We had the pleasure of working on this rather gorgeous wedding last summer in the beautiful setting of Millbridge Court in Farnham, Surrey. Below you can see how we brought Roxanne & Efe’s floral vision to life. All images courtesy of our friend and rather talented wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich.
I love the initial planning stages of designing a client’s wedding flowers. It is so interesting to see how individual each client’s choices are and still fascinates me how some clients have an incredibly clear vision of what they would like and how others come to the table with a completely blank canvas for me to work with. Roxanne had a definite sense of style that she wanted to reflect for the wedding, ‘clean and fresh’ was her brief and we needed to keep in mind her colour palette of white, ivory, mink and grey (with a hint of silver and sequins). They loved candles too which is always a winner for me!
We deliberated over different styles for Roxanne’s bouquet. She fell in love with a mixed bouquet of ivory roses and white hydrangea but after worries about the ivory looking too cream against her white sequin dress (it was definitely a wow dress that didn’t want upstaging, stunning!) so we went with a simple and classic hand-tied bouquet of pure white hydrangeas.
For the bridesmaids, again something simple and un-fussy was key so we went with a simple hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses. I love to use Vendella roses as these have a very subtle nude tone to them compared to lots of other ivory roses that have a more yellow or cream tone. These looked just perfect against their dresses that were in shades of dove grey, mink and soft pink. I also wrapped all of the bouquet stems with strips of sequin fabric leftover from Roxanne’s wedding dress, which gave them that hint of glamour that Roxanne wanted.
Groom Efe and the other gents each had ivory Vendella rose buttonholes with a hint of silver grey eucalyptus foliage which looked really striking against their smart blue suits.
It’s so lovely to be able to work with an outdoor wedding ceremony setting, sadly with our British summers it’s a bit of a risky move but it was a glorious July day and luck was on our side, the sun stayed shining! We framed the wedding ceremony arc with two striking clear glass urn displays of ivory hydrangea and roses with hints of the mink and grey with some mink Menta roses and silver grey eucalyptus foliage. We stood them on mirrored acrylic plinths to keep things contemporary but also great as they reflected the outdoor surroundings in the mirrors beautifully.
Roxanne’s table plan design was a triumph and fitted her ‘clean, fresh and contemporary’ brief beautifully. I know she went to great lengths to source the perfect mirror and it was certainly worth all the effort. We dressed it with tall vases of floating candles and plenty of petals.
The natural light in the reception room and Millbridge court is amazing; it floods the room and makes everything look spectacular. As it is such a tall vast ceiling at this venue it was important to give the centrepieces height and give some wow factor to the room. We went with tall, clean, round globe style arrangements of ivory hydrangea and roses with hints of the mink and grey using mink Menta roses and silver grey eucalyptus foliage. The highlight of the day for me was when Joy, Roxanne’s lovely mum who had been really involved with the wedding flowers planning came into the reception room and cried…bonus points if we can make the mother of the bride cry (happy tears of course!).
We placed each centrepiece on a mirror plate to reflect even more light and surrounded them with plenty of tea lights and three floating candle vases finished off with pretty pearls. It is always lovely to have some detail and interest on the table if you’re opting for tall centrepieces it gives something for your guests to admire at eye level once they are seated.
Rather than opting for a traditional long display on the top table we went with more tea light candles and alternating glass cube vases filled with floating pearls and flowers.
This wedding, I hope you would agree was certainly a swoon-worthy wedding and captured bride Roxanne’s brief beautifully. It was a gorgeous day and a delight to work with this lovely couple. Are you hoping to have a swoon-worthy wedding too? We might just be able to help, please get in touch and hopefully, we can bring your wedding flower vision to life. email@example.com
A lovely review sent to us from Bride Roxanne’s mum; Hi Jodie, You brought me to tears more than once on Saturday morning. I felt your work was not only done with passion but love for the bride. For this I thank you. The wedding breakfast room was sensational. So many people came up to either David or myself to complement the room. Thank you so much for the huge input you had on The Sammel Ekhase Wedding.