Horsley Towers wedding – Mel & Chris’ beautiful & classic wedding flowers
Last weekend I had the pleasure of arranging Mel & Chris’ beautiful Horsley Towers wedding flowers and returning to this lovely venue on a simply beautiful day. The sun was shinning and it was the perfect day to enjoy the wonderful features of the venue and its stunning setting. When the sun is out, the venues imposing architecture, towers and moat, its stunning setting in so many acres of lush parkland, really make it very special. The number of features for stunning outdoor wedding photography are just endless. By the time I finished our set up, the cool red double decker wedding bus was just pulling in to come and pick up the guests for departure to the church and later bring them back for the their wedding reception. And one of the cars in the car park had already been wonderfully enhanced by friends, for the lucky couple to leave in style…
Mel opted for a very classic and bloomy tear drop bridal bouquet of roses and paeonies, with scented freesias. We used almost no foliage at all in the bouquet, to complement Mel’s very vintage heavily textural lace dress. The bridesmaids carried coordinated handtied bouquets of roses, paonies, freesias and lisianthus.
For weddings in the great hall at Horsley I always advise brides to consider having tall displays, to echo the rooms grand proportions and tall ceiling, and I was so happy that Mel and Chris took my advice. The venue was very simply but beautifully dressed with our classic and very elegant tall silver candelabras, bursting with blousy blooms of hydrangeas, roses, scented stocks and silvery eucalyptus. Colour wise, the soft ivory stood out beautifully against the dark wood panelling. The classic chair covers were provided by perfectionist Sarah from Ivy Linens, determined to get each bow just perfect. As they say it’s all in the detail and it paid off, the room looked amazing.