Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Family wedding Part II

A very early morning trip to New Covent Garden market to collect our wedding flowers supplied by John Hardcastle of Bloomfield of London - the most beautiful top quality blooms. He had them prepared and ready for collection at 5.45am so that after a very quick morning cuppa, we could be back on the road and home in time for breakfast!! 

Glorious bunches of roses conditioned and waiting to be assembled. Pure white hydrangeas, September flower, white freesia, beautiful white bourvardia for the the brides bouquet, spray roses, white stocks, white astilbi, larkspur and waxflower - all waiting patiently for the big day.

An abundance of gyp

So the wedding day finally dawned and final preparations were being carried out. A floral wreath for the front door, balloons and ribbons for the gate, a heart bunting to cordon off the lawn, direction arrows to show our guests the way. The 'posh loos' had arrived and what a fun element they proved to be. The marquee was ready for guests, the red carpet had been rolled out and bay trees be-ribboned. 

The delicious food was being assembled into the service marquee, wine chilled and tables at final preparation stage - Katie Brodie and her wonderful girls had the wheels in motion. Canapes, champagne, elderflower cordial and Pimms in preparation stages awaiting our guests arrival. The sun shone and a beautiful day lay ahead.

Gyp and zinc

Door wreath homespun but inspired by Cindy Kirkland at Creative Works

The table in preparation for the wedding cakes

A shabby chic ladder to show off more gyp and waxflower

A ball of gyp to decorate the chair

Even the bird bath had to be decorated

A bridal bouquet of Vendela roses from Columbia, bourvardia, gypsophilia, waxflower, crystals and a special addition of Myrtle for 'our' special bride.

Bridemaids bouquets of Dutch Vendela roses, waxflower and gysophilia. Flowergirls a bouquet and basket of gypsophilia.

Hope you have enjoyed - so cheerio for now x