Firstly a very Happy New Year to you! I can’t quite believe that not only is it the start of 2020 but a new decade too! In contrast to the cold and miserable weather we have been having of late. Today I’m reminiscing back to summer last year. When we had the pleasure of flowering Hannah and David’s intimate wedding in London with all the pretty white & blue blooms.
St Ethelburga’s is such a stunning venue! Due to the ornate details and white washed stone walls it certainly adds to the venues character. Furthermore the garden offers a tranquil space & right in the heart of London too, a real hidden gem!
Hannah & David’s wedding was organised to perfection by uber talented wedding planner Elisabetta White. Who’s eye for detail is always on point! We also had the pleasure of working with Betta previously for the first time together a number of years ago when we collaborated on this editorial shoot together (time flies doesn’t it!) and hence have remained close work colleagues and friends ever since. With her expertise being in destination wedding planning she has recently established her wedding consultancy too, for planners with aspirations to work abroad. Is there anything she can’t do?! In addition to all that she has a little girl the same age as Harry, superwomen or what!
Hannah & David were travelling from the USA to hold their intimate ceremony in London, surrounded by just close family and friends. Bringing an ‘outside in’ feeling to their day. We created natural meadow style arrangements to line the aisle, in white, cream & blue shades. Using a plethora of summer goodies including delphiniums, scabious, campanula, salvia and ammi to name a few.
Hannah wanted similar shades to be incorporated into the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets so to be in keeping with the overall style and feel of the day. Sticking with the lighter shades of blue from the colour pallet, and therefor giving them a more soft and romantic feel. A gorgeous new rose variety called Westminster Abbey due to it’s a subtle nude/mink shade, certainly complimented the blue shades in the bouquets perfectly. Lush hanging silk ribbon from Silk and Purl in the shade of French Grey adorned the bouquets.
Due to the urn being positioned at the top of the aisle this layout gave the space an asymmetric feel. Made up of seasonal foliage and peonies, some of my favourite garden roses, delphiniums & campanula. I’m pleased to say all of the arrangements for this wedding were foam free. I, like a number of other florists are thinking more and more about sustainability within the industry. The impact we have on the environment and the changes we can make to help improve it.
Pretty cut glass bud vases lined the reception table filled with beautiful white and blue blooms. Peonies, Roses, Scabious, Nigella, Cornflower, Mint & Salvia to name a few. Which guests admired after the ceremony whilst they enjoyed afternoon tea in the walled garden. Charming antique flora blue and white china complimented the blooms and overall style for Hannah & David’s wedding perfectly . The garden is pretty special, right? Who would of thought it’s surrounded by city sky scrapers! A little slice of heaven in the heart of the busy city and rather a superb backdrop for their special day.
The beautiful cake made by talented Ali from Cake Me Up with those exquisite sugar crafted Anemones. The flower details were amazing and looked so very life like! Who doesn’t love a desert trolley as well? This gold Savanna Trolley from Classic Crockery creates a real focal point.
Reminiscing over Hannah & David’s intimate wedding in London, has made me excited for summer and the warm sunny days that are not too far away, has it you?
Image Credit: Eva Tarnok Photographer