Vervain Journal

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.

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. 

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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. 

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. 

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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. 

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Castle Combe Manor House

Photographs by Victoria Phipps