Unusual inky blue, moody lilacs and silvery succulents
These beautiful succulents inspired wedding flowers at Botleys Mansion were simply stunning and so refreshingly different! I loved arranging Catherine and George’s wedding flowers at Botleys Mansion. The whole wedding was so interesting and off the beaten track, from the unusual colour scheme with ivory, nude pink and inky blues, to the wild and informal, slightly whimsical style, and the inclusion of gorgeous unusual succulents. And Catherine put so much trust in me, and gave me so much creative freedom, that I really enjoyed arranging these beautiful flowers even more.
Catherine carried a beautiful textural bouquet, all in ivory, with hydrangeas, astilbe, lisianthus and succulents, while her bridesmaids had matching ones with unusual dark inky blue hydrangeas. All men’s buttonholes had interesting mixes of unusual mini succulents and ferns, and George had a Mentha rose and succulents buttonhole to set him apart.
For this whimsical wedding at Botleys Mansion, we welcomed guests with a trailing runner of flowers and ferns along the stair balustrade in front of the main entrance, and created an unusual dramatic display on the entrance hall table, using a rustic log to contrast with the stately surroundings. We surrounded it with vintage rustic lanterns and silver moss and candles.
The green room was dressed with two amazing stone urn ceremony displays, overflowing with beautiful hydrangeas, delphiniums, roses, astilbe and ferns, and we dressed the pretty chairs with posies of floaty gypsophila.
Descending into the atrium, were matching posies of gypsophila all along the staircase balustrade and each table used an eclectic mix of unusual vintage bottles, woven containers, vintage candle stands and pretty silver votives. Each table was different and had a slightly different mix of flower displays on them, but all using a common mix of flowers such as ivory and deep inky blue hydrangeas, unusual nude pink Mentha roses, gypsophila, astilbe, scented stocks, thlaspi sprigs, ferns and succulents .
For the top table, we linked many clusters of flowers and trailing foliage, for a wild and unstructured effect stretching all along the front of the long table, a more loose and laid back take on a continuous runner which would have looked too heavy handed.