The large Chancel and Apse create a dramatic venue for your ceremony and look best dressed with larger style pedestals, larger pew ends to dress the knolls on the pews. Alternative dress the front row of aisle pews with a collection of glassware filled with blooms, trailing foliage’s and Lanterns/accessories.
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This stunning wood paneled room its best to concentrate on your table centerpieces and your top table but you can add floral drama with large arrangements on pedestals.
Light bright drinks reception room – simply dress the bay tree’s with flower heads, small coffee table arrangements or a buffet table design.
This reception room is best dressed with stunning centerpieces, you can also decorate the pillars with foliage vines.
Classically styled wedding flowers are often a single or tonal colour scheme, often in a neutral tone. Simply styled in a fairly neat design with minimal fuss & frills. Think all rose posies tied with satin or a simple cascade of lilies or orchids. The designs can be styled with simple shaped foliage’s or without.
If English country garden is your choice of flower style then choose seasonal flowers and foliage’s in multi textures and tones. Finish with twine, raffia or simple ribbon binding with no extra accessories to emphasise the natural styling of this theme.
Vintage styled weddings tend to have a soft and romantic feel to them combining vintage lace, warm pearls, antique accessories and blowsy flowers. Grey toned foliage’s work well in a vintage theme along with neutral barely there blush tones. Finish the neat but naturally styled bouquets with lace, velvet or taffeta, studded with pearls or vintage buttons. The addition of vintage styled jewelry within the bouquet or at the tie point add glamour. Another option that is very on trend at the moment is the addition of multi-tonal ribbon streamers from the base of the bouquet to give length and drama to your hand tied posy.
Winter brings to mind the evergreen foliages of holly, spruce and ivy along with cones, nuts and berries. Sumptuious Amaryllis & delicate hellebores are the floral symbols of the winter months but there is more choice than you’d believe available to winter brides. Classically the colour schemes that spring to mind are crisp whites or rich reds contrasting with greenery and texture. Add a touch of opulence and glamour with accents of gold or silver or keep it natural with dried cones, nuts and silver toned foliages.
Autumn brings to mind rich and opulent shades of reds, browns and oranges. The leaves are changing colour on the trees, summer flowers have turned to seed and berries adorn the bushes. Flowers that arrive with this season are hydrangea, dahlia, Nerines and Sedum.
Tulips, Anemones, Ranunculus, Hyacinths and Narcissi are the flowers that are brought to mind at the mention of spring, infact these arrive at the beginning of the year brightening the late winter months. Early Spring see blossom and catkins adorning the newly sprouting trees and shrubs. Late Spring brings us Muscari, iris,lily of the valley and the very first Peonies! A delightful flower filled time of the year bringing freshness back after the barren feeling months of winter.
Summer is full of floral options for your wedding it brings to mind the english country garden filled with a spires of delphiniums, antrirrhinums and astilbes with blowsy peonies & garden roses with globes of agapanthus and alliums. Along with all the dainty cottage flowers of scabiosa, nigella, sweet peas and ammi. You truly are spoilt for choice in this season as it also heralds the arrival of glorious sunflowers and spears of gladioli for a more bold and striking choice.
Create a wild countryside theme to your wedding with natural locally foraged berries, foliage’s and flowers along with a few carefully selected English inspired cultivated varieties to add extra interest.
Style in a loosely gathered posy and tie with natural raffia or twine to finish the wild look!
When you look back at your photographs in years to come your flowers will sing the song of the season and take you right back to your wedding day.
To create a rustic feel to your wedding flowers think about incorporating natures seasonal goodies, such as seed heads, grasses, wheat, berries, ferns, cow parsley etc. Accessorize your day with rustic props such as milk churns, hay bales, wood slices, terracotta pots. Finish designs with accents of hessian, jute and string, keeping styles relaxed but don’t be frightened to be a little quirky with it!
This style wedding suits country venues with an informal feel such as a barn or outdoor wedding.