Beautiful autumnal wedding flowers
As weddings go, this one’s a pretty hard one to beat. From the beautiful colours of these amazing autumn wedding flowers, to the permanent smiles on Georgie and Dave’s faces throughout the day, this wedding was just happy. It’s so uplifting and these photos bring back so many happy memories. I’m very grateful to Guy Collier for sharing this inspiring set of stunning photos with me. He has captured perfectly the essence of this beautiful Farnham Castle autumn wedding.
Georgie wanted to have an opulent mix of rich autumn wedding flowers in typical autumnal colours but with a little bit of a twist. So we added in some subtle pops of dusty pink and coral. This really complemented the deep burgundy red and orange shades, and mellowed them a little without reducing their impact. The bouquets stood out so beautifully against the bridesmaids deep emerald green dresses, it was the perfect backdrop colour.
When it came to the castle flowers, the bold autumnal colours really brought the spaces alive and created such a wow factor. To do justice to the amazingly high ceiling ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms at the castle, Georgie and Dave opted for a mix of tall dramatic geometric stands floral centrepieces on most of the guest tables. On the remaining tables, we created beautiful candlelit floral wreaths bursting with warmth and ambiance. The combination was not only more visually interesting and very dramatic, but it enabled us to beautifully repurpose the displays through the day.
Before their ultimate use as table centrepieces we used all the displays first to dress the lantern room for the ceremony. The softly candlelit lantern wreaths, were used first in the windowsills of the ceremony room. The tall floral centrepieces were placed on our ivory plinths and used to flank the ceremony area and the back of the aisle. A really opulent long display first dressed the ceremony table and later added much focus to the long top table. And last but not least, the bridesmaids bouquets were reused to give additional flowers on the long top table, while the bridal bouquet was used on the gust comments book table.
Making the most of your wedding flowers is so important to us, we hate seeing flowers go waste and being under-utilised and are of the thinking that sometimes less is more. I always think it’s better to go for high impact and use flower displays wisely rather than spreading things a bit thin and covering every corner of a venue in flowers, but making everything just standard to fit a budget. You run the risk of everything becoming a bit underwhelming. So I say “go big or go home”. And in this case I think this really worked wonders.
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