Laurel Weddings http://www.laurelweddings.com Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:25:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 66287439 Dusky pink wedding flowers at Arley Hall http://www.laurelweddings.com/dusky-pink-wedding-flowers-at-arley-hall/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/dusky-pink-wedding-flowers-at-arley-hall/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:25:53 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5905 ]]> It’s always a pleasure working at the stunning Arley Hall wedding venue in Cheshire, and it was lovely to work with Rebecca & Ernstjan to create the flowers for their wedding day. The style for the day was elegant country garden, with a subtle colour mix of ivory, blush pink, dusky pink and mauve which worked beautifully with the decor in Arley Hall.

Rebecca’s wedding bouquet was a cascading teardrop shape bouquet including a mix of roses, hydrangea, astilbe and stocks with eucalyptus foliage.

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The bridesmaids each carried a hand tied bouquet designed to match with the bride’s bouquet, with a just hint of dusky pink and more ivory and champagne flowers.

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Rebecca & Ernstjan’s wedding ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church in Great Budworth, an incredibly beautiful church and the village itself is the perfect setting for a country garden wedding.

We decorated in the church with simple pew end arrangements and large pedestal arrangements placed at the front. The arrangements included a mix of hydrangea, roses, spray roses, blooms, limonium and waxflower. If you are looking for ideas for your own wedding ceremony decorations please take a look at our gallery to see more examples of our work.

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We love to add special floral details around your wedding venue, especially in the entrance area and other spaces where guests are likely to mingle during the day.  This delicate eucalyptus garland and clusters of pastel roses worked perfectly to decorate across the top of their welcome sign and we also created a matching corner swag to dress the gorgeous table plan frame.

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In the reception room at Arley Hall they decided to have a mix of high and low centrepiece arrangements on the tables. The gold candelabra displays each had a selection of small vases and tea lights arranged around the base and the matching low posy arrangements also had a selection of tea lights to add lots of candle light around the room.

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The top table was decorated with a long flower garland of roses, hydrangea and blooms with mixed greenery. Pillar candles on gold stands were also placed along the table to co-ordinate with the other gold details on the guest tables.

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Their wedding cake was provided by Caroline’s Cake Company and we designed a floral cake top and cascading sprays of ivory and blush flowers to reflect the elegant country garden theme.

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Paula & Steve’s Valentine’s day wedding flowers http://www.laurelweddings.com/paula-steves-valentines-day-wedding-flowers/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/paula-steves-valentines-day-wedding-flowers/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:25:22 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5722 ]]> Happy Valentine’s day to you all and a very special Valentine’s 1st Wedding Anniversary to this gorgeous pair! We had the best day celebrating with Paula & Steve at the beautiful Wasing Park last year. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their special day and provide wedding flowers for our wonderful friends.

Thank you Paula & Steve for sharing your amazing wedding photos by Joe Mallen Photography. I think this first one has to be one of my favourites!

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The colour scheme for the wedding was yellow and royal blue but there were also elements of red and navy. Having discussed the colours and where they featured within the wedding we decided to keep the wedding flowers mostly cream and yellow with hints of navy and lots of greenery for a natural look.

Steve is a firefighter and they wanted to incorporate this into their wedding, including Paula’s fabulous fire engine wedding day transport! Along with fire buckets, mini fire engine favours and some great photo booth accessories.

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Paula’s wedding bouquet was a textured, spring mix of ranunculus, stocks, forsythia, narcissi, daisies, eryngium thistle and alstroemeria. Their bridesmaids wore royal blue dresses and each carried smaller bouquets designed to match with the bride’s bouquet.

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To be able to get the most use from the decorations throughout the day we designed two different centrepieces, 4 lanterns with flower bases and 4 fire buckets with natural arrangements. These were used to decorate the wedding ceremony room and then moved to the guest tables for the reception.

The lantern arrangements were displayed on tall plinths at the entrance and on either side of the ceremony table. And we decorated along the aisle with a mixed foliage garland and the fire bucket arrangements.

