Black-tie wedding flowers
For this dramatic luxurious destination wedding at Great Fosters in Surrey, the glamorous NY bride wanted to create a really bold look with pure white and subtle black accents, more of a black tie wedding party than a typical wedding. The amazing bridal gown which was quite simply jaw-drapingly gorgeous, inspired this very sleek but layered and textural look, so the wedding flowers mix was kept quite simply to roses, paeonies, hydrangeas and anemones and gerberas. As this was a summer wedding and well outside of the season for the anemones that Ann-Louise had set her heart on, yes we did fake it a teeny bit, but the dainty anemones used here and there looked so realistic, you really wouldn’t have known.
Ann-Louise opted for a really lavish oversized bouquet of hydrangeas, last of the summer paeonies, David Austin Patience roses and anemones and smaller versions for her bridesmaids and her pretty flower girls. Ann-Louise, and groom Morten, tied the knot at Ann-Louise’s parents’ parish church, St Michaels & All Angels Church in Sunnighill, followed by a black-tie wedding reception at Great Fosters in Egham. For the church, we welcomed guests with two topiary displays flanking the arched church door, and led the guests down the aisle lined with pretty pew end posies and long white trailing ribbons. Framing the couple we created 2 dramatic urn centrepieces with modern structured designs of tall white with black centres delphiniums, in white urns, and later on these were brought back to Great Fosters to frame and provide a nice background to the top table.
For the wedding reception at Great Fosters, the tall ceilinged tithe barn was dressed mainly with tall dramatic and luxurious vase centrepieces, tightly packed with hydrangeas, roses and black eyed gerberas, embellishing the tall vases with pretty pearl studded broaches, and surrounding the tall displays with sets of 3 lower vases to add interest low down at table level. For the top table and the few guest tables under the eaves of the barn, where the ceiling is quite low, we recreated low matching vase centrepieces which looked equally striking.