Laurel Weddings http://www.laurelweddings.com Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:51:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Best of 2014 – Artificial wedding flowers http://www.laurelweddings.com/best-2014-artificial-wedding-flowers/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/best-2014-artificial-wedding-flowers/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:51:44 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4047 ]]> Over the last few years the quality and variety of artificial wedding flowers has improved dramatically. There are lots of beautiful silk flowers available and they can be a wonderful alternative to fresh flowers.

If you are planning to get married abroad I would definitely recommend looking at silk flowers for your wedding day, they are easy to transport and won’t suffer in hot climates unlike fresh flowers. There is also the added bonus of being able to keep them as a memento of your special day.

If you are planning to have a winter wedding, particularly between Christmas and New Year you may want to consider looking at silk flowers as an alternative to fresh flowers. At this time of year the variety of fresh flowers is slightly more limited and prices can be higher.

During 2014 I created lots of lovely silk wedding flowers, I would like to share with you a selection of my favourite bouquets and arrangements.

Tall blossom tree arrangement in ivory and cream

Tall blossom tree arrangement in ivory and cream

Peach and cream silk bouquet - Photo by Matthew Priestley

Peach and cream silk bouquet – Photo by Matthew Priestley

Photo by Matthew Priestly

Photo by Matthew Priestly

Blush pink and ivory bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Blush pink and ivory bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Mixed bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Mixed bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Vintage bottles with silk flowers

Vintage bottles with silk flowers

Rustic wedding cake with silk flower sprays

Rustic wedding cake with silk flower sprays

Silk flower headdress - Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Silk flower headdress – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Spring bouquet of freesia, tulips, narcissi and viburnum

Spring bouquet of freesia, tulips, narcissi and viburnum

Martini vase centrepiece at Hilltop Country House

Martini vase centrepiece at Hilltop Country House

Vintage birdcage centrepiece

Vintage birdcage centrepiece

Image by Neil Redfern

Image by Neil Redfern

Pink and white bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Pink and white bouquet of roses, peonies and hydrangea

Natural, country garden bouquet

Natural, country garden bouquet

Silk flower hanging decoration

Silk flower hanging decoration

Dusky pink wedding bouquet

Dusky pink wedding bouquet

Cream and gold silk bouquet - Image by Lucy G Photography

Cream and gold silk bouquet – Image by Lucy G Photography

Silk teardrop bouquet - Image by Lucy G Photography

Silk teardrop bouquet – Image by Lucy G Photography

Red and white rose bouquet

Red and white rose bouquet

Candelabra centrepiece with silk flower arrangement

Candelabra centrepiece with silk flower arrangement

Red rose bouquet with gold and plum detail

Red rose bouquet with gold and plum detail

Silk flower arch and bay trees at Peckforton Castle

Silk flower arch and bay trees at Peckforton Castle

silk flower heart decoration

Rose and calla lily teardrop bouquet

Rose and calla lily teardrop bouquet

Rose and lisianthus bridesmaid bouquet

Rose and lisianthus bridesmaid bouquet

Wintery white and royal blue bouquet

Wintery white and royal blue bouquet

Textured, pastel wedding bouquet

Textured, pastel wedding bouquet

White and cream rose bouquet

White and cream rose bouquet

White and gold silk bouquet - Image by Neil Redfern Photography - Cake from Cakes By Beth

White and gold silk bouquet – Image by Neil Redfern Photography – Cake from Cakes By Beth

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Best of 2014 – Venue dressing | Reception flowers http://www.laurelweddings.com/best-2014-venue-dressing-reception-flowers/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/best-2014-venue-dressing-reception-flowers/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:45:39 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4027 ]]> Following on from my post featuring my favourite wedding bouquets from 2014 here’s a little look back at some of the fabulous venues we have worked at during 2014, including Mottram Hall, Thornton Manor, The Midland Hotel, Stanneylands Hotel, Hilltop Country House, Mere Court Hotel, Styal LodgeMere Golf Resort and Spa, Nunsmere Hall, Peckforton Castle, Bowdon Rooms, The Monastery and Sandhole Oak Barn.