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The arrangements included a similar mix of flowers to the bouquets but designed in a neutral colour scheme with subtle hints of yellow and the navy thistle.wedding centrepiece cheshire wedding flowers

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Happy wedding anniversary Paula & Steve! xx

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Fairytale Peckforton Castle Wedding http://www.laurelweddings.com/fairytale-peckforton-castle-wedding/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/fairytale-peckforton-castle-wedding/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:35:12 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5878 ]]> I’m very excited to share this stunning Peckforton castle wedding with you from Chloe and Adam’s fairytale wedding day. Thank you to their super talented photographer Teresa C Photography for sending these beautiful wedding photos.

Chloe and Adam had an amazing team of suppliers on board to create their dream wedding day, including the fabulous Flossy & Leigh Bridal Hair and Makeup Company, Eleventh Heaven, B2b Productions, Hipswing, The luxury events group and SugarPerfection.

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The colour scheme for the wedding was romantic ivory and pale pink with lots of sparkle and pearl details. Chloe’s elegant bouquet was a hand tied design including a mix of roses in shades of ivory, cream and champagne. Her bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of beautiful pale pink Sweet Avalanche roses with a delicate collar of gypsophila. These luxury roses worked perfectly with their pale pink bridesmaids dresses.

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I love to create custom pieces for my couples and bring in extra details to suit their style. To display their beautiful Disney themed table plan cards I designed a custom silk flower frame in shades of ivory and pale pink with a mirror back. The silk flower frames are available to hire in a variety of colours and with either a mirror centre or ivory lace back board to attach your table plan cards.

To create a truly romantic setting for their fairytale Peckforton Castle wedding we designed dramatic tall vase centrepieces filled with gorgeous ivory and pale pink roses. These high impact displays can transform your reception room and really add the wow factor. With the addition of candles in hanging glass baubles and draping crystals this luxury centrepiece is perfect for any princess!

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The entrance to Peckforton Castle was decorated with a luxury silk flower arch and candles in hanging glass baubles. Flower arches are wonderful for backdrops for your wedding photos as well as creating a dramatic entrance to your venue. We also have free standing arches available which can be used for your wedding ceremony and as a backdrop for your top table during the reception, take a look in our ceremony flowers and reception flowers galleries for more arch designs.

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It was a pleasure to work with such a lovely couple and design all the beautiful arrangements for Chloe and Adam’s wedding day. Peckforton Castle is one of our favourite Cheshire wedding venues and we always have a great time working there. It was also a lovely surprise to see their wedding was featured in Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding Magazine!

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Blush and navy Samlesbury Hall wedding http://www.laurelweddings.com/blush-and-navy-wedding-at-samlesbury-hall/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/blush-and-navy-wedding-at-samlesbury-hall/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:43:27 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5702 ]]> If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding colour scheme I have a stunning navy blue and blush pink Samlesbury Hall wedding to share with you. This colour combination can work at any time of the year and create a classic, romantic look for your wedding day.

Helen and Sean had an elegant winter wedding at Samlesbury Hall, a gorgeous Lancashire wedding venue. The stunning black and white, medieval building is set in beautiful woodland grounds, offering plenty of backdrops for your wedding photos.

I would like to say a massive thank you to the incredibly talented Rachel Joyce Photography for sending me these beautiful photographs from their wedding.

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Helen had a clear idea of the style of bouquet she wanted for the wedding, and we discussed using a variety of flower types to create the unstructured, flowing design she liked. The bridal bouquet included White O’hara garden roses, freesia, ranunculus and lilac, along with eryngium thistle to add a hint of navy and trailing greenery.

The bridesmaids each carried a similar, smaller design but we incorporated more blush pink to match with their pink shawls. The bouquets were finished with natural silk and satin ribbon trails.

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The decorations for their wedding ceremony included candelabra arrangements displayed on plinths at the entrance and on either side of the ceremony table. The candelabra with fresh flower arrangements were then used as table centrepieces for the reception. Glass hurricane vases with ivory LED pillar candles were placed along the aisle and two small arrangements were used to decorate the ceremony table.

