A beautiful blend of faux and fresh!
Having done quite a few white weddings recently, I was really looking forward to making Dawn & Alastair’s vision of dusty pinks and gold opulence come to life. And what better venue to suit the opulence theme than Botleys Mansion?
Dawn’s dusty pink wedding theme was simply divine. We added warm metallic accents to the beautiful bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, ever so subtly but enough to pick up on the beautiful bridesmaids dresses in a mix of dusty pinks and rose gold sequins. The bouquets were just beautiful and bloomy with so many varieties of gorgeous roses in shades of ivory, pale blush, dusty and vintage pinks.
For the venue flowers, Dawn & Alastair opted to blend statement pieces of silk floral displays with fresh flowers displays all designed and arranged to match one another perfectly, to achieve the same beautiful range of opulent colours. Our amazing floral arch normally all ivory and green was customised for them and it created a gorgeous backdrop to the ceremony in the green room and later behind the top table. It got embellished with delicious shades of blush, dusty pinks and vintage pink roses and peonies and it really looked just stunning! We then created a grand floral urn to match the arch, for the welcome table in the foyer, welcoming guests on their arrival at Botleys.
For the reception in the atrium, we dressed the beautiful stairs with lavish fresh flowers stairs displays, making this a beautiful statement area within the grand glass-house Atrium. The tables were dressed with a mix of tall impressive silk flowers displays on tall geometric stands, and beautiful fresh flowers low displays to match them, in our elegant rose bowls. The smaller details also helped complete the dusty pink wedding theme: the tables were styled with beautiful gold candlesticks and pink votives, to provide a gorgeous candlelit ambiance later in the evening. We have such an amazing selection of candlelight props and it always makes such a difference!
Last but not least, the beautiful floral arch was repurposed from the ceremony room, to create a beautiful backdrop for the oval top table, and we added low vases ready to receive the bridesmaids bouquets, to add even more flowers to the top table. Everything came together really nicely to shape an abundantly floral decor with a gorgeous decadent feel. The ‘blended’ look of fresh and silk flowers that we created for this wedding enabled Dawn & Alastair to have a dream wedding without a punishing hit on their budget. So if you are planning a wedding and you want to have those statement pieces that are really aspirational but your budget can’t quite stretch to all of them being made with fresh flowers, do consider using this blended approach. You will be amazed not only by the quality of our silk flowers but also by how well we can match them with the fresh flowers. The lines between what is real and what is faux will be nicely blurred and no-one (other than you, and you can keep a secret) will really notice anything other than how stunning it all looks!
If you’re planning your wedding at Botleys Mansion, please take a look at our other featured Botleys Mansion weddings for ideas and inspiration – we’ve been working with the venue for many years and have arranged many many beautiful weddings here. We adore this stunning venue which just happens to be a stones throwaway from us! Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these beautiful photos, mainly from Alex Buckland Photography, peppered with a few less arty ones of mine :-).