Tall vase arrangements at The Mere - Image by Lucy G Photography

Tall vase arrangements at The Mere – Image by Lucy G Photography

Bowdon rooms venue dressing and wedding flowers

Bowdon rooms candelabra centrepiece and wedding flowers

Low vase arrangement at The White Hart, Oldham

Low vase arrangement at The White Hart, Oldham

Vintage wedding flower at The Midland Hotel

Vintage wedding flower at The Midland Hotel

Beautiful marquee wedding at Parbold - Image by Foxley Photography

Beautiful marquee wedding at Parbold – Image by Foxley Photography

Guest table flowers and decorations at Stanneylands Hotel

Guest table flowers and decorations at Stanneylands Hotel

Top table flowers, candles and petals at West Tower

Top table flowers, candles and petals at West Tower

Pink and peach wedding flowers at Rookery Hall - Image by Dan Maudsley

Pink and peach wedding flowers at Rookery Hall – Image by Dan Maudsley

Candelabra with flowers at The Mere

Candelabra with flowers displayed on guest tables at The Mere

Rustic wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

Rustic wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

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Yellow and navy blue wedding at Thornton Manor

Yellow and navy blue wedding at Thornton Manor

Martini vase wedding flowers at Mottram Hall

Martini vase wedding flowers at Mottram Hall

Red and white wedding at  Mere Court Hotel

Red and white wedding at Mere Court Hotel

Hurricane vase centrepiece at Manchester Town Hall

Hurricane vase centrepiece at Manchester Town Hall

Ceremony table vases and hanging hearts at Styal Lodge

Ceremony table vases  at Styal Lodge

Wedding ceremony decorations at The Mere - Photo by Ric Latham

Wedding ceremony decorations at The Mere – Photo by Ric Latham

Ceremony table arrangement at The Monastery

Ceremony table arrangement at The Monastery

Floral heart entrance decoration at Mere Court Hotel

Floral heart entrance decoration at Mere Court Hotel

 

Table vases with gypsophila at the Halle St Peters

Table vases with gypsophila at the Halle St Peters

Gypsophila arrangement and mercury glass vases at Hilltop Country House

Gypsophila arrangement and mercury glass vases at Hilltop Country House

Wedding ceremony flower arrangements at Bartle Hall

Wedding ceremony flower arrangements at Bartle Hall

Deep purple venue decorations at The Midland Hotel

Deep purple venue decorations at The Midland Hotel

Vintage rustic wedding flowers at Sandhole Oak Barn

Vintage rustic wedding flowers at Sandhole Oak Barn

Winter wedding centrepieces at Peckforton Castle

Winter wedding centrepieces at Peckforton Castle

Gold wedding decorations at Styal Lodge - Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Gold wedding decorations at Styal Lodge – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

 

 If you missed the blog post featuring my favourite bouquets from 2014 please click here.

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I can’t believe it’s the new year already, 2014 was such an incredible year and I feel truly honoured to have worked with so many lovely couples and have been involved in so many wonderful projects with great friends and ridiculously talented wedding suppliers.

Here is a selection of some of the gorgeous wedding bouquets I have made this year.

Hand tied, textured bouquet

Hand tied, textured bouquet

Mixed bouquet of lisianthus, ranunculus, berries and gypsophila

Mixed bouquet of lisianthus, ranunculus, berries and gypsophila

Sweet Avalanche rose bouquet - Image by Caroline White Photography

Sweet Avalanche rose bouquet – Image by Caroline White Photography

Hand tied bouquet of roses, lisianthus and gypsophila

Hand tied bouquet of roses, lisianthus and gypsophila

Peach and coral wedding bouquet - Photo by Ric Latham

Peach and coral wedding bouquet – Photo by Ric Latham

Hand tied bouquet of hydrangea, roses, thistle and gerbera

Hand tied bouquet of hydrangea, roses, thistle and gerbera

Hand tied bouquet of Sunflowers, Delphinium and Stephanotis

Hand tied bouquet of Sunflowers, Delphinium and Stephanotis

Wedding bouquet of roses, thistle, freesia and alstroemeria with eucalyptus foliage

