This is one of my favourite spring weddings this year at Great Fosters. Kirsty & John’s wedding at Great Fosters was a lovely woodland themed wedding, with a very chilled out feel to it, so it gave me a chance to depart from more formal displays and go slightly more whimsical.
Kisty’s and her bridesmaids flowers were created by friend of family Deryn Northam who runs Devon based florist Twigs, while we took care of all venue decor. With a common flowers mix specified in advance, we were able to work towards the common theme very well and the whole wedding looked amazing and very consistent. Kirsty and her bridesmaids carried wilder mixed bouquets of vintage Amnesia and Menta roses, thistles, hydrangea, lisianthus, thlaspi grasses, wax flowers and eucalyptus, Kirsty’s being a trailing one and the bridesmaids handtied dome bouquets. The young flower girls wore cute circlets of hydrangea and gypsophila and looked adorable.
The ceremony took place in the beautifully light Orangery at Great Fosters, which was dressed with rustic topiary trees displays placed at the start of the wedding aisle and framing the ceremony area. The ceremony table was dressed with a wilder style runner of flowers, with pretty hessian and lace bows at each end. The wedding aisle was lined with rose petals and candlelight.
Kirsty & John wanted their lovingly restored campervan dressed up for the occasion, so we added a wild flowers garland around its bumper, giving a pretty floral moustache! And finally, the tithe barn was dressed with more of our tall rustic topiary trees, with wilder displays of roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, thistles and eucalyptus. We added hanging globe votives from each tree for more whimsical candlelight. For the tables under the lower ceilings under the eaves, we created rustic displays of pear tree twigs and moss wreaths with flowers added through them, and surrounded these with tall stemmed votives. The long flower display from the ceremony room table was brought through to dress the long top table. The wedding cake was placed on a wooden barrel styled with a garland of flowers and foliage, and took centrestage in the very middle of the barn.
The beautiful photography is thanks to Hayley Bray Photography. Thanks again Hayley, your work is always a pleasure to see and share. Please visit Hayley’s website if you are planning a wedding, I cannot recommend her enough!