This year we have noticed the emergence of the smaller, less traditional wedding. These may be second (or third!) time arounders, or couples that have concentrated on more intimate celebrations with only their nearest and dearest around them. So I thought I would collate some of these together for you.
Firstly, we have Jean and John, both married previously, and wanting a simple, but stylish day for them and their families. Jean opted for a pretty handbag corsage of seasonal, delicate summer flowers, all in shades of pink, blue, lilac and green.
And here’s John’s matching rose buttonhole, finished with hydrangea and spray rose buds to match his bride.
For their reception at The Bridge Hotel in Prestbury, we created mirrored cube vase table centres, filled with lush summer flowers including hydrangea, celosia, roses, lisianthus, honesty and fountain grass.
Next up, we have Isabel and Carl’s intimate wedding in the Lake District. Not only did the flowers have to be beautiful, but also robust enough to travel up the day before and arrive in perfect condition. Here’s Isabel’s vintage-inspired bouquet, incorporating antique pink calla lilies, pink and ivory roses and spray roses, sedum, berried eucalyptus and fountain grass.
And here are the matching buttonholes, using the indestructible calla lily – apparently they were still going strong days later!
Another trend this year has been couples opting to get married abroad, who then have a party back at home for all their extended friends and family. First of these was Laura and Paul, who were married in sunny Majorca. They then held a big party in a marquee at Paul’s uncle’s farm in not-so-sunny Derbyshire for all the people that couldn’t make it.
We used the same purple and white colour theme for the table centres, using our simple glass cube vases, dyed purple water and stunning purple and white ‘Picasso’ calla lilies, finished with grasses, hypericum berries and rolled dark cordyline leaves.
We decorated the buffet table with two huge arrangements of purple gladioli, steelgrass and textured foliage, for maximum impact.
Just last weekend, we decorated a marquee for another couple who were married recently in Cyprus. They wanted to reflect the tropical holiday vibe in the flowers (even though it was a predictably dreary October day!), so we used a vibrant turquoise, orange, cerise and lime green colour scheme.
We used bright orange gerberas, cerise pink roses, orange nutans, lime green anthuriums and turquoise beads in the vases, all reflected in circular table mirrors.
The buffet table was decorated with two arrangements of callas, gerberas, heliconias, nutans, kangaroo paw and a selection of tropical leaves, all adding to the vibrant feel.
Big congratulations to all our wonderful mini-wedding/double celebration couples!