Wedding bouquet of roses, thistle, freesia and alstroemeria with eucalyptus foliage

Yellow and cream rose bouquet - Image by Lucy G Photography

Yellow and cream rose bouquet – Image by Lucy G Photography

Modern orchid bouquet - Image by Neil Redfern

Modern orchid bouquet – Image by Neil Redfern

Delicate teardrop bouquet of gypsophila - Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Delicate teardrop bouquet of gypsophila – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

White rose bouquet with diamante brooch detail

White rose bouquet with diamante brooch detail

Hand tied bride's bouquet in ivory, green and dusky lilac

Hand tied bride’s bouquet in ivory, green and dusky lilac

Image by David Millington

Image by David Millington

Hand tied bouquet of roses, carnations and gypsophila

Hand tied bouquet of roses, carnations and gypsophila

Image by Foxley Photography

Image by Foxley Photography

Hand tied bouquet of roses, lisianthus, thistle and berries

Hand tied bouquet of roses, lisianthus, thistle and berries

White and green wedding bouquet

White and green wedding bouquet

White and green wedding bouquet

White and green wedding bouquet

Bouquet of red roses with a collar of baby's breath

Bouquet of red roses with a collar of baby’s breath

Hand tied bouquet of roses and gypsophila

Hand tied bouquet of roses and gypsophila

Hand tied bouquet of roses and orchids with gold eucalyptus

Hand tied bouquet of roses and orchids with gold eucalyptus – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Ivory, peach and blue wedding bouquet - Image by HDM Photography

Ivory, peach and blue wedding bouquet – Image by HDM Photography

 

Bouquet of roses, dahlias, waxflower and veronica

Bouquet of roses, dahlias, waxflower and veronica

Bridal bouquet of roses, spray roses and astrantia with eucalyptus foliage

Bridal bouquet of roses, spray roses and astrantia with eucalyptus foliage

Elegant pale pink, dusky pink and ivory roses mixed with gypsophila - Image by Lucy G Photography

Elegant orchids, bouvardia and roses mixed with gypsophila – Image by Lucy G Photography

Wintery bouquet of roses, lisianthus and brunia - Image by Lucy G Photography

Wintery bouquet of roses, lisianthus and brunia – Image by Lucy G Photography

 

 Please check back soon to see our Best of 2014 Venue decorations and Silk Flowers.

 

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Merry Christmas – Gold wedding ideas http://www.laurelweddings.com/merry-christmas-gold-wedding-ideas/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/merry-christmas-gold-wedding-ideas/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:55:55 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=3985 ]]> It’s Christmas Eve! I would like to wish all my wonderful couples and wedding friends a very Happy Christmas! It’s been a fantastic year and I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many lovely couples and wedding suppliers, and at so many beautiful wedding venues, all over Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

I would like to share with you one of my favourite shoots from 2014! This ‘Sparkle’ bridal shoot took place at Styal Lodge Wedding Venue, a wonderful barn venue in Cheshire and was organised by my good friend and fabulous wedding stylist Jan Clarke. The team of incredible suppliers involved included Neil Redfern Photography, Cakes By Beth, Flossy and Leigh, Jean Jackson Couture, Mr Yen Designs, The Word Is Love, Hair Stylist Vicky Nixon Millington and beautiful model Kit Williams. I was so pleased that this shoot has been featured in the latest issue of Pure Weddings Magazine and also on the Coco Weddings Venues blog.

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If you are looking for ideas for a romantic winter wedding and ways of adding a touch of sparkle to your decorations then take a look at these gorgeous photos!