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To create a romantic backdrop for their ceremony and reception we designed a large foliage heart decorated with clusters of flowers, which was hung on the wall behind the ceremony table and then the top table for the reception.

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The reception room at Samlesbury Hall has a dramatic wrought iron chandelier which can be left plain or decorated with garlands of greenery and flowers. There is a large fireplace which can also be decorated if you want to add more details in the room.

Helen & Sean decided to have a mix of high and low table centrepieces, both incorporating candles for their wedding reception flowers. The candelabra arrangements from the ceremony decor were displayed on half of the tables and the others featured a hurricane vase with a wreath arrangement around the base. To see more examples of table centrepiece designs and other reception flowers please take a look at our gallery.

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The top table was decorated with three floral arrangements, one main arrangement in the centre and two smaller arrangements placed at either end. For extra candle light and to match with the guest tables we added a selection of candles and tea lights in between the arrangements.

To bring in the navy blue to the reception decor they chose navy blue swags across the front of the top table with navy and lace tails at each end. The chairs were also dressed to match with a double navy and lace sash. The swags and chair decor was provided by Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire.

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Linzi and Phil got married at Haigh Hall, a beautiful Lancashire wedding venue. They chose an elegant blush and ivory colour scheme for their Haigh Hall wedding flowers and venue styling, with hints of silver in the accessories.

Thank you to Linzi for sending some of their professional images from Dave Spink Photography

The bridal bouquet was a gorgeous mix of ivory Avalanche roses, blush pink Sweet Avalanche and Bombastic roses and white hydrangea, finished with satin and silk trailing ribbons. The bridesmaids each had a similar, smaller bouquet to carry, which worked perfectly against their pale grey bridesmaid dresses.

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The ceremony room was decorated with flower arrangements and candles creating an elegant, romantic setting for their wedding ceremony. The tall candelabra arrangements were placed on plinths either side of the ceremony table for high impact displays. We also dressed the ceremony table with arrangements in mirrored cubes, small vases of flowers and candles in glass jars.

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For the wedding reception flowers we continued with the elegant mix of Avalanche and Sweet Avalanche roses, Bombastic spray roses, white hydrangea and eryngium thistle. The flowers were arranged with a selection of light greenery to create a natural, country garden setting.

Their top table featured silver mercury glass vases filled with clusters of flowers, candles on silver stands and trailing greenery.

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For the table centrepieces we discussed having a mix of two designs to add variety around the room and decoration at different levels. They chose a combination of tall silver candelabra for some tables and a cluster centrepiece of candle stands and small vases on the other tables.

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It’s always nice to add extra details on your tables and in other areas around your venue, if you can work them into your budget. Linzi and Phil chose to hire our bespoke rose table numbers to co-ordinate with the their flowers and a more unique design. We also provided flowers for the wedding cake and cake table so they co-ordinated with the table centrepieces.

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As well as little details we can also create custom designs to decorate arch ways, suspended floral installations and staircase garlands. For these larger displays we offer options in fresh flowers and hiring silk flowers. Linzi and Phil chose to hire silk flower garlands to decorate the staircase in the reception entrance at Haigh Hall, incorporating a mix of roses, hydrangea, blossom branches and greenery.

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Woodland wedding trees, Peckforton Castle http://www.laurelweddings.com/woodland-wedding-trees-at-peckforton-castle/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/woodland-wedding-trees-at-peckforton-castle/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:44:35 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5654 ]]> peckforton castle

If you are looking for inspiration for a natural, woodland styled wedding then take a look at this gorgeous wedding we worked on earlier in the year at Peckforton Castle with our beautiful wisteria wedding trees. It was an absolute pleasure working with Sophie & Josh to style their wisteria woodland wedding and great to work with a fantastic team of suppliers including Hayley Baxter Photography, who very kindly sent me some stunning images to share, along with Marry Me Films and Jo’s Couture Cakes.

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The styling and colour theme for the wedding were based on Sophie’s birthstone Emerald and her stunning Wisteria wedding dress from Blackburn Bridal Couture. We also included their birth flowers, lily of the valley and aster.

