Laura & Chris’ white & green wedding – classic & chic!
Planning this beautiful white & green wedding was an absolute dream. We met with Laura and Chris a year ahead of their wedding and from the get go I knew this was going to be so so00oo special and a classically beautiful wedding.
Laura and Chris wanted a more organic but not too messy look for their wedding flowers and we really enjoyed creating this style. With the wedding in full peony season, we simply just had to use some peonies for their scent and blousy shape and this in itself was a real treat. So many brides to be wish they can have peonies in their wedding flowers only to discover that they are 2 weeks or a month after the peony season end. Dont make that mistake, in the UK the peony season ends 1st or 2nd week of July and after that , it is no more!
We added lots of other textural all time favourite white & green flowers including roses, hydrangeas, wispy astilbe, white with hint of green spider chrysanthemums, delicate lisianthus and delphiniums. We also used a healthy dose of mediterranean vibe foliage such as eucalyptus, pistache and olive, to reflect Laura’s Italian heritage.
Laura carried a stunning tear drop bouquet with a beautiful scent, and the textures really complemented her dress. The bridesmaids all wore the most delicate shade of champagne blush but Laura and Chris opted to keep the colour scheme all white, without blush. The wedding ceremony held at Laura’s Catholic church, The Prince of Peace Church in Weybridge was simply but elegantly styled with 3 beautiful floral urns at the front, two framing the ceremony area and one behind the altar. For pretty but uncluttered contrast we used pretty hydrangea as pew end flowers
The reception was held at the beautiful Botleys Mansion near Chertsey, in Surrey, very close to us. We created a beautiful floral runner between the Torchiere lamps outside to greet guests and style the stairs for group photos. We reused one of the church urns on the foyer table, since this area was also later reused for the cutting of the cake and needed some flowers with impact.
We then dressed the beautifully light and airy atrium with stunning flower displays on the lower steps, to create a dramatic entrance for Laura and Chris into the Atrium, while their guests had taken their seats. For the guest tables, we mixed tall dramatic displays on roughly half of the tables, with romantic candlelit floral wreaths bursting with blooms for the other half.
And last but not least, we dressed the long top table with a central floral display and our beautiful all white blossom arch behind it. The mix of tall and low centrepieces when the number of guests is over 60-70, is a really nice way to stop the space starting to feel too top heavy, and also gives guests more to discover and will hold their attention more, versus having just tall displays for example. I would always recommend this for most venues, as it just gives an extra dimension to the decor, not to mention being a little more budget friendly.
Enough of an introduction from me though. I am now leaving you to enjoy the gorgeous photography by Murray Clark, whose work I really admire! His photos are always just so easy on the eye, and the editing is as always subtle and beautiful… Thank you Murray for sharing your lovely album with us, it brings back lots of lovely memories!