In this week’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, I’m delighted to share with you photos of a florist’s wedding…well, actually two florists! Matthew and Gary, the owners of Fabulous Flowers in Oxfordshire got married in April at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
They contacted me last month and shared with me details of their beautiful wedding flower designs:
“The most important thing for us when deciding on our flowers was scent. And we absolutely adore scented Norma Jean roses and lily of the valley. So, this was the starting point for our flower selection. We didn’t want the flowers to be stuffy and wanted to get a feeling of natural movement, evident in the fireplace arrangement. French tulips were a must for this. And April is a great time for Viburnum opulus, which we used in abundance. We love using growing flowers and plants. So most of the lily of the valley were flowering plants, which guests took home as a memory of the day.
As one of Le Manoir’s recommended suppliers, we’ve provided flowers for many weddings in La Belle Époque, and white and green flowers suit this room perfectly. Our wedding was a black tie event, so we wanted to invoke a little bit glamour with our flowers. The addition of a few blush pink tulips added a subtle warmth to the white and green scheme.
Our stunning vases were from C. Best at New Covent Garden Flower Market. They call them the ‘William’ vases, as they’re what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had for their wedding reception. The height of the vases meant that they were well above eye level.”
“For our wedding ceremony, we were the first couple to be married in the new conservatory at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which is a fantastic addition to the already beautiful La Belle Époque. And we were also the first same sex wedding to be held at Le Manoir. We wanted a simple look for this space and just filled urns with lots of white blossom. Our mantle arrangement was created by our friend and ex-staff member Anna, who took time out from her study in Sweden, where she is studying for a PHD in botanical history. It really was our perfect day and we definitely would not have changed anything.”
Many congratulations to Matthew and Gary not only on their marriage, but also that they’re celebrating ten years of their company, Fabulous Flowers!
P.S. If you’d like to see more of their wedding photos, simply pop over to their blog. You may also spot a very famous chef!
(Images : Barker Evans)