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For Sophie’s bouquet we designed a long trailing shower bouquet of white and ivory flowers with greenery. She had a gorgeous mix of freesia, lily of the valley, aster, jasmine, lisianthus and artificial trailing wisteria.

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The bridesmaids each had a hand tied textured bouquet of mixed greenery, aster and freesia to compliment their full length emerald green dresses. The little flower girls each carried a small basket of olive leaves to scatter along the aisle.

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Our luxury, artificial wisteria trees can transform your ceremony and reception rooms into a whimsical and romantic forest setting and really create the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. If you have a large, dramatic space to dress like the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle, especially with high ceilings our beautiful wedding trees are high impact displays that will wow your guests. For more information on our wedding tree hire please contact us.

For Josh and Sophie’s wedding ceremony the wisteria trees were placed on white plinths lining either side of the aisle, along with pillar candles in glass cylinders. The Minstrels gallery was dressed with natural willow branches decorated with artificial greenery, blossom branches, trailing wisteria and tea lights in hanging glass baubles.

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Their wedding breakfast was held in the Drawing Room at Peckforton Castle where we moved the wisteria trees after the ceremony to use as centrepieces for each guest table. To add more detail on the tables, we decorated around the base with small fresh flower arrangements designed to match the bouquets, along with log slice tea light holders and large table mirrors. We have a great selection of extra decor items available to hire, such as candle and tea light holders to suit a variety of styles, take a look at our venue styling pages for more information.

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The top table featured a gorgeous full length display of mixed greenery, aster, freesia, lisianthus, artificial blossom and trailing wisteria. This long, elegant display worked beautifully with the wisteria wedding tree centrepieces. For extra candle light we also included hurricane vases with pillar candles which were placed along the table on natural log slices.

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Their elegant wedding cake was created by the very talented Jo’s Couture Cakes with fresh ruscus greenery rings around the tiers.

To see more from their gorgeous woodland wedding at Peckforton Castle take a look at the blog post of professional image from Hayley Baxter Photography and their wedding film by Marry Me Films

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Dusky pink wedding flowers at Inglewood Manor http://www.laurelweddings.com/dusky-pink-wedding-flowers-inglewood/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/dusky-pink-wedding-flowers-inglewood/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:07:33 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5634 ]]> Vik and Martin had a beautiful spring wedding at Inglewood Manor, a gorgeous country house hotel in Cheshire. To suit the season and style of the venue they chose a soft pastel colour theme for the decorations including dusky pink wedding flowers mixed with other ivory and nude flowers.

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For the bridal bouquet I created a natural, unstructured design including roses, ranunculus, hydrangea, gypsophila and trailing greenery. Vik’s bouquet was designed in more neutral colours with subtle hints of nude and blush pink, where as the bridesmaids’ simpler hand tied bouquets included more blush and dusky pink wedding flowers to match their dresses.

The bouquets were finished with trailing satin and silk ribbons in a shades of ivory, nude and blush pink.

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Beautiful, tall vase arrangements were placed on plinths to decorate the ceremony room, along with small vases of flowers displayed along the registrar’s table. The tall vases were then used as centrepieces for the wedding breakfast.

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The reception room at Inglewood Manor has gorgeous wood panelled walls and dramatic fireplaces, the perfect setting for a country manor house wedding. The centrepieces filled with dusky pastel wedding flowers really softened the room and created a romantic setting for their wedding breakfast.

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To suit the size of the room and have decoration at different levels we decided to mix high and low centrepieces both designed in a similar style. The tall vase arrangements also featured hanging glass baubles with dusky pink rose heads inside.

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On Vik & Martin’s top table we used a selection of silver mercury glass vases filled with clusters of dusky pink and cream roses, along with tea lights in glass holders. We have an extensive range of glassware available to hire and various candle & tea light holders including silver, gold and rose gold mercury glass, please contact us for more information.

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If you would like to see more from this pretty spring wedding at Inglewood Manor take a look at the blog post of professional images by A W Photography

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If you are a nature lover and looking for decor inspiration for your wedding day, then take a look at this gorgeous enchanted forest styling at Katie & Scott’s Peckforton Castle wedding. The combination of textured greenery, moss and natural tree bark reflects the amazing woodland surroundings of this fabulous wedding venue and worked beautifully within the Great Hall.

