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


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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