Dressing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.