Simon and Maggie's flower story
Maggie and Simon married at Hengrave Hall, a breathtakingly gorgeous venue in Suffolk. This splendid Hall dates back to Tudor times (Elizabeth I once stayed there) but it was its beautifully landscaped grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, that particularly inspired this floral design.
This couple wanted flowers to match their grand surroundings, sumptuous and summery. We decided on fulsome flowers, big and blousey blooms, in tones of crimson and blush, for romance with dashes of creams, for luxury.
The wedding ceremony took place in the nearby charming church, an enormous display of dark red peonies and pink roses with soft ruscus, pistaches and ferns for shape and softness, took pride of place here.
The opulent theme continued for the bridal party. For the bride dressed in soft cream, a bouquet of crimson blooms, for the bridesmaids, dressed in dark magenta, bouquets of cream and blush. Beautiful rose buttonholes and corsages, in a softer colour palette, for the rest. Offsetting and complementing each other, they made a really striking set.
This colour palette continued in the wedding room. Elevated glass dishes lined with moss and overfull with dahlias, scabious, chocolate cosmos, gloriosa, veronica, agapanthus flowed onto the tables. Natural, elegant, dressy.
Maggie so loved her bouquet, she didn’t want to give it up! She threw it to the single girls, in time-honoured tradition, but then immediately regretted it and asked for it back. We all laughed. What a complement!
Family and friends. Love and laughter. Great food. Beautiful flowers. A perfect day.
All images by Phil Barnes Photography