As a wedding supplier it is always a privilege to be part of a couples special day. Coming a month before my own wedding, Matt and Hughs' wonderfully vibrant celebration was an absolute joy to be involved with, and a floral feast for the senses.
Matt and Hughs' excitement and enthusiasm about their wedding flowers was evident from my first meeting with them. They chose Dartmouth House (which is one of my favourites) for their ceremony and reception venue, and together we created a design scheme based on an amazing colour palette of blue, red and orange. They also chose Jamie Bott as their photographer who captured so many stunning details of this beautiful day.
Dartmouth House has an amazing staircase, which just cries out to be decorated with flowers! To greet guests as they made their way up to the ceremony I filled a large classical urn with vibrant late summer flowers. Among my floral friends it has become something of a standing joke that I cannot make small urn arrangements.....it's true, I can't!
To create a focal point for then ceremony in the Churchill Room, I dressed the mantel with a vibrant garden style arrangement of Devon hydrangeas, English dahlias, Chinese lanterns, and late summer foliages. To complement this, a cute little pair of matching urns with the same flowers dressed the registrar's table.
For the reception in the Long Drawing Room, my suggestion to Matt and Hugh was to have a mix of high and low arrangements for the tables to create interest across the room. Luscious flower heavy designs of hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, spray roses, sedum and asclepius topped tall champagne flute vases and filled low glass comport dishes.
One question I get asked time after time is "how do you pin a buttonhole onto a jacket"? I think it's easiest if you pin it BEFORE you put your jacket on. If you do it this way you can be sure of securing it properly, and positioning it perfectly. I like to use a couple of pins for added security!