Romantic gold wedding dress and hand tied bouquet

Romantic gold wedding dress and hand tied bouquet

 

Blush pink and ivory flowers mixed with eucalyptus and gold foliage

Blush pink and ivory flowers mixed with eucalyptus and gold foliage

 

Gold wedding decorations

Gold wedding decorations

 

Gold vase arrangement

Gold vase arrangement with roses, orchids and gold eucalyptus

 

Romantic ivory and blush pink with a hint of gold eucalyptus

Romantic ivory and blush pink with a hint of gold eucalyptus

 

Hand tied bouquet of roses and orchids with gold eucalyptus

Hand tied bouquet of roses and orchids with gold eucalyptus

 

flossy and leigh

 

wedding hair styles

 

Gold wedding decorations and wedding cake

Gold wedding decorations and wedding cake

 

romantic gold wedding ideas

 

wedding flowers with candles

 

glitter wedding decorations

 

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

Check back soon to see a very lovely post looking back at all the beautiful weddings I’ve worked on during 2014.

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Winter wedding – The Midland Hotel, Manchester http://www.laurelweddings.com/winter-wedding-midland-hotel-manchester/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/winter-wedding-midland-hotel-manchester/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:09:27 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=3965 ]]> winter wedding bouquet

The lovely Jeni and Nick got married at St. James’ church and had their winter wedding reception at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. The colour scheme for their wedding was teal, navy blue and ivory with hints of deep purple and pink.

Jeni wanted natural, textured bouquets and arrangements with seasonal flowers to suit the winter time. We chose a selection of roses, blue eryngium thistle and viburnum berries, purple lisianthus, orchids and deep pink spray roses mixed with other suitable flowers and greenery.

 

Bridal bouquet of roses, eryngium, lisianthus and berries

Bridal bouquet of roses, eryngium, lisianthus and berries

For the church wedding ceremony Jeni had a wrist corsage of roses, lisianthus and orchids designed on a pearl bracelet. She also then had a beautiful hand tied bouquet for photographs at their reception venue. Her bridal bouquet had a gorgeous mix of roses, eryngium, lisianthus, spray roses and berries with eucalyptus foliage.

Bride's wrist corsage

Bride’s wrist corsage

The bridesmaids had similar hand tied bouquets in shades of ivory, navy blue and dark purple.

Bridesmaid  bouquet of roses, eryngium and lisianthus

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses, eryngium and lisianthus

 

Bride and Bridesmaids

Bride and Bridesmaids

 

Bridesmaids bouquets in ivory, purple and navy flowers

Bridesmaids bouquets in ivory, purple and navy flowers

For the groom’s buttonhole I designed a cluster of flowers which matched the selection we used in the bride’s  bouquet. The Best man, Father of the bride and Father of the groom each had a single ivory rose with a small purple lisianthus flower and the Ushers each had a single ivory rose.

Groom's buttonhole

Groom’s buttonhole

Jacket corsage of roses and orchids

Jacket corsage of roses and orchids

Their flower girl was given a silver star wand decorated with silk flowers, and a matching silk flower circlet for her hair. And their page boy had a matching silk flower buttonhole.

Wedding flowers for a flower girl and page boy

Wedding flowers for a flower girl and page boy

 

At their wedding reception at The Midland Hotel in Manchester we provided natural wreath arrangements for each table centrepiece. Each table arrangement had a lovely mix of roses, eryngium thistle, berries and hydrangea and featured a glass hurricane vase and pillar candle set in the centre.

 

Deep purple venue decorations

Deep purple venue decorations

Low table arrangement with pillar candle

Low table arrangement with pillar candle

Natural wreath arrangement with a glass hurricane vase

Natural wreath arrangement with a glass hurricane vase

 

It was a pleasure to provide the flowers for them both and it was so lovely to receive this kind message from them.

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the gorgeous flowers that you did for our wedding day. We had so many comments from guests about how stunning the flowers were; and how they were perfect for a winter wedding.

From the initial consultation you were able to take my ideas; and turn them into something even better than I could have ever imagined.

Thank you once again.”

 

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Regional Finalist! http://www.laurelweddings.com/regional-finalist/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/regional-finalist/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:58:32 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=3961 ]]> regionalfinalist_4_hi

I am very excited to announce that Laurel Weddings have been listed as North West Regional Finalists for Best Florist in The Wedding Industry Awards!

I want to say a massive thank you to all my lovely couples for voting, it means a lot that you have taken the time to vote and send good luck messages.

