Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter Elegance. Caroline and Peter

This Easter weekend- I had the pleasure of arranging the Wedding flowers for Caroline and Peter at Sundridge Park Mansion in Bromley. The black, white and silver theme works really well at this venue and has an elegant an classic feel. Caroline's favourite flower was the gerbera and so the theme of "black eye" gerberas became the main focus for the flowers.

 The Ceremony was set up in the Garden room and and the black and white looked amazing against the red carpet aisle. I arranged pedestals at the back of the room which added to the romance...along with the string quartet!

The staircase at Sundridge is a focal point of the Wedding as the Caroline will make her way down from here and so its lovely to dress as there are always lots of photo opportunities here- so its good make the most of that.

 The gorgeous cake was provided by Yummy Cake Company. Lots of sparkle and layers of geberas!

The Bridesmaids wore silver cocktail dresses and held simple domes of white gerberas and edged with foliage. The stems were bound in matching silver ribbon. Caroline's dress was an A line white satin dress with crystals on the bodice. The bridal bouquet was made up of white gerberas and ivory roses. Caroline wanted a modern touch and so I edged the dome with a collar of looped grass.  

As Caroline wanted to keep her bouquet but also wanted to do the traditional "throwing of the bouquet" I made a small throw bouquet of germinis and labelled it "Catch me if you can!..." LOVE IT.

The Ballroom was dressed with candelabras with domes of white, ivory and black flowers- Stunning! 
I used a classic combination of lilies, roses and hydrangeas (imported ones as its still very early for these!) and added the modern touch by bringing in the gerberas and some black foliage to add the detail.

The theme continued on the tables with black and white movie covers as their table names. I really like the Love and Mr and Mrs signs dotted on the tables. Really Lovely. I saw the new Mr and Mrs Nottage the morning after and Caroline told me she was "amazed and couldn't have wished for anything more" . X

Monday, 26 March 2012

Purple at Cooling Castle Barn- Claire and Darren.

Saturday 24th March was the Wedding of Claire and Darren at the gorgeous venue of Cooling Castle Barn in Kent.

After a March heatwave Claire couldn't believe their luck as the day was looking to be like another wonderful sunny day. The colour scheme of deep purple and ivory was set but Claire wanted something WOW and modern. 

Claire held a hand tied bouquet of vanda orchids which are just stunning. I love the faint dog tooth pattern which naturally occurs in the petals. I teamed these with ivory roses and a flash of lime green gelderose for a springy look.

The Bridesmaids wore floor length purple chiffon gowns and they held ivory and lime green hand tied bouquets with a flash of purple. 

I set off for the venue where the transformation of the barn began....
...The centrepieces were tall and sleek but with striking effect. With Scented lilies, gladioli, roses, blooms, anthuriums and lisisanthus. The vase even had a lit base to give a glow to the table.

The top table was a matching display with the vanda orchids running through it especially for the Bride. I think this is a beautiful venue and was enhanced with the overall wow factor from colour, style and a wonderful Bride and Groom. Congratulations! X

Friday, 3 February 2012

Dreaming of Blue.

Friday 2nd September, I had the pleasure of arranging the flowers for Sarah and Danny's Wedding at the Beautiful Bradbourne House.

The very sweet Bride Sarah and her Very Cheeky Groom Danny had choosen blue as the colour scheme, but not one shade- the whole palette from ice blue to navy blue. The couple wanted a glam- american rat pack style vibe with lots of tullie, bows, bountiful roses and centrepieces and a real bang of a wedding! along with the romance factor of course.

The Brideal flowers were understated but really classic and beautiful, masses of white roses and scented silver blue eucalyptus foliage.

The Bridesmaids wore dreeses in each shade of blue (made by the Grooms Mum! very clever Lady) they had oodles of white netting under the skirts for full effect and the back was finished with a large bow.

About 10 am it was already 25 degrees the sky was playing along today for the colour scheme...

Sharon the Wedding co ordinator at Bradbourne had set the ceremony scene at the back of the House. I then attached small cream buckets with blue hydrangeas onto the sides f the chairs to create a pretty aisle.

I had also created bespoke rose petal cones for the lucky guests on the end of each row to throw as the couple came back down the aisle.

Inside the dining room was set and dressed with show stopping centrepeices in martini vases. The powder blue hydrangeas complemented the decor perfectly. I had also used heavily scented white roses to fill the air with perfume.

The top table was dressed with matching mini martini's as I like to call them. SO CUTE

The pretty cake made by a very talented Wedding Guest

The girls nerviously waited for the wedding march around to the ceremony. They went traditonally the USA way- Bridesmaids first.

And so it began.....

And She said "I DO"

A sneaky kiss while nobody was looking...

Then off to celebrate and dance the night away.

The happy Couple Mr and Mrs Garaway....Happy ever after. X

Some of these photographers were provided by Tom Gold Wedding Photographer, London