Emilie & Ryan’s black tie pure white wedding
This all white gypsophila wedding was just dreamy! Emilie approached me about her wedding flowers at Botleys following a friend’s recommendation who then worked there, and had seen us in action. Emilie had such a strong vision about how her wedding should look… It was really lovely to be part of that and make it come alive in a way which brought together all of her wish list. She wanted a bold and pure look, with dreamy all-white flowers, big puffballs of lacy gypsophila and touches of bold black here and there. If there is one venue that can easily carry this strong theme is the neutral Green ceremony room and the gorgeously modern Atrium at Botleys Mansion.
Emilie opted for a textural hydrangea and spray roses bouquet with just a little contrasting foliage, and we kept the bridesmaids bouquets pure and white only, by making lacy bouquets of gypsophila to contrast with their long black dresses. The men wore modern buttonholes of Alpes de Huez white roses with lacy gypsophila.
For the ceremony and reception at Botleys Mansion near us, we welcomed guests with a striking black welcome sign draped with a dense gypsophila garland. The ceremony was held in the classic Georgian Green room upstairs – to suit the room decor we used a little contrasting foliage to make the flowers stand out better here. We dressed the wedding aisle with striking floor meadow displays later intended for the stairs, and created a couple of beautiful modern urn displays as a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony area. The mix of flowers was kept simple and uncluttered, with hydrangeas, roses and gypsophila taking centerstage throughout. Where needed, we used glasshouse style foliage with accent palms, to keep the style of the displays sharp and modern. Lastly, the ceremony table was simply styled with our black candlesticks and cute gypsophila clusters and rose petals scatter.
Emilie and Ryan had such a friendly and wholesome family and friends all around them, the whole day was just a joy – Studio Rouge beautifully captured so many tender sweet moments and all the little touches that Emilie had worked so hard to curate for her inspirational wedding.
For the wedding breakfast in the bright modern atrium downstairs, the aisle floor meadows were cleverly repurposed to nicely dress the gorgeous staircase, creating a beautiful focal point to Emilie & Ryan making their entrance into the room. The tables were dressed with all tall centrepieces with 2 designs – half just modern puffballs of lacy gypsophila as light as a cloud, and some with bold displays with white hydrangeas, roses and dianthus, plus structural palm and pistache foliage. This all white gypsophila wedding styling was so well suited for the black tie wedding – it had the perfect balance of dream and sleek designs, so hard to achieve but I think we struck a good balance here.
If you’re planning your wedding at Botleys Mansion or nearby in Surrey, Berkshire or Hampshire, and like this look, we’d be delighted to hear from you, we really enjoyed putting this together. Botleys Mansion is very near to us and we have done many stunning weddings there – take some inspiration from our other Botleys featured weddings.