Vintage pink & ivory wedding

Beautiful vintage colours at Botleys Mansion 


This post is about the ever popular colour mix of ivory and vintage dusty pinks with touches of lilac-pinks.  What this wedding lacked in grandeur and unnecessary extra details, it made up in carefully chosen colours, choice of timeless silver glassware & props, and clever reuse of all the flowers throughout the day, a great testament indeed to the old saying that sometimes less is more… 

The ceremony and reception were both held at the beautiful Botleys Mansion near us, with the ceremony in the Green Room and the wedding breakfast in the light and airy atrium downstairs.  Nicky’s bridal bouquet and her bridesmaids bouquets used a pretty mix of Avalanche and Sweet Avalanche roses, memory Lane roses, blousy Duchesse De Nemo peonies, scented freesias and pretty lisianthus for a perfect summer mix.  Delicately coloured sage green lambswool foliage added a lovely soft contrast against the bridesmaids pale dusty pink dresses.  For the venue flowers, we kept all foliage to the same soft sage green shade by using just eucalyptus.   The delicate colours worked really well in all of the venue, especially in the sage green Green Room where the ceremony was held.

For the entrance we created a tall centrepiece on the central table.  The venue centrepieces were all in matching soft shades and used a mix of roses, paeonies, hydrangeas and scented stocks, with not a single dark green leaf in sight.  We used exclusively silvery green eucalyptus cinerea foliage, and echoed this with our beautiful silver vases and accessories throughout.

The ceremony table, the mantelpiece and the top table were all styled with series of flower posies in silver mercury glass vases, and the tall silver fluted vases made gorgeous and dramatic centrepieces flanking the ceremony area and then dressing all guest tables.  A classic lace detail cake was also styled with fresh roses in muted ivory and dusty/lilacey pink shades.


I’m so grateful to Robert Hooper Photography for sharing some of the lovely photography from this classic wedding at Botleys Mansion.

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