I knew this was going to be an incredible wedding from the moment it was first mentioned to me – by another florist who’s husband worked with the groom. So firstly thank you Gaynor for the wedding flower referral, it ended with “They are a very stylish couple so should be a lovely opportunity!” It was indeed!
Not only were Natasha and Johnny a delight to work for, they had the most incredible wedding venue and a wonderful floral vision for their big day. They knew exactly what they wanted.
Their venue was Aynhoe Park; “the creation of one man and his passion for collecting and entertaining. Housing treasures from his Grand Tour of the world in a striking 17th Century Palladian house sitting in 250 acres of Capability Brown gardens.” It is phenomenal. We worked on the table flowers, silver effect vases filled with decadent displays of peonies, roses and lisianthus watched by a stuffed polar bear or two, a rocking zebra, even a unicorn, surrounded by antlers, multiple giant disco ball’s and some of the most ornate artwork I have ever seen.
I worked closely with the bride and groom selecting the softest blush pink roses, sumptuous white peonies, and creamy lisianthus to make up the bridal party bouquets. The groom and his groomsmen, all in black suits wore rose buttonholes with a black stem and silver foliages. simple but very striking.
One of my favourite images is of the cake, which we simply adorned with three blush pink peony blooms – confirmation indeed that sometimes less is more.
The rain came and went over the course of the day but the photo’s captured by Alan Law Photography tell the story of their day beautifully.
Thank you Natasha and Johnny for choosing me to be part of your big day and for allowing me to blog some of my favourite flower pictures.