Glam candlelit wedding at Botleys Mansion
Shereé, our beautiful bride at Botleys Mansion absolutely loves lilac and purple, this much will become very obvious, and as a lover of Cadbury Purple, who am I to argue with that? This wedding marked a swift return to us back to Botleys Mansion as it was our second wedding of the month at this beautiful venue in Surrey. I really love arranging Botleys Mansion wedding flowers – it’s such a beautiful neutral canvas for all colour schemes of flowers and all styles of decor, and it will never ever feel samey.
Shereé and Stephen’s wedding was no exception, with one of my favourite colour scheme of ivory, lilac and deep purple blends, as well as pretty decor touches everywhere, and glamorous crystal candelabras centrepieces.
Shereé carried a classic bouquet of ivory Avalanche roses which beautifully complemented her lace dress. The bridesmaids, dressed in lacey dresses in a delicate lilacey-rosé colour, carried more mixed neat bouquets of Avalanche roses, Memory Lane, Dolcetto, Amnesia roses and lilac spray roses. The colours really could not have matched their dresses any better… I luckily caught a snap of them while they were heading out to the church ceremony near Shereé’s home.
The sun was truly shinning that day, and it was one of the first few sunny spring days this year. So the displays we made for the grand stone stairs leading up to Botleys entrance, really came into their own and were much admired. I was so glad to not have to revert to plan B of using them inside! Carrying on the welcoming theme, we arranged a beautiful urn display for the focal table in the entrance foyer, with rare lilac-rosé lavender delphiniums, ivory and deep purple larkspurs, lots of roses and hydrangeas. In the bold mix of flowers we had the pleasure of using a rather rare type of hydrangea, called Harlequin, with pretty two tone blooms, which looked just so lovely, rather exotic and unusual.
We dressed the Atrium with our crystal candelabras, which were adorned with even more draping crystals for a really romantic look. The crystal drops perfectly matched the overhead sparklyness of the Botleys amazing chandeliers so the whole effect was so consistently glamorous, up high and low down. The crystal candelabras looked amazing with bloomy flower domes of roses, hydrangeas, scented stocks, roses and lisianthus.
For the central tables right in front of the top table, we created large floral wreaths to go around the base of the candelabras, so that guests seated at the back of the Atrium, nearer the stairs, had a clear view of the top table at speeches time. For the oval top table, we made up a matching oval display in the same style, again, with the amazing Harlequin and deep purple hydrangeas. Finally, we dressed the stairs quite simply, with storm vases surrounded by petal scatter, and dressed the pretty square cake made by Shereé’s mum, with dainty blooms studded here and there.
Are you planning a wedding at Botleys Mansion? This beautiful venue is just 5 minutes from us and we have arranged many weddings here so if you need help with your wedding flowers, we would love to help. We offer a free design consultation to get the whole wedding flowers planning beautifully under control and our website is full of lots of wedding flowers and venue decor ideas. to get you started. A whole page is dedicated to Botleys Mansion weddings so take a look for some more inspiration