Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Saturday 3rd September was the Wedding of Jane and Marcus at Stanstead Church followed by a reception at The Court Lodge Barn, Stanstead Kent. The "Hopeless Romantic" Bride (her words not mine) wanted a country style, romantic Wedding, and I could wait to be a part of it.
The colour scheme was pale pink, lemon and ivory with a hint of shimmery pearl and gold.
Jane wanted small and dainty posies and a very pretty look. I used a really soft combination of roses which matched and complimented the colours perfectly. The varigated foliage was a lovlely addition and broke up the domes nicely.
Jane wore a satin A line dress with a detailed bodice, finished with a touch of lace and pearl. The five bridesmaids each wore either the pink or lemon and held a posy in more of the opposite colour.
As I arrived at the quaint church- this was the view that met me....how tranquil!
Inside, I dressed the archway underwhich the ceremony takes place with all summer garden flowers from the colour scheme. Trailing ivy and eucalyptus foliage hung down from the display for a wild look.
Later, the sun was fully shining and the happy day was underway. Here comes the Brideal Party.....
Marcus and his Groomsmen....
Literally down the hill from the church is the lovley Court Lodge Barn. The cosy barn is set within a pretty garden. Jane wanted to tie in all the soft colours and garden style flowers and wanted a bit of a shabby chic, disty look. After seeing the Love Bird design that Jane had designed for her stationary- the love Birds had to have Birdcages!
The blousey birdcages were mixed with cream country jugs filled with summer flowers like stocks, roses, phlox, lizzy and astilbee.
Jane had also dressed the barn with swagged fairy lights and bunting. The heart shaped doilies, and iced lemon and pink biscuits were lovley touched which all added to the romance of the day.
Congratulations to you both, Jane you looked beautiful and all your hard work and stress made for a truly beautiful Wedding. XX
"Nicola was a star from start to finish – a very talented, reasonably priced florist and a lovely person! We were getting married in a tiny Kent village church and barn next door and I wanted our flowers to reflect the English Country Garden theme. I knew I had to book Nicola as soon as I saw her beautiful birdcages!
I was so excited to see the flowers on the day and they were even more gorgeous than I had imagined. She had not laughed at my 3 colour scheme (soft pink, lemon and cream – yes most people said ‘like ice cream?!’) and made the colours work together so well, everyone was asking who our amazing florist was.
Thank you so much Nicola, you made our day very special!
Jane and Marcus Metcalfe xxx "