Real Life Wedding - A vision of gold and pale pink
14 October 2016
We love it when we finally get to see amazing photos from the weddings we’ve been a part of. It’s the only time you’ll find us all eager to get in front of the computer, as we huddle around to get the best view!
We were delighted to receive a selection of lovely photos from Louise and Alex, who we had the pleasure of designing flowers for in May this year, at one of our favourite wedding venues, Styal Lodge in Cheshire.
We met Louise and Alex for the first time almost a year before their big day; Louise came laden with Pinterest images of the types of flowers and designs she liked. I love to see what inspires our brides and grooms; the tricky part is working out how to personalise that inspiration to create their perfect day! Initially, Louise yearned for a woodland style wedding but over the months, as we started to work on the finer details, the vision began to change as both her and Alex fell in love with a more opulent theme of gold and pale pink. There was still a laid back approach to the design with nothing too regimented; and in the end we created four unique table designs.
The romantic and elegant feel with muted colours was really breath-taking. The table centres were a combination of domes of flowers in various glass and metallic vases, alongside collections of chunky candles ensconced with flowers. We used peonies, David Austin roses, spray roses, hydrangea and tulips (Louise’s favourite flower) along with a selection of other pale pink flowers to achieve the final look. The room looked spectacular and Poppy at Styal Lodge did a great job helping us to make Louise and Alex’s vision a reality.
One of the talking points amongst guests was their table plan, which we created out of blossom branches. From each stem we hung beautifully designed table plans intertwined with photos of Louise and Alex. As ever it was a pleasure to work with Lucy Ledger who designed all the stunning stationary.
My favourite part of the day was delivering the bride’s bouquet. Louise had a compact hand tied bouquet of peonies, roses, hydrangea, bombastic spray roses and David Austin roses, which perfectly complemented her stunning dress from our friends at Love Bridal Boutique. The men had rose buttonholes with delicate details from the bouquet (and they looked rather handsome too!)
A real highlight for me and the team was seeing Alex and Louise arrive. We were ready to make a quiet exit but Alex popped in to check the room and ran out to say how lovely it was. It really meant a lot for the groom to do this and we all left beaming with pride!
I’ve certainly enjoyed reminiscing about Louise and Alex’s special day and I hope you enjoy looking at the photos below, from the very talented Jenna Woodward Photography. If you want to join us in shedding a tear or two, then check out the amazing film by Tom at Silk Wedding films!
We’d happily talk wedding flowers all day long so we’d love to hear from you if you’re looking for a florist. You’ll find lots more information on our website.