Great Fosters Wedding – Cadbury Purple flowers
This was a really lovely and unusual wedding, embracing a rich Cadbury Purple scheme to the full.
Natalie’s bridal bouquet consisted entirely of deep Cadbury purple lisianthus and lilac sweet peas and was quite possibly the lightest bouquet I have ever made, so much lighter than roses… For the young bridesmaids, we made up posies of lighter Avalanche roses and deep purple lisianthus. The wedding party had buttonholes of lilac Pacific Blue roses to link in with the colour scheme while standing out enough against the dark suits.
The wedding ceremony was at St Lawrence Church, Cobham, a really beautiful church. The church ceremony area was dressed simply but beautifully with just two very tall displays either side of the aisle. These tall and dramatic purple and amethyst lilac delphiniums, hydrangeas and roses displays were later brought back by the ushers to Great Fosters where the reception was held. And even the large trugs used to move them were purple – the ultimate in colour matching! That picture always makes me smile… Placed behind the top table, they will have made a lovely backdrop to the wedding speeches.
For the tablecentres in the To the Barn at Great Fosters, we filled large fish bowl vases totally to the brim, with an opulent mix of deep purple and lilac hydrangeas, lisianthus and accent roses and sprinkled hydrangea florets and crystals on the tables for a bit of contrast and sparkle… For the corner tables in the room, we made up tall vases of lilac and purple hydrangeas. The long and wide oval table was dressed with a series of 3 smaller fish bowl vases of hydrangeas and lisianthus. The tables were further styled with pretty crystal and purple hydrangea petals scatter and each napkin had a lilac rose on it
Though I like this wedding very much, I would always recommend having taller centrepieces for such a tall ceiling space, to really do it justice, but a strong colour scheme such as this packed a lot of punch none-the-less and looked very pretty and atmospheric.