Wedding Table Designs Part 02 - More than just blush...

Choosing just one or two colours for your wedding doesnโ€™t have to mean that your flowers look flat or lost within your venue. Below is an example of a tablescape in simple modern glassware filled with all pink flowers. Other than the odd splash of green every flower in this design is a different shade of pink, drawing your eye up and down the table showing you pink doesnโ€™t have to mean blush.

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From baby soft pinks, too orangey coral pinks, vibrant hot pink and dirty brown toned pinks, each flower has its own subtle shade of pink and when used all together they become an explosion of colour.

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Having a mixture of different sized vessels with varied heights adds depth and interest to the display, adding in taller flowers gives your designs movement while the short flowers like perennial gyp or amaranthus bring texture to the table.

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Part 03 will be about unusual colour schemesโ€ฆ

Wedding Table Designs Part 01 - Cut Glass with Pastels

There are so many options with table decor for your wedding, elegant central vase arrangements are always a beautiful statement or something simpler like trailing foliage mingled between tapered dinner candles for those tables with a little less room.
Over the next few journal posts I want to share a few alternatives for table styling, each one offering something a little different whilst celebrating seasonal flowers, whether you are planning to have long runs of trestle tables or scattered round tables draped in linens.

Firstly, are these mixed antique cut glass vessels filled with pastel summer blooms.

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The tiniest cut glass vessels can hold some of the prettiest blooms like delicate phlox and ruffled pansies.

 summer tablescape with summer pastels and cut glass

Every vessel holds a unique mixture of flowers, making no two the same. Perfect for scattering along trestle tables or clustering in the centre of rounds. You can add extra height to your tablescape with tapered dinner candles in complimenting colours.

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Flower styling like this means that you can use all the best of the season, with each flower being carefully picked to work in a specific vase, including using flowers that would normally be short or too delicate to work in a large table centre.

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Part two will be an explosion of pinkโ€ฆ

Summer wedding on an Essex Island

In August last year we loaded up the van and headed for the Essex coastline, our destination was Osea Island. Osea Island is an island in the River Blackwater that our lovely couple Martha and Ed had hired for the weekend. 

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Their secret garden ceremony had an aisle lined with bunches of seasonal foliage tied to vintage chairs with silk. A very large statement urn stood at the entrance to the garden filled with large Cafe au Lait Dahlias and trailing mile a minute vines. 

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Martha and Ed held their wedding breakfast within an old industrial building on the island, the Powerhouse, this was a great space with a blank canvas for us to create a focal point. 
Martha trusted us completely to create a wild installation piece for behind the top table. This large wild and sprawling installation piece bloomed out of the window as if growing through the cracks in the wall, using vines and seasonal foliage we created delicate intertwining gardens that covered the wall behind the top table. 
Their wedding breakfast tables were decorated with simple glass bottles and vessels with small arrangements and single stems, we gathered tiny perfectly coloured apricots that were growing in the secret garden to add to the tablescape. 

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The installation piece was filled with tall elegant white Cosmos, fluffy white Scabious, pale delicate pink and cream garden Roses and dainty Japanese Anemones. 

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Martha carried a bouquet packed full of heady garden Roses, delicate Hydrangeas and evening scented Nicotiana, wrapped in simple cream and pale pink silk ribbons. 

Shout out to Paula & Lily, who made the weekend very memorable. The planner was Charlie from London Bride.

Wonderfully captured by The Kitcheners 

London wedding with hanging foliage

Leonie and Raff were married in July on a beautiful Summer's day at Leonie's family home in London. This Summer wedding had a palette of white, cream and green, using all of the best summer flowers, including tall and airy Ammi and delicate summer Roses. 

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The ceremony took place outside in front of a gateway style arch that appeared to grow out of the ground. The couple stood above a flower bed which we planted with Ammi, grasses and Orlaya to create a wild meadow feel. We designed and made mini meadows and trailing pew ends to line the aisle.

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Raff carried an all foliage bouquet, while Leonie had a bouquet of garden Roses, Phlox and Poppies with pops of gold and red throughout. 

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For this July wedding a foliage oasis was created in a glass marquee at the family home where slim foliage table garlands complimented the seasonal hanging foliage above. 

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Beautiful photographs by Miss Gen, planning by Louise at One Stylish Day

Late Summer September Wedding with White Flowers

In early September with the last burst of summer flowers we travelled to Castle Combe in Wiltshire for Ashley & Rob's elegant wedding. The colour palette was a subtle mix of cream and white with a hint of pastel yellow. 

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Ashley's bouquet was wrapped in silk ribbon and filled with a beautiful mix of late summer blooms. Margret Merril Roses, Japanese Anemones, highly scented Nicotiana and delicate sweet peas still on the vine. 

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This picture (captured by Victoria Phipps) of Ashley attaching Rob's buttonholes before the ceremony is one of my favourites, I love the idea of this intimate moment between them just before they said their vows. 

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Due to the inclement weather, Ashley & Rob opted to change their outdoor ceremony to an indoor one a few days before the wedding. We created two large dramatic urn arrangements to stand either side of the couple as they said their vows, filled with tumbling vines and big blousy Dahlias and Hydrangeas. 

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For the wedding breakfast tables, we created high all-foliage arrangements as focal points in the room, surrounded by small bottles and vases with single stems and mini arrangements. 

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Photographs by Victoria Phipps