Rustic wedding flowers in the Belvedere

Christine & George’s rustic wedding at Pembroke Lodge


Christine & George had a really gorgeous and rustic theme for their wedding, and wanted an interesting autumnal vibe but didn’t want the normal autumnal colours.  Christine took the lead on coordinating the look with us – she wanted a style and mix of colours which were more moody, rustic, organic and would feel right for an October wedding and she loved foliage. 

So we opted for an interesting mix of browny peach with the last of the season’s dahlias used in the bouquets, blush, peachy pink  and dusty pink roses and lisianthus, ivory and blush hydrangeas, veronica and snowberries, deep navy thistles, and lots, and I mean lots, of foliage.   The colours were all selected to go with the bridesmaids deep teally-emerald green and with George’s smart navy and dark green check jacket.

Christine and George had their ceremony at Holly Trinity Church in Hammersmith, a beautiful old catholic church with amazing vaulted ceiling.  After that, they travelled in style in a beautiful vintage red Ford Mustang, stopping on Richmond Hill for a few iconic shots, to their wedding reception at the beautiful hill-top Pembroke Lodge, in the middle of Richmond Park.  

We designed the church flowers so that they can all be reused back at the venue.  So we dressed the church aisle pews with lovely flower posies which were later destined to be placed in bud vases to create low table centrepieces.  Framing the ceremony and readings area at the church, we created 2 tall geometric stand displays which again were reused to dress some of the guest tables, with lower displays which were later reused for the bottom of the signage easel.  And last but not least, a beautiful lush and rustic eucalyptus and olive garland trailed most of the way across the length of the top table, weaving in and out between the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets placed in low mason jars.   Throughout, we used bronzey-golds for the props: tall geometric gold stands in an autumnal bronze-antique gold colour, gorgeous bronze candlesticks for the top table and bronze votives dotted around the log slices of the low centrepieces.  

We made up a rustic garland to go around the beautiful cake stand and the cake and satellite cupcakes was beautifully decorated with figs and succulents. 

The after noon and evening unfolded with being thrown up in the air, heart felt speeches, much fun being had with the unexpected singing waiters, and photos in front of the foliage-rich neon sign backdrop. 

The natural-style photography was thanks to Unveil Weddings Photography, who photographed the first hours of the new Mr & Mrs Marshall  in a beautiful and perfectly laid back way. 

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