Ross and Abi’s elegant, rustic wedding at Lainston House

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Abi and Ross were married on Good Friday at the beautiful Lainston House Hotel near Winchester, which also happens to be where Abi works as a wedding coordinator. I felt honoured when I was asked if I could help with her flowers, as being in the business, she sure knows a lot of great florists! From the start I totally ‘got’ the look and feel the couple wanted for the big day- simple and rustic, but with a touch of glamour and style. I loved it!

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Abi’s bouquet was a sumptuous mound of garden roses; the perfect bloom to suit the couple’s outdoor ceremony in the hotel grounds. The hundreds of petals give a look reminiscent of peonies and the scent is heavenly! Her bridesmaids carried clouds of white gypsophila, with natural twine binding and lace detail- lovely to complement their soft green dresses.

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Ross wore a scented garden rose and gypsophila buttonhole with rustic hessian and twine detail, while the ladies wore corsages in a similar style. The other gents wore bundles of gypsophila for a simpler look.

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For the reception in Lainston’s glorious Dawley Barn, the table centrepieces were a simple and elegant mass of gypsophila, arranged in cream buckets. The effect was so lovely… Abi really has an eye for simple elegance and they were a joy to make. Other occasional arrangements around the barn included clear glass bottles with casually arranged flowers to suit the scheme.

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It was a privilege to provide flowers for Abi and Ross on their big day and I hope to bring you more images when the lucky pair are back from honeymooning in Antigua!

JP x

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