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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 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.

wedding table design cut glass and pastel summer flowers
wedding table design cut glass and pastel summer flowers vervain
wedding table design cut glass and pastel summer flowers vervain florals
vervain wedding table design cut glass and pastel summer flowers

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.

summer pansies in cut glass wedding florals
homegrown summer garden roses for wedding flowers by vervain
cut glass filled with summer flowers in pastel colours
summer flowers, homegrown wedding flowers in cut glass vases
summer roses and pansies in cut glass for a wedding table

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.

summer wedding flowers in pastel colours in cut glass vases table design

Part two will be an explosion of pink…

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 

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.

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vervain autumnal bridal bouquet
vervain autumnal buttonholes
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vervain wedding corsages with blue silk ribbon for a Devon wedding
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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