Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Gemma and Lloyd - A Nice Day for a White (and Navy) Wedding!

Today we are bringing you a very recent wedding that only took place last Thursday but we just couldn't wait to tell you about it.  Gemma won a competition which we featured on our blog back in March 2013 - to win her bridal bouquet.  Its always worth entering our competitions as you can see.

Gemma and Lloyd got married at Losehill House Hotel and Spa in the Peak District.  This little hidden gem has gorgeous views and is just the right size for an intimate rustic style wedding.  The spa treatments are amazing and a really fab way to help you relax before your big day.

Gemma had a navy and white theme using all white anemones with a gorgeous blue-black centre but they are notoriously difficult to get to open perfectly. The trick is to get them fully open but not too much as they go all revolting and slimy when too old! T went to the market nice and early and bought some on Saturday to open for Thursday which should have been spot on. However, on Monday it was clear that they didn't meet our really high standards so she ordered some more for Tuesday. They were then put on a sunny window sill, outside in the sunshine and generally nurtured (and pleaded with) so that about half of them opened in time! The result is gorgeous but a good indication of what a really good florist goes through to make sure that your flowers are absolutely perfect on the right day - DIY'ers you have been warned!

Sticking with the all white theme of the flowers, whiter-than-white gypsophila featured strongly throughout. The bridesmaids had a simple yet stylish hand tied of Gypsophila arranged in a ball shape and the male guests had little mini button holes to match.  Lloyd's button hole stood out from the rest though, and featured a single anemone with a sprig of beautiful smelling rosemary.  The female guests had button holes of cream lisianthus, with lavender and rosemary - again lots of lovely scents working together.  The workroom smelt amazing as we were making up.

Gemma decorated little jam jars and we filled them with flowers from the theme.

We also created a long vine-styled garland of sweet scented rosemary which was complemented with little bunches of flowers from the theme, however, the piece de resistance were the topiary table arrangements on stylish neutral cast iron candle sticks. Absolutely stunning.

Although I find everything that T makes really beautiful this hanging heart has to be one of my favourites.  Not only does it look stunning it smelt amazing!

So that brings us nicely to the end of today's blog post, we hope you found it inspirational.  If you would like to discuss any of your ideas there are plenty of ways that you can get in touch. websitefacebooktwitterpinterestYouTube

Thanks for reading

Amy xx

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