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. 

 unique essex island wedding

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. 

 unusual unique wedding flowers on an essex island

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. 

 Unique Essex Wedding Flowers

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

 unique wedding installation on an essex island

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. 

 London Wedding Flowers with wildflowers and meadow style aisle decor

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.

 London summer wedding with garden roses and wildflowers

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

 London wedding bridal bouquet and bridesmaids with summer flowers
 hanging foliage canopy with summer foliage for an elegant London wedding

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. 

 glass marquee with hanging foliage canopy 

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. 

 All white late summer wedding with homegrown flowers and roses

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. 

 vervain homegrown flower corsages with silk ribbon 
 vervain white wedding corsages with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
 vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
 vervain bridesmaid bouquets with silk flowers and homegrown flowers
 vervain grooms buttonhole with homegrown flowers and silk ribbon

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. 

 vervain large scale urn arrangement with homegrown white summer flowers and vines

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. 

 vervain table decor with large urn arrangements and tall table centres

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. 

 vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon
 Castle Combe Manor House

Photographs by Victoria Phipps 

Vibrant red and gold wedding in London

Jen and Scott had a very specific colour scheme for their summer wedding in London, every flower had to be shades of either red or gold.

 vibrant red and gold unique London wedding flowers

Jen's bridal bouquet was filled with vibrant bold garden Roses, flaming red Zinnias and scarlet Dahlias, we added touches of gold with yellow and orange Marigolds and blowsy buttercup coloured garden Roses. 

 vibrant unique London wedding with red and gold flowers

The delicate buttonholes were wrapped in tonal ombre silk ribbons, each buttonhole slightly different to the last and filled with unusual homegrown garden flowers. 

 unique London wedding with red and gold summer flowers
 unique red and gold floral table centrepieces for a London wedding

Their wedding breakfast centrepieces were filled with bold red and gold flowers, dotted down their long dining tables, intermingled with single flower stems in tiny ceramic red pomegranates. At the end of the evening a few of Jen and Scott's lucky guests were able to take home a centrepiece, to treasure for a few more days. 

Photographs by Motiejus

Autumnal Wedding in Devon

Jess & Rick, Huntsham Court, Devon

In September last year we created flowers in the beautiful Huntsham Court in Devon for Jess and Rick. Jess and Rick's colour palette was packed with autumnal shades and textures, with burnt orange Rudbeckia, burgundy blowsy Roses and delicate cream Dahlias. Jess's bouquet was accented with speckled toad Lilies and trailing Cobaea vines. 
Her bridesmaids carried bouquets and had wrist corsages both wrapped in vibrant blue silk.

 vervain autumnal bridal bouquet
 vervain autumnal bridal bouquet
 vervain autumnal buttonholes
 vervain bridal bouquet for a devon wedding
 vervain wedding corsages with blue silk ribbon for a Devon wedding
 bridal bouquet for a devon wedding
 father of the bride buttonholes for a devon wedding
 vervain large scale urn arrangement with autumnal flowers

In the church in the grounds of Huntsham we created two large statement urn arrangements, each with tumbling vines, golden amaranth and tall fluffy grasses. 

The long tables for the wedding breakfast were decorated with central vase arrangements and vines with ivy draped along each table, intertwined around the flowers. 

 vervain unique table centres for a autumnal Devon wedding 
 vervain unique autumnal wedding flowers for a Devon wedding
 bridal bouquet for a Devon wedding
 vervain bridemaid bouquets with silk ribbon 
 vervain bridal bouquet with cream silk ribbon
 bridesmaids bouquets with blue silk ribbon for a Devon wedding
 vervain wild garlands for a Devon Weddings
 vervain wild garlands for a Devon Weddings

In the large entrance hall we wrapped wild garlands around each pillar and created natural upright meadows at the base with a matching installation piece on the fireplace.  

 autumnal buttonholes by vervain for a Devon wedding

The buttonholes were also tied with blue silk ribbon, and the groom's Scottish heritage was celebrated with a single blue thistle in his buttonhole. 

 autumnal buttonholes by vervain for a Devon wedding