As promised, I have received some more gorgeous photos from the photographer of Ellie and Mark’s Rustic Wedding at Brookfield Barn, Lower Beeding, Sussex.
Ellie and Mark first approached me about a year ago to ask for a quote for their Wedding flowers. Having been quoted an astronomical amount for their Wedding flowers from several other Florists, they were left feeling a bit deflated and upset by the ordeal. They had been passed my details from a long standing loyal customer of ours who owns the local pub they both work in, who had advised them that we could steer them in the right direction.
I was delighted to hear that Ellie and Mark had chosen Brookfield Barn (where we had done a set up earlier on in the year) and is quickly becoming a sought-after venue within the local area. We started off by discussing the setting and the overall look that the couple wanted and quickly established that they both wanted rustic, natural looking florals to compliment the venue. Ellie and Mark chose a colour scheme of pastel blue and white, which fitted perfectly with the season (September being the best month for blue flowers).
We then went on to discuss Ellie’s bouquet. Ellie had a clear picture of the bouquet she wanted from the beginning. This was a bouquet to make her stand out completely from the venue set up. Ellie chose White Phalaenopsis Orchids and Pale Pink Roses, in a wired waterfall style bouquet with no foliage. A slightly unusual choice from the trend this summer, which is still very much loose hand-tied posies with plenty of foliage. The bouquet looked absolutely stunning, cascading in front of her beautiful floor-length Wedding dress. We matched Mark’s buttonhole to Ellie’s bouquet, ensuring the couple complimented each other whilst both standing out from the rest of Wedding party.
For the Bridesmaids flowers, Ellie and Mark wanted to continue with the rustic theme choosing to go with all Gyp Bouquets with Tanacetum and a touch of pastel blue (Nigella). The Groomsmen had matching loose buttonholes. This theme continued through to the table flowers. We had trailed a few ideas ranging from log slices to milk bottles, the couple later decided on milk churns to give more impact. We filled these with White September, Gyp, Tanacetum and blue Delphinium. This gave them a very blowsy effect. We also decorated a birch heart with loose flowers to be hung on the ceremony table. Originally this was to be hung at the entrance to the venue, but due to the grey weather was relocated inside- which looked just as gorgeous!
Here is a close up shot of the Bridal Bouquet and Bridal Party…
Needless to say Ellie was thrilled with her bouquet and so were we! I had a fabulous time discussing different ideas and flower varieties with them both. I think it’s safe to say there were smiles all round on the day!
A huge thank you to Simon Pope who supplied me with these stunning photos!
More Wedding updates coming soon…
Photography: Simon J Pope at https://www.BeUnveiled.co.uk