One of the first things Nikki said to me when we first met, was that flowers were a really important part of the day for her. That, as they say, was all I needed to hear.
We really went for it, with piles of roses, peonies, hydrangeas, scented stocks, lisianthus and a splash of gypsophila. Over 1200 individual flowers were used in total and it was a complete joy to create… I can’t really describe the wonderful smell in the workshop as we were putting everything together!
The bridal bouquet was a big, fat (and quite heavy!) mound of super-petally blooms and looked great with her lace topped, classic dress. The bridesmaids carried Nikki’s favourite, pink peonies.
The main event in terms of flowers was the setting for the wedding breakfast, at beautiful Parley Manor. A combination of tall and short designs gave a varied look, and garlands of greenery snaked down the marquee poles, taking the garden feel right up into the roof.
Wanting somewhere to display old family wedding photos, I suggested a display using my white-painted wooden ladders, lots of flowers and fresh petals. It was the second ladder display I’d created in the space of a month, but so different from the last, with a soft, romantic look.
And as if one ‘do’ wasn’t enough, Nikki’s parents hosted a hog-roast after-party the next day, where we set up the flowers all over again. Quite a relaxed look this time, but those centrepieces still fit right in with the bunting and wooden chairs. How great to be able to admire all those flowers for another day.
For more pics of this fab wedding (which are much better than my snaps!), check out Big Bouquet Photography’s blog here, and take some time to marvel at the truly awesome and intricate cake by Miss Ingredient here. Beautiful!
Congrats Nikki and Greg. I hope your Mexican honeymoon was glorious.