Friday, 13 February 2015

Helena and Andrew's stunning pink pearl wedding at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.

Helena and Andrew's wonderful wedding took place at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.

Helena chose to base her gorgeous flowers on the very beautiful pink piano rose.  Many of our weddings this season have had a very pale or muted palette to this was a really exciting change for us.  Helena also went for a wonderfully unique wedding dress and wore a stylish navy knee length dress from Chanel.  she wore a lovely string of pearls with the dress and this became something of a theme throughout the day so we secured the ribbon on her bouquet with pearl headed pins!!

At the entrance to La Belle Epoque, the private dining area at Le Manoir, we placed a wreath of mixed pink flowers to welcome guests and give them a hint of the flowers and colour to come.

In the ceremony room we placed small cube vases filled with clusters of the pink piano roses.  We also placed roses in the sashes of the chair covers.

Similar vases were placed on the registrar's table so that the room was full of rich pink roses.

A lovely happy photo of Helena and Andrew as they sign the register.

The wedding breakfast took place in the elegant oak dining room.  We lined the table with silver rose bowls filled with pink piano roses, veronica, lisianthus, astrantia and ruscus foliage.

Helena's bouquet toned beautifully with the individual cakes that Helena and Andrew gave each of their guests. They were made by the lovely 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Beth and Simon's beautiful family wedding

Beth and Simon had a stunning intimate wedding for 20 family and friends at The Crown in Amersham.  The Crown is a stunning old coaching inn which has been converted in to a lovely hotel and restaurant in the heart of old Amersham.

The ceremony and reception took place in the oak beamed dining room of the Hotel and was filled with lovely flowers that Beth had chosen to be subtle and pretty with a vintage twist.

Beth asked us to make a stunning swag to go around the doorway at the entrance of the ceremony room to welcome guests.  We filled it with quicksand, vendella and amnesia roses, astilbe, veronica and lisianthus as well as lots of eucalyptus and ivy foliage.

Inside the ceremony room we placed a big vintage apple crate filled with the same flowers as the swag.  Beth and Simon stood in front of this for the ceremony.

Mercury glass vases filled with roses and eucalyptus were placed along  a side table and along the ceiling beams and the fireplace we hung garlands and pomanders of gypsophila.

For the bridal work we made Beth a bouquet of quicksand, amnesia and bombastic spray roses with astilbe and eucalyptus.

Beth's two small daughters were her bridesmaids and carried wands of amnesia roses and astilbe with a little bit of eucalyptus foliage

The Groom and best man had buttonholes of quicksand roses and astilbe.  To make Simon's buttonhole a little different we added ivory spray rose buds to the base.

After the ceremony the room was rearranged ready for the wedding breakfast and the mercury glass vases were placed down the length of the dining table .  We also added lots of tea lights and storm lanterns to bring candlelight to the room.

We loved being a part of this lovely intimate wedding and helping create a beautiful setting for Beth and Simon's day.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Andrew and Mim's beautiful black tie wedding at Blenheim Palace

All our brides pay incredible attention to the small details of their weddings to ensure that they are beautiful and Andrew and Mim's wedding was no exception.  Mim chose the most stunning ruffled dress and the men all wore black tie, so the day was unbelievably elegant with a touch of hollywood glamour at the reception at Blenheim Palace.

Mim chose a palette of ivory, cream, blush and vintage taupe pinks for her flowers.  It was stunning.

 Mim's bouquet was made with blush pink "Keira" roses from David Austin with cream vendella roses, pale pink sweet avalanche roses and lily of the valley which added a subtle scent to the bouquet.  This was without doubt one of my favourite bouquets of the year.

The bouquet was a brilliant match for Mim's amazing cream ruffled dress.

The 3 bridesmaids carried very simple domes of cream vendella roses.

For the bride and groom's mothers we made wrist corsages on ivory pearl bracelets with ivory and soft green rose buds.

Andrew and Mim's church service was in the lovely historic church in Bladon where Winston Churchill is buried.  It is a stunning old cotswold stone church and is a gorgeous setting with lychgate and arched entrance way.

At the church we placed a swag over the main door and on the Lychgate at the entrance to the Church.

Following the ceremony the wedding moved to the lovely setting of the Orangery at Blenheim Palace.  We placed elegant gold candelabra on each of the guest tables and a long low arrangement on the top table.

We added small gold votives and tealights to each table and scattered rose petals around each one.  The hollywood theme continued in the table names, all of which were famous Hollywood couples.

The elegant cake just needed a simple dome roses on top to finish it off.

A really beautiful wedding and a joy to be part of.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tim and Tanwa's elegant Blenheim Palace wedding

Tim and Tanwa's wedding was held in the elegant setting of the Orangery at Blenheim Palace.  Tanwa chose a palette of white and soft blush pink for her flowers and as she was keen for as many candles as possible, we interspersed all the arrangements with crystal candlesticks and tea lights so that the room was filled with candlelight.

For her bouquet she chose a simple but elegant bouquet of white phalaenopsis orchids with a slight trail. It was the perfect accompaniment to her gorgeous Vera Wang dress.

In the Orangery we placed tall flute vases on plinths at the top and bottom of the aisle, as well as on the deep windowsills.  We also placed clusters of glass cylinder vases filled with floating candles at intervals up the aisle and scattered a thick band of ivory rose petals on the floor around the vases.

We placed a mix of 12 different vases filled with white and blush pink flowers including hydrangea, roses, cala lilies and singapore orchids on the registrar's table along with tea lights and candlesticks.

Following the ceremony we placed the flute vases on the guest dining tables while the flowers from the Registrar's table were moved to the top table.

The top table had the mixed vases with lovely crystal candlesticks at different heights in amongst them.

We made a thick garland of hydrangea and roses for the cake to sit on. It was a very simple design but it looked lovely. and echoed the table centre flowers beautifully.

The lovely Tanwa and Tim

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Daria and Michael's Blenheim Palace wedding

Daria and Michael's stunning wedding ceremony took place in one of our favourite venues, Blenheim Palace , with an intimate reception for just 20 family and friends at Weston Manor Hotel.  It was a lovely elegant day complete with horse and carriage.   Daria wore a gorgeous lace covered high necked Manuel Mota gown.

All these wonderful photos were taken by Lisa from who captured both venues and the days events brilliantly.

Daria chose a palette of blues and lilacs for her wedding flowers so we used a mix of hydrangeas, roses and lovely scabiosa bittterball to add the hint of cappuccino colour she was keen for us to include.

Daria wanted her two bridesmaids to have contrasting bouquets as they were wearing their own dresses so we tried to make them co-ordinate with her bouquet and yet be quite different.

The buttonholes were lovely deep lavender Dolcetto roses.

Daria made the journey from her hotel to the lovely Orangery at Blenheim Palace in a pretty white carriage.

In the Orangery we placed large flute vases at the top of the aisle,  filled with a mix of lavender, blue and cappuccino flowers and a lower cylinder vase on the registrars table.

Following the ceremony Daria and Michael left for Weston Manor Hotel for the reception.