This cool pair wed in early July at Cranborne Church in Dorset, followed by a fabulous marquee reception at Anika’s parent’s beautiful home nearby. To say this family are talented creatively is an understatement… Anika and her crew handmade so many of the quirky details for the big day and her mum actually made ALL of the bridal party outfits (including the bridal gown- go mum!).
I was excited about all of the ideas they came to me with for flowers, from the more traditional country-style decorations for the church, to the crazy-fun decor for the marquee. Honestly, it takes a confident couple to pull off GOLD GNOMES on the bar- I absolutely loved it!
The bouquets were a combo of roses, peonies and gypsophila. A little bit rustic, but kept neat enough for a classic look…
Guests were given a taste of the golden glamour to come by giant bay trees in gold pots at the church entrance, dressed with fresh pink roses and floaty fabric bows.
Inside, floral decorations adorned the font, altar, screen archway and pews. It’s great to fill a church with flowers- and most of these were moved to the reception later on so they could be enjoyed all day…
On arrival at the family home, guests were entertained in the garden by a Mariachi band (YES!) and were beckoned into dinner by the sound of a gong (every wedding needs a golden gong right?). And here’s one of those big urns of flowers again, moved to the marquee entrance for a splash of colour.
The marquee interior was nothing less than ‘wow’. Anika and her girls actually made the tall paper pom-pom centrepieces. So much impact from such a simple idea- though I’m sure they took some hours and effort to create! Love the gold chairs too…
I filled kids wellies (sprayed gold of course) with pink roses and gypsophila for a casual effect- all 28 pairs of them! I like to think they were a bit of a talking point.
And on the bar- more wellies and those lovely golden altar urns from earlier on. And some shiny gold gnomes- wedding essential frankly.
Many thanks to Anika and Dom for booking me to create the loveliness. It really was a total pleasure and I wish you all the best for the future.