Somerley Woodland Weddings…

Literally the best weekend to date… As you all know I love my woodland settings with lots of rustic glam and foliage… Coastal Tents asked me to join them for the weekend promoting Somerley House woodland weddings… well I couldn’t say no could I!

As you can see by the images I had the best fun… My new simple wood arch had its first outing adorned with hops for a casual feel… Stacked wooden crates finished the look with fern plants popping their heads out here and there, mini succulents in gold votives, white florals, cosy candles and white pumpkins. It was the perfect entrance into the wonderland tipi…

My favourite thing I’ve made to date ( I say that about everything I know!) was my moon gate… The ceremony area was perfectly lined with tall cedar trees and wooden benches… The moon gate was dressed with various textured autumnal foliage, Chinese lanterns, hydrangea heads, the largest sunflower heads I’ve ever seen, plus pops of pink wax flower…

Inside the tipi trestle tables had tablescapes of fern and succulent plants, gold floral jars, chunky pillar candles and candlesticks on mass, finished with white pumpkins and sunflowers heads… Fairy lights and over head lighting brought the whole thing together creating the ultimate cosy atmosphere!

New forest Wedding…

Right in the heart of the New Forest at the local village church… Phoebe and Stephen tied the knot…

Phoebe had such an eclectic style embracing all things vintage… She had the cutest little 50’s style dress with ballerina shoes, full veil and floral crown… Her maid of honour had matching short pink dress with the remaining bridesmaids in modern flowing gowns…

The flowers were so clashy and vibrant using bright orange dahlias, pale pink hydrangea, yellow spray roses and coral large headed roses with striking pale blue delphinium, lots of garden foliage and scented herbs. All the bouquets had luxurious thick velvet trailing ribbons in a variety of colours, finishing the look.

Outside the church sat stacked wooden crates and milk churns packed full of flower creating the ultimate wow factor as the guests arrived at the church, great alternative to a floral arch…

Table centrepieces had vintage blue china jugs filled with flowers plus eclectic silver and crystal candlelight styling with pale pink tapered candles provided by Linen and Lace.

It was so nice to play with such colour combinations and see everything come together on the day… Congrats guys, loved every minute!

Rhinefield woodland wedding…

Woodland inspired weddings are my absolute favourite!… If you’re a follower of mine then you’ll know I adore woodland settings and and foliage. Rhinefiled Hotel is set in the prettiest woodland I know whith stunning trees and winding rivers. Laura came all the way from the states, showing off the best of our British countryside for all her family…

Rhinefiled is a grand place and requires statement pieces… Obviously the central fireplace had to be decorated… we went for several types of textured woodland foliage creating a wild unstructured feel… hanging globe tea lights finished the look and created a warm and cosy feel…

Laura’s top table mimicked the fireplace with arrangements packed full of trailing foliage and blosuy blooms… Laura loves lavender so little glass tea lights and cylinder vases were filled with lavender pips and chunky candles adding to the finishing touches creating a woodland tablescape…

Tall chunky silver candlesticks had wild floral arrangements sat on stop with a base of short silver candlesticks, tea lights and pillar candles…

I was in my element setting up this wedding… wild flowing foliage and candlelight… what more do you need!

Harry Warren Wedding…

It makes my day when I get to travel over to the Purbecks for a summer wedding… even the ferry trip feels like a day out!

Studland is a beautiful part of the world and some lucky couples get to celebrate their wedding at the incredible Harry Warren House…

Our first trip of the day was to St Nicholas church, oh and what a cutie it is, I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a small place! The aisle was lined with sunflower floral jam jars giving such a pop of colour and the ceremony area had an asymmetric foliage arch creating a focal point for the couple to stand under…

My favourite bit was the free styled foliage arch at the entrance to the church… Textured silver birch, eucalyptus, ferns, ivy and dainty white wax flower created a wild and natural look.

The Marquee and Harry Warren House had two wow factor hanging floral swings with a mass of textured foliage, sunflowers and summer garden flowers… the view was to die for and the sun was shinning… happy days!

Italian Villa summer wedding….

Elegantly wild and rustic…

As you all know I’m the biggest fan of foliage and creating textures… this summer wedding was no different at Italian Villa…

I love doing a 50/50 combo of tall and short table centrepieces, it draws the eye through the room… Sophisticated tall silver candlesticks and silver urns were packed with textured seasonal foliage and bright summer flowers… vibrant orange dahlias were combined with peach roses, touches of white and scented flowering mint… Each table was finished with silver candlesticks and tea lights, plus rose buds and sprigs of foliage…

Yummy naked cake was dressed with a simple cluster and cake topper complementing the theme.

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