The winners of each category will be announced next week at the Regional Awards Event at Sandhole Oak Barn, fingers crossed until then!

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Pink and peach wedding flowers – Rookery Hall http://www.laurelweddings.com/pink-peach-wedding-flowers-rookery-hall/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/pink-peach-wedding-flowers-rookery-hall/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:25:38 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=3944 ]]> Hand tied bouquet of roses, carnations and gypsophila

Hand tied bouquet of roses, carnations and gypsophila

 

Emma & Tom got married at St. Cuthbert’s Church and had their wedding reception at Rookery Hall in Cheshire.

The style for the wedding was romantic and elegant with vintage accessories. Their colour scheme for the flowers and decorations was ivory, blush pink and pale peach.

Romantic rose and gypsophila wedding bouquet - Image by Dan Maudsley

Romantic rose and gypsophila wedding bouquet – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

Emma’s hand tied bouquet was a delicate, textured mix of Avalanche and Sweet Avalanche roses, Cream gracia spray roses, gypsophila and carnations. I love the subtle pink flecks in the carnation, the colour blends so well with the blush pink roses.

Pink and peach wedding bouquet - Image by Dan Maudsley

Pink and peach wedding bouquet – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

The bridesmaids had smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, which co-ordinated beautifully with their peach dresses.

Bridesmaid bouquet in ivory, blush pink and pale peach

Bridesmaid bouquet in ivory, blush pink and pale peach

 

Emma & Tom decided they would like to have carnation buttonholes with a hint of gypsophila, the groom having a peach one and groomsmen with ivory.

Carnation buttonholes

Carnation buttonholes

 

Peach carnation buttonhole - Image by Dan Maudsley

Peach carnation buttonhole – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

At the church we dressed the pew ends with tied clusters of gypsophila and placed a low arrangement on the signing table which they could take with them to use at the reception afterwards.

Gypsophila pew end decoration - Image by Dan Maudsley

Gypsophila pew end decoration – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

For the reception decorations we decided to have a mix of low and tall vase arrangements to create more interest in the room. Each guest table had a selection of vintage china cups filled with clusters of flowers arranged around the base of the main centrepiece.

Pink and peach wedding flowers at Rookery Hall - Image by Dan Maudsley

Pink and peach wedding flowers at Rookery Hall – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

On the top table they had a selection of small vases and vintage china filled with pink and peach wedding flowers and a central low arrangement which was brought from the church after their ceremony.

 

Tall vase arrangement with lace ribbon trails

Tall vase arrangement with lace ribbon trails

 

Low table arrangement with vintage china around the base

Low table arrangement with vintage china around the base

 

Vintage china table decorations - Image by Dan Maudsley

Vintage china table decorations – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

Vintage china filled with pink and peach flowers - Image by Dan Maudsley

Vintage china filled with pink and peach flowers – Image by Dan Maudsley

 

We also provided a selection of vintage china filled with clusters of flowers to decorate the cake table and gift table.

Image by Dan Maudsley

Image by Dan Maudsley

 

A few kind words from Emma about their wedding flowers –

“I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful wedding flowers. The day wouldn’t have been the same without them- they provided a lovely back drop to our special day and everybody was so impressed by them.”

 

Thank you Emma & Tom for choosing me to provide the flowers for your wedding day and also for sending the beautiful photographs by Dan Maudsley from their wedding day.

 

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White wedding flowers: Lancashire wedding http://www.laurelweddings.com/white-wedding-flowers-lancashire-wedding/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/white-wedding-flowers-lancashire-wedding/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:54:20 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=3893 ]]> Take a look at this beautiful summer wedding, with some gorgeous photographs from the lovely AJ & Oli of Foxley Photography!

Image by Foxley Photography

Image by Foxley Photography

 

It was an absolute pleasure to create all the gorgeous arrangements for this wedding and working with my lovely friends Jan & Mary Lou.

The colour scheme for the wedding was white and cream with hints of pale blue. For the bride’s bouquet I created a hand tied design with white freesia, cream roses and pale blue hydrangea. The bridesmaids had a similar, smaller bouquet in white and cream.

