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Wedding flowers at Kew Gardens

Monday, October 20th, 2014

elegant wedding flowers Kew

Woah! Where to start with this beauty … if you love flowers and plants, this may be the wedding for you!

Vicki an Mark tied the knot in serious botanical style at Kew Gardens at the beginning of October. Some of our favourite blooms made there way to Richmond ready to arranged in the gorgeous surroundings. Vicki and Mark used classical whites, creams and greens to create an elegant autumnal affair. Hydrangeas were used in abundance combined with Majolika spray roses and the heavenly scent of freesias.

 Bridal flowers Kew Gardens

With the elegant brief in mind, Vicki’s bridal bouquet was jam packed with Akito roses, scented freesias and Majolika spray roses. A tight dome of these gorgeous florals creates a concise but feminine design. To top it all off it really smelt devine! Scent is something I’m a big advocate of for bridal work, its such a powerful sense for an emotionally packed day. Just think, when you breath in those smells again you will be taken straight back to your “I do’s”

Delivering the bridal bouquet to The Petersham Hotel has to be my favourite part – I love seeing the brides face when we deliver their bouquet. After putting so much love into arranging the blooms, it is the best feeling handing over the all important bouquet!

 Wedding flowers Kew Gardens

The Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens housed some gorgeous floral displays. Hurricane vases lined the entrance adding to the romance of the day. Hydrangea chair ends with floor length ribbon hung elegantly down the aisle, with large silver flute vases housing a large dome of ivory hydrangeas framed the ceremony table perfectly. With a stunning autumnal day beaming in, The Nash Conservatory has to be in my top 5 ceremony spaces, flooded with light and surrounded by specimen trees and shrubs.

 Kew Gardens wedding flowers

 

kew gardens wedding flowers

Using a mixture of tall and short arrangements, The Orangery was transformed into an elegant reception venue. With dusk falling, candles adorned each table, flooding the space with romantic light. Each design was complimented by a large mirrored base to reflect the candle light around the table. I have to say I adored the short arrangements, small domes of flowers were housed in ribbed vases that caught the candle light in the most perfect way.

With hurricane vases lining the path up to The Orangery, Vicki and Mark’s guests were transported into the most beautiful space.

 

Huge congratulations to Vicki and Mark, we had a total blast and hope you did too!

 

Romance with orchids at Rivervale Barn

Friday, October 17th, 2014

 

wedding flowers yately

What a stunner on the blog this morning! Emily and Alex tied the knot at the end of September at the beautiful Rivervale Barn. September has been jam packed full of beauties this year and none more stunning than this one.

 

wedding flower rivervale barn yately

Emily and Alex first came to see us at the beginning of January to start talking about the grand plans for their big day. We always love to ask if the couple have any particular favourite flowers that have a significant meaning, and, as Emily and Alex got engaged in Singapore surrounded by orchids, they became our MUST include flower!

Peach has to be the colour of 2014, and David Austin Juliette roses are the perfect way to work the hottest floral trend. These dishes of scented delight are combined with oriental orchids, lisianthus, spray roses and berries. What a stunner of a bouquet for Emily to walk down the aisle with.

 wedding flowers rivervale barn

 

 

green parlour rivervale barn

The beautiful barn at Rivervale is expertly designed to allow each couple to put their own stamp on the venue. Emily had tons of vision and bags of ideas on how she wanted to create her romantic dayylots of lovely ideas on how she wanted to personalise it, from the coloured linen to having various floral designs to carry your eye around the space. Full floral circlets with romantic candlelight adorn the tables with a complimenting design of a hand-tied arrangement in gorgeous mercury glass vases surrounded by candles. Each table centre used a mirror circle to bounce the light around the space, creating an ultra romantic vibe.

 

green parlour flowers rivervale barn

These rather wow large arrangements framed the top table, with a dome of ivory hydrangeas and suspended orchids. I am a complete sucker for hydrangeas, they have loads of impact in any space, but especially in such a large barn.

I think you’ll agree, Emily and Alex had the most gorgeous day, with tons of beautiful florals to top it off!

 

 

Looking peachy at Caswell House

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Caswell House wedding flowers

If your on the search for barn wedding venues in Oxfordshire, Caswell House has to be right up there on your must look round list.

It is absolutely stunning! From the rustic barn through to the amazing gardens, once you’ve seen it you’re sure to fall in love. It was such a privilege to provide the flowers for Catherine and Glen’s big day in July. As well as having the must have floral colour palette of 2014, the arrangements were also filled to the brim with Juliette David Austin roses. Winner!

caswell house barn wedding flowers

 

 

caswell house green parlour flowers

There are so many unique areas to “floral up” at Caswell House and the cow briar in the main barn became quite a feature. Filled with fluffy white hydrangea plants interwoven with fairy lights it created such a magical feel to the space. Olive trees adorned the side walls, filled with fairy lights creating a truely magical feel to the space.

