I met Tina back in January this year after she had seen an advert for me in a local wedding magazine that is published throughout Leicestershire Her wedding was being held towards the end of March and she had some really lovely ideas that she wanted to chat through. Living locally to me, I popped up to her home one afternoon for a coffee a natter about all things weddingy and floral.
Tina’s mother had very sadly passed away some time before and she was keen to include a little bit of her in the big day. Her Mum’s ‘thing’ was Cadbury’s Mini Eggs so Tina had worked that theme into her big day by giving some away as favours to her guests and she took some of the colours as inspiration to use loosely as a palette for her flowers. She had showed me some lovely bright yellow and orange ribbon which was to feature throughout the day and also her wedding shoes which were a gorgeous orangey colour, they were so gorgeous that I rushed down to Leicester myself and bought a pair!
We looked at lots of pictures together and chatted through Tina’s likes and dislikes so I could really get a feel for what would make her big day extra special. It became very clear that she was fun loving and didn’t want anything too structured or pastel hued for her flowers but would rather have a bit of a play with them so we set to creating something bright and light hearted.
We used beautiful orange Gerberas, yellow Craspedia, Silver Brunia, amazingly yellow Ranunculus, bright pink wax flower, lime green Hypericum, Blue Dynamite Eryngium, White Avalanche roses, a sprinkling of Million Stars Gyp and small leafed variegated pittosporum. As a further nod to her Mum, I had a memory charm made for her from Charlee at Fifi’s Closet and attached it to her bouquet so her Mum could be with her on her special day.
I was told by Tina, that her husband to be wasn’t as into colour as she was so it was important for us to create something bright and beautiful for her but not have anything too ‘in your face’ for him! We kept his buttonhole quite muted in comparison using the more subtly coloured flowers from Tina’s bouquet to tie the two together and balance it all out.
I used a White Avalanche rose, yellow Craspedia, Blue Dynamite Eryngium (not seen) and Silver Brunia berries, all tied together with variegated pittosporum and ivy leaves.
The Groomsmen had simple rose buttonholes with Eryngium and foliage and the ladies had simple corsages of white roses, Gyp, Silver Brunia and foliages.
Tina & Craig had their Wedding Ceremony at The Church of All Saint’s in Thurcaston, Leicestershire followed by their Wedding Breakfast and Reception at The Grey Lady in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire. I created a long and low table arrangement for the happy couple to use on the Alter of the Church and then to be transferred to their reception. I also created a number of organza bows that I tied to the pew-ends in the Church and also on the archway over the entrance of the Church which added a simple, but effective decoration.
Thank you so much to Tina and Craig for having me work on your flowers for your big day. Also, thank you once again to Richard of Angelic Photo for the beautiful photographs.
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Langton, here’s to a lifetime of happiness together. BFD x
“Hello Claire, I just wanted to thank you very much for our beautiful wedding flowers. I loved my Mum’s memory charm, she would have felt very special and I did shed a tear when you had gone. Absolutely beautiful Claire, thank you.” – Tina