Thursday, 2 August 2012

Emma & Peter - Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Today I bring you another 'real wedding' which I had the pleasure of designing this weekend.  I met Emma at a wedding fayre in January this year and we hit it off straight away.  Shortly afterwards she came to see me for a consultation with her Mum and sister and we had a lovely time in the 'girl cave' choosing her flowers.

Emma's described her dress as a full length gown of lace and her bridesmaids were to wear 50's style dresses in cream with yellow sashes.  She really wanted to emphasise the yellow and absolutely loved the idea of incorporating bright yellow roses into her design.  She'd liked the designs she had already seen of mine and was certain that she wanted an unstructured hand tied design finished with lace ribbon.  We looked through a few magazines and came up with some pretty daisies to soften the roses and then decided upon some cream lisianthus for texture.  We also incorporated freesia for scent.

For the bridesmaids we decided to keep the designs really simple and a little more structured to work with the 50's styling and so kept it really quite vintage with gorgeous cabbagey roses. I ordered 'Cream Dolmitti' which are absolutely beautiful and smell heavenly and teamed them with some lovely crinkly yellow 'Ilios'.

Emma's mum chose a wrist corsage on a very glamorous diamante and pearl bracelet which used all the elements from Emma's bouquet and Peter's mum had a more traditional corsage.  When I delivered the corsages and buttonholes I so glad that I always use corsage magnets as Mum-in-Law was wearing a very beautiful shot silk jacket which would have definitely spoiled had I pinned her corsage to it.

The guests all had simple yellow rose buttonholes with a tiny sprig of foliage and the groom had a few extras from Emma's bouquet by way of lisianthus buds and daisy.

We talked at length about table decorations and Emma decided upon some really pretty sweet little posy arrangements in tiny goldfish bowls which she bought so she could give as gifts to her special guests who had helped with the wedding.  They looked gorgeous at her venue and were a little replica of her own bouquet.

Here are a few snaps I took of the designs before they were delivered:

Emma's pretty, pretty, posy with lace detail 

Gorgeous, gorgeous roses

Mum's delicate wrist corsage

A guest's buttonhole 

Mum-in-Law's corsage

Buttonholes and Mum-in-Law's corsage all packed up and ready to go!

Table decorations at the very beautiful (and light!) Losehill House
where the reception was held

The table place settings were named after places around the world the Bride and Groom had visited and had a lovely photo of them in each location

Here's a montage I made earlier!

I love the bright sunny colours Emma chose. What would you choose? Are you all about soft, delicate pastels or are these vibrant colours more your thing?

We spotted the Bride and Groom on the way to the venue in their cute little vintage car - I can't wait to see the 'proper' photos.


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