Here at Boutique Blooms, we love to work with all kinds of wedding styles but sometimes rather than going against the grain and trying desperately to do something different, often a classic wedding style is what will actually set you apart from the rest as everybody else is trying so hard to stand out from the crowd. What I love about a classic wedding is that it will never date; a couple will have timeless wedding memories and photos that will last a lifetime. Here you can see wedding photographer Eliza Claire captured Leana & Scott’s wedding day at Nonsuch Mansion beautifully.
Leana & Scott’s wedding was held a local church followed by a reception at Nonsuch Mansion. Leana kept things classic and elegant with all elements of the floral design, sticking to singular flowers arranged together; rose hand-tied bouquets and hydrangea ceremony and reception flowers in shades of ivory and blush pink.
The bouquet smelt divine and looked so pretty against Leana’s lace dress. It was made up of ivory ‘White O’Hara’ roses that have a very subtle nude centre and blush pink ‘Kiera’ David Austin garden roses.
The local church was very pretty but traditional with dark wooden pews so we decided to keep the flowers simple so as not to create too much fuss. We use a single hydrangea head fastened to each pew end with blush pink ribbon. The large hydrangea heads popped beautifully against the wooden interior and led your eye down the aisle.
Where possible, it is always a lovely idea to be able to utilise any ceremony flowers again for the reception so they can be enjoyed for the rest of the day. We had vases decorating the fireplaces at Nonsuch Mansion filled with water so the hydrangea pew ends could be placed in them from the church after the ceremony.
One of my favourite parts of being a floral designer is getting to present the bride with her bouquets. After the initial anxiety of ‘will she like it?’ this is then rewarded when you see the bride’s huge smile and lots of oohing and ahhing from bridesmaids, and it’s an extra tick when we get tears too! Here you can see bride Leana’s reaction as I showed them to her.
I love how the colours in this photo of Leana and her bridesmaid are so subtle…a barely there nude and blush. Whilst Leana had all the scented premium garden style roses in her bouquet, her bridesmaid has some equally pretty soft pink ‘sweet avalanche’ roses.
This was one of my favourite top table displays from last summer. Again I love how subtle the colours are and the mix of textures from the silver/grey foliage and feathery astilbe. A floral display is a lovely way to signal the top table and it gives a splash of colour in the foreground of any photos whilst the happy couple are seated at their table.
Leana opted for incredibly understated and again, classic centrepieces. We used the same variety of ivory hydrangea for the centrepieces that looked like little clouds or pillows of flowers in the centre of each table. We surrounded each with twinkling tea light candles in textured gold holders. We were very mindful of keeping the flowers in a style suited to their venue and I think these designs work really well with Nonsuch Mansion’s interior style.