Great Fosters florist – top pick
Of all my Great Fosters florist days, I count this as one of my favourites. The lovely bride Louise was a pleasure throughout despite planning it all with my remotely from HK, and these beautiful blush wedding flowers were one of the loveliest blush summer weddings of recent years.
Louise chose a pretty bridal bouquet of ivory and hint of blush roses and peonies, including beautifully scented O’Hara garden roses. The adult bridesmaids carried matching bouquets of just ivory and blush roses, and the little flower girl wore an Alice band styled with a corsage of blush lisianthus. For the men, the buttonholes were classic ivory rose buttonholes, and Marks was a bit fancier, with blush spray roses detail.
We started the day setting up the wedding flowers for the very pretty St Mary’s Church wedding ceremony in Thorpe. The lych gate was decorated with pretty corner displays of roses, hydrangeas, blush pink dahlias and scented stocks. The ceremony area was framed by two pedestal displays placed within the unique stone wall recesses at the very pretty St Mary’s Church.
For the Great Fosters summer wedding reception, guests arriving in the Orangery for the champagne reception, were greeted by two amazing urn displays with a very romantic mix of ivory and blush pink blooms. Pretty small vases were used on the poseur tables in the Orangery. We styled the Painted Hall bar area with candlelit fish bowl vases with submerged hydrangeas and pearls adorned the coffee tables and a pretty urn display on the antique chest opposite the bar.
But saving the best for last, the Great Fosters summer wedding flowers in the Tithe Barn were really amazingly beautiful and received so many compliments… For the central tables in the middle of the tithe barn, the tables were decorated with dramatic silver French style candelabras with dreamy bloomy displays of roses, hydrangeas, blush dahlias and peonies. As a Great Fosters florist, I get to hear the request for candles and candelabras, which suit the venue really well, quite a lot. but for a change, Louise didn’t want candles in the candelabra stands, so this was the first wedding where we took off the candelabra arms, and I was really pleasantly surprised to see how nice they looked even without candles. For the tables under the eaves, where the ceiling is low, the main table centrepieces were matching silver Revere rose bowls displays, carrying on the silver themed props. And finally, all table centrepieces, be they tall or low ones, were surrounded by pretty small vases with posies of flowers and silver votives, to create a lavish and opulent grouping effect on each table.
Finally, for the round top table, Louise opted for a bare silver candelabra, with a surrounding mass of bouquets and posies, and romantic candlelight in silver stemmed hurricane vases. summer wedding is my absolute favourite of all times. The three matching bridesmaids bouquets, were used part of the top table styling, placed in pretty vases around the base of a silver candelabra, to keep them fresh as keepsakes for the next day.
The pretty lighting was supplied by Party Lights.
As recommended Great Fosters florist we have arranged many stunning summer weddings at Great Fosters but this particular one is just so dreamy and pretty, it is just hard to beat. If you are planning a wedding at great Fosters, please visit our dedicated Great Fosters venue pages where you will find much more inspiration and ideas.