Laurel Weddings http://www.laurelweddings.com Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:00:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 White and green wedding flowers – The Midland Hotel http://www.laurelweddings.com/white-green-wedding-flowers-midland-hotel/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/white-green-wedding-flowers-midland-hotel/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:00:57 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4194 ]]> Kate & Rob had a beautiful wedding reception at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. The colour scheme for the wedding was white and sage green with vintage styling.

Green and white bride's bouquet

Green and white bride’s bouquet

The bride’s bouquet was a mix of white and green roses, brassica, phlox, astrantia, lisianthks and hydrangea. The bridesmaids had a similar mix of white and green wedding flowers but with more white flowers than green.

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses, hydrangea, carnation and lisianthus

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses, hydrangea, carnation and lisianthus

For the buttonholes the Groom and Groomsmen each had a single ivory rose with simple pittosporum greenery.

Ivory rose buttonholes

Ivory rose buttonholes

For their reception decorations at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, they had two different centrepiece designs, which created more interest in the room with decoration at varying heights.

Wedding flowers at The Midland Hotel

Wedding flowers at The Midland Hotel

On half of the guest tables we placed tall silver candelabra dressed with pearls and decorated with a beautiful arrangement of white and green wedding flowers. The mix of flowers included ivory roses, green roses, hydrangea, lisianthus and carnations.

Tall silver candelabra centrepiece

Tall silver candelabra centrepiece

Vintage wedding flowers at The Midland Hotel

Vintage wedding flowers at The Midland Hotel

On the other tables they had a selection of elegant vintage china cups and ornate silver teapots which were filled with clusters of flowers. The vintage tea cups were displayed on stacks of vintage books tied with ivory lace ribbon.

Vintage wedding - silver teapots, vintage china and stacked books

Vintage wedding – silver teapots, vintage china and stacked books

Vintage silver teapot filled with flowers

Vintage silver teapot filled with flowers

Venue dressing at The Midland Hotel

Venue dressing at The Midland Hotel

Kate and Rob had the most beautiful vintage wedding cake created by our wonderful friend Francesca at the Cheshire Cat Cake Company. The lace and button detailing was stunning, and the soft vintage tones worked perfectly with the decor in the room. We provided an extra vintage tea cup filled with flowers to decorate the top tier.

Beautiful wedding cake by Cheshire Cat Cake Company

Beautiful wedding cake by Cheshire Cat Cake Company

Vintage china cup with flowers decorating the top tier of the wedding cake

Vintage china cup with flowers decorating the top tier of the wedding cake

Table decoration with flowers in vintage teapots and china cups

Table decoration with flowers in vintage teapots and china cups

Tall silver candelabra with white and green flowers

Tall silver candelabra with white and green flowers

 

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Red wedding ideas – The Belle Epoque http://www.laurelweddings.com/red-wedding-ideas-belle-epoque/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/red-wedding-ideas-belle-epoque/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:43:33 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4171 ]]> red wedding bouquets

If you are looking for colour theme ideas for your wedding day, how about the Pantone colour of 2015, Marsala – a dusky, wine red. Marsala is a beautiful colour that can be mixed with ivory, cream, dusky pink, raspberry, even burnt orange or sage green. It has a sense of richness and luxury, mixed with a natural earthiness, perfect for an autumn or winter wedding.

red wedding ideas

Take a look at this stunning winter shoot with lots of red wedding ideas, and how to incorporate Marsala Pantone colour of the year into your own wedding flowers.

The shoot took place at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford, with an amazing team of wedding suppliers involved. It was a pleasure to work with our lovely friends Neil Redfern Photography & Toni Darcy Photographer along with creative stylist Jan Clarke, Maxine Smith Makeup Artist, Pearl Bridal Boutique and Vicky M Hair Stylist.