Hand tied bouquet of ivory roses, freesia and hydrangea - image by Foxley Photography

Hand tied bouquet of ivory roses, freesia and hydrangea – image by Foxley Photography

 

White and blue wedding bouquets - Image by Foxley Photography

White and blue wedding bouquets – Image by Foxley Photography

 

The Groom and groomsmen each had a single cream rose buttonhole with variegated pittosporum foliage. I also made jacket and wrist corsages for some of the ladies, each designed to co-ordinate with their outfits.

Jacket corsage of roses and orchids - image by Foxley Photography

Jacket corsage of roses and orchids – image by Foxley Photography

 

At the church entrance we dressed the railings with foliage and placed arrangements on each side. Inside the church we decorated the front and back pew ends with floral arrangements and placed a pedestal arrangement near the altar.

Pew end decoration - image by Foxley Photography

Pew end decoration – image by Foxley Photography

 

Church pedestal arrangement - image by Foxley Photography

Church pedestal arrangement – image by Foxley Photography

 

 

Church entrance decoration - Image by Foxley Photography

Church entrance decoration – Image by Foxley Photography

 

At the marquee we placed lanterns and rose plants along the walkway, leading to large urn arrangements displayed at the entrance. Within the bar area they had large plinth arrangements displayed with the table plan and next to the gift table, along with a selection of small arrangements and rose plants to decorate the bar tables.

Wedding lanterns and rose plants decorating the walkway to the marquee

Wedding lanterns and rose plants decorating the walkway to the marquee

 

Urn arrangement decorating the drinks reception area

Urn arrangement decorating the drinks reception area

 

 

Card post box and bridesmaids bouquets - Image by Foxley Photography

Card post box and bridesmaids bouquets – Image by Foxley Photography

 

In the main reception area we created a mix of low and tall designs, and for extra wow factor they decided to have three of the tall arrangements slightly larger and decorated with hanging silver tealight holders. Each arrangement contained a lovely mix of white wedding flowers including roses, hydrangea and lisianthus. The vases were displayed on a large mirror and had a selection of tealights, votives filled with flowers and pillar candles arranged around the base.

Tall vase arrangement - image by Foxley Photography

Tall vase arrangement – image by Foxley Photography

 

Low table centrepiece - image by Foxley Photography

Low table centrepiece – image by Foxley Photography

 

Head table wedding flowers - image by Foxley Photography

Head table wedding flowers – image by Foxley Photography

 

 

Tall vase arrangements - Image by Foxley Photography

Tall vase arrangements – Image by Foxley Photography

 

Tall vase arrangement with hanging silver tea light holders

Tall vase arrangement with hanging silver tea light holders – image by Foxley Photography

 

Beautiful marquee wedding at Parbold - Image by Foxley Photography

Beautiful marquee wedding at Parbold – Image by Foxley Photography

 

Image by Foxley Photography

Image by Foxley Photography

 

Thank you again to AJ & Oli at Foxley Photography for their beautiful photographs!

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]]> Sophie and Ariel got married at Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful Lancashire wedding venue and the perfect setting for their autumnal wedding flowers and decorations. Sophie wore a stunning lace wedding dress and wanted hints of vintage styling mixed with autumnal tones and textures to suit the season and the wedding venue.

 

At the entrance we provided a pair of bay trees dressed with hessian bows and a selection of gourds arranged around the base.

Bay trees with hessian bows decorating the entrance - Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Bay trees with hessian bows decorating the entrance – Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

 

Sophie wanted a hand tied bouquet with lots of different textures and flowers to suit their autumn theme. I designed a bouquet of roses, rudbeckia seed heads, oak leaves, chrysanthemum, hypericum berries and bupleurum.

Bridal bouquet of roses, hypericum berries, bupleurum and chrysanthemum

Bridal bouquet of roses, hypericum berries, bupleurum, crocosmia, chrysanthemum and oak leaves

 

Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

 

The bridesmaids were each given a wrist corsage with a single creamy Artemis Rose and peach hypericum berries.

