Ropita and Sam’s summer outdoor wedding at Pembroke Lodge
Ropita and Sam’s day was an epic 2-stage wedding day on one of the hottest days of a lovely summer – an early Indian temple ceremony, followed by an outdoor wedding at Pembroke Lodge. Changing over from gorgeous Indian outfits took place at Richmond Hill Hotel, where we found Ropita and Sam when we delivered their bouquets and buttonholes. To suit the beautiful pillar box red bridesmaids dresses, Ropita opted for a summery mix of ivory, red and deep burgundy, abridged by subtle pops and splashes of pinky lilac and mixed pink.
We used a mix of gorgeous velvety roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, dahlias with another favourites flower of mine – dainty burgundy Sanquisorba, and lots of contrasting sage green eucalyptus. For such a tiny flower, the Sanquisorba instantly adds such a pretty special detail to any bouquet, when it roses up above all other flowers – I like to think of them as the bees of the flower world: tiny but mighty.
For the wedding ceremony we created a beautiful draped floral arch as a backdrop, to which we added gorgeous floral corners and a flower meadow, and whimsical hanging glass bauble tea lights. This was a an-type of weather installation and would have worked equally well inside the Belvedere Suite had the weather been rainy – luckily the weather was the exact opposite and we were doing everything possible to keep the flowers from drying out in the beautiful sun.
The aisle was styled with chair posies and lanterns, and 2 geometric stands displays were first used at the back of the aisle, before becoming table centrepieces during the wedding breakfast. The ceremony table was styled with a gorgeous rustic mediterranean foliage garland with mixed eucalyptus, pistache and olive studded with accent roses.
An emotional Sam waited patiently for Ropita to walk down the aisle, and Ropita reciprocated with nearly tears of joy as she reached him – love was definitely bursting out at the seams with these two lovebirds and after some lovely readings they said their vows and I Do’s with much applause from all their close friends and family.
For the wedding breakfast, the floor meadow from the wedding arch was reused at the bottom of the seating plan frame and the ceremony table garland was nicely repurposed, along with the bridesmaids bouquets, to dress the long top table. The rest of the guest tables were all dressed with gloriously loose and organic tall florals on dramatic gold stands – I absolutely loved the mix of textures and colour mix in these, and they suited the neutral Belvedere Suite perfectly. Best of all, these stands pack so much impact while being raised up high above guests line of sight, making sure that banter and laughter can carry on across the table unhindered.
We absolutely loved being part of Ropita & Sam’s wedding day – R&S are the most laid back, genuinely warm and friendly couple and the day was a beautiful back to back celebration filled with love and emotion at every turn. And every one of those moments was so expertly and naturally captured through the camera lens of David from Married To My Camera.
If you’re planning a wedding at Pembroke Lodge, please take a peek at our featured Pembroke Lodge weddings for more beautiful wedding inspiration and floral decor ideas.