Succulent Wedding Flowers at the Asylum London

Boy oh boy have I got some beautiful shots to show you today. Sometimes you make a bouquet that you just totally fall in love with and it becomes so super hard to give it away even to the most amazing of brides. Alice truly was an amazing bride, our paths have crossed through friends over the last 12 years and it was so lovely to receive her email asking if we'd arrange the flowers for her big day. Danny, her groom, helped us design various elements for the shop when we first opened. He is uber talented as a designer and is one of lifes gentlemen. Can you tell already that I think they are an amazing couple?

When I got Alice's email with a tentative enquiry, I already knew their wedding day would be a true extension of themselves filled with  people they love and some quirky features that would ensure their wedding was remembered forever by all whom attended. When you know all this about a couple I was so intrigued to where they had chosen to make their vows, to celebrate their day. It had to be somewhere breathtaking and The Asylum in London fitted that bill precisely. Creative, vibrant, earthy, industrial and completely beautiful. I can honestly say I have never visited a venue like it before.

Alice's bouquet was designed with all of this in mind. Succulents were added throughout all the arrangements to give the industrial, London vibe. I love using succulent wedding flowers, theres something about the amazing textures and shapes. Spring garden flowers of hellebores, ranunculus and solomons seal were arranged with loose foliage to create flow to the bouquets. Scent was added with David Austin roses. Foliage was key to all the designs, with ferns (I know I'm obsessed) eucalyptus, grasses and scabiosa balls. Alice's amazing dress had beautiful embellishments around the neckline and deeper burgundy ranunculus tied this in wonderfully, and actually added depth to the bouquets. I held Alice's bouquet with complete joy whilst making it, every moment thinking I cannot wait to see her in the morning and show her all the flowers.

5 maids accompanied Alice down the aisle, each in mismatched dresses and metallic shoes. There posies were filled with veronica, astrantia, scented waxflower, hellebores, solomons seal, tulips, ranunculus and beautiful foliage. Adorned with ribbon trails, the maids looked amazing as they walked the aisle.

Assorted pots of succulents were used to line the aisle and later moved to adorn the tables. I'm totally in love with the copper pots combined with zinc and earth terracotta. Alice and Danny both wanted something they could keep and nurture after the big day, succulents were the perfect plant!

I have to say a huge congratulations to Alice and Danny. It was a total joy to be part of your big day, I loved every moment and I know you did too.

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