It’s been a little while since my last post. We have been ‘wall to wall’ with Weddings as ’tis the season’. My post this month is about a beautiful country style Wedding at Brookfield Barn that we had the pleasure of doing the the flowers for in May.
I met with Lizzie and Ben roughly a year before their Wedding date on Saturday 6th May. I was lucky enough to go to secondary school with Lizzie, which made the proceedings less formal and very friendly. Both Lizzie and Ben already had a fairly concrete idea of the style they were going for, which very much suited the venue where they were getting married. Lizzie very much wanted her bouquet to be lush and full looking in ivory and pastel pink tones, with silver foliage (very on trend this year). This has been a recurring feature throughout our Weddings and we are loving it! Foliage ‘heavy’ flowers has certainly been a craze! Lizzie also loves Peonies which are luckily seasonal between May and June so we were able to include these in her bouquet and the Ceremony Table flowers.
Lizzie’s bouquet is featured above and includes; Sweet Avalanche Roses, ivory Spray Roses, Sarah Bernhart Peonies, ivory Avalanche, ivory Hanoi Rancunculus, ivory Lisianthus. I used Parvi Eucalyptus and Senacio to add the silvery tinge. The bouquet was bound with hessian and ivory ribbon.
For the Bridesmaid’s, flowers Lizzie and Ben wanted to keep these light and fluffy, going for three Sweet Avalanche pale pink Roses encased in all Gypsophilla and finished with Parvi Eucalyptus around the edges. They kept this as a running theme, having matching Gypsophilla and Foliage buttonholes- these were all finished with twine. The Groom had a Sweet Avalanche Rose, Gysophilla and Foliage to tie in with Lizzie’s flowers.
The family decorated the venue using some loose stems of Gypsophilla and we made two larger bouquets to go in glass vases with rope handles (supplied by us) to go on the Ceremony table and later transferred and used at the reception. For these I used a large bunch of Gysophilla and threaded in some Peonies and pale pink Sweet Peas (for the scent) as the couple wanted the colour to ‘pop’. This worked really well and vases looked lovely when set up for the reception on the cake table.
All in all we had an absolute blast making Lizzie and Ben’s flowers, they were both a dream to work with. We really loved the informal but chic country style of this Wedding, it looked absolutely gorgeous at the venue Brookfield Barn, Mannings Heath Sussex. We look forward to returning there again later in the year- it is proving a very popular venue, after it’s refurbishment and re-opening last year!
In the meantime, we hope you are all enjoying the warm weather! I will be updating you on some of our May Bank Holiday Weddings when we get the professional photographs back!
Photography Credits: With thanks to Elizabeth and Ben Moyse