Belle Epoque wedding photography

I created two different bouquet designs for the shoot, the first was a hand tied teardrop bouquet of roses, calla lilies, dianthus, rose hips and skimmia, with berried eucalyptus collar.

red wedding bouquet

winter wedding bouquet

The second design was a hand tied posy of deep red, burgundy and raspberry pink flowers. The bouquet included roses, dianthus, leucadendron and calla lilies with a gold collar and detachable trailing ribbons, decorated with mini cymbidium orchids.

bouquet with ribbons

red wedding flowers

dark red wedding bouquet

The stunning models were styled by the very talented Maxine Smith and Vicky M Hair. They wore a beautiful selection of wedding dresses from Pearl Bridal Boutique.

cheshire wedding photography

red and gold bouquet

wedding hair pearl flower

wedding hair ideas

Belle Epoque wedding photography

Belle Epoque wedding flowers

Belle Epoque styled shoot

Belle Epoque wedding ideas

Belle Epoque winter shoot

Belle Epoque winter wedding

 

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The Mere wedding – Dusky pink flowers http://www.laurelweddings.com/mere-wedding-dusky-pink-flowers/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/mere-wedding-dusky-pink-flowers/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:04:30 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4155 ]]> I have a very pretty wedding to share with you all, and beautiful photographs from our lovely friend and super talented photographer Lucy G Photography! It was great to work with lots of other amazing wedding suppliers including the fabulous Phoebe from Flossy & Leigh – Hair and Makeup Company.

Vintage wedding flowers

 

Steph and Mike got married at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Middleton and had their wedding reception at The Mere Resort, a lovely Cheshire wedding venue. It was great to work with lots of other amazing wedding suppliers including the fabulous Phoebe from Flossy & Leigh.

The colour scheme for the wedding was ivory, blush pink and dusky pink. The style was elegant and romantic with lots of candlelight and hints of lace and pearls for a vintage touch.

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

Elegant pale pink, dusky pink and ivory roses mixed with gypsophila

The bridal bouquet was a hand tied design with a mix of roses, orchids, bouvardia and gypsophila in shades of ivory, blush pink and dusky pink. Delicate lace, pearls and diamante detail were nestled amongst the flowers and the stems were bound in a co-ordinating ivory lace ribbon.

Pink and white bouquet with roses and gypsophila

Pink and white bouquet with roses and gypsophila

Their bridesmaids were each given a wrist corsage with a single blush pink rose and gypsophila.

Bridesmaids' wrist corsages

Bridesmaids’ wrist corsages

For their wedding ceremony at St. Peter’s Church we provided pew end bows with blush pink roses, altar arrangements and a large pedestal display.

Church pew end bows and blush pink roses

Church pew end bows and blush pink roses

Wedding at St Peter's Church, Middleton

Wedding at St Peter’s Church, Middleton

Steph & Mike’s wedding reception took place at The Mere Resort, we decorated each guest table with a tall vase arrangement filled with orchids, roses, blooms and gypsophila.

Tall vase arrangements at The Mere

Tall vase arrangements at The Mere

On the top table we arranged a selection of small vases filled with clusters of ivory and dusky pink flowers, pillar candles on silver stands and small arrangements. Pearl garlands and scatter pearls were displayed in between the vases and candles.

Small vases, arrangements and pillar candles decorating the top table

Small vases, arrangements and pillar candles decorating the top table

The delicate mix of flowers in dusky pinks and ivory teamed with soft candlelight created an elegant and romantic atmosphere in the room.

Small arrangements and pearl garlands decorating the top table

Small arrangements and pearl garlands decorating the top table

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

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

Wedding reception flowers at The Mere

Wedding reception flowers at The Mere

Guest table centrepiece with roses, orchids and gypsophila

Guest table centrepiece with roses, orchids and gypsophila

Romantic wedding at The Mere

Romantic wedding at The Mere

 

Thank you again to Lucy G Photography for the gorgeous photos!

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As it’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday I thought I would share with you a romantic red and white wedding at Mere Court Hotel.

Bridal bouquet of red roses and gypsophila

Bridal bouquet of red roses and gypsophila

Katie and David got married in the summer and had a gorgeous mix of red and ivory roses teamed with gypsophila (baby’s breath). For Katie’s bouquet I created a hand tied design of gorgeous Grand Prix red roses, finished with a delicate collar of gypsophila.

Red rose bouquet with a collar of gypsophila

Red rose bouquet with a collar of gypsophila

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses and gypsophila

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses and gypsophila

The bridesmaids were wearing red dresses so to compliment their gowns and co-ordinate with the bridal bouquet we created similar style bouquets but with ivory roses rather than red.

Flower girl silver star wand with red roses

Flower girl silver star wand with red roses

Their flower girl was given a silver star wand decorated with red spray roses and ribbons.

