There aren't many flowers we love as much as we do hydrangeas so when our gorgeous bride Sally-Anne said she wanted hydrangea, hydrangea and more hydrangea we were really rather excited. For her wedding to fiance Mark at Syon Park in West London, Sally-Anne wanted clean, sophisticated and chic florals which weren't too fussy or over-styled but understated and elegant.
Syon Park is a truly spectacular venue and the ceremony was to be held in the Great Hall - a beautiful, stately room with a soft ambience and stunning black and white marble floor. We wanted to respect the grandeur, not clash with it whilst at the same time ensuring the florals were the focal point of the room styling. Clear cylinder vases of varying heights were filled with marshmallow clouds of white hydrangea and to add contrast, posies of white and blush roses and hydrangea stems were placed in smaller cube vases. To create a romantic ambience during the ceremony, ivory chapel candles in clear vases were dotted amongst the florals.
For the bride's bouquet, Sally-Anne chose a white and blush palette and a subtly structured yet relaxed handtied style. The blooms included blush 'White O'Hara' roses, blush 'Superbubbles' spray roses, champagne-blush 'Vendela' roses, palest pink 'Sweet Avalanche' roses, white hydrangea and white lisianthus. The bouquet was tied with a pastel grey double satin ribbon and finished with pearl-heading pins.
The bridesmaids, wearing stunning white gowns, carried smaller versions of Sally-Anne's bouquet which were tied with ivory double satin ribbon.
After the ceremony, the reception was to be held in the Great Conservatory - a show stopping space with lots of natural light, botanical gardens and tall glass ceiling. We wanted to ensure the table arrangements would hold their own in such an airy room so decided on tall clusters of white hydrangea and then a smaller cube of hydrangea and roses. The three tiers of blooms were dotted with varying sizes of chapel candles and a 'Sweet Avalanche' rose was placed on each guest's place setting.
We never scrimp on candlelight and the Great Conservatory was filled with 200 tealights in the wings in addition to the romantic ambience on the tables.
It was an absolute pleasure working with such a stylish bride in one of the most fabulous London venues. We were over the moon with the florals - it has cemented beautiful, billowy, blousey hydrangea as one of our all-time fave florals forever.
The Country Flower Company x
P.S. Doesn't Sally-Anne look stunning...