Alex and Seb's flower story
Alexandra and Seb’s wedding theme was very romantic and very glamourous. This couple were married at Rushton Hall, a new country house wedding venue in Northamptonshire – it’s very chic, quite French chateau in style. Versailles, with a small v! This was to be a classy do, but romantic too; a love-filled, stylish affair.
The couple wanted elegant and luxurious flowers to match the plush décor of the wedding rooms. We decided on a classic colour palette - whites, ivories, dusky and mid greens. A perfect match for these sumptuous surroundings.
Stunning statement pieces were required to dress the grand reception rooms but these were not stuffy. A natural and very pretty 10 ft (yes 10 ft!) ceremonial table display was created using layers of textured foliage (soft ruscus, Amaranthus, eucalyptus and wispy, trailing ferns), twisted stems, and lots and lots of David Austin roses (I chose Patience, a stunning buttermilk variety with ruffled, lacey blooms and a lovely old-rose scent). The floral theme then repeated for the guests tables on strikingly tall gold stands with a selection of candles underneath. All came together to give an elegant beauty to the formalities.
The wedding party were dressing up to the nines, all very glam, so the flowers followed suit. For Alex, trés elegante in ivory satin and sparkly Jimmy Choo’s, an absolutely gorgeous floral cascade (garden roses, spray roses, guelder roses, Ornithogalum, hydrangea, ranunculus and bouvardia) with a divine scent (jasmine buds and flowers) – loosely tied with ivory, black, and white ribbons. Mini versions made boutonnières to dress the men, so smart in black tie. And for the bridesmaids, flowery corsages, delicately tied to their wrists, with black satin.
Quel amour! What a wonderful wedding.
Images by Georgi Mabee