Journal

Themed Weddings

I was in my element designing and making the flowers for a wedding on the 29th December at Northbrook Park. It was a wonderful combination of elegance and decadence, befitting of the stately venue, but with a playful theme of Beauty and the Beast for the table centres.

The bride chose beautiful winter colours - rich burgundy, dusky pink, blue/grey eucalyptus - and wanted a cascade bouquet focusing on dark roses and calla lilies with berried eucalyptus. I also incorporated scabiosa stellata for texture and pheasant feathers as a feature, these also being used in the magnificent mantelpiece display above the lit fire in the ceremony room. It was a delight to design and to make!

The table centres were each unique and incorporated a prop from Beauty and the Beast. I used vintage books stacked on a log base and moss to bring the fairytale to life. I arranged the flowers in the prop where I could - the tea cup, tea pot, tankards contained posies of flowers, the candlestick and antlers had trailing ivy - whilst other tables had gold bottle containers to augment the arrangement. The tables were harmonised by the addition of a gold candlestick and burgundy candle.

The top table had a long table runner complete with roses, gold fern and fronds of pine cones, again evoking a magical display of colour and nature.

The mantelpiece arrangement which was 6 foot across

The mantelpiece arrangement which was 6 foot across

The top table swag

The top table swag

One of the table centres which used tankards

One of the table centres which used tankards

Once of the table centres which used flowers in a teacup

Once of the table centres which used flowers in a teacup

Thank you Felicity! Everything was AMAZING! Better than I imagined! Thank you so much!! I truly loved all of it !
— The bride, Tahira