When I first met Sara, she knew that she wanted calla lilies and that her bridesmaid’s dresses were going to be a berry red but that was about all she had in mind! We worked closely together designing what was an absolutely stunning mix of ivory, burgundy and berry coloured flowers with wintery foliage. We chose to use Captain Promise calla lilies, Black Baccara roses, ivory Vendela roses, silver brunia berries and plenty of foliage including trailing ivy, eucalyptus, pine cones and spruce from a Christmas tree! The calla lilies matched the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses perfectly and the flowers looked absolutely delicious together.
When we were discussing styles of bouquets on our first consultation, Sara had chosen a hand-tied style bouquet. She had not yet bought her dress but later, on discussing her newly purchased gown, we decided that a cascading shower bouquet would look better and would suit the style of the dress more so than a rounder bouquet. She expressed concerns that she didn’t want anything too old fashioned or heavily structured so I told her to leave it with me and I would create something with a slightly more modern, wilder feel to it. She could not have made a better choice, the end result was gorgeous and set off her beautiful dress beautifully.
Her bridesmaids carried smaller hand-tied versions of her bouquet with a mix of the same flowers, all tied together with ivory satin.
For her centre pieces, Sara chose to have some tall vase arrangements. Prestwold Hall has very high ceilings and she wanted something that wouldn’t get lost in the space of the room. For her top table arrangement, she chose to go with a traditional style long and low with flowers as the rest of her wedding. The beauty of having a long and low arrangement is being able to use it in more than one location. I placed her long and low over the fireplace in the Library where the ceremony was held and then transferred it to her top table for her reception.
A thousand thank yous as always go to the lovely Richard of Angelic Photo for coming and being an extra pair of hands and photographing some of my work. A further thousand thank yous to Ian of Ian Bursill for allowing me to use some of his images on my website and also for being a thoroughly nice fellow! Congratulations to Sara and Lee!