Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Coach House, Doddington Hall

Johanna and Rich held their wedding breakfast at the gorgeous Coach House at Doddington Hall. It is a lovely light room which can be opened up into a courtyard garden to give more space.

We continued the lily theme through all the designs. As there were eleven tables including a round top table it was agreed that two styles of displays would break up the room.
The first was a cylinder vase filled with oriental lilies and bear grass. These were in high and low groupings so guests could still talk to each other.

The next was a design Johanna had seen at a function and asked if I could recreate in her flowers. These were in a glass cube with white curcuma, calla lilies, oriental lilies and roses.
In the arrival area we placed a modern pedestal in yellows and creams. Gladioli, roses, carnations, lilies and alstoemeria.
There is a seating area with a couple of coffee tables in here and not to be left out these had their own cube arrangements, in matching flowers.

The door way to the garden was treated to a pair of bay trees adorned with ivory roses.
The arrival area and dance floor.
The fabulous Coach House at Doddington Hall, ready and dressed to greet the bride and groom.

If you would like to see more photos of the day, click here to be taken to Natural Expressions (Photographer) blog. Scroll down to Oct 12 2011.

Monday, 27 February 2012

St Helen's Brant Broughton

Johanna and Rich were married on 17 Th September 2011 at St Helen's Church Brant Broughton.
A family friend arranged the bridal flowers and I was asked to provide the church and reception flowers.
We arrived early morning to set up the church, in between sun and showers. While the sun shone the church was flooded with light.
The theme of the day was lilies. A lovely variety that has a cream stripe in the centre of every petal.
The pews have all been taken out and replaced with chairs. Johanna had asked for 10 rows to be alternately dressed with lilies and roses and cream ribbon.
We had made sure that most of the lilies were open, so the church was filled with scent.
The chair bows.
Instead of two pedestals at the Altar the couple decided it would make a change to decorate the Rood screen. This was designed using open lilies and seasonal hops to add to the fragrance.

A pedestal also adorned the Altar. This consisted of lilies, roses, gladioli, and carnations all in white and creams.
Another pedestal was positioned by the entrance.
Each of the back four windowsills were also treated to a display of lilies and hops.

The lovely St Helen's all dressed and awaiting the bride and groom.
The entrance porch wasn't left out and had its own display of lilies.
The gate posts each had a posy of lilies and alstroemeria adorning the top.

The gateway, ready to greet the bride.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Red and White rose wedding

Stacey's wedding flowers from 3rd September.

The colour scheme was red and white and the flowers chosen were roses.
The brides hand-tie consisted of red roses with white spray roses and ruscus foliage. For added sparkle diamanté were added to most of the roses. The stems were bound with white satin ribbon.

The two bridesmaids each carried a hand-tie of white roses with red spray roses that complimented their dresses.
The grooms men each wore a single white rose buttonhole.
The ladies each wore a single white rose surrounded by gyp.
A matching red and white top table display was also provided. This consisted of red roses and spray roses, alstroemeria, white roses and stallion chrysants.

Thank you flowers were also provided.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Orangery, Charlotte House Hotel

Jo's reception was also held at Charlotte house hotel.

Her cake was a lovely vision of chocolate, which she asked if we could decorate with the same calla lilies as the rest of the wedding.
The top tier was a corsage of 3 callas with bear grass and ivy leaves.
The other tiers each had a single calla with a bear grass bow.
The guest table centrepieces were three calla lilies with a mass of bear grass placed in a tall round lily vase that sat on a small mirror base.
The Orangery at Charlotte House is an airy room which is flooded with light from the large glass frontage.
The chairs had been placed in the library for the ceremony and would be brought back while the couple were having photos taken.
The top table design had been doubled up as the registrars table arrangement and would be brought back in after the service.
The Orangery, with tables set, awaiting the happy couple.