A Botanical-Inspired Wedding: From Holy Trinity Church to Wisley Gardens’ Glasshouse

Modern Black & White botanical wedding flowers at Wisley

When it comes to hosting a beautiful, stylish religious wedding, Holy Trinity Church in Guildford, Surrey presents a charming historical backdrop that’s steeped in rich history. Established in the 11th century, the church holds the distinction of being one of the larger churches in Surrey and is right in the city centre in Guidford, at the top of the brick paved High Street. Its architecture boasts a blend of Norman and Gothic styles, providing a truly impressive atmosphere for couples embarking on their journey together.

As you step into the church, remarkable stained glass windows, with biblical scenes and heraldic emblems, some of which date back to the 13th century, are there to remind you of the grand significance of the marriage ceremony, and a touch of mystique to the solemnity of the event. For history buffs, it’s worth mentioning that the church bells are renowned for their harmonious chimes and have been ringing for centuries, announcing joyous occasions, including weddings.   At a recent Christmas Carol concert I was myself in awe of their amazing melodic resonance having witnessed it first hand. 

As stylish Adele & Oliver stepped out not the High Street to be showered in confetti, we swiftly set about transporting the wedding flowers centrepieces to their venue.  What better place to continue the celebration than at RHS Wisley Gardens, particularly in the breathtaking Glasshouse? As a part of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley Gardens is a horticultural haven that offers a captivating backdrop for couples seeking a different, striking  and impressive reception venue. The Glasshouse, which stands as a testament to modern design and architectural ingenuity, serves as a stunning venue for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration during summer months only.

Situated amidst the verdant landscape, Wisley Gardens has played host to countless weddings, and it’s no surprise why. The grounds offer unrivaled opportunities for capturing stunning wedding photographs amidst diverse flora and picturesque landscapes. Its rich history and tradition of hosting weddings make it an ideal choice for couples seeking a botanical-inspired celebration that is bund to impress guests as soon as it is announced on a wedding invite.

Now, let’s delve into the centerpiece of this botanical affair—the flowers. Drawing inspiration from the elegance of black and white, the wedding florals exude a contemporary simplicity, with an abundance of palm leaves, monstera, philodendron and just splashes of white here and there.   The choice of monochromatic tones juxtaposed with an abundance of vibrant greens perfectly perfectly complemented the natural surroundings and created the understated elegance that Adele and Oliver craved when meeting me to design their florals. 

The theme extends into the reception decor as well, where modern designs take center stage. Entwining with the verdant ambiance, the white tables styled with bold black geometric stands and low black lanterns, with elegant black napkins with Adele & Oliver’s initials serve as an fabulous contrast against the lush botanical backdrop, creating an atmosphere of refined sophistication.

Amidst the abundant greenery and the delicate blooms, guests find themselves enveloped in a world that seamlessly fuses natural beauty with contemporary elegance. Each element, from the historic church to the modern glasshouse, from the enchanting flora to the sophisticated simplicity of the centrepieces, weaves together to create a botanical-inspired wedding that’s nothing short of striking and unforgettable.

This is our third time at Wisley Gardens this year and we loved it, so when the beautiful photography by Victoria Somerset-How Photography landed in our inbox, it was a joy to relieve this special day.  If your’re planning a botanical inspired wedding, check out this gorgeous botanical wedding at Botleys Mansion.