Katy & Oli’s summer wedding at Botleys Mansion
I met with Katy and Oli during Covid, all remotely and it felt a little bit of an impersonal way to get started, as it was very early on in the whole Covid saga, its not what I’d have been doing up to that point, as I’d usually have met everyone for a face to face consultation. But the wedding style was most definitely the total opposite.
Katy and Oli really stamped their own style, starting with a beautiful colour for the bridesmaids dresses. A hard to definite colour sitting between coral and dusty pink which just had summer wedding pinned to it. Katy was keen for it to be a more complex colour scheme and to cool it down a little so that it isn’t too sugary pink, so we added in a light peppering of very pale blush pink and dusty lilac, and kept the whole foliage to sage green, and this just made the whole blend just amazing, still summery and bright but with a romantic softer side to it.
For the bouquets, we used scented pink garden roses, normal roses, lisianthus, scented wax flowers and astrantia, and the men wore pink and ivory rose buttonholes with wax flowers.
The real focus for the ceremony and in fact this whole summer wedding at Botleys Mansion, was our beautiful floral arch that Katy fell in love with when we met, which made a big statement for the ceremony. Normally available to hire in ivory and green, we customised it here with a blend of Katy’s pretty blush, pink, lilac and dusty pinks roses, and the result was stunning. Then arch made a gorgeously romantic feature not only during the ceremony but also became a fabulous backdrop to the top table and later became a photo backdrop for guests photos.
The wedding aisle was styled with pretty chair posies on every other row, with roses, lisianthus, wax flowers and delicate sage green eucalyptus, and with pretty candlelit gold lanterns on the floor At the back of the aisle, framing Katy as she walked down for the wedding, as well as frame Katy and Oli as they took their first steps as a couple at the end of the ceremony, we used two tall flower centrepieces on ivory plinths at the back of the aisle. Two more matching tall floral centrepieces on plinths flanked the sweeping staircase.
Finally the ceremony table and later the round guest tables were all dressed with pretty gold rose bowls with bloomy displays of flowers, with gorgeous candlesticks dotted around them. The long top table was dressed with all the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets placed in pretty gold vases, keeping them fresh too as well as providing flowers for the top table along with a few of the chair posies. The majority of the chair posies remanned pretty chair flowers for the female guests at the top table. Nothing was wasted, even the lanterns from the aisle were reused on the steps down to the Atrium glasshouse.
We bumped into Jo Harper from Jo Harper Cake Company as we’d been working together on the colour scheme for her beautiful sugared flowers creation. We also met Steve from SR Irwin Photography, who kindly provided these amazing photos from Katy and Oli’s wedding.
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