Sarah's vision for her wedding was natural hedgerow foraged foliage and berries in Autumn tones. Candles were placed in logs and mini milk bottles were filled with Old Man's Beard, Rosehips, Crab Apples, Ivy and Mistletoe.
The theme was carried through to the bouquets, using berries, seed heads, rustic Hydrangeas turning red, with Wax Flower, Narcissi, Ranunculus and gorgeous Grand Prix Roses. Sarah's best friend made some flowers from felt to be added to the bouquet as well, which added a lovely personal touch.
Congratulations to Sarah and Gordon!
A Late Summer Wedding at Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire
I suggested a heart for the main door to the house, which looked amazing on the old Tudor door. This was filled with Roses, spray Roses, Hydrangea and other bit and pieces!
The table decorations were quite simple tall Lily vases with arrangements of foliage, Lilies and Roses on top. The height accommodated for the high ceilings of the barn and looked wonderful en mass.
The bridesmaids hand tied bouquets were a a mix of Vendella Roses to match
Valery's with beautiful antique Pink roses, and Agapanthus, Bouvardia, Freesia,
Lisianthus and Hydrangea.
In the drinks reception room, Valery wanted a bit of colour to brighten up what would have been quite a plain space. We decided that two dozen jam jars filled with flowers from my cutting garden would do the trick! These would a great cost effective way of filling a large space, as the guests would only be in there for a hour or so.
A Fabulous Vintage Inspired Barn Wedding in West Berkshire
The bridesmaid's bouquets were each made up of just one flowers each and the stems were wrapped in matching satin ribbon. The flowers we used were, Sweet Avalanche Rose, Daisy, Stocks, Juliet Rose, and Hydrangea each with Bluplurum. Emma's bouquet was a mix of all of these flowers and her bouquet was wrapped in the most beautiful vintage lace. Each of the bouquets were finished off with a vintage pin on the stems.
The buttonholes each matched the bouquets and were all different to one another, to give a more romantic individual feel.
The church in Welford, was decorated with large pedestal arrangements at the front of the church, with pretty jam jar pew-ends and a garland of foliage and Gypsophilia over the Lychgate.
The reception was held at Templars Barn in Shefford Woodlands, a beautiful venue, and a blank canvas for you to create your dream wedding. Emma bought in straw bales and cushions and throws to create a cosy area for people to relax.
The beams were decorated with tissue paper pom-poms, doily bunting and bird cages filled with flowers and garlands of Gypsophilia.
The fabulous huge letters came from Vowed and Amazed.
The decorations on each table were a selection of kilner jars, jam jars and mini milk bottles. These were placed on top of vintage books to give a little extra height. Each table also had a handful of mercury dipped votives for t-lights to create atmosphere into the evening. The top table was dressed with mini milk bottles along the front.
A Country Wedding at the Elcot Park Hotel, Hungerford
A Wedding in the Grounds of Englefield Park.
Saffy and Ronan were married in late July at Englefield Church and held their afternoon reception in a marquee within the grounds of the park. The weather started off gloriously, but later the Bride and Groom had to dodge the spots of rain, fortunately it was only a short hop from the church to the marquee!
Saffy's chose orange as her colour theme, I suggested using gorgeous Dahlias and Mayrio Roses combined with the bright vibrant lime green of the Alchimella Mollis and Hydrangea. The Alchimella and Ammi gave the bouquet a lovely country messy look, very romantic!
Saffy's bridal bouquet featured gorgeous 'Juliet' Roses. These peach roses from David Austin are heavenly scented and are perfect for brides.
The Lynch gate was decorated with a heart wreath of Spray roses, Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Alstromeria and Alchimella. I adore these colours and it made a lovely change to create beautiful flowers which were a little different to the norm!
Tom from Richard Greenly Photography was the professional photographer, the other photos are my own and you can follow me on Instagram for more inspirational flower pics.
A Barn Wedding on the Edge of the Berkshire Downs
Keira and Martin were married in church in East Hendred Near Wantage on the edge of the Berkshire Downs. The reception was held at Lains Barn a beautiful wedding venue close by.
Keira chose beautifully scented David Austin 'Patience' Roses for her own bouquet with Freesia and Gypsohilia. For the bridesmaids she chose Blue Hydrangeas with Avalanche Roses, freesia and cottage garden flowers such as Astrantia, Ammi and Scabious.
The Buttonholes were made up of home grown Alchemilla Mollis, Astrantia and Scabious wrapped in rustic garden twine.
A beautiful addition to the wedding flowers was a heart wreath placed on the church gate. This heart is made up of Avalanche Roses and Cottage garden flowers such as Ammi, Phlox, Astrantia and Scabious.
Vintage Country Wedding in the Vale of The White Horse
Annie and Humphrey's English country garden wedding was over-flowing with beautiful details, from the bespoke table plan in a suitcase and bicycle biscuit favours to the tiny individual wedding cakes.
Other features included the stacks of vintage crates at the entrance to both tents, with pitchers of flowers, vintage books, tea pots, old cans and tea caddies all filled with garden flowers.
The little bridesmaids wore half flower crowns of Cornflowers and the buttonholes were a mixture of pretty flowers wrapped in garden twine to continue the rustic look.
Annie and Humphrey were helped by Samantha at Oh So Perfect Weddings who made all the beautiful pompoms you can see hanging from the trees, and planned their wedding day to perfection!
Hanna & Andrew's Wedding in late May at The Donnington Grove.
The ceremony flowers were two large pedestals and a mantlepiece arrangement. These were done in a wild and country style. Cow parsley and vibrant Beech leaves complimented the Roses, Peonies and huge Hydrangeas and cottage garden flowers.
The wedding breakfast was held on one large table in the beautiful Blue room with it's high ceiling. To compliment the height of the room, Hanna decided to have tall vase arrangements as a show piece along the length of the table. In between these were little vases crammed with delicate Ammi and fat roses!
I love my job, being a part of someone's most special day is a real privilege, but what make it really worthwhile, and brings a tear to my eye is when you receive feedback like this:
'Thank you so much for the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen! Your flowers for my wedding were truly amazing, I was just blown away at how wonderful our wedding looked because of the beautiful flowers - they truly made a difference. I received so many lovely comments on the flower arrangements and we've brought them all home with us to enjoy. Your flowers on my wedding made my day even more special and I just can't thank you enough for making my wedding day absolutely perfect xxx'
The official photographs of this wedding were taken by Julian Porter Photography.
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Honor & Oliver's Wedding in April 2013 at Englefield, Nr Reading.
Emma & David's wedding in April 2013 at Englefield Park, Nr Reading.