To co-ordinate with their wedding stationery and to add a hint of colour we discussed incorporating flowers in shades of dusky mauve, lavender and purple. The flowers we used included roses and lisianthus with soft romantic scents from dried lavender, freesia and stocks.

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Peckforton Castle is such a grand venue and has many different areas to decorate, I would always recommend concentrating the majority of your budget on the main ceremony and reception space and then consider the main entrance, walkways and drinks reception area for extra details. This beautiful floral heart is from our silk flower hire selection which can be designed to match your other decorations. The heart was hung at the entrance arch, above the steps leading into the Great Hall.

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For their wedding ceremony in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle we displayed large floral tree style arrangements on tall plinths to decorate either side of the aisle. The arrangements were then used as table centrepieces for the wedding breakfast.

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Each arrangement was designed on our bespoke, natural log stands with moss bases. For extra detail we wrapped trailing ivy around each log stand and placed small clusters of flowers on the moss base.

To co-ordinate with the natural woodland styling we created a wooden crate arrangement to display their table plan cards. This was placed with our wooden ‘house’ post box in the long gallery. When styling your wedding day try to choose accessories that co-ordinate with the theme, incorporating the same materials and similar colour tones. We have lots of beautiful decorations to add those special little details to your wedding reception, take a look on our finishing touches section for more details.

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The top table was decorated with a selection of silver mercury glass candle stands and small vases to add a hint of sparkle, along with natural log slice tea light holders, trailing ivy, ferns and clusters of flowers to match those in the table centrepiece arrangements.

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We have a variety of wedding table numbers available to hire, which are designed to suit different styles. Our custom made, natural moss numbers worked perfectly with the woodland styling and the log slice bases match with the tea light holders displayed around the base of each table centrepiece.

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It was an absolute pleasure to work on this Peckforton Castle wedding and one of our favourites this year. If you are planning your own wedding and would like to discuss decoration ideas for your special day then please get in touch.

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Pretty in Pink: Marquee wedding flowers http://www.laurelweddings.com/pretty-pink-pale-pink-rose-wedding/ http://www.laurelweddings.com/pretty-pink-pale-pink-rose-wedding/#respond Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:56:03 +0000 http://www.laurelweddings.com/?p=5597 ]]> cheshire wedding flowersDressing a marquee is always a treat for me and my team, as it’s a perfect blank canvas. Clients don’t need to take into consideration any architectural details or interior styling dictated by the venue, so there are no limits on what can be achieved and couples can have a free reign when it comes to their marquee wedding flowers and decorations. marquee wedding flowers
Carrie and Owen chose a marquee for their wedding blessing and reception party. They envisaged their marquee wedding flowers to have a country garden feel mixed with natural wood and romantic heart decorations. But they also wanted the overall look to be elegant and classic, rather than something too rustic. We discussed colour schemes and finally decided on a combination of pale pink and dusky pink with ivory. This colour palette worked well with the marquee and natural woods. A mix of eucalyptus varieties and ferns gave everything a fresh outdoors feel.aisle flowers

We installed large white plinths at the entrance to the marquee and lovely luxurious arrangements were placed on top. These made a great statement as guests arrived on the day.entrance arrangments

For the ceremony, we added pretty pomander style bunches to the elegant chiavari chairs. These were made up of baby pink sweet avalanche roses mixed with eucalyptus and gypsophila and created a floral aisle, through the marquee. At the top of the aisle, a huge wooden heart, supplied by The Word Is Love made an impressive backdrop along with stacked wooden crates containing light up LOVE letters. The look was completed with log tea light stacks, pillar candles and little floral bunches. wedding chair decorations
Beautiful grey washed wooden cubes were filled with a combination of pale and dusky pink roses, waxflower, spray roses and lots of eucalyptus. These were placed on all the guest tables and looked stunning against the crisp white linen and crockery and again, ensured the pretty, elegant look our bride & groom wanted was achieved. The top table was decorated with similar arrangements and dressed with more candles, wooden logs and tea lights. We have lots of options for adding romantic candle light to your wedding decor, take a look at our Candles and Lanterns styling page for more information.natural wedding centrepiecetop table arrangements

