For this week’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, I’m delighted to feature a real wedding, which took place last August.
The happy couple is Simon and Danielle. They got married at Peckover House in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, where they also held their reception.
Flowers by Roxanne was responsible for creating the wedding flowers.
Roxanne said : ‘Danielle, the bride, was keen to keep the flowers mostly neutral with natural green, cream and brown tones.
I used Vendela roses, lots of textured foliage and then finished the natural theme with scabiosa seed heads and salix. The bride loved poppy seed heads so I included them at her request.
The groomsmen wore deep pink cravats, so the hint of waxflower we added matched them perfectly.
Given the bride was Australian, the waxflower’s origin made its inclusion even more fitting.
Danielle’s grandmother’s rings were fastened onto the twine on the stems of the bouquet, as these were special to her.
The wedding was a very relaxed and informal affair. So I made mismatched arrangements in jars and bottles for the reception in the Reed Barn.
I also added some twine bows on some of the jars to mimic the wrap used for Danielle’s bouquet. Once again, bringing together the natural look.
Danielle was really excited for me to really use my imagination for her table plan. I had previously seen trees made from salix and thought it could be used for a table plan.
I set the twigs in a big zinc pail which Danielle and Simon provided, surrounded it in sumptuous hydrangea and glued tiny waxflower heads onto the salix branches.
As waxflower doesn’t wilt, I knew this would look beautiful for a long time!
Danielle provided me with the table cards and some pretty pegs and I finished off the table plan by attaching these to the branches. It was a great talking point at the wedding.’
Here are some more photographs…
I loved hearing the background about the flowers from Roxanne and I’d like to thank her very much for all her help in compiling today’s blog post.
P.S. If you’d like to see more of Roxanne’s work, here’s a blog post I featured of her stand at the recent National Wedding Show in London.
(Images : DK Photography)