Today I’m rewinding back to June last year to share with you this gorgeous Tuscan meets botanical inspired wedding at Hampton Court House. I’m so fed up with this cold January weather and would really like to be able to leave the house without a scarf! Although the Sun is shinning today and I am grateful for that. Especially after getting completely drenched in the down pour of rain whilst walking back from the train station on Wednesday (drowned rat most definitely springs to mind!). Anyhow enough of the miserable winter weather talk, back to today’s beautiful wedding…
It was in fact this time last year that I visited Hampton Court House to meet the delightful Kezi and Ed and chat about their florals. Whilst there I was busy taking measurements of the door way entrance and we were discussing plans for their deconstructed floral arch that was to go there. I love designing and creating ideas and schemes for my couples and I adore seeing it all come together on the day. What you conjure up and envisage in your mind coming to life is something that is so magical. Kezi and Ed were such a joy to work with and I’m thrilled to share their wedding on the blog today.
Kezi’s stunning bridal dress was designed by Suzanne Neville and custom made from three different dress designs in their Knightsbridge Store! The beautiful satin bridesmaids dresses were from Ghost London. Each had a slightly different style but all in the same silver colour that tied them together nicely whilst being different at the same time. The Claudia Silver Lake dress was the same dress that my sister wore on our wedding day! Great Minds think alike Kezi!
For the flowers we wanted to stick with a light dusky colour pallet to compliment with the silvery grey tones that were to be incorporated throughout their day. With the stationary, napkins and bridesmaids dresses. So we went for a base of neutral shades in whites and creams, paired with hints of dusky pinks, lavenders & pale powder blues. It was June so of course there were the fluffiest white Peonies you could find paired with those dreamy cafe latte garden roses. Who’s colour is just so enchanting, a mix of coffee paired with dusky pink? We also used sweet peas (my all time favourites) white scabious, flowering mint, hints of blue nigella, achillea and a garden spray rose which I had never used before called English Mist. It’s petals are a light lilac/silver tone so was absolutely perfect for their colour pallet. I have used it several times since and it’s always a winner!
The two littlest bridesmaids wore delicate flower crowns on their head, when we’re making these the girls and I always comment about how excited the little ones must get on the morning of the wedding. Surely it’s every little girls dream to wear a beautiful princess dress and parade around with flowers in their hair? The crowns were made up of mixed foliages including rosemary and olive in keeping with the Tuscan vibe. The varieties included White Majolica and English Mist spray roses, nigella and achillea among others. For the button holes we kept them quite simple and paired back Ed’s was made up of a majolica spray rose paired with a thistle with sprigs of Olive and Hebe.
They had a church ceremony and their reception was held at Hampton Court House, I have had the pleasure of flowering at this magnificent venue before. One of the things I love about it is, although you are on the outskirts of London it doesn’t feel like you are. It very much feels like you are in the countryside. The orangery is a botanical oasis and over looks the beautiful grounds with it’s acres of lush greenery. It’s the perfect space to have your drinks reception (especially when your wedding is on a warm and sunny summers day).
The table centres were made up of a mix of different sized glass bottles that were filled with a variety of different flowers and foliage. For the foliage’s we included senecio for its lovely silver/grey tone, olive for the Tuscan feel that Kezi and Ed were keen to incorporate. Ammi and green bell for those wispy meadow like finishing touches. The flowers were a mix of pale blue Delphiniums scented stocks, veronica, lilac clematis (another flower I love but as it’s only available as a cut flower in different tones of purple I can’t always use it as often as I would like). Astrantia, astilbe and those delicious quicksand roses, I just can’t get enough of them!
The deconstructed arch that we had been plotting all those months back framed the door into the wedding breakfast room so perfectly, don’t you think? This was a labour of love as it took quite a while to construct and a very tall ladder too! Made up of lush seasonal greenery some of which included beech and birch. The flowers were made up of delphiniums, fox gloves, peonies roses & spray roses. We hung trailing greenery from the ceiling in the orangery to create a canopy. Which gave the that botanical feel which Kezi and Ed had their first dance under in the evening! Massive thanks to hubby as he was the one who hung most of it on a very hot summers day! With the heat and the glass! I think you know where I’m going with that…
How beautiful are both of these images? They just have pure joy and happiness beaming out of them. It’s these kind of photos that you look back over in years to come and cherish forever.
The perfect day that was filled with lots of fun, happiness, dancing and that kiss! Thank you so much to Kezi and Ed for sharing their wedding with us on the blog, we hope it has brought back lots of wonderful memories!
Are you thinking of having a Tuscan meets Botanical inspired wedding? I would love to hear what your plans are for you big day!
Image Credits: Millar Cole Photography