming through, filling what was to be our canvas, we knew we could pare back and focus on fewer but fuller designs.

We worked with the happy couple to create large and small urns, with complementing pew ends. Each large urn was filled with the abundant blooms of white Hydrangea, curled-edged cream Vendela Roses, white Avalanche Roses, petite white Spray Roses, Phlox and the sweet-scented ruffled flowers of Stocks. While each small urn also had the evergreen, well-covered leathery leaves of Eucalyptus.

Following an i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e ceremony with a choir, live band, cheering and dancing, the couple and their guests headed to Hampton Court House in Surrey for a sophisticated outdoor afternoon tea in the gorgeous sunshine, closing the evening with a grand reception. This Georgian mansion has such exquisite ornamental gardens, glamorous period features and even a heart-shaped lake. Honestly, we’re not sure there are many venues more perfect for this theme than these!

Here we handcrafted wreath centrepieces for each table, surrounding glass cylinders and pillar candles. Keeping consistent with the urns, each wreath was carefully made with the same white Avalanche Roses, cream Vendela Roses, white Hydrangea, white Spray Roses and the simple greenery leaves of Phlox.

We can’t forget about the graceful blooms that made up the bridal bouquet too. With Sheyi having two wedding dresses, we wanted something which would complete the look for both elegant outfits. She selected a single flower to fill her bouquet, one which signified new beginnings, innocence, unity and purity. Of course, we’re referring to the classic domes of the Avalanche Rose - a white Rose with a hint of green around the outer petals. The lovely thing about this is as the flower opens, the green hue fades and turns back to almost white. Each one boasts a sturdy stem, topped with an oversized head and high petal count. GLORIOUS!

Another truly wonderful wedding, completely encapsulating everything that comes to mind when you think of a quintessential English wedding. We were delighted to be able to work with Sheyi and Simon to bring their vision to life.

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? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Venue: Church - St James Church Hampton Hill Reception - Hampton Court House | Photography: Jay Rowden Wedding Photography | Cinematography: Adam Galwas | Planner: Ishari De Silva Weddings | Dress: Inbal Dror via Morgan Davies Bridal and Kosibah | Shoes: Jimmy Choo  | Accessories: Gillian Million | Make up: Alison Cameron  | Hair: Candice Edwards | Grooms Suit: Reiss  | Groomsmen Suits: Debenhams | Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost  | Shoes: bridesmaids chose their own | Accessories: Gillian Million | Decor and Production: Stress Free Hire | Food: JPL Catering | Cake: Maisie Fantaisie | Favours: Meringue Girls | Stationery and Favours: Intricate Creations   | Entertainment: Andre Bloomfield and cousin DJ-ing; Ghanaian Dance Troupe

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