Wedding Table Designs Part 05 - A rambling garden along your table

Early October, just catching the last flush of roses and the few dahlias that we left before I cut them back.
Japanese anemones were still flowering, these are one of my favourite autumn flowers, and the verbascum’s had a second wind popping up spikes of pink petticoat flowers.
All of these mixed with autumnal tinged leaves and tiny hop vines plucked from the hedgerow made for a lavish and abundant rambling miniature garden, perfect for running down the centre of your dinner tables or sitting on the edge of your top table.

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I wish you could smell this one.

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This heady mixture of garden roses (Julia’s, Koko Loko, Margret M’s and some other dirty pink varieties) was created purely for me, I ate rainbow birthday cake and drank vintage Champagne with Christopher and my family around it. An early birthday treat before we headed to NYC to for my 30th.

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I think I picked everything that was flowering, just incase it was all over when I came back, every single flower in this was grown here at Vervain.

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I can hands down say this is one of my top five favourite things I have ever made.

Wedding Table Designs Part 04 - Autumnal Tablescape

A wild garden inspired tablescape, in autumnal shades with vibrant spiked echinacea, muted rudbeckias and amber tinged ferns, piles of fruit, veg and a couple of carefully captured caterpillars.

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Later this year I will be holding a table styling workshop, focused on creating beautiful and exciting table designs with the best seasonal flowers and foliage. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to know more.

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Wedding Table Designs Part 03 - Bringing the garden to your table

Perfect for a small intimate wedding, a wild naturalistic arrangement running the length of your dinning table created invokes the feeling of a garden border. With bold garden roses, large leaved heucheras, delicate wild carrot and honey coloured phlox nestled in the centres.

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The rusty browns, deep burgundies and warm golds celebrate the autumn season without looking forced or unnatural.

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Adding in edible elements such as vine tomatoes creates an interactive element and also brings another dimension to the arrangements.

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Mixed grasses and tall dainty chocolate cosmos add height and texture without creating a barrier between you and your guests.

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Adding vines and clusters of garden roses spilling out on the table adds to the wild and natural look, helping to channel that garden feel along the table.

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

Choosing just one or two colours for your wedding doesn’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 doesn’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 schemes…