Charming ivory & blush wedding – an all time Botleys Mansion favourite
As a frequent Botleys Mansion supplier, we’ve been working with Botleys Mansion couples ever since the venue was refurbished and opened as a wedding venue over a decade ago, and have done countless weddings here. Becky & Pete’s wedding in the atrium remains one of my all time favourites and I often revisit it when I show new prospective couples ideas for wedding flowers at Botleys. This was one of the first few weddings where the ceremony was held in the large Atrium instead of the beautiful Green Room upstairs and I was so pleased with how we managed to fill the impressively grand space.
Becky & Pete were the ultimate laid back couple and above all they wanted to achieve a natural and more laid back effect, and create a sense of a floral aisle, to walk down. Ideally with a more rustic touch to it all, and a sense of bringing the outside in. Becky had approached a few other florists and her search for the perfect Botleys Mansion suppliers was quite lengthy by all accounts, but we were privileged to win her over. She loved the blossom arch that we showed her and our moodboard of pretty florals with a natural vibe and rustic touches, but liked that it was nicely tuned to be equally at home in the elegant and rather modern atrium space, which has a contemporary glasshouse feel.
For her and the bridesmaids bouquets, we used a beautiful mix of roses, scented Ohara garden roses with a hint of blush, lisianthus, astrantia and mimosa, in delicate shades between ivory and very pale dusty pinks. For Becky’s cute flower girl we made up a pretty gypsophila crown which looked adorable.
The ceremony backdrop was our amazing blossom arch, which we customised with seasonal blush peonies, and pale blush roses, and which nicely echoed the square shaped wall of windows behind the ceremony space. We lined the aisle with country style mix tall centrepieces on elegant vases, and dressed the ceremony table with matching low bouquets in mason jar vases on log slices. Just a touch of the rustic but keeping this nice and subtle.
As an experienced Botleys Mansion supplier we knew how to make Becky’s budget work as hard as possible through clever repurposing of the ceremony and bridal party flowers to later dress the atrium for the wedding breakfast. We recommended the perfect ratio of tall and low centrepieces, that carefully achieved a lovely symmetrical layout within the room, and created the right amount of impact as guests walked into the transformed and reimagined space.
The gorgeous photography by Hollie Carlin who shot with a second photographer, is so beautiful, it instantly brings back why this is an old time favourite. And the extra photographer really meant that becky & Pete’s photography coverage didn’t miss a beat.
Wedding Floristry at Botleys Mansion…
Each time I visit Botleys Mansion, it’s like an old friend welcoming me in. As a frequent Botleys Mansion supplier, I’ve always felt so at home at Botleys and I really feel that I can be creative there. The venue is so beautifully light, so elegant and so neutral, it makes it easy to imagine all manor of styles and colour schemes and allows for full design freedom. The Green room with its delicate sage, pink and antique gold colour scheme and gorgeous Georgian windows is so classically pretty, and the light glass-house Atrium is so beautifully light and airy, finished off by the lovely staircase which creates an amazing focal point. It’s a very special place to dress, and a special place for the people that work in it and for the lucky couples who chose it as their wedding day venue. If you are one of those couples, please take inspiration from our other Botleys Mansion featured weddings, as we have so many to show you… You can use it as a great source of inspiration to help you shape your ideas and see what looks great!