A stunning, large rose ‘tree’ was created and took centre stage in the marquee. Ribbons and seating cards were hung underneath an abundance of roses and this became the beautiful seating plan and was a real talking point amongst the guests. pink rose arrangement
Finally, guests were delighted with a gorgeous cake table which displayed an ivory four- tiered cake by Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes, this was surrounded by pink and white cake pops for guests to enjoy. We dressed the whole table with soft petals, floral bunches and cake flowers including delicate lisianthus, soft fern and sugary pink roses. wedding cake pops
By keeping the variety of flowers used in the overall scheme to just a select few and ensuring the greenery did not compete with the flowers, we ensured our couples wish for ‘Country Garden Elegance’ was achieved.pink rose bouquet

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How to choose your wedding flowers

It was lovely to be asked recently to provide some wedding flower tips for couples choosing their wedding flowers, to feature in the ‘Tips from the pros’ article in the September edition of the Cheshire Magazine. It was great to be involved in the article with lots of wonderful cheshire wedding suppliers, and to help brides and grooms with their wedding planning.

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It can be quite overwhelming planning your wedding and if you are looking at how to choose your wedding flowers I have put together some wedding flower tips which should help you along the way.

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Consider the style of your venue

If you have chosen a modern city centre venue, this is more likely to suit elegant, formal displays of high impact flowers such as orchids, roses or calla lilies. Where as natural arrangements of country garden blooms and mixed greenery will work perfectly in a stately home, marquee or rustic barn.

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Decide on a budget

I know this is the most difficult one to work out, as the majority of couples have no idea how much wedding flowers cost and why would you. However it is a great help to give your florist a rough idea of how much you would ideally like to spend, even if you can give them a price band to work within.

We work on many weddings with budgets between £1500-£2500 which include bridal party flowers, ceremony decor and table centrepieces. However, if you are looking for large dramatic displays, a flower arch and extra decor you may need to consider a larger budget of £2500-£4500.

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Choose a colour palette

When looking at a colour scheme for your wedding flowers and decorations think about the colours in your reception room. If there are any bold colours in the room decor then I would recommend trying to work with colours that are going to blend together. Otherwise you will need to allocate more of the budget trying to mask the colours in the room, having to cover walls, curtains or carpets just to suit your colour scheme can be a huge extra expense.

I would also suggest working with a colour palette incorporating different shades of colours rather than being tied to one specific shade of a colour. This creates a much softer look and will make your wedding planning much easier. Take a look at some of the examples below of beautiful wedding colour palettes and check out the colour selections on our blog to see more examples of wedding flowers in certain colours schemes.

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Consider the season

I always recommend incorporating seasonal flowers into designs, mainly because when a flower is in it’s natural season it will usually be at it’s best quality and price. It also helps to create a more relaxed atmosphere and a feeling of being surrounded by nature when you have varieties of flowers and foliage that are flowering in gardens at that time of year. Having said that, just because you are getting married at a certain time of year doesn’t mean you have to stick to those flowers and colour schemes that people associate with that time. We have worked on many winter weddings with beautiful blush pinks and spring weddings with oranges and burgundy.

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The best advice I can give is to try and be flexible with your flower choices and avoid setting your heart on a specific flower until you have discussed the availability with your florist, they will be able to suggest flowers to suit your colour scheme and style that are available at the time of your wedding.

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Finding ideas and inspiration

For wedding flower ideas take a look through wedding magazines, real weddings and styled shoots on wedding blogs and there are lots of beautiful images on Pinterest. Save pictures of any designs you like and any arrangements that are in your colour palette, these will be really useful to show your florist. It is very easy to get carried away when looking for flower design inspiration, especially on Pinterest. The images you save should be a starting point and a source of inspiration for your florist to create unique designs specially for your wedding. We have lots of wedding inspiration boards on Pinterest to help you get started.

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