Whoever said small couldn't be stylish, elegant, glamorous...? Well they clearly underestimated brides and grooms now faced with the current 'guidelines' for weddings and celebrating their marriage
Personal flowers for any size of wedding are a given...bridal bouquet, your bride tribe and buttonholes for the men in the wedding party. Make sure these are gorgeous, they will be in most of the images your photographer takes and you will look back at them often and always
Just on that matter, you might want to make the most of keeping hold of your bouquet and there are several ways I'd recommend that are nicer than a dried specimen in a jar
Check out Charlotte Argyrou's stunning illustrations here
Check out photographer Liz Baker's amazing Botanical Bouquet's here
Whilst most weddings I've designed and provided flowers for in over 20 years of being a wedding florist have been for upwards of 80 people, I've often created beautiful table settings, room displays and urns of flowers for private events, dinners and styled shoots that would be perfect for a small wedding and celebration
How stunning are these table settings for 6-8 people... perfect for an outside terrace on a lovely spring or summer's day, or in a marquee or beautiful private dining room
Gorgeous florals, beautiful linen and flatware, stationery that you'll want to keep along with your wedding photos and a perfectly proportioned cake!
Shot at the wonderful Somerley House
Photography Camilla Arnhold
Styling Amy at The Timeless Stylist
Embracing the current climate with some richer colours, textural flowers and foliage, these images are very warming and evocative but again perfect for small groups
And who doesn't want to know how that pink stuff tastes?
Shot at Newington House
Photography Zosia Zacharia
Styling Kim at Inimitable
Another one from the summer.... and yes, I don't expect this many bridesmaids at any weddings soon but we can hope!
If you are lucky enough to be able to have ceremony and reception, however small, at the same venue then it may be possible to move the flowers around and make the most of them
Here we used the aisle meadows down the tables, teamed with gorgeous plates and cutlery, many of the guests didn't have a clue they had been looking at the same flowers outside only a short while before!
Shot at Coworth Park
Photography Roberta Facchini
Styling and Planning Alex at The Bijou Bride (is there a more perfect name for right now!!)
So whatever your need, whatever the size of the wedding or reception, you can do this... take heart from the beauty that is around you and the fact that you are marrying the love of your life and you only do that once... get married, go big and party on later when you can x