Good afternoon all!
Sooo, it seems I have been very slow on the blogging front, life gets in the way BUT I vow to get back on the wagon, and post more about my weddings, and updates on trends and news in the wedding & events world, I promise!
Todays post is about the very lovely Jo & Sam’s wedding which took place last month. They were mega lucky and had the most beautiful weather, and the venue they chose was a stunner!
Sam & Jo found me through a recommendation from a previous bride who was my first ever wedding flower job! That was back in 2011, wow I feel old, doesn’t feel like i’ve been in the game that long…!
The scheme for this wedding was elegant with a quirky twist, the colours were a mix of dark dusty pink, pale pink and ivory. The couple got married in my most favourite ever church, which is the Waltham St Lawrence Church. It has the most beautiful Yew tree out the front which has a girth of 4.57 metres and is said to be around 400 years old! It is well worth a visit, here is a picture I took..
To decorate the church, we adorned the Lych Gate with flowers in the centre and either side, which always makes for a fantastic photo backdrop. Inside, there were a further two hanging displays either side of the altar.
Following from their church ceremony, jo & Sam booked Shiplake college to host their reception. This was the first time I had been to this venue, it’s a prestigious private school Monday-Friday and the wedding receptions are held in the school’s food hall. You may think a food hall isn’t an ideal place to host a wedding reception, but you would be wrong!
To decorate the wedding breakfast, we erected huge 3ft balloons on each table, which were weighted down with a beautiful full flower wreath which housed a rustic style lantern and chunky church candle. The balloons made the otherwise elegant scheme a touch quirky, and filled the huge expansive ceiling height.
Here are a few more images of the wedding, all images are courtesy of the fantastic Gabrielle of Gabrielle Mcmillan Photography x