Love is in the air …

…everywhere you look around! And no more so than in this fabulous coverage of Katie and Tom’s summer wedding from last year. Shot beautifully by Hannah McClune it has already appeared in Perfect Wedding June 2016 issue but if you missed that, do have a look through at this wonderfully romantic wedding and all its lovely details

katie and tom at Hampton Court House shot by Hannah McCluneFrom the beautiful ceremony in the entrance hall at Hampton Court House, through to the Dining Hall reception, the whole wedding looked so pretty!! Katie was very clear about the look that she wanted… soft, romantic, delicate colours and flowers with hints of blush and gold… but other than that she was happy to leave me free rein to create displays to fit with the venue – a perfect bride in other words

Hannah captured some lovely shots of the girls getting ready on the wedding morning and the arrival of Katie and her maids’ flowers – pastel bouquets of fragrant garden roses, stock, freesia and lisianthus tied with lush silk ribbons from Lancaster & Cornish

And a gorgeous gift in a special blue box from Tom which arrived before she left #love

katie and tom at Hampton Court House shot by Hannah McCluneThe couple were blessed with a lovely sunny day last September and Hannah managed to get some shots outside in the venue’s gardens, just how in love do they look?

katie and tom at Hampton Court House shot by Hannah McClune

katie and tom at Hampton Court House shot by Hannah McClune

All in all a beautiful wedding with lovely people at a fabulous venue on a sunny day… what more could you ask for x

Photographer Hannah McClune

Venue Hampton Court House

Dress Lusan Mandongus

Hair & Makeup Natasha Wiggins

Light up Letters Vowed and Amazed

 

RSA wedding

Here is a little more on what we got up to that first crazy weekend of December … a fabulously stylish, lush and oh so beautiful wedding at the lovely RSA House just off The Strand in central London

This wedding was master-minded – which is the only way I can describe it – by the ace that is Katrina Otter. From our first meeting, through to meeting the gorgeous couple themselves – trio actually, if you count little munchkin George – and onto the day itself, we were absolutely in the best pair of planning hands x

wedding flowers at rsa

Our lovely bride Annie was very clear on the look that she wanted, fresh whites and greens, not Christmassy but lush and seasonal … Once we’d visited the flower market for our usual sourcing session she had added in a touch of blush to warm up the whites and we loved it all – from her ‘neatly-wild’ bouquet comprising Anemones,  Freesia, Paperwhite Narcissi, Avalanche and White O’Hara Roses complemented by Pistachio and Eucalyptus foliage and trailing Kate Cullen silk ribbons to the 60ft table filled with mercury silver vases of fragrant, seasonal, crisp flowers – and loved working on the wedding

wedding flowers at rsa

Oh and the hanging curtain of O’Hara and Sweet Avalanche Roses and Avignon Mums strung on organza ribbons that dressed the window behind the ceremony was a particular favourite … and I think may just feature in a few more weddings in 2016!

wedding flowers at rsa

wedding flowers at rsa

wedding flowers at rsa

We were on hand later in the day to move flowers from the ceremony space down to the vaults for the evening reception and make sure that everything was perfect before we left – which of course meant that we were there to see the fabulous confetti throwing episode outside

Being a black tie event this meant the guests all looked amazing, from the feather trimmed Mother of the Groom’s dress through to the littlest best man, 1 year old George, in his perfect mini-me tux!

But I think one of the best images is Annie together with her cute flower girls in their sequin and organza dresses with co-ordinately sequin trimmed posies … a lovely day!

wedding flowers at rsa

Hampton Court House wedding

It seems such a long time ago now that we were planning and working on Emily and Ros’ wedding back at the end of November at the lovely Hampton Court House

The girls were keen to avoid any kind of Christmas feel to the wedding flowers but wanted to warm up the cool white palette with hints of berries and touches of red and we were happy to oblige  emily and ros wedding HCH

The wonderfully inviting Hall at the venue was dressed for the girls’ ceremony with  large displays of ivory flowers – Delphinium, Hydrangea, Guelder, Eucalyptus and Privet with the addition of large headed blush O’Hara Roses – which flanked the French doors giving onto Bushy Park and our lovely deer friends who came to watch us setting up!

emily and ros wedding HCH

Meanwhile, for the reception in the Dining Hall, we created low displays of seasonal flowers such as Roses, Lisianthus, fragrant Freesia and Phlox with accents of colour supplied by Rosehips and Skimmia with fresh dark green berried ivy foliage set onto elegant glass cake stands complete with large candle, mirror centre pieces and tea lights to make the most of the dark evening to comeemily and ros wedding HCH

Unfortunately I only have a rough shot of Emily’s bouquet, a trailing number with large headed Vendella and Avalanche Roses, delicate Snowflake spray Roses, Freesia, Phlox, Broom, Rosemary, Ruscus and Ivy foliage … but I think you get the idea!emily and ros wedding HCHemily and ros wedding HCH

And finally we made a keepsake for the little Flower Girl of a beribboned faux Peony fairy want to enable her to play the Bride in dressing up sessions for months to come!