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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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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.

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Part two will be an explosion of pink…

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 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 

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

Buttonhole Obsession

Buttonholes are easily my favourite things to make, hence why I am always sneaking round my flower patch searching for the best tiny blooms to use, they are miniature wearable bouquets!

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