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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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.
The tiniest cut glass vessels can hold some of the prettiest blooms like delicate phlox and ruffled pansies.
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.
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.
Part two will be an explosion of pink…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Images by Freckle Photography
A muted pastel palette for the perfect spring bridal bouquet.