I met Bryony and Craig at a wedding exhibition, where they fell in love with my hand-blown glass tequila bottles full of flowers… as it happened, that very thing suited the style of their big day perfectly, as they were looking for a rustic yet elegant look, with flowers arranged in a casual, ‘just-picked’ fashion.
I was given free-rein with the flowers I could use, so I picked out a variety of english-style garden flowers in shades of ivory, pink and blue, with scented phlox, dried lavender and other blooms to complement.
The bridal bouquet was bound with hessian and lace, matching the other decorations for the whole wedding. The flowers were loose and informal, providing a nice contrast to her classic gown (sorry, didn’t manage to get a pic of that, but Bryony was a vision of Audrey Hepburn-esque sophistication).
The bridesmaids carried not-too-neat mounds of white gypsophila for a simple look, complementing their silver-grey lace dresses. I loved the mix of silver tones, lace and hessian- not a combo I’ve done before, but it worked really nicely.
After the ceremony at The Orangery Suite near Wimborne, the guests spilled out onto the lawn and tucked into ice-creams, cupcakes and champagne. I lent a had with the set-up by laying out the cupcakes, wine glasses and cute hessian ‘Just Married’ bunting in the marquee… along with some flowers of course!
The celebrations continued at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, with the wedding breakfast tables dressed with jars of flowers and candles (and those tequila bottles). The overall look was understated but very lovely with the silver and lace chair sashes giving a twist on classic wedding style.
Many congratulations to Bryony and Craig. It was a joy to create your big-day flowers.