You say you’d like a big bouquet…Okey Dokey!
I met Karl and Ali to discuss their West Mill wedding over coffee on a what was a dirty, raining winter day. It felt like meeting old friends and I loved the fact they chattered over each other, excited about all the “tat’ (their words) they’d been collecting – including old film reel cases to stand their table flowers on. Karl is a camera man and it was a really nice nod to his profession – and kinda cool in the West Mill’s urban industrial environment.
Size does matter
Ali had a beautiful selection of inspiration images for me to view, and was keen to use what I like to call a ‘moody’ palette for her flowers. The wedding took place in late winter so she was keen to keep it seasonal, but not drab. She was also keen to have a fabulous, showstopper bouquet. Shame. Oh no, not a shame at all, my fav kinda bouquets! So I set to work with the most darling mix of David Austin roses, pink and white O’hara roses, and a regal colour palette of anemones and ranunculus. I LOVED this bouquet. I then created smaller, but no less wow versions for Ali’s best girls to carry. The buttonholes were a cute mix and match variety working from the same colour scheme, bound with copper binding.
Hangin’ at The West Mill
I also created a ceremony hanging, a floating arch if you like, to frame the couple as they exchanged their vows. It was proper lush. The tables were an eclectic mix of all of their ‘tat’, decanters of blooms, brass trinkets with planted succulents all complete with table-name frames filled with images of their favourite films, places and of course their beloved Mr Pig!
I don’t think there is anything about this wedding I don’t adore. Including that masterpiece of a cake by Nat at Yummy Little Cakes and of course these stunning images are the work of HBA Photography, working the chiaroscuro like a Renaissance master there Ben!