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Vintage wedding flowers at Great Fosters

Moody vintage blooms Great Fosters wedding

I like any story that starts with a pair of amazing Jimmy Choos! This is the story of Janelle and Alistair’s wedding day, starting on a lovely crisp late October morning at Janelle’s parents home, bustling with wedding party preparations.  Janelle wanted her bouquet to have a lovely old-fashioned vintage style to it, so we used gorgeous mix of cream, blush and stony lilac roses, with feathery textural astilbe sprigs, lisianthus and succulents.  For the bridesmaids, who wore dark navy blue dresses, we added a little accent inky blue hydrangeas to pick up on the colour of their dresses. I was so pleased with how they all turned out, they all had a lovely old-wordlyness about them…

vintage bridal bouquet of cream, blush and pale lilac roses, with lisianthus, astilbe, succulents and silvery green eucayptus.

vintage bridal bouquet with blush and cream garden roses, lilac roses, silvery succulents, astilbe, lisianthsu and silvery green eucalyptus

bridesmaids bouquets of roses and hydrangeas with ivory, cream, blush and navy flowers against navy bridesmaids dresses

For the wedding ceremony, Janelle and her dad arrived in style at St Judes’ Church in Englefield Green, a gorgeous church with a really intimate feel.  As the church is so tall and has such a narrow wedding aisle, we focused our attention on dressing the area where Janelle and Alaistair would stand during the ceremony.    We created two amazingly grand vintage style urn displays with tall delphiniums, inky blue and ivory blush hydrangeas, lots of roses, scented stocks and textural foliage.

st judes wedding ceremony in englefield green

wedding at st dudes church in englefield green

church wedding flowers centrepieces at st dudes church in englefield green in surrey.

Janelle & Alastair held their wedding reception at Great Fosters, which looked gorgeous on this late October day.  We dressed the Tithe Barn with tall elegant silver fluted vases and added lots of vintage candles on the tables.  The top table was styled with a series of matching low fluted mercury glass vases, our vintage candlesticks, and mercury glass votives, and the two large urn centrepieces were brought over from the church and used to create a lovely backdrop for the wedding speeches.

vintage bridal bouquet with roses, succulents and astilbe

great fosters wedding photography.

top table wedding flowers with series of silver vases with flowers bouquets.

tall vintage wedding flowers centrepiece with ivory, blush and vintage green hydrangeas, roses, scented stocks and eucalyptus, with a tall silver fluted vase.

tithe barn wedding flowers at great fosters, great fosters wedding florist.

great fosters to the barn wedding flowers, tall wedding flowers centrepieces with tall silver fluted vases

Sprigs of rosemary were used to dress the napkins, and we used succulents on the top table napkins.  The wedding cake was a beautiful naked cake decorated with berries, fruit, figs and orange slices, placed on a wooden log base and dressed with trailing ferns.

rustic wedding cake, maked cake with berries, fruit and figs, on a rustic wooden log base.

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