Today I have this gorgeous mint and gold wedding with proteas and floral chandelier to share with you, captured by the hugely talented Emma Sekhon. Sarah & Nathan were married at the utterly breath taking St Clere Estate in Kent, surrounded by pretty scenic countryside it is postcard perfect.
It was a glorious sunny day and their ceremony was held outside, we created natural handtie posties which were tied to the ends of the chairs on every other aisle & finished with hanging gold sequin ribbon. Two large stone urn arrangements were displayed at the front either side of the aisle. Natural and wild like the large urns were made up of a mixture of light toned foliage with delphiniums, cafe au lait dahlia’s (one of my favourites) garden roses, astilbe, roses and setaria.
Sarah’s beautiful strapless wedding dress with sweet heart neckline was purchased from Isabella Grace bridal boutique in Tunbridge Wells. Her bridesmaids wore floor length dresses in a light grey/sage colour with multi-functional straps which meant that some of them had slightly different looks whilst all still complimenting each other.
The bouquets were made up of light neutral shades with ivories, whites, blush and sage greens to tie in with Sarah & Nathan’s wedding colours. When I met with them both they wanted their flowers to be romantic but a bit unique and different at the same time, we opted to incorporate proteas both the king and blushing bride varieties into their bouquets. I must say they are rapidly becoming one of my favourite flowers, mind you I am so what fickle when it comes to flowers (my favourites frequently change usually depending on the season!). It was only after the wedding that we realised the sentimental significance to using the proteas as Sarah told me that her & Nathan were honeymooning in South Africa & of course king protea is the national flower of South Africa so that was rather lovely.
The reception was held in the garden of Sarah’s parents house, they built a hop arch, steps & a picket fence walkway leading up to the marquee which was supplied by Meadow Fields Marquees. I always love seeing all the plans coming together on the wedding day, currently planning my own wedding I can fully appreciate all the effort that goes into creating all those special details and it was great to work with the lovely Jo from the Wedding Dolls who was busy on the day overseeing everything making sure the day run smoothly for Sarah and Nathan.
The centre piece designs created were made up of platforms in different sizes and heights covered in reindeer moss (which FYI took ages to do!) we used a more unusual variety of moss that is a lighter green shade as we didn’t want the green colour of carpet moss (more commonly used) to be too dark against the lighter toned foliages used throughout. Tree slices placed on top of the main platform with gold ridged vases and gold glitter jars, gold tea lights and scattered succulents.
Sarah and Nathan hired mint napkins and gold cutlery which worked perfectly with the vases and added gold glitter feathers for each persons place name. Mint and gold is such a dreamy colour combination isn’t it?
The jaw dropping rustic romance style cake was created by cake wizard extraordinaire Claudia, from Purple Flour made up of white frosting, gold leaf edges and provided roses by moi which were artfully placed by Claudia. The gorgeous vintage dresser was hired from Idyllic Days and we adorned the drawers with fleurs arranged as if they were growing out of the dresser draws.
Thank you to Sarah & Nathan for letting us share their utterly gorgeous day and to Emma for her amazing images. It was an absolute pleasure flowering their big day.
Image Credits: Emma Sekhon Photography