Red rose buttonhole with greenery

Red rose buttonhole with greenery

The Groom and groomsmen each had a single red rose with simple greenery for their buttonholes.

Red rose jacket corsage

Red rose jacket corsage

Their mothers were presented with a corsage of delicate red spray roses to be worn on their jackets.

Wedding ceremony decorations

Wedding ceremony decorations

In the ceremony room we provided a long arrangement of roses and gypsophila which was displayed on the ceremony table, the arrangement was then used on the top table for the wedding breakfast. We also provided a pair of artificial bay trees decorated with roses which were placed on either side of the ceremony area.

Long and low arrangement of roses and gypsophila

Long and low arrangement of roses and gypsophila

Hanging flower heart in the entrance

Hanging flower heart in the entrance

For their reception decorations we created a floral heart of red and ivory roses with gypsophila which was hung above the entrance. Each guest table featured floral arrangements of roses and gypsophila which were placed inside cream birdcages (supplied by Perfect Weddings).

Cream birdcage with red and white flowers.

Cream birdcage with red and white flowers.

On their top table they had the large arrangement displayed in the centre and then several mini birdcages and single rose heads placed along the table on either side.

Top table flowers at Mere Court Hotel

Top table flowers at Mere Court Hotel

Mini birdcage with red roses

Mini birdcage with red roses

Gift bouquets presented during the speeches

Gift bouquets presented during the speeches

 

Wishing you all a lovely Valentine’s weekend!

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]]> I loved working on this pretty winter wedding at Peckforton Castle just before Christmas! If you are looking for inspiration for your own winter wedding then please take a look at these frosty arrangements and wintery bouquets.

The colour scheme for Melissa & Adam’s wedding was a mix of white and ivory with hints of silver and dove grey to reflect the season. We used beautiful ivory roses, spray roses, lisianthus, large blooms and gypsophila with a selection of foliage including senecio (dusty miller), eucalyptus,  white thlaspi and trailing fern.

 

Bride's bouquet of ivory roses and senecio dust miller foliage

Bride’s bouquet of ivory roses and senecio dust miller foliage

The bridal bouquet was an elegant hand tied of ivory roses with diamante and a collar of silvery grey senecio foliage.

The bridesmaids had a similar design but with a few more varieties of flowers, including spray roses and double lisianthus.

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses and lisianthus with senecio foliage

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses and lisianthus with senecio foliage

Their wedding ceremony took place in the Chapel at Peckforton Castle, we dressed the pew ends with a small cluster of white and ivory flowers tied with a dove grey ribbon bow.

Tied cluster of flowers and wintery foliage displayed on the pew ends

Tied cluster of flowers and wintery foliage displayed on the pew ends

At the front of the chapel and on either side of the altar we displayed tall vase arrangements on white plinths. Each arrangement featured hanging crystals and glass baubles with tea lights.

Tall vase arrangement with ivory flowers, grey foliage and hanging glass baubles

Tall vase arrangement with ivory flowers, grey foliage and hanging glass baubles

Tall vase arrangements in the chapel at Peckforton Castle

Tall vase arrangements in the chapel at Peckforton Castle

Their wedding reception was in the beautiful Drawing Room, we decorated the top table with a collection of silver mercury glass candle stands with ivory pillar candles and silver votives filled with clusters of flowers.

Top table decoration with small flower arrangements and pillar candles

Top table decoration with small flower arrangements and pillar candles

Each guest table was dressed with a tall vase arrangement displayed on a round mirror, decorated with pillar candles, petals and crystals.

Tall vase arrangements with hanging glass baubles and crystals

Tall vase arrangements with hanging glass baubles and crystals

Tall vase arrangement of roses, blooms, gypsophila, eucalyptus and fern

Tall vase arrangement of roses, blooms, gypsophila, eucalyptus and fern

Winter wedding flowers at Peckforton Castle

Winter wedding flowers at Peckforton Castle

 

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Elegant pale blue wedding flowers at The Mere http://www.laurelweddings.com/elegant-pale-blue-wedding-flowers-mere/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/elegant-pale-blue-wedding-flowers-mere/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:30:52 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=4075 ]]> Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

The lovely Helena & George got married at St. Mark’s Church in Worsley and had their wedding reception at The Mere Resort & Spa, a fabulous Cheshire wedding venue. Their colour scheme for the wedding was white, cream and pale blue with hints of silver. They had a lovely mix of roses, hydrangea, bouvardia and blooms mixed with snowberries and eucalyptus foliage.

