I think there is something so quintessentially English about a white wedding. Carly and Tom's July celebration, captured so beautifully here by photographer Paul White, combined a traditional church ceremony and an extremely glamorous country house reception filled with lush Summer florals. Roses, peonies, hydrangeas and abundant foliages set the tone for a beautiful wedding day.
My introduction to Carly and Tom came through wedding planner Kelly Chandler of The Bespoke Wedding Company. As one of the UK's most respected planners, I knew that they were in the safest of hands; and I loved working with Kelly to bring the couple's floral dreams to reality.
From our initial meeting I knew that purest white was the order of the day. Carly's stunning gown from Vera Wang reflected this, and her bouquet of pristine roses and gypsophila was the perfect accompaniment. As a flower girl, Carly and Tom's daughter, Bella had the choice of a delicate posy and a pomander of gypsophila.
I love a good church wedding, especially when it involves making statement urn arrangements. White hydrangeas, roses, stocks, roses and peonies combined with fresh green, and created a wonderful focal point for the ceremony at St Mary's Church in Beaconsfield.
For their reception, Carly and Tom chose the elegant setting of Stoke Park for their reception. To complement the classical proportions of the Fountain room, the tables were dressed with spectacular vase arrangements of blowsy (lemon meringue pie scented) peonies and roses, which I think looked stunning.
This beautiful wedding cake, created by Cakes by Krishanthi was a masterpiece. Having worked with Krishanthi before, I've actually been fooled into thinking her exquisite sugar flowers are the real thing! I couldn't have added fresh flowers to such exquisite sugar work, so For Carly and Tom I surrounded the base of their cake with a lush garland of gypsophila so that it seemed to be floating in a sea of flowers.