Jamie and Nicola were married in church on Saturday, followed by a reception at the East Close Country House Hotel in Hinton. This was a special (and slightly weird) wedding set-up for me, as less than two years ago I married my husband at the same venue!
The lovely couple were keen to have an informal and cheerful day, choosing summery yellow and white decorations which gleamed in the bank holiday weekend sunshine.
Nicola chose to have a wild ‘just-picked’ style bouquet of ranunculus, daisies, craspedia, veronica and other meadowy flowers, while her bridesmaids and flower girls carried similar bouquets with a little more white and less yellow. The bride also wore a comb of flowers in her hair to complement the bouquet. I was actually snapped by the couple’s photographer, the fabulous Mister Phill, on my way into the house with the bouquets… reeeaaaally glad I managed to find a moment that morning to sort my hair out!
The flower girls also had super-cute headbands adorned with fresh flowers, and the buttonholes were designed to look casual, in-keeping with the other arrangements…
I was amazed by the attention to detail at the wedding as I set up the flowers at the East Close; Nicola and Jamie had thought of everything, from games to keep everyone amused and cameras on hand for guests to document every moment, to a beautiful guest book table complete with a backdrop of family pictures hung with mini pegs! The overall effect was rustic, stylish and gave a really fun atmosphere.
I loved the marquee set-up for the meal… long trestle tables with flowers, candles in mini log holders, giant balloons, bunting, paper lanterns. Adding the jars of flowers to match was a pleasure and finished off the look.
The cake (or should I say cakes- one cake-cake and one cheese-cake) was decorated with bundles of flowers and finished off with the amazing toppers which Nicola made herself! The miniature Jamie, Nicola and their cats looked right at home and as happy as the real-life couple on the big day 🙂