We adore a contemporary, lavish London wedding, but sometimes nothing beats having the charming English countryside as your canvas. Today we’re revealing the floral details behind a particularly special wedding for us…
Mixing business and pleasure is usually a no-no, but when the Godparents of our Lead Designer’s little boy asked us to create some of their floral arrangements for their big day, we knew it was the perfect opportunity to give back to some dear friends and a gorgeous couple.
The beautiful Charlotte and dapper Tom chose the venues of the Courteenhall Estates in Northamptonshire for this memorable occasion. After the ceremony at the 12th century St Peter & St Paul Church just down the road, everyone headed to the crisp white backdrop of the marquee for the reception, hosted in the grounds of the stunning 18th century Georgian Hall and Estate. The private residency is steeped in history with acres of relaxed, lush green parkland and lawn space - plenty of room for up to 1000 guests and the prettiest setting for a traditional country wedding! The location honestly couldn’t have been more breathtaking, even on a cold day; surroundings complete with a magnificent arboretum, filled with rare trees and shrubs, along with a tranquil water feature and incredible views. We just fell in love with the location and couldn’t think of anywhere more perfect for two amazing people to tie the knot.
We were invited to create a variety of arrangements including pomanders for the flower girls, individual hair buds, buttonholes, ceremony pedestals, a cascading bridal bouquet, hand tied bridesmaid bouquets and hanging floral chandeliers. Together with the couple, we decided on no more than 10 flower and foliage selections, keeping every design consistent across all of the venues visited on the day.
The big, snowball-shaped, powder-blue Hydrangea combined with the white and ‘Green Pom Pom Guelder Rose’ (which actually isn’t a Rose at all) took centre stage with their clusters of flowers and lobed leaves in the pedestals and chandeliers. Complemented by the gorgeous deep blue blooms of Agapanthus Isis - bell-shaped with strong stems over lush green strap-like leaves, white Lisianthus, classic white Lily of the Valley, cornflour-blue Delphinium and glorious Spring foliage. And of course, our luxurious designs aren’t done without the most sought after Avalanche Rose - a large, white blowsy rose with a hint of green, multi-layered petals and a sturdy tall cut stem.
For the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets and the incredibly pretty pomanders, we also featured the soft Avalanche Rose along with white Lisianthus, lilac-blue Nigella ‘Love-In-A-Mist’ (which appear spikey but actually have delicate, papery petals), Grape Hyacinth 'Muscari’ (which resemble tiny bunches of grapes) and the tubular spikes of Veronica.
Finally, we completed the outfits with just three of the petite white Spray Roses for a chic and simple finishing touch to Charlotte’s hair and a traditional red rose for Tom’s buttonhole.
Everything from the floral designs to the details on the day made this such a magical moment for us, getting to spend it with a couple that mean so much. We’re delighted we were able to play a part of their wedding.
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: Courteenhall Estate | Photography: Natasha Thompson | Dress: Boa Boutique | Make up: By Natalie | Groom Suits: Moss Bros | Bridesmaids: Maids to Measure | Flower Girls: Belle Zara | Page Boys: Little Eglantine | Video: Shoot It Yourself | Marquee: T&L Marquees | Candelabra Hire: Wedding Day Hire | Caterers: Lemon Zest | Cake: Zoe Gilham Cake Artist | Singing Waiters: Encore Entertainment | Bar and Drinks: Liquid Bars
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