Over the next few weeks, I shall be sharing details of our wedding day in a series of blog posts. Documenting the wedding is important to me because there isn’t a moment of the day that I ever want to forget. Also, I’ve got some serious post wedding blues and thought this might be a good way to combat them.
In this first post, I want to share our magical wedding flowers with you. Without a doubt, they provided some serious WOW factor on our big day.
Our Wedding Florist
Karen (Allium Design) and I, first connected over Instagram. Very quickly, I got a great insight into how she worked and fell in love with her styling. Both based in Berkshire, we arranged a get-together to talk wedding flowers.
When I first met with Karen, my request was simple; rustic country style and blush pinks. She shared her floral ideas whilst we looked over photos of the venue, my dress, and of the Grooms attire. With my little knowledge of flower names and varieties, Karen was able to let me into a vision of what I could expect my flowers to look like come the big day.
During that first meeting alone, I knew that we had to have Karen as our floral stylist. Over the next few months leading up to the wedding, we kept in touch with wedding updates. Seeing Karen’s regular Instagram updates made me super excited about our wedding flowers.
The Bridal Bouquet
Dramatic and pretty says it all about my bouquet. A mixed summer flower ‘just picked’ bouquet, with a wider horizontal stretched shape. Very foliage heavy with beautiful soft delicate flora, decorated with feathers, lace and trailing ribbon to complete the showstopper.
Flowers included: David Austin Roses, Sweet-Avalanche Rose, Delphinium, Ammi, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Eryngium, Craspedia and Oxypetalum.
Karen got my bouquet exactly right. It certainly oozed country house wedding style and the scent was incredible. Stunning!
What you cannot see, is the pendant and necklace tied into the lace on the bouquet. It was worn by my Mum on her wedding day in 1981, and was a gift to her from my Nan. My Nan died when I was just a young girl, and it was important to me that she be part of my special day.
The Bridesmaid Bouquets
The Bridesmaid bouquets were created very similarly to my bridal bouquet, but each with their own flair. Beautiful mixed posies with soft tones of pink and blue, foraged foliage and some pretty trailing ribbon. Just gorgeous.
For the Groom, a soft pink Rose and Oxypetalum with herb, bound in Navy ribbon. Trevor wore a memory charm with a photo of his Dad pinned to his buttonhole, to keep him close to his heart on our big day.
For the Groomsmen, a small ivory Rose with herb, bound in Navy ribbon.
Two stunning and whimsical pedestal arrangements greeted me at the end of the wedding aisle, bursting with romantic pink Roses, blousey Hydrangea and pretty foliage.
They certainly made an impact to the room and were the first things I noticed before Trevor stepped forward into view. They created the perfect backdrop for our ceremony.
Guest Table Centrepieces
Each charming centrepiece featured a low ring of soft tonal roses and foliage, and a glass ombre bowl with candle. Further glass votives with tea lights were used sparingly around the arrangements for extra prettiness.
Love, Love, Love!
The Top Table Flowers
Please be upstanding for the
new Bride and Groom Star of the Show! Have you seen a bigger statement-making top table display than this? Karen blew us away with this stunning arrangement.
The wild and untamed, foliage heavy top table runner was finished beautifully with blush pink and Earl Grey Roses. Our top table was full of charm and this beauty was a huge talking point among our guests. Out of this world!
So there you have it, our incredible wedding flowers. What do you think? I honestly could not have asked for more!
Have you found your florist yet? If you are inspired by Karen’s beautiful work and happen to be located in Berkshire (or surrounding), then be sure to get in touch with her. She is a treasure and now considered a wonderful friend.
THANK YOU KAREN xx