Bride and bridesmaid at Samlesbury Hall - Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Bride and bridesmaid at Samlesbury Hall – Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

The Groom and Groomsmen each had a natural cluster buttonhole with a selection of spray roses, hypericum berries, rudbeckia and oak leaves. To co-ordinate with the lace ribbon tie on the bridesmaids’ wrist corsages the buttonholes had a matching lace binding.

Rustic cluster buttonhole

Rustic cluster buttonhole

 

Cream roses and greenery

Jacket corsage of creamy champagne roses and greenery

 

On their top table I arranged a selection of twisted willow branches dressed with fairy lights and placed three low arrangements displayed on vintage silver glass stands.

top table autumn wedding

 

To add variety and create more interest in the room we decided to have a mix of tall and low table arrangements. Sophie particularly wanted some candle light so we placed tall silver candelabra on half of the tables and low urns on the other half. Each display featured a natural arrangement in autumnal colours to match the bridal bouquet.

Low urn centrepiece with mixed flower arrangement

Low urn centrepiece with mixed flower arrangement

 

Autumn wedding flowers decorating tall candelabra - Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Autumn wedding flowers decorating tall candelabra – Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

 

Sophie did a fantastic job of making her own wedding cake and asked if I could design a small cluster of flowers to decorate the top. We also provided our vintage silver cake stand to display the cake on, which co-ordinated beautifully with the candelabra and vintage stands.

Vintage silver cake stand

Vintage silver cake stand with autumnal flower cake top

 

Autumnal wedding flowers - Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

Autumnal wedding flowers – Image by Neil Thomas Douglas

 

To see more from their beautiful wedding please take a look at this post from Neil Thomas Douglas – http://www.neilthomasdouglas.com/wedding-photography-samlesbury-hall-with-arial-sophie/ 

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]]> wedding awards

 

There’s only a couple of days left until the voting closes for The Wedding Industry Awards 2015! To any of my lovely brides and grooms who got married between November 2013 and now, please could you spare a minute to vote me in the North West Florist Category.

Please click on the link to my voting page: http://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/2015/north-west/florist/laurel-weddings

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 24th October.

Thank you to everyone who has already voted, I really appreciate all the support.

I was over the moon to win the regional florist award last year, and it was amazing to receive such lovely feedback from all my couples. I felt very honoured to receive the award and it would be incredible to achieve the same success this year! Fingers crossed!

Here’s a selection from some of the gorgeous weddings and fantastic projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on this year. I feel very lucky to have worked with so many lovely couples and talented wedding suppliers.

wedding candelabra arrangements

Candelabra centrepiece at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

 

Delicate teardrop bouquet of gypsophila - Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Delicate teardrop bouquet of gypsophila – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

dusky pink wedding bouquet

Hand tied, textured bouquet

 

pale pink bouquets

Rustic, natural hand tied bouquet

 

 

Winter wedding styled shoot - Image by Lucy G Photography

Winter wedding styled shoot – Image by Lucy G Photography

 

yellow wedding flowers

Sunny yellow floral arrangements at Thornton Manor

 

Autumn, rustic crown for Pure Weddings Magazine feature. - Image by Neil Redfern Photography

Autumnal, rustic crown for Pure Weddings Magazine feature. – Image by Neil Redfern Photography

 

blue wedding flowers

Blue and ivory hand tied bouquet

 

sandhole oak barn wedding

Tall vase centrepiece at Sandhole Oak Barn

 

sunflower bouquet

Vibrant bouquet of sunflowers, delphinium and stephanotis

 

sunflower wedding flowers

Sunflowers and delphinium to decorate the ceremony table at Nunsmere Hall

 

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Elegant hand tied bouquets with roses, hydrangea and freesia – Image from Foxley Photography

 

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Classic white wedding flowers in the marquee at Parbold – Image by Foxley Photography

 

 

Floral heart entrance decoration

Floral heart entrance decoration

 

Table arrangements at Mere Court Hotel

Table arrangements at Mere Court Hotel

 

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Ceremony table flowers at The Monastery Manchester

 

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