Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The fabulous white wedding at RAF Cranwell

 The fabulous setting of Gill and Richards wedding, RAF Cranwell. For a late September wedding also notice the gorgeous blue sky, it was a lovely late summers day.
 The wedding ceremony was held at St Michael's and All Saints Church in RAF Cranwell. The church is simply stunning and with sunlight streaming in through the windows made it feel even more like high summer.
I arranged two pedestals, either side the Altar steps.
 In each there was a variety of white flowers, lilies, hydrangeas, roses, eustoma and chyrsants with smaller leaved foliage including ivy.
The pews were alternatively decorated with white full bows and trails. Outside were two of my bay trees.
 The reception was held in the Officers Mess and here I provided a long and low design. Included were roses, hydrangeas, freesia, eustoma and stallion chrysants.
Gill and Richard also requested some thank you hand-ties to give out at the speeches.

Monday, 29 October 2012

An all white wedding

 Gillian and Richard had quite firm ideas on what they wanted for their wedding flowers. Gillian in particular had a good idea on which flowers could be included as well as which were not. The bridal bouquet was to be all white, with no foliage, with a mixture of smaller full flowers with added hint of sparkle.
(As I was pressed for time and the bouquet was all white I didn't get fabulous photos unfortunately)
Included were roses, spray roses, ranunculas, freesia and double eustoma. The stems were fully wrapped in white satin ribbon and pinned with diamante.
 The bridesmaids bouquets were a similar flower content but smaller and without the diamante. (Unfortunately this photo has come out yellow tinged but it was white I promise)
 The groom (Richard) wore a white rose buttonhole with spray rose flowers with pittospurnum foliage.
 The mums each wore a single rose with freesia florets and pittospurnum foliage.
 The grooms-men each wore a single white rose buttonhole.
All the Paige boys wore a small white rose buttonhole.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Elsham Hall

 Sophie's civil service was held in the barn at Elsham Hall. Either side of the registrars table stood a pedestal of mainly pink flowers, roses, eustoma, chrysants, alstroemeria, with ivory eustoma and stallion.

 The registrars table display that would later adorn the top table was a long and low with foliage trails of the same mix of flowers.
 In the alcoves were cute displays of pink and ivory flowers.
 The candelabras were for the guest tables at the reception but for the ceremony we stood them on the radiator covers as extra displays. Elaine would add the candles later.
The ceremony space ready and waiting for the service to begin.

Ivory and mocha with a hint of pink

Sophie's wedding was at Elsham Hall and she was recommended to me through Elaine of Bride Beautiful. Her colour scheme was mocha and ivory but decided to have a hint of pink in the flower designs.
The brides bouquet was a traditional shower design with Cezanne roses, ivory freesia and eustoma.
The maid of honor carried a posy of the same flowers as the bride.
The three bridesmaids each carried a single cezanne rose with a few bear grass strands. The stem was bound in mocha ribbon.
The groom wore a cezanne rose buttonhole with freesia florets and ruscus foliage.
The grooms-men each wore a single cezanne rose with ruscus foliage.
The mums both wore a wrist corsage of cezane roses and ivory eustoma and freesia to match the brides bouquet.

Coral and Ivory wedding flowers

Lynsey's wedding was held at Elsham Hall and got in touch with me through Elaine of Bride Beautiful. The colour scheme was coral and ivory with a vintage feel to the day. Lynsey wanted to carry a hand-tied bouquet of roses and freesia with mixed foliage. I included Miss Piggy roses and garden roses (coral), Avalanche roses, and freesia with tree fern salal tips and rosemary. The stems were completely bound with ivory ribbon with a lace overlay clasped with a vintage style brooch.
The two adult bridesmaids carried an avalanche rose hand-tie with matching foliage. The stems again were bound with satin ribbon and lace.
The two flower girls carried a heart shaped silver wand with a single avalanche rose and lace bow.
The ladies wore a corsage of a coral and ivory rose with freesia florets and tree fern and rosemary.
The men wore a single coral rose buttonhole with matching foliage.