The last few weddings I've worked on we've used mainly white & green flowers, which are unbelievably romantic and beautiful but I must admit I've been itching to use some colour again. It's interesting as in New Zealand, flowers people choose are generally brighter and more vibrant, whereas in the UK I've done a lot more muted tones and country style bouquets.
This wedding was held in Richmond, London, and my bride was a bit of a hippy at heart so she wanted vibrant, bright springs flowers - which I jumped at the chance to use! Yay! COLOUR!!
She wanted a bright handtied bouquet, with the bridesmaids carrying smaller posy versions -
We used sunflowers, daffodils, pink gerbera and rannunculus, purple tulips and anemones with white freesia.
Rhonda also wanted a subtle hair garland that she could tie with ribbon at the back, (I told you she was a hippy at heart!) so I created a horseshoe shaped garland using purple delphinium buds and lilly of the valley.
There are 5 children within their combined families, so I made them each a wrist corsage with ribbon to match with their dresses to make them feel special and part of the day. Can't wait to see the photos of these, they would have looked so cute!
|Hot pink mini gerbera for Isabella|
|Soft pink sweetpea for Alice|
|Pink rannunculus with bouvardia|
For the Mother & Grandmother of the bride, they each had a corsage in colours to match their dress. I encorporated the flowers from Rhonda's hair garland into each of the corsages; delphinium buds with tulips, lisianthus & rosemary for the mother of the bride -
and the lilly of the valley looked divine next to white freesia and bouvardia for Rhonda's Grandmother -
The mother of the groom had a peachy pink rannunculus paired with sweet pea -
The ceremony was held in Orleans House Gallery, a stunning building with the most breathtaking features and architecture. The building is so fab it didn't need much, so we just placed 2 small wildflower arrangements on either side of the entrance
Wild and bright spring mix
Rhonda and Richard held their reception at the Kew Gardens Hotel, a lovely relaxed venue which fits their vibe perfectly. We decorated the spiral staircase with ivy and a few bright flowers dotted through
And the tables held small groupings of glass vases with a mix of vibrant spring flowers
I'm looking forward to seeing the photos from this wedding, can't wait to see how Rhonda looked in her hair garland!
What do you think of the bright flowers? Do you prefer more muted colours for weddings?