I have some beautiful photos to share with you from their wedding day from the very talented  Zen Photographic.

Hand tied bride's bouquet including roses, orchids, hydrangea and snowberries - image by Zen Photographic

Hand tied bride’s bouquet including roses, orchids, hydrangea and snowberries – image by Zen Photographic

Helena’s bouquet was a hand tied posy style with lots of texture. We used a beautiful mix of roses, hydrangea, bouvardia, orchids and lisianthus with snowberries and eucalyptus.

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses, bouvardia and lisianthus with a hint of blue hydrangea - Image by Zen Photographic

Bridesmaid bouquet of roses, bouvardia and lisianthus with a hint of blue hydrangea – Image by Zen Photographic

The bridesmaids wore elegant, full length gowns in soft, pale blue. To co-ordinate with Helena’s bouquet they had a similar mix of flowers with only a hint of the blue hydrangea.

Pale blue and ivory bridesmaids bouquets - Image by Zen Photographic

Pale blue and ivory bridesmaids bouquets – Image by Zen Photographic

Pale blue and ivory wedding bouquets - Image by Zen Photographic

Pale blue and ivory wedding bouquets – Image by Zen Photographic

For their flower girl I made a matching smaller bouquet with silk flowers.

Silk bouquet of roses and hydrangea - Image by Zen Photographic

Silk bouquet of roses and hydrangea – Image by Zen Photographic

Rose and orchid jacket corsage - Image by Zen Photographic

Rose and orchid jacket corsage – Image by Zen Photographic

Delicate corsages of roses and orchids were presented to their mothers to be worn on their jackets.

Ivory rose buttonholes - Image by Zen Photographic

Ivory rose buttonholes – Image by Zen Photographic

The groomsmen each wore a single rose buttonhole with snowberries and eucalyptus foliage. To make the Groom’s buttonhole slightly different George had a hint of blue hydrangea added to the ivory rose and snowberry design.

Ivory rose buttonholes with snowberry and eucalyptus

Ivory rose buttonholes with snowberry and eucalyptus – Image by Zen Photographic

At St. Mark’s Church in Worsley we dressed the ends of the pews for their wedding ceremony with ivory lace bows. Each bow featured a small cluster of flowers with a single ivory rose, lisianthus, snowberries and eucalyptus.

Small cluster of flowers displayed on the pew ends with a lace bow - Image by Zen Photographic

Small cluster of flowers displayed on the pew ends with a lace bow – Image by Zen Photographic

Lace bow pew ends with a cream rose and eucalyptus - Image by Zen Photographic

Lace bow pew ends with a cream rose and eucalyptus – Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

The mix of ivory and blue wedding flowers looked gorgeous at The Mere Resort & Spa for their wedding reception. The tall silver candelabra dressed with draping pearls were placed on each guest table creating a very elegant and romantic atmosphere in the reception suite. Each candelabra had a stunning arrangement of roses, blooms, lisianthus, snowberries and hydrangea mixed with eucalyptus foliage.

Venue dressing at The Mere - Image by Zen Photographic

Venue dressing at The Mere – Image by Zen Photographic

Tall candelabra with blue and white flower arrangements - Image by Zen Photographic

Tall candelabra with blue and white flower arrangements – Image by Zen Photographic

Their top table was decorated with a large central arrangement and a selection of small arrangements, pillar candles on mercury glass stands and small vases with clusters of flowers.

Top table arrangement at The Mere, Cheshire - Image by Zen Photographic

Top table arrangement at The Mere, Cheshire – Image by Zen Photographic

Top table arrangements and pillar candles - Image by Zen Photographic

Top table arrangements and pillar candles – Image by Zen Photographic

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Candelabra centrepiece with flower arrangement – Image by Zen Photographic

 

Their fabulous ivory and blue wedding cake and cupcake tower was created by Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes in Altrincham.

Image by Zen Photographic

Gorgeous ivory and blue wedding cake and cupcakes from Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes – Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

Image by Zen Photographic

 

Thank you again to Zen Photographic for the gorgeous photos! To see more from their wedding please take a look at this lovely blog post – http://www.zen-photographic.co.uk/helena-george-mere-court-wedding-photography/

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]]> 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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]]> Happy New Year!

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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