We had some incredible weddings this summer but this was one of the most memorable. It was also quite unusual because we are used to working creatively with brides but this time it was the groom, Will, calling the shots! The beautiful Alex was by no means excluded from the decision making but she was more than happy for Will to take the reins when it came to styling. He's a groom with taste that's for sure...
Their mid-Summer wedding was held in the pretty village Will grew up in. They married in the village church and hosted their reception in two linked marquees in Will's parents' garden overlooking the Buckinghamshire countryside. The date was perfect - the week of the wedding was a scorcher and the sun shone for their day and the BBQ on the Sunday.
Will's brief was for us to create visually impactful yet stylishly chic floral designs. Their colour palette was very soft - mainly white and blush with textural foliages, twigs and mosses to compliment.
For Alex and her three bridesmaids' bouquets, we chose white 'akito' roses, blush 'superbubbles' and 'bombastic' spray roses, 'vendela' bloom roses and white cymbidium orchids. We tied the bouquets with the most luxurious double satin blush ribbon and secured with pearl-headed pins.
For the buttonholes, Will chose a natural simple tied style made with white 'akito' roses, soft grey dusty miller foliage and a succulent pod. The stems were tied with rustic twine and secured with a sage green pin.
Will and Alex both wanted the church to look beautiful as their guests arrived so we decided to create a really billowy, blousy arch over the lynch gate. We used white 'Avalanche' and pastel pink 'Sweet Avalanche' roses, blush delphinium, white 'bowl of cream' peonies and hydrangea. To give the arch as feeling of fullness, we included eucalyptus 'cinerea' and 'baby blue'. It was the first floral element Will and Alex's guest saw and it really set the tone of the rest of their wedding styling.
For the stunning reception, we created lots of different 'pops' of flowers throughout the garden and in the marquee. The gates were adorned with whimsical, heavily foliaged arrangements of rose and hydrangea with eucalyptus 'cinerea' and amongst the trees hung recycled green-tinted bottles with a bloom of 'Sweet Dolomiti' blush rose.
In the marquee, a beautiful romantic ambience was created by hanging glass spheres with tealights from branches suspended from the ceiling and in the dancing and bar marquee, more candlelit glass spheres were hung amongst more blush roses in recycled bottles from the glass ceiling.
For the table centrepieces, Manzanita trees were placed in contemporary glass cubes and surrounded by a 'garden' of roses, orchids, succulents and moss. Cymbidium blooms were then wired onto the trees and candlelit glass spheres were hung from the branches. Delicate bowl vases were filled with a bloom of blush 'Sweet Avalanche' rose and dotted amongst tea lights on the tables.
The wedding looked truly stunning as did Alex and Will. It was a privilege to be a part of a day where the flowers really were at the forefront of the overall styling.
We wish Alex and Will all the best - what a lovely couple they make.
The Country Flower Company x