Caswell House oxfordshire barn wedding

Rustic white washed baskets of flowers became the centre pieces, with soft peach Apple Tea carnations (I know I said the banned word, but seriously these guys are to die for!) Vuvuzela roses, white lisianthus, white veronica, thlaspi and scented eucalyptus. Baskets full of delicious peach and white flowers.

Caswell house bridal flowers

peach and white bridal bouquet

Catherine’s bouquet was an absolute stunner David Austin Juliette roses, scented freesias, white veronica, lisianthus and Majolika spray roses all arranged into this scented bundle of joy. I think its one of my favourite bouquets of the season so far.

 

 

 

Natasha and Sam by Benjamin Stuart Photography

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A few weeks ago these beauties hit my inbox from the wonderful Benjamin Stuart Photography. We were lucky enough to both be involved in Natasha and Sam’s romantic country wedding at Combe Manor in Hungerford, Berkshire. I think you’ll agree Benjamin has captured our flowers beautifully and the images really are a feast for the eyes.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford

 

Natasha’s bridal bouquet contains Majolika spray roses, sweet peas, blush Safi roses, eucalyptus, astrantia and ivory Akito roses

We were lucky enough to deliver Natasha’s bridal bouquet to her at Combe Manor, it has to be one of my favourite parts as a florist. Suddenly this wedding bouquet, which you’ve spent months planning, writing about, tweaking until its perfect is delivered to the Bride. All that love and emotion we have put into creating the wedding bouquet then takes on a whole new meaning as she walks down the aisle.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

Natasha and Sam tied the knot in late May, its such a gorgeous time for flowers, with some of my all time favourite blooms in abundance. I literally cannot get enough of sweet peas during the summer months, and for me they are the most perfect wedding flower. Having scented items (unless you are suddenly going to be struck down with a major allergy) should be something top of your bridal agenda. There is something completely magical about the power of smell. Who wouldn’t want to be reminded of their big day when they smell the delicate scent of sweet peas in the future.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

All the flowers were designed to compliment a soft romantic yet rustic theme. Combe Manor is set in the most idyllic Berkshire countryside one could wish for, and the reception barn is really something else. With bags of character from the hanging murals to big black barn doors, the space really suits some light, dreamy flowers to compliment the drama.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

Natasha and Sam tied the knot at St Swithun’s Church next to Combe Manor, with this beautiful archway reaching high into the rafters. Filled with tons of scented foliage, as well as seasonal stocks, daisies and roses, the arch really brought the space alive. I love the idea of an internal archway too, and then it can be enjoyed throughout the service.

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

The tables were adorned with rustic matt zinc jugs each holding chic country hand-tied bouquets. These were filled with sweet peas, alchemilla mollis, scented stocks, Sweet Avalanche roses, daisies and lots of scented foliage.

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

Thank you so much to Benjamin Stuart for sharing the love with these wonderful photographs, I think you’ll agree he’s one to watch in 2014/2015. We can’t wait to work with you again.

Harriet and Rory tie the knot barn style

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Spring has well and truly sprung … our gorgeous flower stand is filled with some beautiful seasonal blooms from scetned muscari through to poppy like anemones, what a perfect time of year to get married!

Harriet and Rory certainly chose a beautiful weekend to tie the knot in the Tithe Barn in Yattendon. With their rustic, country vibe perfectly reflecting their surroundings. You are in for a treat when you look at all their gorgeous DIY detailing!

We had a selection of flowers that screamed country garden. From sea holly, gypsophilia, spray roses, iris to anemones and muscari. Bring on country styling …

country bridal bouquet

Harriet’s wedding bouquet contained clusters of gypsophilia, iris, scented anemones, groupings of sea holly, ivory Majolika spray roses and scented foliage. This completely summed up the country wedding brief to me.

iris and muscari bridal bouquet

scented bridesmaids bouquets

Harriet’s bridesmaids bouquets were filled with seasonal hyacinths, scented muscari, ivory Majolika spray roses, hints of eucalyptus and gypsophilia. Beautifully rustic and the perfect compliment to the bridal bouquet wouldn’t you agree?

We got a little bit snap happy when we visited the Tithe Barn in Yattendon … boy oh boy had this couple put in a lot of work. We literally walked in the door and our breath was taken away! Greeted by 3 trees filled with origami escort cards through to hay bale sofas draped in old quilts and cushions, through to old wire reels used as poser tables. We were in Pinterest wedding heaven!

I love banqueting style layouts, and a barn really lends itself to this informal table layout, especially when said tables are covered in old doilies, book stacks and amazing folded books acting as menu holders.

I want the bride to come and style my wedding now! Oh and yes that is a home made wedding cake … gorgeousness