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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.

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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.

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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…

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. 

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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

Unique Dorset wedding with wildflowers

In late August 2017 we headed down to Dorset for Catherine and Thomas' Summer wedding, it was the perfect weather for their outdoor ceremony and marquee wedding. 

Unique dorset wedding flowers

Catherine's bouquet was filled with blowsy cream and pink Roses, lace like Hydrangeas, delicate caramel Phlox and the most exquisite pale pink Hollyhock, all of the best blooms that late Summer had to offer. 

It was the perfect mixture of dirty pink and cream with just a few hints of gold, finished off with long trailing silk ribbons in ombre pink and white. 

Thomas and his groomsmens' buttonholes were delicate little bunches of dark pink Roses, Nigella seed pods and wild seasonal garden pickings. Each just a little different to the last, and then tied with white silk ribbon.

unique unusual wedding flowers with wildflowers in Dorset

Catherine and Thomas were married at the groom's family home, opting for an outdoor ceremony. We designed a unique bespoke ceremony backdrop created with arching branches of seasonal foliage and vines, with wild garden inspired meadow footers filled with fluffy tall grasses and seasonal summer blooms.

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summer bridal bouquet with dusky pink blooms

Beautifully captured by photographer David McClelland, he has a beautiful blog post on his website about Thomas and Cathrine's wedding, HERE

Flower Workshop in a Victorian Glasshouse March, 2017

Back in March this year I was lucky enough to be invited to hold a hand tied bouquet workshop at the lovely Wild Goose Nursery in Shropshire, my studio for the day was their recently restored Victorian glasshouse. 

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If you want to know more about upcoming Vervain workshop and flower classes please sign up to our workshop mailing list below. 

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